Sarah Gunn: Wall Candy


Scandinavian Christmas with a Pop of Pink

IKEA holiday decor

I love decorating for Christmas, so when IKEA asked me to participate in their 'Help Spread Jul' event, it was a very fast yes! Jul is Swedish for Christmas, by the way {It's one of the few Swedish words I recall from living in Stockholm}. It is no secret that I love IKEA and I look there every year for holiday decor. I have to say though, that this year the selection is spectacular. 

I created several DIY projects with a red, pink, and white theme so I thought I would decorate my living room in this fresh colour combination. IKEA has a lot of pretty red and white decorations to add to what I already made, so it was easy to find everything I needed. But I did have one problem. The bookcase I wanted to style looks like this:

Not great for a red, white, and pink colour scheme is it? So I headed outside the Christmas decor section at IKEA to see if I could find something to make the green go away {at least for now}. I found a few options but finally settled on a fabric shower curtain. I then had boards cut to size, wrapped them in the fabric and popped them into the back of the bookcase. I know, it sounds crazy, but it looks festive, don't you think? 

Next came the fun part: putting the whole look together!

Want to create your own IKEA Christmas vignette? Here is how you can get the look:

1. JUMLS bowl $6.99
2. SKURAR plant pot $3.99
3. FEJKA Christmas tree $14.99
4. RIBBA frame $9.99
5. JULMYS ornaments $4.99 / pack of 4
6. FEJKA artificial plant $6.99
7. SLOM jars $1.99 - 3.99
8. MARGARETA shower curtain $16.99

Several other bloggers are participating the in the IKEA Spread the Jul event. You can find links to their posts on Pinterest or by searching the hashtag #IKEAdesign on twitter. 

*IKEA provided me with a gift card for holiday decor shopping.

Looking for holiday inspiration? Visit the YMC Holiday Guide to find everything from sweet treats and delicious dishes to DIY décor and favourite family movies. If it’s holiday related, you’ll find it there.