There are some who are of the philosophy that spring cleaning should be about reducing what you have through a systemic annual purging of the old. This is not an unworthy belief, though a culture of consumerism has primed most of us into the mentality that this just means making more room for the new. Where once there was a pile of old magazines or last season’s outfits now is an open canvas just waiting to be filled with fresh, aesthetically pleasing items to brighten up your home.
While some may consider this a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be. Approach it as a means to rejuvenate your life, starting from home base. But where to start? When it comes to trend-setting, practical, cheery décor pieces, no place can beat IKEA. The totally affordable Swedish producer of all things DIY-awesome is the perfect place to begin your journey to a happier home. This year, IKEA has launched their new PS 2014 Collection which has a futuristic meets 70s influence with plenty of orange, geometric patterning, and wood. To help get you down the path to spring cleaning self-actualization, we’ve rounded up a list of our favourite items from IKEA PS 2014.
White Greenhouse, $29.99
The best way to breathe some life and joy into your home? No, don’t have children. Buy some plants! The IKEA PS 2014 Greenhouse is adorable, chic, and much better than some 80s-style hanging planter.
Geometric Rug, $99.00
Rugs are the perfect way to re-work a room from the bottom up. Get rid of that old dust-magnet you’ve been holding onto for years and brighten up your living room with this geometric IKEA PS 2014 number. Alternatively, if you’ve made the decision to procreate, the rug would fit just as easily into your wee one’s room.
This silver wire wardrobe feels incredibly on-point with the mid-20th century/70s revival that we’ve seen going down in the last few years. Why hide all your clothing in a dusty, wooden box when it can be open and on display? (Read: show it off.) Even if your clothes are that exciting, the futuristic meets retro design will definitely be a conversation starter among friends.
Wall Shelf With 11 Knobs
Who said that shelves have to be square or rectangular? The IKEA PS 2014 Wall Shelf features 5 levels of angled storage along with 11 knobs to hang everything from jackets to keys to necklaces. This multi-functional unit is perfect for small spaces and also plays into the collection’s overall nod to the 70s. We’re thinking a theme room.
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