Ikea's New Patterned Textiles

Ikea's New Patterned Textiles

Lisa
Jun 8, 2007

An eye-catching Ikea flyer alighted in our mailbox the other day, a promo piece for their colorful patterned bed linens and other textiles. And we were impressed.

Someone at Ikea has been delving into the treasure chest that is Scandinavian textile design, because many of the vibrant, nature-inspired patterns have a retro feel and are reminiscent of patterns by Josef Frank, Marimekko, and Lotta Jansdotter.

(We haven't actually fingered these fabrics so can't vouch for the quality or the silkiness of the ones used for bed linens, but at Ikea's bargain basement prices we can't imagine that they will mollify the picky-pea princess in us.)

It's all the yardage options we're really intrigued by: what a goldmine if you're looking for an affordable way to infuse color and rhythmic pattern into your rooms. Fabric-wrap your walls or frame some fabric to hang above your bed; make pillows, curtains, table linens, bulletin boards...

...and then send in some pics! Pictured: Hedda Band, Bodil, Hannele, and Belinda.
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