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Home visit: one bedroom, three looks with textiles

Before you repaint or replace any furniture, see how stylist Ashlyn created three new looks just using just textiles…
A blue and white themed bedroom.
A piece of patterned fabric covering an open wardrobe.
Look 1: Elisa’s style Every bedroom has its unique features. The rustic terracotta floor tiles and painted window frames make Elisa’s room special to her, so Ashlyn chose colour-block textiles and a patterned fabric to really bring them to life.
Pale fabric and lace draped over an open wardrobe.
Look 2: Tactile textures Paring back colours brings texture into focus – as it’s wintertime, try fluffy sheepskins and knitted throws. For a handmade touch, layer a sheer lace curtain over neutral-coloured fabric. You’ll only need to stitch the top edges, so the rest hangs loosely.
Graphic yellow, black-and-white textiles in a bedroom.
Look 3: Graphic patterns A clash of patterns is easier to get right than you think. By coordinating colours in the bedspread and the curtain that covers the open wardrobe, Ashlyn made this look feel calm and collected.
A portrait of homeowner Elisa.
Elisa felt inspired by the three new looks, especially as a love for textiles is sewn into her family history. ‘Fabric is a beautiful tool. My mother and I use fabrics to make clothes to sell in my gift shop. My grandmother also used to be a seamstress,’ says Elisa.
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.
Made by
Interior stylist: Ashlyn Gibson
Photographer: Benjamin Edwards