My mother-in-law sent me an ikea catalog in the mail with a note that read "I thought you might be interested in some very affordable pieces!"
She was right.
I (always) am.
With images like these--
and prices like that--!
It's hard to not be intrigued.
I'm constantly inspired by people who use Ikea pieces to makeover a room.
Just recently Camila at high-heeled-foot-in-the-door posted an amazing room makeover! She used several ikea elements and pulled the rest together from Joanns, Burlington Coat Factory (oh yeah, you heard me) and much more for under $500!
She went with the Malm dresser:
for $179, and $39.99! can't beat that-!
To find out what else she pulled together read her post. It's very inspiring!
Remember this article from Domino? It's an Ikea bed... !!
The Edland Four poster bed starting at $279.00
He used the Manstad sectional- that also doubles as a sleeper sofa!- $899.00
Apartment Therapy did a post about Lack shelves and where you can put them:
They included 12 ways to use this shelf...
Click here to read more.
<images via apartment therapy and domino>
The Expedit bookshelves... same type concept- can be used anywhere:
<images via elements of style>
A few other things I liked:
*some I didn't provide links because I ran out of time- just type in the title at ikea.com and you should be able to find it!
Knappa pendant, $29.99
Ribba frames, always a staple.
Engan bed frame, $129.99- very sleek! Would look great with an upholstered headboard..
Ekby Valter Bracket- $9.00!- would look great if you painted it the same color as your wall and put shelves on it- great for displaying art, photographs, books, etc.
It's too bad I find the Ikea department store too much to handle. I think it is because I always end up in the Atlanta Ikea on a Sunday afternoon, 'swinging by' on my way back to Nashville with a minor headache after a long wedding weekend, elbowing my way through the crowd to see the ikea rugs---my hungry husband is texting me that he's lost in the kitchenware department, while a random child is tugging at my shirt and picking his nose.
Ahhh... gotta love Sunday at Ikea.
A client of mine said she heard that Ikea is having "Kids Eat Free" day over Labor Day weekend. I had to investiate. Sure enough, I found the flyer:
I'm sorry... but can you imagine anything worse? Whoever thought a furniture store, meatballs and children-under-12 go together must be smoking cr@#k!
As for me? I'll stay here, look at the pictures on the website, and renew my mother-in-law's Ikea subscription.