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Take-Away Design/Organizing Ideas from IKEA

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On my last trip to IKEA I decided to take a few photos because I usually get a bit overwhelmed when I’m there and by the time I get to the warehouse section I’ve completely forgot what I liked or ideas I wanted to take home with me. Sound familiar? Here’s a few of the take away ideas I photographed that I wanted to remember for inspiration; from laundry room, entryway organizing to textiles – (I thought you might like to take a look too).  Check them out after the jump.

Above:  The Laundry Room – right now we have a side by side washer/dryer set up, like I think many do – but I really would like a sink to treat stains, hand wash sweaters or even just maybe to wash things I don’t necessarily want to wash in my bathroom sink or bathtub.  I also love the racks above the sink for drying things (that can’t go in the dryer); I most definitely like this idea for the laundry.  (Only thing missing, a dryer –stacking washer/dryer perhaps)?

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Decor tips from a shopping trip!

Entryway Organizing

We totally need to organize or have a space like this (near the entryway - like the pros tell you to). Makes so much sense and keeps all the mail from being strewn about. This one's kind of clever - if you have kids, you totally need this. I'm thinking of one in an entryway closet, so I can just hide it away. But it's not bad out either (depends on your taste). Could be in the kitchen - a place to do homework.

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Jan is the co-founder of Poppytalk, a blog about the beautiful, the decayed and the handmade and Poppytalk Handmade, an online curated marketplace. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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One thought on “Take-Away Design/Organizing Ideas from IKEA

  1. nutterbutter says:

    Storing the iron above the sink? err not a good idea me thinks! Taking pics as you cruise IKEA- great idea. It helps when you look for the stuff in the warehouse- take a photo of the tag instead of trying to write it all down.

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