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Two stylish ways to redo your bedroom

Sleep in style! Here we show two completely different ways to spruce up your bedroom for spring – and what you need to create each look.
A white IKEA SIMESTED rug with a bright red square pattern and high pile is the backdrop for matching products.
A bedroom featuring an IKEA SOMMARASTER quilt cover and pillowcases with big, multicolour flowers on a white background.

A playful, maximalistic look

In essence, this is a toned-down interior – soft shapes, wood feeling, few colours – where the finishing touches create a big expression. Playfully mixed colours and patterns truly put the bed in the centre of the room.
A white IKEA SIMESTED rug with a bright red square pattern and high pile is the backdrop for matching bedroom products.

Organic patterns, soft shapes – and a pinch of humour

Combining different patterns and colours – we don’t mind repeating this – often work surprisingly well. Don’t be shy, have some fun with it! Still, the effect is enhanced if you leave other parts of the room calmer – like bare wall surface and light wood.
Elin Stierna, an interior designer at IKEA, talks about decoration principles with a big smile.
“The difference between a minimalistic look and a maximalistic one is not that dramatic. It’s all about making the details work together.”
Elin Stierna, IKEA interior designer
A white IKEA VIGGJA tray stand with two shelves used as a bedside table with a lamp beside it.

Contrasts meet in a minimalistic look

The second look lets a grey base connect the room’s walls, floor and bed textiles. The dark shade contrasts with the interior’s thin lines and accents in bold colours. Note how the red line on the wall binds together and highlights all other reds in the room.
IKEA KUNGSBLOMMA grey quilt cover and pillowcase with yellow rims, an alarm clock, a reading lamp and orange and blue pillows.

Thin lines and flashes of colour

Here the look is constructed by the interaction of lines, colours and contrasts. Coloured cushions stand out, while the elegant lines of the grey bed linen build a bridge between the matte wall and the slender metal of the furniture.
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 designer: Elin Stierna
Photographer: Henrik Petersson
Writer: Henrik Annemark