The best way to update a room is with a sewing machine, fabric and a project or two..
That being said, I have been looking for the perfect fabric to sew a slipcover for the Poang Ikea rocking chair in our nursery. Our nursery is primarily white, so a pop of color or a bold print would really stand out. I usually go for prints that are timeless and won’t look too dated in a few years time. However, right now I am inspired by bold, modern prints and want something fun for the room.
I made a mood board to get inspired and channel the right color, pattern and design. Although, I am looking for something eye catching – the color and overall feeling that I keep coming back to is graphic and grey.. Grey is everywhere right now. Hello 50 Shades of Grey. So, who says grey in the right print can’t be daring?
A graphic print will add the perfect amount of pizazz to our baby boy’s room. Luckily, the rocking chair wasn’t overly expensive, so I could spend a little extra on the fabric. Ikea products are fresh and modern, however, I do feel that they can be a bit main stream and sometimes just not “special” enough. Adding a DIY slip cover (and maybe a pillow.. ) in a bold print is a great way to customize a look and give a simple and easy update to a room.
I eventually found the perfect grey woven fabric at Joann fabric and craft stores for about $18.00 a yard. I custom fit and sewed the slip covers to go over the existing pillows.. and viola — check out the cute, yet modern chair that was made: