February has been dubbed the month of love, and we’re definitely feeling the love (and a little lust) toward IKEA’s Spring 2016 collection. The new pieces totally nail the urban jungle bug that we’re all obsessed with, while still maintaining the rustic Scandi aesthetic we saw in their SKOGSTA collection. If you’re a gardener, you’ll love their new plant stand series. Home chefs can rejoice at the thought of updating their knife collection without spending a small fortune. The collection is due to hit stores in February, so until we can get our hands on it, we’ll settle for brainstorming a few ways to IKEA hack it. See below for a few of our faves.
1. DIY Midcentury Planters: Urban gardeners rejoice: IKEA’s really amping things up in the gardening section with these SATSUMA plant stands ($30). The three tiers and modern design are totally swoon worthy, but why not add a dash of pastel? We’d love to see what the piece looks like with painted pots and copper-dipped legs. (via Sugar and Cloth)
2. DIY Vertical Garden: If you’re hard pressed for space, the plant ladder ($40) is the ideal size for setting up anywhere, although it would be perfect as a mini herb garden in the kitchen. Paint the pots and DIY a few labels so you don’t confuse your cilantro with your parsley. (via Brit + Co)
3. DIY Painted Mirror: Every makeup guru and fashionista needs a little vanity space and the KARMSUND table mirror ($15) is just the right size. If the matte black frame isn’t doing it for you, paint it a hot shade of lilac and add a personal mantra along the edge. Seriously, everyone should wake up to a compliment. (via Studio DIY)
4. DIY Patterned Vase: You definitely can’t beat the price of these clear glass carafes ($2) — which makes them perfect for vase hacks. Spray paint the outside and add a pattern with stickers or more paint to make a colorful bud vase. (via Dream Green DIY)
5. DIY Painted Chair Makeover: Buying a couch is something of a long-term commitment, but buying a EKTORP sofa cover ($49) definitely doesn’t have to be. For less than $50 you could give your whole sofa a brand new makeover by following this DIY for painting fabric. Stripes? Polka dots? Yes and yes. (via Sugar & Cloth)
6. DIY Etched Glass Containers: If you’ve got spring cleaning on your mind, you’re going to want to stock up on a few of these VARDAGEN jars ($5). The lids make them perfect for storing food, and if you’re working on a cleaner pantry, you can’t beat the classiness of etched glass labels. Oh, and it’s so ridiculously easy you’ll laugh when you’re friends ask you how you did it. (via Brit + Co)
7. DIY Tassel Duvet: The light, neutral colors of the HÖSTÖGA duvet set ($15) were made for adding colorful accents. Set up Netflix and binge-watch your favorite show completely guilt-free while you make a million mini tassels. Then apply to the duvet and be amazed at how awesome your bed looks. (via Freckle and Fair)
8. DIY Tray Handles: Add copper handles to the INBJUDANDE flower tray ($8) and you’ll have the perfect accessory for dinner parties or cozy breakfasts in bed. That bold floral is perfect for jumpstarting spring-time vibes in your bedroom or on your coffee table. (via Pennies for a Fortune)
9. DIY Geometric Wall Clock: The all-white SKURAR wall clock ($13) is practically begging to made over. Hello blank canvas. Add geometric shapes, dip the whole clock in gold paint or just paint the hands hot pink. There’s no wrong answer here. (via Proper)
10. DIY Seat Cushions: It’s super exciting to see IKEA embracing the DIY lifestyle by offering KUNGSLILJA fabric ($8/yd) and sewing accessories. Get your sewing machine ready, because these inexpensive textiles are ideal for whipping up some new seat cushions or throw pillows. (via Brit + Co)
What do you think of these new pieces? Tweet us @britandco and let us know which is your favorite new find from IKEA’s spring collection!