Breeze Into Fall with Ikea

It's Friday, so to celebrate our favorite day of the week, we're giving you a task for the weekend: GO SHOPPING!  Sometimes all it takes to update your living space is a modest investment in some fun seasonal pieces.  Elizabeth Smith, one of our favorite Washington DC interior designers, picked out her favorite pieces for Fall from IKEA:

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Cozy is the name of the game when it comes to decorating for fall. Warm up your home for a bargain with these fabulous IKEA finds.

1. VÄTE, Floor lamp ($29.99)

This floor lamp is an inexpensive way to brighten any space. The paper shade softens the light to create a warm glow, which is exactly the feeling a home should have for fall. Place this lamp in a neglected corner and you’ll be amazed at the difference a little light can make!  

2. MALIN BAND, Throw ($19.99)

Embrace the change in temperature by showcasing soft, colorful blankets. Dust off your old throws and drape them over a comfy sofa. No need to fold these neatly since they look just as inviting tousled over a chair. This earth-toned throw from IKEA will add a touch of modest color and comfort to your place.

3. MÖRKT, Lantern ($5.99)

For instant warmth, strike a match and light some candles! Choose a visually interesting way to display your candles, such as this IKEA lantern. Buy multiple shades or add a coat of spray paint to create your own color combination. You can display these on window sills, shelves or as center pieces - the possibilities are endless!

4. IKEA PS 2012, Chair with Armrests, High Back ($95.00)

This chair can be described in 2 words: sleek and sophisticated. Add this chair to your living room or buy multiple to seat around a dining room table. The best part about this stylish seat is the added comfort of a high back. To make this chair even more inviting, drape a throw over the side or add a chic pillow.

5. KASSETT, Box with lid ($6.99  / 2 pack)

Bring these warm pink boxes into your home to organize with style. Place them on an open shelf or in your office for a fun way to contain clutter. No one needs to know what’s inside – they will be too busy admiring the color!

6. IKEA PS 2012 ($99.99)

When all else fails, invest in artwork. IKEA consistently offers fun, bold art in various shapes and sizes to fit any room. This motif, created by Anna Efverlund, is funky, colorful and massive. At about 6 ft wide, it will certainly be a statement piece in your home. Don’t fret about matching it with the rest of your room – the wide range of colors will make it easy to blend. For instance, add turquoise accents throughout the space and it will look like this print was made just for you!


Thanks, Elizabeth!  Be sure to get in touch with Elizabeth for any help updating your space.  She can help you design, shop, re-arrange, and decorate on even the smallest of budgets.  Have a great weekend!

 - Steph, Elizabeth & The Fortique Team