3 ways to pimp your IKEA furniture

30/09/2014

When we moved into our current apartment, we came from a very small apartment, where most of our furniture had served their time. So in order to fill the new space, without spending all our money, we had to buy a lot of IKEA furniture just to cover the basics. I do like IKEA and I actually think they have come up with a lot of great stuff in recent years, but still, there is nothing worse than stepping into a home taken out of an IKEA catalogue, is there? It's just so characterless. I know, I'm not the only one of that opinion, 'cause an increasing number of companies now offer what you might call "add-ons" to make your IKEA furniture appear more personal and customized. I love the concept, so here, I have gathered three places that will help you "pimp your IKEA furniture". There are undoubtedly a lot of other companies than those I mention, and there even is a website, IKEA Hackers, which sole purpose is to give you tips to 'hacking' or altering your IKEA furniture. Pretty clever. But lets get to it... 
Da vi flyttede ind i vores nuværende lejlighed, kom vi fra en meget mindre lejlighed, hvor de fleste af vores møbler sang på sidste vers. Så for ligesom at få fyldt alt den plads ud (luksusproblem), uden at bruge alle vores penge, blev vi nødt til at købe en del IKEA møbler bare for at have det mest basale. Jeg kan godt lide IKEA og jeg synes egentlig, de er kommet med nogle fine varer i de senere år, men der er nu alligevel ikke noget værre end at træde ind i et rum, der er som taget ud af et IKEA katalog. Har jeg ret? Det bliver simpelthen bare for upersonligt. Jeg er helt sikkert ikke den eneste af den holdning, for flere og flere virksomheder er dukket op, der tilbyder, hvad man måske kan kalde "add-ons", for at få dine billige IKEA møbler til at syne meget lækre og mere personlige. Jeg er helt vild med konceptet, så i det her indlæg har jeg samlet tre steder, hvor du kan få pimpet dine IKEA møbler. Der findes utvivlsomt mange, mange flere steder, end dem jeg nævner her, og der findes ovenikøbet en hjemmeside, IKEA-Hackers, som udelukkende giver tips til, hvordan du kan "hacke" eller ændre dine IKEA-møbler. Ret smart. Men lad os begynde turen...

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ikea, pimp your ikea furniture, upgrade your ikea furniture, superfront, bemz, prettypegs, customize ikea
ikea, pimp your ikea furniture, upgrade your ikea furniture, superfront, bemz, prettypegs, customize ikea
source: Superfront
First up is Superfront, which is an online shop offering high quality fronts, handles, legs, sides and tops for popular IKEA cabinet frames, such as Bestå sideboards, Pax wardrobes and Faktum and Metod kitchens. I absolutely love their product range, the colours, patterns and materials, and will definitely bear them in mind for my future kitchen or wardrobe.
Først på banen har vi Superfront, som er en online butik, der tilbyder fronter, håndtag, ben, sider og toppe til populære IKEA kabinetter, såsom Bestå skænke, Pax garderobeskabe og Faktum og Metod køkkener. Jeg er helt vild med deres udvalg af produkter - farverne, mønstrene og materialerne, og jeg vil helt sikkert have dem med i overvejelserne næste gang, jeg står og skal lave køkken eller garderobe. 

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source: Bemz
Next up is Bemz, offering custom covers that fit the most popular models of IKEA sofas, chairs and bed frames. So, if you couldn't find an IKEA sofa in the colour that you wanted, here is the solution. 
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Dernæst er der Bemz, som tilbyder specialfremstillede betræk, der passer til de fleste populære IKEA sofaer, lænestole og sengerammer. Så havde IKEA ikke lige en sofa i den ønskede farve, er der altså råd for det her.

