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IKEA Strandmon Skiftebo light turquoise

The IKEA Strandmon wing chair has been a major hit with interior designers since it was relaunched in 2014 as part of the IKEA’s 70th Birthday range. Retro and modern all wrapped up in an affordable chair; what’s not to love. The original 1951 design was known as MK and appeared in the earliest IKEA catalog. Back then, the company said that the chair “represents the best Swedish furniture industry has to offer. It is soft and comfortable to sit in and gives full rest to the whole body. Recommended for those who want something extra in terms of style and quality.”

Well IKEA have just released it in Skiftebo light turquoise and I’m in love! I think it’s the fresh summer weather outside which inspired me to build two nursery designs and two tween – toddler to teen – bedroom designs around this beauty of a chair. I picked my favourite grey to show it off: Dulux Night Jewels 5.

IKEA Strandmon Skiftebo light turquoise

Starting off with the IKEA nursery VS High street nursery:

IKEA Strandmon Skiftebo light turquoise

IKEA Strandmon Skiftebo light turquoise

This whole nursery has been furnished from IKEA showing what you can do on a £333.50 budget (not including the mattress).

Wing chair; cot; fitted sheets; trolley (I LOVE these trolleys and have loads in my home – and the white version of it is new); chest of drawers (which can double up as a changing table with a mat on top when they are a baby); set of 3 posters; 3 matching frames.

IKEA Strandmon Skiftebo light turquoise

This nursery has the same basics from IKEA – the wing chair, the cot and the trolley – but has added touches from the High street, showing what you can do on a £922.50 budget (not including the mattress).

Wing chair; cot; fitted sheets; trolley; chest of drawers (which can double up as a changing table with a mat on top when they are a baby); Warhol framed poster (I framed the posters in matching ash frames to match the ash in the room); Ladybird framed posters (there’s a beautiful collection to pick from).

And now showing how these rooms could easily grow into a tween – toddler to teen – bedroom, by swapping out the cot for a bed and adding a lamp. I hope this shows how it’s sometimes worth investing in a nursery design as it can take your child through the years. IKEA tween bedroom VS High street tween bedroom:

IKEA Strandmon Skiftebo light turquoise

IKEA Strandmon Skiftebo light turquoise

This whole tween bedroom has been furnished from IKEA (except the lamp) showing what you can do on a £385 budget (not including the mattress).

Wing chair; bed; linen bedding*; trolley (as I said above I LOVE these trolleys as they are very sturdy and super versatile); chest of drawers; lamp in slate (now I included this non IKEA item as it’s the same price as an IKEA work lamp); set of 3 posters; 3 matching frames.

* Linen bedding: if you follow my blog you’ll know that I always favour linen bedding especially for children, as they often have problems regulating their body temperature as they dream and grow. It’s also meant to look messy which is a plus in a kid’s room! I found this gorgeous petrol/dark turquoise set on my latest visit to IKEA and I have it in King size on my bed.

IKEA Strandmon Skiftebo light turquoise

This tween bedroom has the same basics from IKEA – the wing chair and the trolley – and the added touches from the High street the nursery had, but I have swapped out the cot for a bed bringing the budget to £1,266 (not including the mattress).

Wing chair; bed; linen bedding; trolley; chest of drawers; lamp in slateWarhol framed poster (I framed the posters in matching ash frames to match the ash in the room); Ladybird framed posters (there’s a beautiful collection to pick from).

I hope the wing chair inspires you too. Happy decorating!

 

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