When we were moving house, I spent hours on Pinterest looking for ideas. I had a strong image in my head of what I wanted and I found it extremely difficult to find the items because of this. Before long, I reverted to my old favorite, Ikea. It’s extremely cheap, near impossible to build and everyone in the world seems to have the same items, but it was exactly what I was looking for. If you look at my house now, 80% of the furniture in every room is from the Swedish haven – it’s saved us a lot of money, and the ridiculously cheap price-tag means most of it is very minimal, which is exactly what I was looking for in the first place. Only now, with everything assembled and in place, can I now see whats missing. Colour, quality, something special. Sometimes, you really do need to venture further than Ikea to really complete a room – and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing.
To date, my favorite find yet has been Bo Concept. It’s a Danish brand (which explains why I like it so much, my ideal interior has always been Scandinavian) specializing in modern and unique furniture and homeware, and I’ve spent the best part of the last few weeks making and remaking wishlists. Although not quite at the rock bottom Ikea price point, Bo Concept isn’t over priced, and is completely affordable for the unique bits it offers.
My first choice is the Opart Throw – I’ve been looking for a darker grey one to add some more texture and dimension to my couch as at the minute it’s looking a bit lack lustre. I’m also not forgetting my 8 month old baby who likes to put his mucky hands anywhere and everywhere, specifically on the extremely light couch. Followed in close second is the Sheepskin small rug which I originally saw on Eilidh’s blog and haven’t been able to shake since.