10+ DIY Ideas from the 2015 iKEA Catalogue

Checking out the new 2015 IKEA catalogue (US version) for cool DIY or decorating tricks from their stylists is always a fun hobby in these parts when it first comes out.  It seems this year they are really offering up a heap of tricks (obvious or not).  Here's a few that caught our eye!

1. Decoupage a Lampshade.
Not a new idea, but we like this idea for a craft room or workspace using newspaper gluing with Mod Podge to the REGOLIT lampshade. Tip: Find newspaper that has colours that you can tie in from in the room.

2. Washi Tape a Table Top
Add some personality to a plain table by taping a favorite washi tape colour to it. Shown: LINNMON table.

3.  Recycled Herb Garden
Make a budget-friendly (and cool-looking) herb garden using recycled plastic pop bottles.

4. Decoupage a Cupboard
Another cute idea tying in with the lampshade, decoupaging newsprint to the back of a cupboard. Shown: IVAR Cabinet.

5.  Sew Storage Pockets
This is a cool idea using tea towels.  As they say in the catalogue: "Just fold in half, sew along the sides and voilĂ !"

6. Make a Room Divider
An idea for a studio apartment or dorm. String fabric or yarn through a headboard to the ceiling to create an instant room divider. Shown: TARVA bed.

7.  Plywood Pin Board
Great for spaces where you can't attach things to the walls. Lean plywood and hang shelves, knobs and use as a pin board.

8. Make a Faux Wall
A piece of plywood is a perfect way to divide a room or make a faux wall.  Nail it to a desk or dresser.

9. Keep Organized
Taking queue from the polaroid on a shoe box to tell you which shoe is inside, use magnets or clips to hold notes or photo's to tell you what's inside your magazine files.

10. Hide Clutter
A cool idea to hide clutter by using roll-down blinds. Add a little paint to give it a customized look. Shown: TUPPLER block out roller blind.

11. Make a Budget-Friendly Wall Cabinet
A simple and budget friendly idea to create a wall cabinet using

See more from the new 2015 IKEA catalogue by clicking here.

Jan Halvarson


Nina Leung said...

Excellent ideas! I love the clips on the magazine files. So simple I can't believe I never thought of it myself.

thunderpeep said...

some seriously fantastic ideas here!

Music49 said...

Great ideas, but would like to encourage boycott of ikea until they settle an outstanding contract in Richmond, bc, Canada. IKEA has locked the workers out until they cave on major cuts to their contract. These employees have been locked out of their jobs for about 14 months now ... Please voice your support for the workers of a company who can well afford to pay people a decent wage! Thanks!

Emily Sharp said...

Love this post, as always inspiring my creativity!


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ananda said...

such fun and creative ideas! love love!!

Mandy said...

Jan, you and your team ALWAYS have clever, beautiful design ideas. We're moving to Berkeley/Oakland next month and we'll so close to IKEA -- can't wait to try out some of these ideas. Cheers, Mandy