This autumn, create a personal and optimistic mood with unexpected and exaggerated colour combination and materials. Make small but bold updates to refresh your home for the darker months ahead.
Cushions to catch everyone’s eye
The idea of updating the look of your home can feel quite overwhelming. Where to start? Well, one tip is to start by updating the cushion covers. Believe it or not, a few colourful and boldly printed pillows can completely change the mood and expression of an entire room. It’s also an affordable way of dabbling with a trend before going all in.
Dream in colour
There are all kinds of rules when it comes to mixing and matching patterns and colours. For autumn, we say: ignore them all. Start with the bedroom and combine boldly printed duvet covers with solid pastel coloured pillows. Enter the land of slumber in style.
Set the table with a splash of colour
A perfectly matching table is a relative thing. Clashing colours and patterns on your dinner table is a great way to add an eclectic touch and mood. Use existing tableware as a base and add interesting hand-me-down pieces from granny and one-offs from the local flea market.
“You don’t have to redecorate your entire home to create a new and fresh expression.”
Mia Gustafsson, IKEA interior designer
Inspiration is all around us
You’ve made up your mind to update your home – but how? Look around you. Find inspiration for colour from photographs from your latest trip. Wall graffiti in a city tunnel. Or bring a camera and take a stroll in nature for some creative input.
We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.
Interior designer: Mia Gustafsson
Photographer: Johan Månsson
Writer: Henrik Annemark