Stage a Rooftop Party with Modest Means

When Ikea’s Livet Hemma posted this compelling image of rooftop party preparations, we ran the Swedish description through our language translator, with mangled results:

Find inspiration in and deleted from the room where the celebrations will take place. [????!!!]

…With modest means, you can create an inviting atmosphere that makes all guests feel comfortable. We are decorating with candle lanterns, solar lighting and soft textile, which heats the balmy spring evening.

Ikea’s copywriters left out the best ideas for DIYing a rooftop space: black pipe scaffolding…

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…streamers

crepe paper streamers

…and shipping pallets.

Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

…and don’t forget our favorite shoji lanterns.

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Brooklyn’s rooftop tent hotels provide lots of ideas as well…

Mariko Reed

Mariko Reed

The point is to inspire THIS seriously magical feeling:

Manny Howard

Manny Howard

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