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IKEA Quick And Easy Textile Makeover

transform a room on a budget

I am a huge fan of IKEA, so when they challenged me to transform a space in my home using only textiles as a part of their new Quick and Easy textile campaign, I jumped at the chance. It was difficult choice, because, if I am honest, so many rooms in our home still need some love. I narrowed it down to two spaces—our older son's bedroom and our basement family room. The winner, due to lighting issues, was the basement family room/guest room.

It has been a year since I transformed our basement from a dreary toy-filled space to a colourful cozy spot for the kids and for guests. Although I love the bright patterns on the daybed, I thought it would be fun to create a more monocromatic look, with a little pop of colour (because I can't help it!).

Here is what it looked like before:
(to see the before before . . . which is hideous and embarrassing . . . click here.)

And here is what it looks like now:

I love the mix of geometric patterns! And I did it all for around $200! Textiles can truly transform a space.

For more amazing textile transformations, check out IKEA Canada's #quickandeasy ideas on twitter.

1. LAPPLJUNG RUTA cushion cover: $9.99

2. EIVOR striped throw: $29.99

3. STOCKHOLM cushion: $19.99

4. VIRRING rug: $19.99

5. INDIRA bedspread: $19.99

6. VARGYLLEN cushion cover: $5.99

*IKEA provided me with a gift card to purchase products for this post.

Fore more amazing room makeovers, check out "Craft Room Makeover: From Disaster To DIY-er's Dream" and "Dining Room Makeover: From Black And Boring To Bright And Breathtaking."