Posts Tagged ‘storage’

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

Interior details – raw meets clean and simple

Lately, I’m really inspired by tiny interior details, when it comes to decorating your home.

I’ve always loved walking around town and spotting different interior details in the homes I walk by. My husband and I used to do it a lot before we had kids (not in a nosy kind of way, of course). I’m sure we’ll do it again soon, because the kids are growing up, and in the not so distant future, we might get the chance to walk hand in hand down the street more often – just the two of us.

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Until then, I’ll enjoy the times we do, and browse the internet for even more inspiration. Take this home for example, I know it’s been done before, and some of you might even be tired of it by now. But I love the raw brick walls in this home. What is more, I love what they’ve done with it.

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The fact that the kitchen and other spots around the home are so clean and minimalistic makes for the perfect raw element.

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I’m drawn to this home, because I find some very beautiful solutions, which corresponds with my own taste, but I also find corners of this home, where I’m left thinking: Why on earth did they do that? That’s what I love most about getting a glimpse of how other people live and decorate.

Images: Alvhem

Inspired by Hindö

I’m all about inspiration these days. Having had a tough Christmas, I really need to focus on what I love and what inspires me. This week I’ve been returning to the beautiful pictures from IKEA Livet Hemma.

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I love the styling and the use of their Hindö inside – it’s such a nice storage solution. It’s perfect for all the stuff you need close by when you’re working. It turned out to be quite a cool workspace. I almost bought a Hindö piece last year, because I needed a station for some of my garden tools and a place where I could re-plant my herbs.

Ever since I saw these pictures, I’ve been thinking about using something from the Hindö series in my boy’s room. He needs some new storage space and I need to be able to hide some of this stuff. Right now we’ve got a very open storage solution, and I can feel that it is time to move away from that in order to create a much calmer room. With bits and pieces all over the place, I need to hide something in there. I’m thinking something like this or this.

Images via Median Lind

Gravity Rack from Nomess – your hallway will love it

Yesterday, an email from Nomess landed in my inbox about their Gravity Rack, which is a pretty cool wardrobe solution. It’s super easy to hang. Just take a look at the video at the end of this post.

I kind of like the idea that it is easy to take down, if you need more space. It’s super simple, yet very beautiful. The bended metal tube is held in its position only by a cord string – this string is fixed to the wall by two metal hooks. The Gravity Rack was designed by Thomas Schnur and the maximum weight is 20 kg.

When it’s time to redo our hallway, I’ll keep this one in mind.

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Image: Nomess

Cool storage for kids

Here is some inspiration for a rather cool storage solution for all the tiny toys your kids tend to bring to the home. I’m collecting glass jars right now, and hopefully I’ll be creating these lovlies soon. They will look great in my son’s new room.

I found them on this great blog that I’m now following called My 2nd hand life. It’s a wonderful source of inspiration, and just by reading through the posts, I’ve found a few other DIY projects, just waiting for me to get started. But more about them later on. So I highly recommend that you check out the blog here. I’m pretty sure you’ll find a project or two just by having a look around. Enjoy.

Images: My 2nd hand life

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