IKEA Spotting:
Best Uses of IKEA from Our Tours

Best of 2012

While IKEA furniture is a staple in dorm rooms and starter apartments, it's also a resource that when used wisely can blend into any stylish home. Here's a look back at some examples of Ikea pieces being used to their full potential in this year's House Tours.

TOP ROW:
1. An Ikea farmhouse sink and faucet in Los Angeles, California: Design Vidal's Renovated Farmhouse
2. A red Ikea cabinet in Brooklyn, New York: John's Dwelling Place Matures into a Sanctuary
3. An Ikea bookshelf in Los Angeles, California: Jinsoo's Artful Artifice and Artifacts Loft
4. An Ikea sideboard in Toronto, Canada: Justine & Angus Cook Up Some Style in Toronto
5. An Ikea Wardrobe in Berlin, Germany: Robert's Rooftop View Over Berlin

MIDDLE ROW:
6. Ikea Bridge Prints in Seattle, Washington: James' Seattle Apartment With NYC Style
7. Ikea Shelves in Austin, Texas: Levi and Evette's Simple Approachable Style
8. An Ikea desk in McLean, Virginia: Linda's Fashionably Modest Condo
9. Ikea frames in Chicago, Illinois: Matt and Ben's Transitional Traditional Home
10. Several smaller Ikea rugs put together in Berlin, Germany: Rachel's Harmonious Home in Berlin

BOTTOM ROW:
11. Ikea magnetic boards in Boston, Massachusetts: Jennifer's High-Low Mix
12. Ikea mirror in Boston, Massachusetts: Stephen's Warm Modern Loft
13. Ikea pendant lamps in Brighton, East Sussex, UK: Sue & Graeme's Eclectic Victorian Townhouse
14. Ikea Swing and Lamp in Denver, Colorado: The Wills' Anything But Ordinary Home
15. Ikea side tables in Los Angeles, California: Zeinab's Playful Beachwood Canyon Apartment

Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2012 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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