Home Front: Wake-Up Call

Even the trendiest interior designs can feel stale during the winter months. IKEA Pittsburgh stocks the latest colors and trends to add fresh (and economical) updates to your home.




SOLMYRA “SSSHH” motif picture ($9.99) by Deborah Azzopardi
 

“Even though February is cold and snowy, you can add pillows, rugs and curtains in hot colors and patterns for a seasonal makeover that requires only a small investment,” says Jamie Stivers, interior designer at IKEA Pittsburgh.

She suggests using fabric in unexpected ways: Place it over a dresser, line the back of a bookcase, add to a magnetic board or even cover your entire wall. “We have an array of unique fabrics,” says Stivers. “It’s easy to refresh your home for spring using textiles; for example, the KLIPPAN sofa [has] a variety of easy-to-replace slipcovers — from the bright and modern Mollaryd design to solid black, white and natural colors. Plus, they’re easy to clean and change out.”


KLIPPAN loveseat, Mollaryd multicolor ($319)
 

Stivers adds that IKEA Pittsburgh is much like Pinterest. “We have tips and ideas posted throughout the store with special tags so you can find inspiration for every room.”  


FJÄLLTÅG  cotton cushion ($9.99)
 

  Green Tip

» “Although they may seem like small things, LED bulbs, recycling baskets and food storage containers are items you need to incorporate sustainability into your lifestyle,” says Stivers. “These small deeds add up! We do our part to help you do your part, and together we can work toward more sustainability.”


LED pendant lamp in blue ($99.99)
 


EXPEDIT high-gloss red shelving unit ($89.99)
 

Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hot Reads

50 Most Powerful People in Pittsburgh

50 Most Powerful People in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Magazine consulted dozens of power brokers and behind-the-scene players to determine and rank the 50 individuals who, in Pittsburgh, make things happen.
15 of Pittsburgh's Future Power Brokers

15 of Pittsburgh's Future Power Brokers

According to the region's behind-the-scene players, these individuals are some of the city's rising stars.
Aggressive and Adaptable: Pirates' All-Star Gerrit Cole

Aggressive and Adaptable: Pirates' All-Star Gerrit Cole

Entering into the final weeks of the 2015 regular season, pitcher Gerrit Cole has emerged as the Pirates’ ace.
At täkō - Terrific Tacos and Tequila Are Just The Beginning

At täkō - Terrific Tacos and Tequila Are Just The Beginning

Richard DeShantz and Tolga Sevdik strike again with täkō, their taco-centric downtown eatery with an extensive tequila selection.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

The 412

Watch: New Trailer for Christmas Comedy Shot in Pittsburgh

Watch: New Trailer for Christmas Comedy Shot in Pittsburgh

Winter weather presented a number of challenges for the big-name cast led by Diane Keaton, John Goodman and Olivia Wilde.
Commuting Toll: How Much Do We Waste Stuck in Traffic?

Commuting Toll: How Much Do We Waste Stuck in Traffic?

Pittsburgh gridlock not only frays nerves — it dings the wallet.
Breeding Success: Alpaca Farming is Booming in Western Pa.

Breeding Success: Alpaca Farming is Booming in Western Pa.

Our rolling hills are good for more than vegetable gardens and chicken coops. Dozens of alpaca farms are located in the region.
Head North to Find the Comfiest Place in the Pittsburgh Area

Head North to Find the Comfiest Place in the Pittsburgh Area

Cranberry Township was the only western Pa. area mentioned in a nationwide list of most comfortable cities.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hot Reads

50 Most Powerful People in Pittsburgh

50 Most Powerful People in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Magazine consulted dozens of power brokers and behind-the-scene players to determine and rank the 50 individuals who, in Pittsburgh, make things happen.
15 of Pittsburgh's Future Power Brokers

15 of Pittsburgh's Future Power Brokers

According to the region's behind-the-scene players, these individuals are some of the city's rising stars.
Aggressive and Adaptable: Pirates' All-Star Gerrit Cole

Aggressive and Adaptable: Pirates' All-Star Gerrit Cole

Entering into the final weeks of the 2015 regular season, pitcher Gerrit Cole has emerged as the Pirates’ ace.
At täkō - Terrific Tacos and Tequila Are Just The Beginning

At täkō - Terrific Tacos and Tequila Are Just The Beginning

Richard DeShantz and Tolga Sevdik strike again with täkō, their taco-centric downtown eatery with an extensive tequila selection.
 A Sign That This Time, It's Good to Part with the Past

A Sign That This Time, It's Good to Part with the Past

Pitt Girl explains her change of heart on what should be done with the large, decaying billboard on Mount Washington.
Oh, the Humanities - Can They be Saved?

Oh, the Humanities - Can They be Saved?

Locally and nationally, college and university students are flocking to programs they perceive to be pathways to jobs while they forego studies of languages, history, art and philosophy. But at what cost?
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module