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)
 

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