The Decorating Secrets an IKEA Stylist Knows (That You Don't)

We're often dazzled by the effortless aesthetic of a Swedish interior—their cool home tours continually inspire us. How do they create such personality-packed spaces with just a few simple ingredients? They have a knack for stripping interiors down to the bare bones without compromising comfort. But what the Swedes are particularly adept at is the high/low mix. When they throw IKEA in with iconic designer furniture, it looks insanely luxe and, dare we say it, covetable. To find out how they do it, we talked to one of our favorite Swedish interior stylists on Instagram, Pella Hedeby of Still Inspiration

Hedeby has styled many interior photo shoots for IKEA's Livet Hemma blog, or Life at Home, so she's well informed about the various pieces and how to style them in an elevated and incredibly chic fashion. In this exclusive chat, she shares her secrets to styling IKEA at home, her favorite pieces from the Swedish giant, and tips for achieving that minimal look we love.

Up next: This one trick will make your IKEA furniture look so expensive.

This post was originally published on July 14, 2016, and has since been updated.