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Last but not least is Prettypegs, who offers legs for a wide range of furniture - such as sofas, tables, beds, and sideboards. They are not only produced for IKEA furniture, but they do fit many of them. There are a lot of different variations, both neutral but also some very colourful and patterned ones. I already discovered this company a year ago, when sweet Rikke from That Nordic Feeling showed her legs (pun intended :-)) on the blog - they really elevate the Karlstad sofa to a whole new level.
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Sidst men ikke mindst har vi Prettypegs, som tilbyder ben til en hel række af møbler - lige fra sofaer og borde til senge og stole. De er ikke kun produceret til IKEA møbler, men de passer rigtig mange af dem. De har så mange fine varianter, både neutrale men også nogle meget farverige og mønstrede. Jeg fik faktisk allerede øjnene op for virksomheden for næsten et år siden, da søde Rikke fra That Nordic Feeling viste sine ben (heh!) frem på bloggen - de løfter virkelig Karlstad-sofaen til helt nye højder.  



get over it

29/09/2014

black and white styling, cry a river, scandinavian interior
black and white styling, cry a river, scandinavian interior
On my desk these days 
- new graphic print from ByGarmi, a few bits and bobs and some inspiring words. 
Have a great Monday 



perfectly styled

27/09/2014

black, grey and pink styling, Pella Hedeby, Marie Ramse, Kristofer Johnsson, Hitta hem, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/

From time to time it so happens that I come across so perfectly styled pictures that they leave me speechless. It happened again this morning, when I found this apartment - styled by Pella Hedeby and Marie Ramse and photographed by Kristofer Johnsson. I will let the pictures speak for themselves, but you can read more about the project and see even more more great pics from this place (it was really hard to choose) here. Wow! 
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Det hænder af og til, at jeg støder på så perfekt stylede billeder, at jeg mister mælet. Kender I mon det? Det skete igen her til morgen, hvor jeg fandt denne lejlighed - stylet af Pella Hedeby og Marie Ramse og fotograferet af Kristofer Johnsson. Jeg vil lade billederne tale for sig selv, men I kan læse mere om projektet og endda ser endnu flere lækre billeder fra stedet (for det var faktisk virkelig svært at vælge) lige her. Wauw! 

black, grey and pink styling, Pella Hedeby, Marie Ramse, Kristofer Johnsson, Hitta hem, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
black, grey and pink styling, Pella Hedeby, Marie Ramse, Kristofer Johnsson, Hitta hem, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
black, grey and pink styling, Pella Hedeby, Marie Ramse, Kristofer Johnsson, Hitta hem, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
black, grey and pink styling, Pella Hedeby, Marie Ramse, Kristofer Johnsson, Hitta hem, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
black, grey and pink styling, Pella Hedeby, Marie Ramse, Kristofer Johnsson, Hitta hem, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
black, grey and pink styling, Pella Hedeby, Marie Ramse, Kristofer Johnsson, Hitta hem, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
black, grey and pink styling, Pella Hedeby, Marie Ramse, Kristofer Johnsson, Hitta hem, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/

Pictures from Hitta Hem
Photographed by Kristofer Johnsson

new old chair

26/09/2014

bedroom, chair, night stand, dreamcatcher, scandinavian interior, www.scandinavianlovesong.com
Good Saturday morning. Have you some great weekend plans lined up? We are going shopping new clothes for Mads today - for some reason he is always short of clothes, and he is not exactly the one who takes initiative to buy some new on his own :-) But he has promised me sushi and Lost in Translation afterwards - as a small warm up for Japan ;-) Well, back to the focal point of the post: my new old chair. I found it in a thrift shop the other day, and I just had to take it with me. It's kind of wrecked, to be honest, but it works perfect as a night stand and I actually love the tone of the wood. What do you think?
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God lørdag morgen. Har I nogle gode weekend planer foran jer? Vi skal ud og shoppe nyt tøj til Mads idag - af en eller anden grund mangler han altid nyt tøj og han er ikke ligefrem den, der selv tager initiativ til at købe nyt. Men jeg er blevet lovet sushi og Lost in Translation bagefter, som en lille opvarmning til Japan ;-) Nå, men tilbage til hovedpersonen i dette indlæg: min nye gamle stol. Jeg fandt den i en grubrugs her den anden dag, og jeg blev simpelthen nødt til at tage den med hjem. Den er rimelig ramponeret, men den passer perfekt som natbord og jeg er ret vild med træets farve og patina. Kan I lide den? 

