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With the new IKEA catalogue out, today I wanted to show some of their budget-friendly decor tips for the home I am swooning over.

The 2021 edition marks its 70th birthday, so IKEA turned it into an inspirational handbook full of decor tips, smart styling ideas, new exciting products and familiar favourites, too. I have already shared my top 10 items from the catalogue here if you are curious about that, and now let’s have a closer look at some of those clever budget-friendly decor ideas:

Revamp a classic

Who doesn’t love IVAR – such an affordable and versatile classic. The IVAR storage system has been around over 50 years, and can be used in attics, living rooms, pantries and bedrooms… I love how sophisticated it gets when adding a coat of grey paint and a chic lamp on top as seen here. You can also add new handles if you like to give it a revamped look.

> IVAR cabinet in pine.
> SIMRISHAMN table lamp (new).


Curtains as dividers

A clever idea for your wardrobe is to add a open shelving system and have curtains to divide the space up and help it look organised. Part the fabric and you have a wall of couture in full view, then close it for a calmer, softer look – and even reduced noise. If your bedroom isn’t the right place to put it, take it elsewhere. And when it is not in use, simply close the curtains and the room transforms back to a minimal style.

> BOAXEL wall-mounted storage system (new).



Vertical book display

I love this way of stacking your books vertically on a smaller shelf, it add a cozy feeling to the home and is a great way to display your favourite selection. Also a good way to optimise the space if you have a small home.

> SIBBHULT bracket.



Greenery ladder

Another great vertical styling tips; this wooden ladder planter solution is such a simple and effective idea for the kitchen. A great option if you lack space outdoor and want to have herbs indoor or simply for displaying your hanging plants and succulents. It helps to add more nature and greenery to your home in a neat and unique way.

> SATSUMAS plant stand with 5 pots.


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Ledge for dinnerware

I am all for functional and beautiful storage solutions. This great idea is to repurposed the classic IKEA picture ledges (here with a smart curtain wire to keep things secure) as the perfect perch for displaying cherished dinnerware. Neat right?

> MÅLERÅS picture ledge in bamboo.
> DIGNITET curtain wire.



Cozy bedroom details

If you are short of space for a fixed bedside table in the bedroom, why not make use of a cart made with renewable, handwoven rattan? Put your coffee on the tray and a newspaper in the basket and roll it with you. Another great idea from the image above is to use large canvases to decorate the wall behind your bed. A great low-cost project – you can either get a blank canvas to paint yourself or stretch fabric across it in a pattern or simple tones.

> LUBBAN serving cart with storage in rattan.



Functional open shelving systems

The new ENHET system is a great budget-friendly option for your kitchen. These cabinets let’s you create an open-shelving and minimal style, and they come with a few smart additions such as this round tray.

> ENHET structure 1.
> ENHET structure 2.




Hanging wall-art

Here is a clever solution for displaying wall art; use a simple curtain rod and hang your frames from it using rope in different heights.

> RÄCKA curtain rod combination.
> BERGPALM duvet cover and pillowcases in green.




This cover transform the open shelving unit into an enclosed storage solution. Perfect if you want to protect your things from dust inside or have a small greenhouse outdoors on your terrace or balcony like here!

> HYLLIS shelving unit with cover.



Decorative hook rails

Hook rails give you extra space to hang items, and here it has cleverly been used in the bedroom to store baby clothes and other essentials items. Handy and also decorative to be able to display those beautiful things that might otherwise be hidden inside a wardrobe.

> KUBBIS rack with 7 hooks.



Hanging planters

I love this simple idea of hanging a branch over your dining table where you then can hang planters from. A very hygge idea that is easy to do.

> ANVÄNDBAR hanging plant holder.
> FÖRENLIG plant pot (new).




Want to see more? Browse the full 2021 IKEA catalogue here, or pick up a printed version in your local store.

// Photo credit: IKEA


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