I am skipping the whole Valentine’s day lovey-dovey stuff today and talk about some other things (besides my husband) that I love. Oh, but just in case you were wondering: thanks for stopping by today – I love and appreaciate you, too!
1. LYCKOAX Duvet Covers $.39.99
2. BÄRBAR tray $4.99
3. TILLBAKA mug $2.99
4. FANTASTISK paper napkins $1.99
5. RENATE shade $13.00
6. SLOM jar with lid $3.99
7. SKOJA glass $1.49
8. FÄRGRIK VÄLDIG bowl $3.99
If you know me a little bit than you might know that I am slightly obsessed with IKEA. I honestly don’t know if I should be thankful or upset that we have an IKEA 15 minutes from where I live. Thankful, because I can go there whenever I want and upset, because it’s really doesn’t make the addiction any easier.
Seriously, I could go to IKEA every weekend. I love walking through the show rooms, I love the inspiration and I love picking out odds and ends. I can always find something that I definitely
do not need when I go :)
I browse the IKEA website (or catalog) like other people browse Etsy or Pinterest (ok, I browse those two sites, too. Occasionally. Ok, more often than that.)
I know opinions are divided about the store. I have friends who love it as much as I do and others who hate going there. I, for once, love the idea of taking home a few packages and then assembling my own furniture. I usually won’t even let J help me (who is more than happy to let me “do my thing”). Most of our apartment is furnished by IKEA (we were poor students when we started out) and I still love it.
IKEA items are affordable, timeless and mostly durable. (Granted, moving a few times takes its toll on Ikea furniture, but that’s also somewhat to be expected, don’t you think?)
I love how you can put together a very individual style for your apartment. You can chose to buy from one series or mix and match and it will still look awesome. You can also just buy single pieces to compliment your other furniture. You can easily furnish a whole house or the smallest apartment in the history of small spaces. You can definitely find something that will fit your needs. I just think IKEA has some fantastic designers at work.
Anyway, I just thought it would be fun to share some of the pretty things that I’ve been finding at Ikea lately (some of which I have already snatched up). As you can see, I am currently in love with the color purple.
Tell me – are you an IKEA lover or hater?
Or are you one of the rare species that is indifferent to the store?