This week I took a pilgrimage to Ikea to check out what was new – getting the catalog is one thing but nothing beats seeing everything in person. I know Ikea isn’t for everyone, but when budget limitations come into play and you don’t want to sacrifice style, Ikea can be a treasure trove. Continue on to see some of the items that got me excited.
Take a seat and look at these fantastic chairs! I can’t pick a favorite!
The Stockholm Swivel easy chair is a great place to start! I love the versatility, the scale and it is comfortable! Plus you gotta love the fun pop of color (it does come in some neutral colors as well).
Oh Storsele, you have stolen my heart…
I LOVE the Strandmon chair! That bold orange – what a pop of color!
The Melby chair in two neutrals (charcoal, houndstooth) plus this fun green! This is a great scale for small spaces!
I kept falling in love with the Stockholm series! Loving the clean lines and nod to mid-century design.
Having trouble keeping those shoes in order? The Hemnes Shoe Cabinets closes up the mess and holds up to 12 pairs of shoes, plus the taller unit has a drawer that is perfect for keys and any other grab-n-go items as you head out the door!
Ikea has some great fold-down tables, such as the Bjursta. These sorts of tables are great to have in the kitchen/dining of course, but they are also great for office spaces for those who want the option of having a desk they can stand up at, as well as a command center in a busy space. So many options for something that can easily be put away!
One of the displays Ikea put together was this multi-depth system of the Besta & Tofta. I love the combo of wood and white high gloss and the depth – what a unique way to bring storage into a room!
Another favorite for storage: the Alex cart. I like to use this for art/craft supplies or in offices for “pilers” – shallow drawers mean piles don’t get too big to lose things!
This one isn’t on the website, but it is in the store. Talk about fun for the kids! Be sure to get the ceiling mounts (sold separately) and talk to a handyman for correct installation.
Here are a few other of my favorites:
The Lillerod Curtain Panel is a great way to go just beyond the standard solid without going too far.
Another part of the Stockholm collection, I just can’t take my eyes off the Stockholm Glass-door cabinet.
Bright and colorful, who could resist the Vaster LED Pendant Light or the Ikea PS 2012 Pendant Lights for a kid’s room?
This is the Hektar Floor Lamp, but it also comes in a tabletop version and pendant!
I know it can be a bit of a trek for some to go to Ikea but I think it’s worth it. Please let me know what you come home with next time you go.