Tuesday, March 12, 2013

IKEA Shopping Trip and Home Decor Ideas (March 2013)

Our IKEA is less than 45 minutes away (on a good traffic day), so I like to head up every other month or so to check out what's new in the showroom. I always leave with lots of decorating ideas...they may not always be implemented due to "budgetary restrictions," but it sure is fun to window shop. My friend Christy joined the girls and me for some Spring Home Decor Shopping, and we spotted all kinds of fun decor items!

(Thanks for bearing with the iPhone pics...I didn't want weird looks from other customers staring at my Nikon as I tried snapping shots of a bathroom. And the iPhone is way easier to carry!)

Love the pendant fixtures, and the "ladders" on the wall for holding throws, blankets, etc. Would be cool to see one or two of the rungs as shelves.
IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from @serenitynow

Christy and I noticed a definite trend of pink/shabby chic accessories. 
IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from @serenitynow
IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from @serenitynow


A few more dining areas:
IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from @serenitynow

IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from @serenitynow

IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from @serenitynow


A couple of the bedrooms had been redecorated since last time. Love the sideways mirror!
IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now
IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now

Sweet little vanity area; nice lighting:
IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now

Both Christy and I swooned over this awesome closet area!
IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now

Cute nightstand:
IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now

Such a fun new kids' bedroom collection:
IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now

They have a pretty new pillow pattern with gray, mustard, and red hues. Christy and I also liked how the designers hung a length of the fabric in front of some red window panels for contrast.
IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now
IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now

And some pretty home accents:
IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now

IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now

IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now

IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now

IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now

IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now

IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now
IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now

IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now

I had some more fantastic photos to show you, but this post is becoming epic-length. I did bring home some goodies for myself: three white candle holders, a candle set, a couple kitchen gadgets, and some super-cute paper napkins with cake knives/coffee mills/entertaining stuff on them that I thought would be fun for Book Club:
IKEA Home Decor Ideas (March 2013), from Serenity Now


Have you been to IKEA lately? What would you have taken home?

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12 comments:

  1. Me and Charmaine of My Bestfriend Criag blog were there shopping our hearts out yesterday! Ikea in Schaumburg though, bought a ton of stuff including $2.99 mustard pillow covers and recycling bins. I love that spoon art, I should've grabbed it, now I'm regretting! waaah! hopefully I can drop by again soon!

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  2. Thanks for the trip to Ikea!!! Love these kinds of posts!!!

    xox

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  3. Thanks for the post. I am now begging with the boyfriend to go this weekend! He loves Ikea but doesn't love the all the stuff I insist we "need!"

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  4. I'm hoping to find a twin bed for Row on our trip home! Do you ever use the IKEA child care?

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  5. Thanks for posting this. I wouldn't have mind if you would have posted more pics. :) The closest Ikea to me is 4 hours away! I only go once a year, so your Ikea updates are great for me to see what's new!

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  6. Do you know the name of that vanity table? Been looking for an inexpensive vanity and this one would be perfect. I can't find it on the website.

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  7. Just went to Ikea last week! Bought some white Riba frames and a new rug for my family room. Their organization solutions are amazing...love it!

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  8. Ikea shopping is always so much fun. I could go every month and always find something new to look at.

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  9. Loving that new nightstand! Super cute with the pop of color!

    I also drooled over the big ladder display last time I was there.

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  10. I went to IKEA 2 weeks ago. I LOVE that store. I bought 2 of those bottles but I have no idea what I will do with them - I'm thinking vinegar or oil. Always find something good there.

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  11. I love your IKEA shopping posts! :p Adorable things you found...and I LOVE your loot! Those napkins? Adorable. <3 Heidi Rew from PartiesforPennies.com

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