bedroom, chair, night stand, dreamcatcher, scandinavian interior, www.scandinavianlovesong.com
bedroom, chair, night stand, dreamcatcher, scandinavian interior, www.scandinavianlovesong.com
bedroom, chair, night stand, dreamcatcher, scandinavian interior, www.scandinavianlovesong.com
pictures by me




black bathroom fixtures

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black bathroom fixtures, bathroom inspiration, minimalistic bathrooms, www.scandinavianlovesong.com
black bathroom fixtures, bathroom inspiration, minimalistic bathrooms, www.scandinavianlovesong.com
black bathroom fixtures, bathroom inspiration, minimalistic bathrooms, www.scandinavianlovesong.com
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In line with yesterday's post featuring Fantastic Frank's all black styling, I have a thing for black bathroom fixtures at the moment. I think they look so stylish in contrast to the white, and such an eye-catching statement piece in the bathroom. What do you think?
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I tråd med gårdagens indlæg om Fantastic Frank's helt sort stylede lejlighed, er jeg helt vild med sorte badeværelses-armaturer for tiden. Jeg synes virkelig, det kan se fedt ud i kontrast til et helt hvidt badeværelse. De er bare sådan en lækker og iøjnefaldende detalje, der lige kan løfte helhedsudtrykket i et badeværelse med flere længder. Hvad synes I? 

fantastic black and white

25/09/2014

black and white apartment, fantastic frank, home tour, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
black and white apartment, fantastic frank, home tour, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
black and white apartment, fantastic frank, home tour, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
black and white apartment, fantastic frank, home tour, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
On my last trip to Fantastic Frank, I couldn't get my eyes of these two new apartments for sale. So different, but both of them so, so amazing. I love the white popcorn styling in the white apartment. So clean and serene. But the details in the black apartment below are so dramatic and consistent all through the place. Which one is your favorite?
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På min seneste tur til Fantastic Frank's fantastiske univers kunne jeg simpelthen ikke få øjenene fra disse to nye lejligheder til salg. Så forskellige, men begge to så, så flotte. Jeg er helt vild med popcorn-stylingen i den hvide lejlighed. Så smukt og enkelt. Men detalje-billederne i den sorte lejlighed nedenfor er så dramatiske, dragende og gennemførte. Hvilken en er jeres favorit?  

black and white apartment, fantastic frank, home tour, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
black and white apartment, fantastic frank, home tour, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
black and white apartment, fantastic frank, home tour, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
black and white apartment, fantastic frank, home tour, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/


New in | Mountain ABC

24/09/2014

mountain abc, coco lapine design, scandinavian interior, pia wallen cross blanket, scandinavian love song
mountain abc, coco lapine design, scandinavian interior, pia wallen cross blanket, scandinavian love song
mountain abc, coco lapine design, scandinavian interior, pia wallen cross blanket, scandinavian love song
mountain abc, coco lapine design, scandinavian interior, pia wallen cross blanket, scandinavian love song

A while back, I showed you the lovely Mountain ABC that the talented Sarah from Coco Lapine Design has designed. And now it's finally mine! I think it's such a clever and fun variation of the traditional alphabet poster, and I obviously like it even more because Mt. Fuji is on it :-) You can buy it here, if you can't live without it. Have a great day. 
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For et stykke tid siden viste jeg jer det fine, fine bjerg alfabet som den super-dygtige Sarah fra Coco Lapine Design har designet. Nu er den endelig min! Jeg synes, det er sådan en sjov udgave af den typiske alfabet plakat, som der jo ellers findes mange fine udgaver af derude. Og så kan jeg jo selvfølgelig særlig godt lide denne udgave, fordi Mt. Fuji er med derpå :-) Den kan købes lige her, hvis du heller ikke kan undvære den. Hav en skøn dag!

