One Swedish Apartment, Two IKEA hacks!

One Swedish Apartment, Two IKEA hacks!


Hejsan! One thing I’ve learned over the years, is never walk around a flea market (or IKEA for that matter) and see everything at face value. Instead, see it for its potential! Love the shape of a cabinet but not sure about the wood? Paint it. Love the legs of a table but dislike the top? Change it. There is SO much you can do! Just look at the bed in the home of Hanna Söderström. Hanna loved the shape of a second-hand bed frame but wasn’t keen on the heavy, dark wood, so she painted it in a wonderful grey to blend in with the walls – and it gave the piece a whole new lease of life in the process! 
For a more simple approach, take the IVAR cabinet from IKEA. It’s become one of the most hacked items in the collection, and you rarely see a Swedish home without it. In this lovely open-plan Gothenburg apartment, it pops up twice, can you see where? Enjoy the tour, there are plenty of other ideas to steal too! 
I’m about to shoot off to photograph a beautiful autumn piece in my sitting room (keep an eye on instagram tomorrow to see what it is!) – but before I leave, here are a couple of other homes you might like: 

Vi ses imorgon! 

Niki





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