Ikat Inspiration

Ikat (pronounced ee-khat) is a dyeing technique similar to tie-dye.  The word Ikat is derived from the Indonesian word mengikat which means ‘to tie’.  There are many different techniques used to achieve the look with much of it being produced in Indonesia.  It is also widely produced across the world in places including South and Central America, Thailand and Japan.  Styles and patterns tend to vary which can often have ethnic or tribal meanings.  Keep a look out for my post on Ikat DIY and crafts!

ikat patterns

 A great collection of some of the many different patterns
Image: Theo Flamenbaum

ikat orange

Image: Lucy & Company

ikat sunny bedroom

Image: Sarah Richardson Design

ikat tiles

Image: New Ravenna Mosaics

ikat breakfast nook

Image: Coastal Living

ikat bedroom

Image: Brett Design

ikat living room

High Gloss magazine shoot. Check out the rest of the room – it’s brilliant!
Image: Armonia Decors

ikat neutral bedroom

So many things I love about this room… where to start?!
Image: Kelly Deck Design

ikat grey nursery

Combining several bold patterns together looks amazing. Not to mention good use of not-so-dull neutral grey in a nursery!
Image: Urban Ikat Bedding Set

ikat shelf backing

Image: Martha Stewart

ikat purple occasional chairs

Image: Bobbin Scissors Thread


Love using a massively oversized rug in a room to bring in pattern on a plain floor – looks like carpet!
Image: Apartment Therapy

ikat curtains

Image: Traditional Home


Image: Dwellings Design


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