pictures by me. 

simple bedroom love

23/09/2014

minimalistic simple bedroom, plywood headboard, time of the aquarius, scandinavian interior, scandinavian love song
minimalistic simple bedroom, plywood headboard, time of the aquarius, scandinavian interior, scandinavian love song

I'm very sleepy today after a really bad night's sleep - too much on my mind these days I guess. So today, I want to show you this bedroom. I love simple bedrooms, and this one is just spot on. It's styled by the very talented Minna Jones from the inspiring blog, Time of the Aquarius, for a new build by NCC Housing in Helsinki. I love the soft colour palette and that simple plywood headboard with the Normann Copenhagen Pocket organizers is just perfect. I could easily fall asleep here. 
Jeg har lige lovlig meget at se til for tiden, så jeg sov virkelig dårligt i nat, og er vist lidt træt idag. Derfor tænkte jeg, det var oplagt at vise jer det her soveværelse. Jeg elsker simple soveværelser, og derfor rammer det her virkelig plet i min optik. Soveværelset ligger i en (ligeså lækker) lejlighed stylet af Minna Jones, skaberen af den inspirerende blog Time of the Aquarius, for NCC Housing i Helsinki. Jeg er helt vild med de nedtonede farver, og det krydsfiner-sengegærde med Normann Copenhagens Pocket organizers er så fedt. Her kunne jeg i hvert tilfælde godt tage en lille morfar.    

styling: Minna Jones
photography: Pauliina Salonen


clean machine

22/09/2014

clean machine, pretty and great cleaning supplies, scandinavian minimalism, scandinavian love song


Good Monday morning, and good morning to you, dear readers - and welcome to all newcomers, with a special thanks to KreaVilla for her sweet recommendation of the blog. I'm so happy that you are here - it does make everything a bit more exciting :-) And if you have any suggestions for topics or any questions, feel free to leave a comment below ;-)

Mondays are for fresh starts, and cleaning my apartment after a weekend of relaxation seems to be a good starting point. In some opinions (?), this might be the most boring wish list imaginable, but actually I wouldn't mind having all of the above items in my household to make cleaning a bit more fun (or well, maybe just a bit prettier - who am I trying to fool?). I think it's a bit like exercising - it is much more motivating to go for that run, if you have some great clothes for the purpose. Or at least, that's what I've heard :D Have a great new week!


God mandag morgen og godmorgen til jer, kære læsere - og velkommen til alle I nye følgere, med en særlig tak til Kreavilla for hendes søde anbefaling af bloggen. Jeg er super glad for, at I har fundet herind - det gør altså lige det hele lidt sjovere :-) Har I nogle ønsker til indlæg eller spørgsmål, fyrer I dem bare af i kommentarfeltet ;-)

Mandag er den perfekte dag til at starte på en frisk og mandagsrengøring oven på weekendens dovenskab vil for mit vedkommende være det bedste sted at starte. Denne her 'ønskeseddel' vil for nogle nok virke ret så kedelig, men jeg ville faktisk slet ikke have noget imod at have samtlige ting i min husholdning og dermed gøre rengøringen lidt sjovere (eller ja okay, så måske bare lidt pænere da). Jeg tror måske, det er lidt ligesom det der med træning. Det er altså lidt nemmere at komme afsted på den løbetur, hvis man har noget lækkert træningstøj at hoppe i. Eller det har jeg i hvert tilfælde hørt :D Rigtig god mandag! 

kitchen blues

21/09/2014

dark blue kitchen, marble counter, leather handles, scandinavian kitchen, kitchen inspiration, scandinavian love song
dark blue kitchen, marble counter, leather handles, scandinavian kitchen, kitchen inspiration, scandinavian love song
dark blue kitchen, marble counter, leather handles, scandinavian kitchen, kitchen inspiration, scandinavian love song
dark blue kitchen, marble counter, leather handles, scandinavian kitchen, kitchen inspiration, scandinavian love song

Remember I spoke about kitchens some days ago, i.e. my own white and boring kitchen and how I was deeply fascinated by pastel colored kitchens? Well, today I'm deeply in love with this kitchen in particular! I mean, wow. The dark blue, the marble counter and those leather handles - not to mention the floor. Love, love, love. What do you think?


