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.
They are just adorable curtains and I love them. I’ll show you the whole room we have in mind for these very soon from one of my online clients. It’s going to be a really fun master bedroom redo.
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.
The Ektorp chair in white or pink:
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.
Complete kitchen and dining displays.
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
I think all of these chairs were $79 each, a great deal.
Melamine dinnerware in such pretty colors.
Love these!This pretty and colorful orange round wool rug was not a bad price at $299.
And how cute is this for I think around $30. I think it was about 4×6 or so. Not wool, but still just adorable.
Here’s the chair that goes with those panels. This fabric just makes me smile big time!
More pretty throw and pillows, you know how much I love black and white.
Crewel pillows were very pretty.
These shelves were very cool for $19.99, lots of colors to choose from. You could always add your own bracket underneath to make them more cottagey.More shelves and brackets, all reasonably priced.
Check out these cute clocks for $9.99.
Here we are in the storage and organizing area. So many cute things to choose from.
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.
Soooooo much to choose from.And plenty if you don’t want to decoupage, colors galore.
Cute lamps and lighting, Ikea has it all.
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!
I bought this set of 2 storage boxes for my office space, at $7.99 for the pair. You have to put everything together from Ikea, but that’s fine with me. These should hold file folders just fine.
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.
I always forget about Ikea when I’m shopping for decor and home stuff. Thanks for the reminder to go and look around. I get so frustrated though because our Ikea is designed one way-so you have to walk through the e-n-t-i-r-e HUGE store to get anything and you can’t double back to pick up something you forgot. Augh.
I so wanted to buy that sofa at such a great price. But, I have long legs and because it is not very deep, I found it to be very uncomfortable to sit in. It is nice to know that it holds up well in case I get shorter when I am older!!
I loooove love love Ikea! I could spend hours there, easily! I have the red Ektorp couch. I love the color and I love the look of it (and get tons of compliments) but it really is not comfortable at all. It’s a very small couch so it’s nearly impossible to cuddle up on it, or even get comfy on. It’s a shame that couches that are big and comfy are nearly $2000! def not in my budget!
Leslie, the Home Maker says
What a timely post!
I am going to be at the Atlanta IKEA with my sister tomorrow- she is driving up from Jacksonville, FL, and I am driving down from Greenville, SC.
I have been to the DC and Charlotte stores and YES!, a visit to the store is a day-long excursion–and the cinnamon buns are awesome- but only when freshly out of the oven.
I was going to post about my trip too- and so I’ll have to try and take some different pictures than you did 😉
Thanks for all the great info!
Blessings to you as you make your home!
[email protected] Stories of A to Z says
When we lived outside of Philly we had two Ikeas within 20 minutes of our home. Now we have to drive 11/2 hrs to get to one. I so miss it! Thanks for taking us shopping with you. It’s good to see what is recently in stock :).
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
I have a husband, 2 children, a couch loving dog and an Ektorp.
Love. 5 years old and still going strong.
Thanks for the link to what you did with the magazine holders. That’s a wonderful, helpful idea. I also enjoy Ikea.
We have found some great deals and pieces that fit our style from Ikea. We totally went there today, because we needed a daybed for our new office/guest room. We are on a strict budget as the remodel went over (don’t they always), so for under $400 we got everything we needed. …including the adorable black and white duvet you have pictured above. We already have the white slipcovered chair (pictured above) and have it in the space as well.
Christina Ethridge says
We have the Ektorp Sofa and Loveseat. Bought them in 2005. We have 4 boys, and this past year we’ve had 4 sibs fostered (so 8 kids in the house). They are holding up VERY well. 5 years old and the only thing that’s happened is 1 back cushion has collapsed because our 20lb cat refuses to sleep anywhere else! Have to call IKEA to see if I can just buy a back cushion.
We’ve replaced the slipcovers once. We specifically bought slipcover furniture because we have cats and no matter what we do, they end up scratching the furniture over time.
We LOVE the Ektorp set.
We also have a wrought iron headboard/frame we bought in 2004. Have an insanely heavy tempur-pedic on it and that sucker is holding up incredibly well.
Do you recall the pattern name of these curtains and chair?
HI, Susan, sorry I don’t remember.