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IKEA Share Space

Have you seen IKEA’s new Share Space site? I always think it’s fun to see how real people take things and use them in their own homes, and this new site is dedicated to that idea.

IKEA is a sponsor of Making it Lovely, but I’ve always had a lot of love for them. Brandon and I redid our kitchen with IKEA cabinets shortly after we moved into our house, so I’ve added a few of my photos on Share Space. The more people add, the more fun the site will be to browse and search.

IKEA has also launched their first US blog, Design by IKEA, to go along with the site. Good news for those of us that were previously getting our IKEA fix from their Swedish blog!

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  • Nicole
    August 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    How fun! Its like Ikea Hacker, though from what I see, prettier! :)

    • Making it Lovely
      August 24, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      IKEA Hacker is fun too. I love the creativity people bring to projects!

  • Kath
    August 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks so much for posting this!! I’ve been hoping for something like it!

  • casacaudill
    August 23, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    What a great idea! It reminds me of the Ikea Lovers group on Flickr, minus the hundreds of pics of people doing self-portraits in Ikea.

    I’m a huge fan of Ikea. I went through a phase about eight to ten years ago where I rebelled because I wanted “adult furniture” but I’m back to furnishing my home with staple pieces from there. Our bedroom and my new office space are very clearly Ikea creations, but for right now I’m okay with that.

    • Making it Lovely
      August 24, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      I think it’s all in the mix. IKEA can look really great in the right setting, and just like furniture from any one store, it looks best mixed with pieces sourced from other places.

  • Marie @ M2JL STUDIO
    August 23, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    That’s awesome. Thanks for the info. I didn’t know they had a blog too. I’ll start uploading some photos too :)

  • lauren
    August 24, 2011 at 1:11 am

    modern elegance :) beautiful space!

  • Like, Whatever
    August 24, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Love ikea.

  • susan
    August 25, 2011 at 7:51 am

    You need to post your landing library pictures there as well. I still dream about that space!

  • Adventures in Dressmaking
    August 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    That site is awesome! Always fun to see how other people use IKEA products as a blank canvas.

  • Sally Book
    August 26, 2011 at 4:22 am

    Great to see they have finally set up an US/English blog! The Swedish version was always a great way to get design ideas and hopefully the new one will be just as helpful. Anyone else use a translator when looking at the designs on the Swedish blog?

  • Martha
    September 12, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, after you did I posted some pics of our daughter’s room and her room is the Pick of the Week this week :)

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