Tuesday, September 25, 2012

More Fall IKEA Shopping (Home Decor Ideas)

Ready for some more IKEA inspiration? Our favorite Swedish superstore is less than 45 minutes from my house (on a good traffic day), so I'd be crazy not to swing by regularly, right? Right? It's way more fun to browse the showroom with a friend, so I convinced my sister-in-law (SuSu) to load my nephew into our swagger wagon with the girls for a Saturday morning of IKEA Shopping Inspiration. Neither of us came home with much, but I always manage to find something new to snap a pic of!

IKEA Living Room and Family Room Decorating, Serenity Now blog

This wasn't my favorite living space, but I did love the fun industrial style coffee table on casters:
IKEA Industrial Style Coffee Table on Casters, from Serenity Now blog

This small family room/den has a completely different feel with a feminine, floral look.
IKEA Feminine and Floral Look, from Serenity Now blog

Not as colorful, but I like the couch in this sleek room:
IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now

Cool chair (wonder how comfy it is) and the open shelves above the cabinet caught my eye:
IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now

Here's a cute little reading nook I spotted in one of the living rooms. We have a super cute PB Kids Chair (hand-me-down!) that would be perfect in an area like that. The magazine rack could hold some children's books:
IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now

Love the gray. Love!
IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now

I always like this "room," but that couple was intent on hanging out! Hard to snap a good pic.
IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now

Mixed seating, fun bench:
IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now

More gray and white:
IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now

I like the details on the drawer fronts and the pulls. They looked solid too:
IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now

Oh, to have a spacious, walk-in pantry!
IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now

Not really my style, but this is a fun room. I do like the bench:
IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now

Check out all this storage space!
IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now

Entryway/Mudroom Storage and Display:
IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now

Accessories and Gallery Wall Love:
IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now

IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now
IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now

IKEA Decorating Inspiration, from Serenity Now

The toddler was happy because he had two big kids to chase after, and the bog kids were happy because they had a toddler to chase after. And maybe also because we took them to Panera for lunch.


I came home with more bins for my $50 Thrift Store Expedit and an inexpensive rug for the back door. I didn't spend much, but half the fun of IKEA is the inspiration!

Do you have a favorite IKEA piece?

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Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I was totally trying to figure put a place to put that red bench in my house the last time I hit IKEA. Cute! I also like the really neutral room.

Kelly Schenck said...

Love all the inspiration at Ikea! Lots of neutrals and love the kitchen pulls!

Dawn said...

I want...no...NEED...it all!!!

modern jane said...

Oh why oh why do I live so far away from an ikea? So much inspiration!

Alice said...

IKEA is definitely one of my favorite stores! and it's 2 hours away o.O so i plan my trips, study the catalog like a schoolbook, and have a list going in. then i just enjoy myself. the first time i went to IKEA i was there for 5 hours. love, love, love!

Emily said...

I've been to IKEA twice this month. Man do I love it there! I'm also loving their gray furniture. I've been eyeing their "Ribba" gallery wall for awhile and think I'm finally going to take the plunge and create one for our family room! :)

Vel Criste said...

i do - oour first bedroom set was the Malm - I still could not let it go (no in our guest room) because its the very 1st major furniture we ever got!! it still looks great and goes with anything! i love Ikea and that black chair on the reading corner - is mine for sure! :-)Glad you had fun!

Erin {Home Everyday} said...

I agree, I don't always have to buy things at IKEA to have fun. I love love love walking around all the faux rooms and dreaming of ideas for our own home. Thanks for this post. The pictures were great!

Simply Kelly Blog said...

Have that sectional-- its wicked comfortable. Thanks for posting that pic-- gives me inspiration of what to hang above it :-).

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Can you believe I've never been in an Ikea?? The nearest one is 5 hours away. Oh how I itch to go when I see all of these fun ideas!! Love the inspiration here, Amanda!

Jen @ The Decor Scene said...

Always love Ikea for inspiration. Such great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration Amanda. :) We are lucky to have an Ikea about 20 mins from our house. YAY!!! :)

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

Ikea is so awesome!! This was fun - and so many great ideas!

Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline said...

I love Ikea...I can look around there for hours! Love your inspirational ideas....and would love for you to share them at my weekly linky party http://cupcakesandcrinoline.com/2012/09/its-time-to-party-weekly-linky-party/

I hope to see you there. Have a wonderful day. p.s. Your children are so cute!

Stacy @ She's {kinda} Crafty said...

My oldest is finally tall enough to go into the Smallland or whatever they call the baby sitting thing so now I get to look at about 33% of what they have b/c I am only chasing after a 2 year old (that's up from about 17%) :)
So thanks for showing me what they really have there!

Johnnie said...

How fun! I love the room with the orange bench. Just went to my first Ikea a month ago. Amazing! Thanks for sharing, Amanda!


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