Monday, 15 October 2012

DIY - bringing new life to your home + {giveaway}

I confess , I am totally a  novice when it comes to sewing. I love browsing home furnishing stores and textiles for inspiration to bring new life to my living spaces.

Recently I was invited to attend The IKEA 2013 Catalogue and Living with Textiles launch.It showcased an inspiring introduction into the creative and limitless world of Textiles. A highly covetable , collection of stylish home furnishings and textiles at very affordable prices.

Plus a host of neat ideas for even the least crafty among us me ! (and I was pleased you can do many without a sewing machine* ) I was amazed how 'seamlessly' IKEA has transformed simple Textiles into unique, personalised and statement pieces.

I especially loved the Children's extraordinary havens of play ...when they are not supposed to be sleeping ! The Children's range of textiles is awesome.

Ceiling canopy

Do you think this will encourage you and spark your child’s creativity ?
Would you let them join you with textas,
I love the TIDNY Colour in fabric ! We have a bolt of it ready to colour once I get new textas.
paint, scissors, glue and an open mind to transform their spaces into extraordinary havens of play!
Or then again  DIY - all by yourself.

Fancy a Teepee par'tee or picnic ?

We have these little $5 stools, I bought a while back - now I can't wait to play textiles with them.

I loved the Polka dots.

The new exciting IKEA interactive app has lots of ideas too.Hold your Smart phone or tablet over the phone to unlock an interactive world that leaves no cushion unturned.

I have the opportunity to share the exciting world of IKEA textiles with you - with two gorgeous copies of the SY – Love For Textiles coffee table book as a giveaway for two of my lucky readers.
This beautiful book will make anyone a DIY pro, and expand the creative horizons of even the most crafty designers. 

I'm excited about using the ideas in the book to bring fresh ideas into my about to be renovated temporary home. Easy ideas like refreshing a sofa with new cushions or throws, tranquil tricks with quick bed - headboards and maybe a canopy and new curtains.

My style is simple and snuggly - I like comfortable pieces and with two lively boys I have to be creative , so the less expensive fragile items the better. I also like to be bold and a little adventurous the bedrooms.

To enter and win tell me your style or what room or area needs a little inspiration in your home.I'll chose the most original answers . Easy !

Closes 24th October.
Australian residents only.

PS - *I do own a sewing machine and I have plans to learn to use it more.

This is not a sponsored post , I received some fabric to colour in and I received a Book at the launch and the PR will be sending two two winning readers SY – Love For Textiles coffee table book.

Linking in with Jess @ I blog on Tuesday even though I published 8pm Monday.