IKEA fun. Today I'll share some pictures of the rooms and products we liked the most. It's so much more fun to see the showrooms, as opposed to the flat photo layouts in the catalogs. I hope you like lots of decorating inspiration photos!
My friend Christy and I were fortunate enough to have an entire morning of IKEA shopping all to ourselves last Saturday. Sometimes I like to pretend that we are Ilsa and Olga, two Swedish supermodels who are decorating their fabulous New York City apartments. But usually reality sets in because one of us has kids along, and they tend to spoil the daydreaming with the whining and the dragging of the feet and the potty breaks. No kids this time, so we came home with all kinds of ideas and maybe a few things loaded into the Swagger Wagon trunk.
I hope you find some inspiration today too....
I'm focusing on Thanksgiving these days, but IKEA had some areas decorated for Christmas. It was fun to get ideas on little ways to fluff your home for the holidays:
(Loved this Christmasy dining room, but couldn't get that lady to leave!)
We spotted some fantastic dining and kitchen spaces. Many of the kitchen shots are going on my Pinterest Page for future reference.
So many fab storage pieces and organization ideas! An organizer's dream come true:
Beautiful Bedroom Spaces:
We swooned over these lovely kid spots:
(I love to marvel at these rooms until I remember that all my kids' stuff isn't in them. Then I have to remember that one of the reasons I love IKEA's rooms is because there are not Barbie shoes scattered all over the floor. Although that would make it feel more homey.)
Cozy living spaces for the family:
And don't forget all the fun in housewares!
To my wishlist, I added this coffee table...a much more modern looking solution to what I currently have in my home:
What did I bring home?
Some very exciting Swedish "tupperware"
A Snoig, which is Swedish for "super cute green desk lamp" that matches the girls' bunk bed lights.
A rug to go in front of my kitchen sink, for just $3.99!
And a Christmas gift for my niece: a stuffed dog with outfits, accessories, and a food bowl. Love!
IKEA really is a great spot to go on a girls' day out...so much fun for the imagination!
Are you an IKEA freak too? Which was your favorite space?
I am excited to announce that I'm guest posting in Beckie's Pennywise Presents series over at Infarrantly Creative today. If you'd like to see an inexpensive homemade Christmas gift idea, my DIY Decorative Chalkboard Tin, please stop by and check it out!
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