Just back from Atlanta, I took a quick trip by Ikea to see what was new. What was meant to be a quick jaunt in and out turned into an hour and 1/2. There’s SO much to see in this fun store. I stopped by really to pick up a set of beautiful drapery panels that you’ve probably seen around blogland.
So, let’s see what else Ikea has these days. I totally did not think I would like Ikea all that much until I visited in person almost 2 years ago. Then, I really understood what all the hype was about. It’s a very fun store with SO many great things. The storage items are one of my very favorite things they have, as you will see. Check out this post if you’d like to see more pics from my first trip there a couple years ago.
The famous Ektorp sofa was front and center. This fabric was a yummy oatmeal colored linen-like fabric. And get a load at the price. I mean, really you can’t beat that for a slip-covered sofa. I’ve heard good things about their sofas. Anyone have one who can chime in on this one?
Here’s the Ektorp in the classic white slipcover. What a deal! I can hardly get over the prices.What I love about their displays is that they have all the items tagged and which department you can find them in. Nice to see how they are used together. This store is monumentally GI-NORMOUS!These cute little vases were $1.99 each and they would be great in a display.
So many storage and bookcase options.As well as storage containers and boxes. You can definitely get yourself organized and do it cutely at Ikea.I’ve seen these Billy bookcases all over blogland and one of my friends said she has some of them. What a great price and they can be spruced up with some crown molding.Lots of great looking things to see.
Even though it’s primarily contemporary, there’s a lot to like in this store for Traditional lovers too.And I’ve heard that a lot of folks are using Ikea for their kitchen cabinets. Cost effective and pretty.More cabinets
Here are some like the cardboard ones I decoupaged last year. Remember these? You could easily do the same to these inexpensive Ikea ones, at $2.99 for a 5 pack, a real steal.
If you haven’t had the chance to spend a few hours in Ikea and there is one close to you, I hope you’ll take the opportunity and go. I hear the cinnamon rolls are killer, as well as the Swedish meatballs, so you could really make a day of it. It could take hours to totally see everything. Not kidding!
And this paring knife, which I desperately needed a new one, was $6.99. And I bought a couple of REAL plants too, so that was it for my day.
And no, Ikea is not paying me to say any of this. I just think it’s a very cool store and the prices are SO reasonable. I can definitely see why people shop here. If I needed more, I would definitely keep them in mind.