Tag: IKEA

Ikea hack – love at first sight

On Monday, I fell in love big time. I was scrolling along Facebook, when a beautiful bookcase from Stylizimoblog appeared on my phone. I had to know more about this Ikea hack. I found more pictures of this grey bookcase, and my crush became even bigger.

The bookcase is made out of two of the biggest VALJE shelf units. Add to that a beautiful grey color. I’m crazy about this light grey color. No wonder Nina was inspired, when she saw a similar bookcase on Anna Kubel’s blog. I think I might have to convince my husband that this is the best idea I’ve had in a while. I showed him the bookcase on Monday (I couldn’t help myself), and his first reaction was… do you need yet another bookcase. Yup, and I’ll find a way ūüėČ

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Images: via Stylizimoblog and Anna Kubel

Summer time in the tween bedroom

The kids have been at soccer camp all week, and my husband and I are still busy with work. Two weeks to go before I can sit back and enjoy my summer holiday with the rest of the family.

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But I’m planning to rearrange a few things in our home before that. Last weekend we ended up buying the Ikea bed for my daughter, which I mentioned in this post. She’s crazy about it. Last night we watched The Karate Kid (her for the first time – and me reliving one of favourite childhood movies) in her bed. We both slept in it last night, which was really cozy. The bedding¬†from Sirlig, which I mentioned in the last post as well is on sale right now, and I just clicked two home for the family. My daughter has been talking about it for ages, so I hope I’ll get an OMG out of her when she sees it.

We still need to decide on prints in her room. I’m not into a whole wall filled with Christopher posters, so we’ll need to find a middleway. I’ve been collecting a few free prints on Pinterest, and then we’ll find a few together.

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All three prints are free. Find the Throw kindness around like confetti here,  the Everything is awesome print here and the moon phase print here.

 

Decorating a tween room

It’s all about decorating our tween’s room these days. We’ve been talking about buying a new bed for our girl for quite some time. Some of you might remember me writing about building a ‘storage bed’ for her earlier this year. We kind of left it at that. But now we’re at it again. Trying to find the best solution for us and her. And buying a bed she’ll like in a few years time as well. She’ll turn 11 in January, so the bed has to be fit for a teen.

She’s taken an interest in decorating, and she likes to watch videos about decorating. I’ve been watching some of them with her, in order for me to help her find the things that she likes. We’ve come up with this list so far. We’re not certain about the bed yet, but right now it’s on top of her¬†list.

The happy tween

Black Wrong London lamp from Hay | ampersand print | Strokes bedding | House Doctor Drops vase pink | Kopardal bed | Hello Kuddfodral pillow | Wildflower quilted blanket

 

On my wishlist right now

I’ve got a few things on my wishlist right now. I’m in need of music when I’m working, and I’ve been looking for the best solution. It would be so cool to be able to listen to ¬†music while at work. I’m also shopping for a few things for our trip to Mallorca later on this summer. And with weather like this, I really want to add a few things in our garden as well. We love eating outside, and we’ve had some great nights out in the garden this year.

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  1. Beautiful pink happiness planner
  2. T-strap leather Sandals from & Other Stories
  3. Cool led lights for the garden from Ellos
  4.  Menu Carrie
  5. Amazing Mini Satchel from Yvonne Koné
  6. Kopardal bed from IKEA for my daughter
  7. Opjet lamp from Hills Street
  8. Leather Passport holder from & Other Stories
  9. aGroove from Kreafunk

Using kitchen cabinets in my boy’s room

I’ve finally decided on a storage solution in my boy’s room. I was really getting tired of all the open storage solutions in there. It was rather stressful cleaning his room, because everything was always¬†visible.

This Sunday my husband (and I, I did help) got some¬†Method wall cabinets from Ikea¬†in different sizes.¬†A few years back, I saved a few pictures with kitchen cabinets used in a boy’s room. I loved the solution then, and I haven’t found one quite as good since. So now I guess it was time to put it in to action in my own home.

Another advantage about picking this solution is that I can always style his room according to his age. I’ve been wanting to create some solutions that’ll grow with him. Then I can just change the smaller things in there to fit his age.

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This is what the room that inspired me looked like in the beginning. It was pretty much the look I was going for. It’s the perfect way to hide all the toys and clothes, and it adds a much calmer effect to the whole room. The next two photos, I want to show you, are from a styling¬†Riikka and Emma did for the Danish brand ferm living. The room is still the same, but by changing the smaller interior pieces in the room, it looks like a different room. This is the kind of room I would love to work with, when it comes to matching my boy’s age.

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So what do you think? Would you ever consider using kitchen wall cabinets in your kids’ room?

I’m in the middle of sorting and putting some of his stuff away. But I’ll show you some pictures when the wall is done. Do remember to check out Espresso Moments on Instagram – I might put up a picture or two there as well.

Images: Weekdaycarnival & Emmas Designblogg

Bedroom inspiration

Are you ready for some bedroom inspiration?

Last week, I showed you a very cute kid’s room, filled with inspiration – check out the post right here, if you missed it.

Today, I’m going to take you back to the very same home, because I want to show you a cool detail in the bedroom. As some of you might remember, I’ve had a thing for the Botkyrka wall shelf from Ikea, for quite some time. Then when I looked closer at this bedroom, and discovered the shelves above the bed, I was very pleased. This is such a cool solution, and the perfect way to display books, and all the other things you tend to have beside your bed.

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It’s so simple, clean cut and I’m still in love with them. I did end up buying a couple of white shelves for my boy’s room. They are perfect for all his Lego.

Images via Planete Deco