Published on May 30th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Color-Backed Decor Bowls

Materials: Hultet Bamboo Bowls

Description: I bought three Hultet decor bowls to hang on my wall but once I got home I realized they were really dull and boring.

To remedy this I painted just the back-side of each bowl and then hung them on the wall. It’s very subtle but high impact!

See more of the decorative Hultet bamboo bowls.

~ Allison @ House of Hepworths, Texas

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

12 Responses to Color-Backed Decor Bowls

  1. cestlachy says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    How did you adhere them to the wall? I think it is a great idea.

  3. Em says:

    Where did you get your curtains?

  4. Em says:

    Where did you get your curtain panels???!

  5. Anonymous says:

    sorry for the off subject but… I NEED to know where you got your drapes! I am on a hunt for something like these for our master bedroom and am finding a hard tie!!!

  6. Sherry says:

    So smart. I love the orange against the gray walls. Nice touch of color and very subtle instead of in your face. Very nice!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Those bowls look great, simple, clean, with a pop of color. We bought a couple of those bowls about a year ago and they had little holes in them when we bought them. I didn’t think anything of it and then we noticed a couple of wood dust piles where the bowls were placed a couple of days later. I imagine they were termites, so we just them away. Just make sure yours don’t have holes when you buy them.

  8. Hanging Light says:

    Now a days home interior is the fashion trend. I really like this Hultet Bamboo Bowls idea. Its really looks very beautiful.

  9. mydecoreview says:

    If you paint on the back what impact can it make from the front view. Of course the side view looks nice.

  10. Cécile says:

    So simple and so nice ! Bravo ;)

  11. Igloo says:

    Clever idea! I think the subtle look is usually more elegant than “look at me!” hangings.

  12. Sing says:

    Very nice. The overall room is so lovely.

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