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Ikea week: day 4 – storage

Storage; I never have enough. Although we’re trying to live more leanly (I’m fairly sure I just made that phrase up), storage is still an essential for me. But storage doesnt have to be boring.

I love this Hurdal linen cabinet in green. This would be very cute in a large bathroom or utility space and the green lifts what is otherwise a simple cabinet. @stheoutlaw has an awesome linen cabinet in turquoise metal from Graham & Green, but this Ikea one is a bit more affordable at £175. It’d also work for clothing in a bedroom and is more exciting than a chest of drawers.

Another colourful option is the Tillfalle cabinet, which is similar in design to some found in Oliver Bonas, Joy and the like, but a lot more affordable at £250. I love the sliding doors on this, so you could have it half open displaying items as well as hiding them. I’d like this to store my record player and vinyl but need to look into the dimensions to see what it could hold.

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Posted in Utility

Ikea week: day 2 – utility room

In the potential new house, we’re turning a bedroom into a utility. This is because there is not so much living space and the kitchen isn’t big enough for a washing machine and tumbler. As the other half is a paramedic, we do A LOT of washing so these are really essentials in our home. We’re lucky that there is a small bedroom on the ground floor that we can convert into a utility space and this means that the husband can keep all his uniform etc in this room.

So we need a clothing rail, which would also be useful to work as a mini cloakroom. But I don’t want to spend £50 on something that is only functional and no one will see except me and him indoors.

Introducing the Mulig clothes rack, available in white or black, a snip at £6.50. That’s what I’m talking about. I have no objection to spending the best part of £7 on the utility room.