Kan I huske, at jeg forleden dag skrev om køkkener? Det vil sige mit eget hvide og kededelige køkken og hvordan jeg var dybt fascineret af pastelfarvede køkkener? Okay, idag er jeg så fuldstændig forelsket i lige præcis det her køkken! Amen altså. Den mørkeblå farve i kombination med den lyse marmorbordplade og de brune læderhåndtag - for ikke at snakke om det lækre sildebensparket. Uf, det er pænt. Hvad synes I?  

source: entrance

feathers | styling inspiration

20/09/2014

dreamcatcher, feathers in interior styling, feather styling, scandinavian interior, scandinavian love song.
dreamcatcher, feathers in interior styling, feather styling, scandinavian interior, scandinavian love song.
dreamcatcher, feathers in interior styling, feather styling, scandinavian interior, scandinavian love song.
dreamcatcher, feathers in interior styling, feather styling, scandinavian interior, scandinavian love song.
dreamcatcher, feathers in interior styling, feather styling, scandinavian interior, scandinavian love song.

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Bringing nature inside is a natural (doh!) part of Scandinavian interior styling. Thus, sheepskin, wood and plants are to be found in many Danish homes. However, I think feathers look great in interior styling too, so here, I have gathered some styling ideas - which all are very easy to implement in the home. First up is the classic dreamcatcher, which I have hanging above my bed at the moment, but there is also the alternative (or rather deconstructed?) dreamcatcher, which looks quite good as well. In stead of flowers, why not put a bunch of decorative feathers in a vase? And well yes, then there's the funny looking DIY lampshade on the last picture :-) Which one do you prefer? 


Det der med at bringe naturen indenfor er jo virkelig en stor del af skandinavisk indretning. Så derfor finder man nærmest fåreskind, træ og planter i de fleste danske hjem. Jeg synes dog også, at fjer kan se vildt godt ud i indretningen, så derfor har jeg her samlet lidt forskellige stylings-ideer med fjer, som alle er meget nemme at gå til. Der er selvfølgelig den klassiske drømmefanger, som jeg selv har hængende over sengen, men den alternative (eller dekonstruerede?) drømmefanger ser nu også ret godt ud. I stedet for en buket blomster, kan man jo sætte lidt forskellige fjer i en vase eller måske kaste sig ud i at lave den sjove lampeskærm på nederste billede :-) Har I en favorit?   



picture wall

18/09/2014

picture wall, gallery wall, scandinavian interior
picture wall, gallery wall, scandinavian interior
picture wall, gallery wall, scandinavian interior

Project gallery wall has been long in the making, but Monday night we finally made the first hole in the wall and this is the result. What do you think? I'm not sure, if I'm completely satisfied, so I think I will be moving the pictures around for a while before I find the right combination. Maybe it's just like getting a new hair cut - although the hair might look good, you still have to get used to it. 

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Projekt billedvæg har været laaang tid undervejs, men mandag aften fik vi endelig mod til at lave det første hul i væggen, og sådan her blev resultatet så. Kan I lide det? Jeg er ikke helt tilfreds endnu, så jeg ender nok med at gå og flytte rundt på billederne, til jeg finder den rigtige kombination. Det er nok lidt ligesom, når man har fået en helt ny frisure - det kan godt være, den er pæn og klæder én, men man skal nu alligevel liiige vænne sig til den. 

 

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