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4 easy decoration ideas for creating a cosy home

If you’re the kind of person who loves spending time in the house and enjoys the peace and comfort of your own home, we want to help you make your private sanctuary even more inviting. So, we’ve come up with some decoration ideas for your living room, bedroom and kitchen. Use the change of seasons and falling temperatures as an excuse to redecorate your home! Our top tip? Choose natural materials, soft textures and light colours to create a calm and peaceful home.

How to update your bedroom using decorative accessories

 

Who said you need to make big changes to give your bedroom a makeover? Like everything in life, it’s the small details that make a big difference.

That’s why we’ve come up with a few decorative touches that will make your bedroom more a more inviting space, one that lifts your spirits. First, surround yourself with furniture and accessories in natural materials, like bamboo or rattan. Our SKUGGIS bamboo hooks, which add a natural element to your bedroom, are a great example. Use them to keep all your accessories visible and accessible and they’ll help to make your morning routine easier too.

We also recommend adding bamboo baskets to your open shelves. As well as being practical and useful storage solutions, they bring a softness and sense of harmony to your bedroom. You could also arrange some dried flowers in a simple glass vase. Now you know: anything that reminds us of nature helps to create that sense of peace and calm we all need in our bedrooms!

The importance of textiles in decoration

 

Outside, it’s cold and rainy. It’s Sunday and you have all morning to enjoy doing nothing in your favourite place in the house: your bed. You can picture it, right? We know you’ve imagined this moment: in your fantasy, there’s an impossibly fluffy duvet, a cosy throw and a rug beside your bed so that, when you finally get up, your bare feet land on something soft and cosy.

Textiles don’t just make a room look better and more inviting, they also make us that little bit happier. Why not switch your old duvet cover for one that’s 100% cotton?

Replace your bedspreads and bedroom and living room rugs for more seasonal textiles, designed to keep you warm as the colder weather sets in. Did you know that heavier curtains can help your bedroom retain heat better while also reducing your energy bills? The same goes for thicker rugs.

Finally, to achieve a truly zen bedroom, you need to choose the right lighting. We recommend opting for LED bulbs, not only because they help keep your energy costs down, but also because of the kind of light they give off. A bedside lamp or reading light will create the perfect atmosphere as you get ready for bed, or if you want to read a little before drifting off.

Candles for decoration and creating an atmosphere

 

We tend to focus on lighting our spaces correctly and having enough lights in every room. And that’s great – but it’s not everything!

Remember how nice it feels to light some candles around the house? And you don’t have to wait for a special occasion, or a particular evening. Every day is a good day to feel the peace, relaxation and well-being you get from lighting a candle.

These FULLTALIG candlesticks come in a set of three, so you can use them to create an eye-catching centrepiece or place one in each bedroom.

A piece of advice: don’t place them too close to one another or their combined heat will make melt them faster. The recommended distance between each candle? 15 centimetres.

You could also combine your candles and candlesticks with other decorative accessories in contrasting colours, as shown in this image featuring our VATTENKRASSE watering can. Other decorative objects that work in any space include clear glass bottles, vases and containers. They go with everything!

How to redecorate your kitchen

 

You can also make your kitchen feel warmer and more homely by creating a connection with nature. For example, you could display your spices, herbs and nuts in glass containers. You could also give your kitchen a seasonal update by showcasing the colours of the foods traditionally associated with each time of year. Our IKEA 365+ containers with lids are perfect for this, as they come in a huge range of sizes and shapes.

Other accessories that can help you create a natural look in your kitchen include chopping boards – why not lean them against the wall behind your countertop? Wooden spice mills and containers with wooden spoons also make excellent decorative additions that are practical too.

Make a few small changes to your decorative accessories and feel happier at home! If you need more advice on how to decorate your house in a natural style, check out these articles:

We love it when customers use our products in a creative way. Why not try to do something new with them yourself? But do remember, any modifications or changes that you make to IKEA products will prevent them from being resold or used for their original use, thus invalidating IKEA product warranties and your right to return.