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Ikea Ritva Curtains

I’m always looking for cheap ways to add drapery to a room.  Drapery can be an expensive purchase and even more expensive when you add curtain rods.  I was perusing the internet looking for cheap but nice looking drapes.  Here are a few photos that caught my eye and would you believe these drapes are from Ikea (DIY in different ways of course!):

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Last week, I made the long jaunt to Ikea.  This time it was a different experience because my husband and three kids came.  Let’s just say it wasn’t quite the same and I don’t think I will ever do that again.  The kid’s club was closed so we were stuck walking the aisles with three whiny kids.  I was there solely to hunt down  the Ritva Curtains and see if they really did have the look that good in person.  Oh, and grab a cinnamon roll!

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Let’s just say they didn’t disappoint.  Even though they are 100% cotton, they have the look and feel of a linen texture.  They come in white, black, gray, medium brown and red.  And as you can see from the examples above, so many ways to personalize.  If you’re looking for drapes for your living room, bedroom or a kid’s room it’s worth the trek out to Ikea.  Check back on Friday and I will show you a DIY project I’m going to attempt with these drapes (maybe I should say, my mom is going to attempt).

 

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Fantasy Friends: Current & Elliott

We all have them, celebrities we think we’d be friends with if we only got to meet them. My husband’s is NBC anchor Willie Geist (I know, weird right, but we really do think they’d be friends.) I think I might be friends with denim and interior designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. The line they did for PB Teen last year is so fun and when I saw this feature on their respective homes on Elle.com, I just loved it!

I could bring my kiddos and sip margaritas with the ladies out here…

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Saw this and yet again want to redo my dining room. Although, this pic is going to drive Amy crazy because she can’t stand how kilims always bunch up and even in this otherwise perfect pic the rug is bunched up!

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Perfectly styled bookshelves

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I’m generally not a fan of a swagged chain on a pendant, but in this case it actually adds to the relaxed feel of the room. The oversized lamp on the pedestal side table is amazing and another reminder you don’t have to match metals in your house!

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OMG

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Gallery wall, check. Perfectly accessorized console, check. Terrarium, check. And, I could go on…  Only thing I’d change is the curtains. Generally not a fan of tab tops and I’d like to see them hung 10 inches higher (but who am I to critique these two?!)

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All good on the gallery wall up the stairs! And that dress!!

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I adore this room. Such a fun mix of styles for the perfectly curated boho look

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So, how can you inject a little Boho chic into your space?

Get the Look Bohemian Living

1. The West Elm Chevron Knot Rug in ivory is a blank canvas with just enough interest, to build off of. This rug goes great in any room and meshes well with all types of decor. Highly rec.

2. You know we love this Eames Molded Chair with Dowel-Leg Base because it’s such a classic. And cozy it up with a sheepskin from IKEA.

3. Don’t you love the large vintage letters in the pics above? Scour flea markets or go for something easy like these Acid Etched Letters from Urban Outfitters.

4. Poufs are a staple in any bohemian-style home. You know a trend is in full-tilt when it hits PB Kids! Like this Moroccan Floor Pouf that comes in silver and three other colors. Another great one is the Kew Dhurrie Pouf from West Elm

5. So, it might be hard to find that gorgeous cage-inspired light in the nursery, but you don’t have to be really literal when you replicate a look. Instead, consider accessorizing with something like these Vintage Terrarium Cage Planters. They would look great filled with succulents on a sideboard.

6. Pillows are such an easy way to bring in an eclectic vibe. This Magical Thinking Diamond Kilim Pillow from Urban is gorgeous with that little shot of pink and affordable! Or, bring in some of that graphic black and white with this Chevron Crewel Pillow in iron.

Have a great weekend!

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