Warning: This is a sponsored post. You might find yourself asking “has she sold her soul to a large Swedish retailer?” – to which my only response can be “HELL YES!”
Ikea is where I go to hide. Some people meditate – I like to wander around the maze that is Ikea, eat $1 meatballs and count baby bumps. If you can beat 12 pregnant ladies on one day, I salute you.
I have yet to determine who is sponsoring who here. I’m fairly certain there’s enough Ikea furniture in my house to qualify me for shares but during the process I like to think I’ve acquired some cheap and effective ways to makeover your house.
These Leran ceiling lights retail for $69.00 – team them with some white and timber finishes and you have an instant *Danish appearance. Perfect for the dining room or even the bedroom.
For more bedroom makeover ideas head here for Ikea’s latest tips. My bedroom currently looks like the “before” shots so I won’t horrify you with those pictures.
*Unfortunately Prince Frederik does not come with the lamp.
If you’re cramped for study space, Ikea has desks in all shapes and sizes but my money is on this $19.99 Spontan magnetic board. Use it to display favourite pictures and cut-outs and you have an instant inspiration board. For more study ideas head here.
Floating shelves are a cheap and effective way of displaying items without taking up space. Group them at various levels on a large wall or even use them as shelving in a cramped laundry like we do. For more laundry makeover ideas click here.
Expedit bookcases are the bomb for kid’s rooms while frames are another simple and inexpensive way to makeover a room. I use story book pages and birthday cards to create instant artwork and the free postcards in art galleries make perfect artwork too. For more kid’s room inspiration head here.
Do you have an Ikea addiction or any tips for decorating your home on the cheap?
This post is RocketFuel sponsored.