Today I am very excited to announce a fantastic new collaboration between the Urban Jungle Bloggers and IKEA Germany! Judith and I have teamed up with the German IKEA team for their new outdoor campaign and we want to encourage you all to go green together with us and IKEA Germany. In order to inspire you, both Judith and I have styled a few pieces of the beautiful new outdoor collection in our homes.
What I love about the new outdoor collection of IKEA is its versatility - it is made for any kind of homes. Whether you live in a spacious house or a tiny apartment, whether you have a balcony, a rooftop terrace or just a windowsill - the new outdoor collection will give you plenty of ideas and opportunities to add green into your own home.
My personal favorite is the new self-watering planter SÖTCITRON from IKEA. I love the simple yet smart solution - in fact I shared this idea with you as part of an Urban Jungle Bloggers post quite a while ago, do you remember (see it HERE)? The planters are Scandi minimalistic, typical for IKEA and ideal for all kinds of interiors. They have a lower part to fill up with water and an upper planter with soil and the plant. Both parts are connected by a nylon string that slowly transports the water from the lower to the upper part. With this pot you can literally go on long holidays and your plants will stay happy and healthy!
But we do not want to only show you our ideas, we want to see your green ideas and therefore we have come up with a green Instagram styling challenge that is packed with amazing goodies from IKEA Germany that you can win. Feel inspired to go green?
How do you use IKEA products at home, in your garden, on your balcony or windowsill? How do you create that green jungle feeling? Share a picture of any kind of IKEA product and a plant(s) on Instagram with the hashtag #IKEAgogreen (for international participants) and/or #IKEAmachgrün (for German participants) as well as #urbanjunglebloggers. The first 50 pictures will win a nice little IKEA prize. From all entries, Judith and I will choose 3 favorites that will win a very special IKEA surprise package. Next week we will reveal what's in the surprise package on the Urban Jungle Bloggers website. You have until April 5th, 2015, to post your picture(s) with the hashtags on Instagram. Go green!
Styling by Igor Josifovic, photography by Lina Skukauske
This blog post has been brought to you in collaboration with IKEA Germany