I’m so fortunate to live in a city that has an Ikea and it’s always a treat to go down there and browse. It can take days to see everything, but now I’ve got the lay of the land figured out in my store and know how to navigate. Their stores are set up pretty cool, in that the showroom floor shows their products displayed in room settings so that you can imagine how to use their products in your own house. On the lower floor is the marketplace, where you can browse and pick up items that you have seen in the showroom. They really do set up nice displays with visually pleasing merchandising. And the great thing about Ikea is that they are so darn reasonable on their prices.
I went down to pick up my Billy bookcases for the den project, but they were out so I went back on Monday to get them, but I took my friend, Vicki with me and we made a morning of it. If you don’t have an Ikea in your town, come along on the tour with me. There’s always something fun to see!
Their room displays are visually appealing with lots of bright colors. Ikea leans towards contemporary design, but you can find a few things that are more cottage/traditional too.
It’s always fun to see the new room designs and how they put it all together. And you can see individual pieces and how you might use them in your own home.
They always have a nice display of kitchens, to really give ideas for the DIYers. I have been so happy with my own Ikea kitchen that we had installed at my house.
My friend, Vicki, really wanted to check out the famous Ektorp sofas, so she finally got to sit in one. She’s very interested in one of these for her family room.
It comes in many colors of slipcovers, but the white one is probably the most popular. At $499, the price point is hard to beat for a budget sofa.
Their storage and bookcase ideas are always innovative.
Small space living displayed as a tiny apartment.
Room vignettes are many for visual appeal.
Another room display with lots of items to see in person and how they function in a real room.
Bright colors in pink and orange.
More bookcase storage ideas. They have lots of bins and baskets to fit in their storage pieces too. I have the Expedit in my office.
These are the famous Billy bookcases that I’m trying to get installed at my house.
There were lots of green displays right now, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
Bold green with black and white, always a fresh palette.
This happy green wall color always makes me smile. As you can see, Ikea has it all: dishes, glassware, art work, and accessories.
A nautical setting of blue and white.
Outdoor furniture and accessories, like this netting.
Love this kitchen gadget, a hanging rod for handy access.
More garden and spring ideas.
Blue and white bedding.
Red, white, and blue bedding.
Another bedroom display.
More color in bedding. Note the pink/purple hue in this set, similar to Radiant Orchid.
Another small apartment display using all of Ikea’s furniture and accessories.
And Ikea has rugs galore! Lots of happy and bright colors and their prices are really good on these rugs.
Gray and white diamonds.
Yellow trellis rug.
And they even sell cowhide rugs too.
A candle display.
That’s a recent tour through my local Atlanta Ikea. I hope you enjoyed it and got some ideas for yourself. I use to think that it was too contemporary for me, but the more things I see, the more I like Ikea and all the versatile things they have to offer.
I did find one little splurge to buy. I have had my eye on this Raskog turquoise rolling cart for awhile now and finally decided to just get it. At $50, it’s not that expensive, all painted metal and easy to put together and that turquoise color….love it! It will come in handy for the laundryroom and I can see putting supplies in here and rolling it around the house if I need to. It could be a garden cart and it could also come in handy on the porch during the summer months. It’s such a cute piece and very versatile. I heard from many of you when I put it on Intagram and my Facebook page, that several of you have it too and use it for a lot of things.
Hope you enjoyed browsing with me at Ikea! It’s always a fun trip for me!
On another exciting note, I’m so happy to be working with Joss and Main on another curated event sale for them. This is my 4th Joss and Main sale and I have really enjoyed working with this fun and innovative online home décor shop. They do have some great products and I have many of them in my own home. If you aren’t a member there yet, please use my Southern Hospitality link to sign up. I get a small commission for sign-ups. My sale will go live tonight at 9 pm and I’ll be sharing more about it tomorrow!