Looks we love: Meal-themed prints for the kitchen & dining room

If you want to update  your kitchen or dining room, but have run out of decorating ideas, try putting up some framed, food and meal-inspired prints! Here’s one by arnold | inuyaki that caught our eye.

Kitchen posters

And for the more literary among, here’s a great print of a famous Virginia Woolf quote (from A Room of One’s Own), by etsy artist, shopannshen.

Virginia Woolf Print

Home decorating ideas: Mixing antique and IKEA furniture

If you are like most of us, you probably have more than one piece of IKEA furniture in your house. And you know what? That’s OK! Don’t listen to the design snobs. For unique home decorating ideas, try mixing IKEA furniture and antique furniture to create an eclectic look that’s both functional and fabulous. Here are some examples:

Above: A grey patterned IKEA rug looks great with warm tones and a mid-century inspired chair.

Above: IKEA bookshelves look right at home alongside an antique writing desk.

Above:  An IKEA cabinet loses its legs and becomes a great entertainment center.

As you can see, IKEA furniture can look just as good as high-priced furniture. And because it is so simple, you can let your creativity run wild. When it comes to home decorating ideas, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a great look. All you need is a little ingenuity. And remember, your house doesn’t have to look like a showroom to be warm, inviting, and fun. Let your personal style shine through in the details.

What about you? Do you have any pieces of IKEA furniture that you’ve “hacked” in any way to change its design elements? Or do you have pieces mixed in with your older furniture? If so, tell us about it in the comments, or send in some photos. Check our “About” page for contact info. If you send something in, we’ll publish it here on our site! Along with a link to your site.

Blast from the past: Mid-century modern home decorating ideas

If you’re looking for inspired home decorating ideas, perhaps you should take a glimpse into the past. These magazine scans from the ’50s and early ’60s showcase the vibrant colors, sleek lines and energetic atmosphere of the times.  So if you are thinking of going mid-century in your décor, you may want to use these amazing photos to get your creative juices flowing.

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