Thursday, 25 April 2013

Decor Ideas: White Furniture & Plant pots

I could spend all day in IKEA. I love their quirky furniture, beautiful bedding and the fact that there is now one less than an hour’s drive from my house.

I like to re arrange my bedroom sometimes and decided to buy some furniture from Ikea to make a little reading/chill out area. To make a partition, I used two of the Expedit shelving units in white and filled them with pretty things that I like to keep on display.

Expedit shelving Units- £20.00

Inside the little area is an old sofa and another piece of Ikea furniture. This is the Lack side table, also in white to match the shelving units. The table is actually much bigger than I was expecting it to be so it is perfect as a small coffee table in front of the sofa.

Left to right: Chevron tea light holder- Wilkinson £2.50, Blue Fig candle- IKEA (set of three) £2.95, White plant pot- Ikea £2.00, Tilly Parker candle- TK Maxx £5.00, 3 wick candle in black and white tin- Primark £3.00

On the table I went with a mostly white theme as well and added some blue and black details to mix things up a bit. I am a big fan of chevron print at the moment so I was thrilled to find this tea light holder in Wilkinson for only £2.50! They have a matching vase, which I am very tempted to go back for and place on top of the shelving unit.
Instead of putting a plant in the plant pot I decided to hide a small vase at the bottom of it and place flowers in so that I can change them regularly. I may also try out some artificial flowers and see how that looks as a more permanent feature.

The white flower pot and bin are also from IKEA.

Plant pot used as bin- IKEA £5.00

The bin is a larger version of the small plant pot but is the perfect size to use as a waste paper bin for my bedroom.

My Cat, Biggie approves. He often likes to use this corner of my room as a cat napping area. 

I hope you enjoyed these ideas and that they maybe give you some inspiration for your own bedroom…or even your lounge or study. 

Disclosure: The views expressed are based on my own experience. 


  1. You have so many cute decorative accents! I especially love the flower & candle combination.

    xo, alison*elle

    1. Thanks! I'm constantly changing them around and creating new looks for my room. It's all really affordable to do as well :) x

  2. I love the decor! It's so pretty and cute :) Love your blog btw, just followed xx

  3. I love those white pots from Ikea, beautiful! :)