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Textile ideas to create beauty at home

The IKEA SAMMANHANG We Love Home book is full of inspiration for transforming your home into a beautiful space. Textiles are an easy – and often sustainable – way to create change. From refreshing your bedroom with soft bedlinen to fabric DIYs, make time for textiles!

A bed dressed with layers of grey and white bedding.
A bed dressed with layers of grey and white bedding.

Knit a textile backdrop

This looks more complicated than it is. Take textiles by the metre and do some gigantic knitting. Knit one, purl one. It’s a fun and fairly easy way to create a unique room divider that also absorbs sound well.

Create an extra room

Divide one big room into two, or screen off part of a room for added privacy by hanging some fabric. You can even turn your bed into a room within a room by screening it off with lightweight fabric tacked to the ceiling.

Make your own sofa

In a window niche, why not create a sofa with a view? A foam mattress covered in fabric and a few cushions is all it takes.

Create a curtain from an upcycled bed sheet

Curtains can be super simple. For a sustainable DIY idea, take an old bed sheet, fold it over and attach to a rail with clamps. The fold-over creates a built-in pelmet.

Let a rug take centre stage

Why not design your room with the rug as the star? In this bedroom, the rug helps to frame the room like a textured tray for the bed.

Hang a soft door

You don’t always want or have room for ordinary doors. And that isn’t a problem, as you can use fabric instead. Textiles work in all rooms, they’re easy to change and vary, and easy to wash. For this wardrobe idea, they simply hang on a rod, creating a lovely wrinkled linen look to match the shirts.

We love home

Get inspiration and tips for creating a beautiful home that reflects you. With easy-to-try ideas by interiors stylists Emilia Ljungberg, Emma Lange and Emma Persson Lagerberg, and featuring seven very personal homes by art director and lead stylist Hans Blomquist, this book is one you’ll want to come back to time and again. Good to know? “You don’t need a lot of money to create a personal home.”

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 designers: Emma Lange, Emilia Ljungberg, Emma Persson Lagerberg, Hans Blomquist
Photographers: Debi Treolar, Sandra Werud, Johan Mansson, Mats Ekdahl, Oskar Falck, Daniel Wester