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Home visit: one bedroom, two ways with textiles!

See how to use textiles to give your bedroom a fresh new look with little effort and a small budget.

A bed with white wrought-iron bed head, dressed in a duvet with monochrome butterfly drawings, pink knit throw and cushions.
A bed with white wrought-iron bed head, dressed in a duvet with monochrome butterfly drawings, pink knit throw and cushions.

Choose your color scheme

Change is great. Easy change is even better! That’s the beauty of textiles. You can give your bedroom a dream new look just by changing your bedspread. In this bedroom we wanted to create two looks, keeping owner Marcia’s love of monochrome as the base for both. Look one takes a patterned black and white duvet and layers up the warmth with tactile textiles like velvet cushions and knitted throws.

You can really have fun with textiles. There are so many different types – cushions, curtains, bedding, rugs. And all the wonderful colors and patterns. It’s a nice way to play with style and see what you like in your home without spending too much.

Åsa Dyberg, interior designer

Experiment with pattern and color

If you’re stuck on how to start, find inspiration from the season. Our second look reflects summer’s heat with richer colors and patterns. A tip to help you mix colors is to find a pattern you like. Pick out its key colors and use them in your textile mix. Here, we used the pink, orange and gold in the NÄBBFLY cushion. Add a riot of cushions and throws to turn the heat up to a level that suits you.

When we moved to this apartment two years ago, I started to get interested in DIY and interiors – I love the difference it can make to how you feel in your home. I’m really enjoying getting ideas and trying out new things to make our home better.

Marcia

A smiling woman with brown, highlighted hair stands against a gray wall.

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 limited warranties and your right to return the products will be lost.

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