On my birthday, my sister and I took a swing by Ikea after our fun day out. It was her first visit there. I think she is hooked now, since she found several things to bring home. Ikea is such a fascinating place to walk through, pure enjoyment and so many cool things to see.
So, let’s go browsing at Ikea, shall we?
Lots of great linens. When I get back in a house again, you can bet I’ll be hitting up Ikea for some inexpensive items. Their linens feel great too and I would not hesitate to buy some of these. You can’t beat the prices!
Love how they set up rooms so you can see their products in a real live room setting.
Lots of great ideas with storage and bookcases.
We all know about the famous Billy bookcase, right? This one has been used successfully across blogland for a long time. Using these as built-ins by trimming them out top and bottom is a great way to have a wall of bookcases without a lot of money. My friend, Kate did this in her guest house, which was brilliant.
I’m not positive that the pricetag you see goes with this rug, but their rugs are really well priced too. I love the simplicity of this gray/white check one.
Not all of Ikea’s furniture is modern, this pretty little curved side table would fit in most any room.
More colorful rugs.
A whole craft room of organizational possibilities. By the way, my sister is creating a craft room in their basement, which I’ll be blogging about this year.
A complete kitchen setup so you can see their cabinets and countertops in action.
More dining and kitchen ideas.
Did you know Ikea has farmhouse sinks? Yeah, me neither! I know that lots of people have used Ikea for cabinets and I wouldn’t hesitate to do that either if I need to renovate a kitchen.
Map wall art.
More kitchen and dining possibilities.
Awww, a cute little person’s room.
These pretty lanterns cannot be beat. Small and large, great prices.
Their pendant lighting is pretty snazzy too.
Loved the industrial feel of this one.
Lots of pretties hanging there to check out.
Another full room put together so you can see how their products work together. Brilliant marketing!
A living room with TV and wall unit.
Office and storage ideas.
They have some great organizational items to choose from, so if you need to get organized (and who of us do not?), check out all the organizing tools, like these magazine. These cardboard ones are perfect for my little decoupage project I did a couple years ago.
More parson’s chairs than you will likely see in one spot.
Lots of pillow covers and pillow forms, great prices on these too. My sister picked up a couple for her master bedroom chairs.
One thing I love about Ikea is their choice of real live plants. They have different ones that you don’t see everywhere else and they are very inexpensive too. You know how much I love real plants!
Daybeds and open shelves.
Modern breakfast table and chairs.
Here are more of those organizing boxes I was talking about. Great way to color coordinate your storage needs.
And the Ektorp sofa is still going strong, with more slipcovers to choose from every year.
My sister, Renee, found a few things she couldn’t live without, including pillows, plants and a few other goodies.
Not to mention, cinnamon rolls on the way out the door. Yum!