If IKEA is good for anything it's inspiring re-purposing, which is why there are whole sites devoted to clever uses of their products and magazines showcasing their wares in unexpected places:
• Toni Hacker and Ben Harnett, featured in RUE magazine, used a similar layered look in their purposefully mismatched bedroom, punching up while walls and defining the headboard area with IKEA's ANNO INEZ and now discontinued ANDREA panels.
• Better Homes and Gardens transformed a blank room to a cozy fall haven with a few unexpected materials. They spruced up the walls by adding bands of painted color topped with IKEA's ANNO INEZ curtain panels for a big graphic punch with a small price tag.
• Anhata Katkin used an old trick to define her office area, hanging decorative Anthropologie curtains to delineate it visually form her living space.
• IKEA Hacker featured Mary's beautiful use of a pair of IKEA STOCKHOLM BLAD curtains. transforming them into a beautiful slipcover for her loveseat.
And since we all enjoy hearing about creative uses of standard items, what ways have you employed curtains off the window?