Why I Love IKEA.... {Top 5 Reasons}

July 21, 2014

 
I can't recall how I discovered Ikea, but I'm pretty sure it had something to do with Pinterest.... All I really know is that I love Ikea from the bottom of my heart and today I'm going to share the top five reasons why I love IKEA!!
 
First and foremost. If you have ever been to Ikea or own Ikea products then I know you will totally relate to the first reason why I love it so much....Yes, you guessed it! It's affordable!! I mean where else can you go to find so many items under $100!! Seriously!!?? I'm pretty sure every room in my home has something that was purchased from Ikea and was less than $100.
 Lets take a look shall we??
 
See those cute cloth towels hanging on my kitchen island?
Yup, picked those up at Ikea for a whooping forty-nine cents each!!
 

The chalkboard, cabinet and baskets all came from Ikea and
each one was under $100.

The dresser in our daughters room was $99.
I added the adorable butterfly nobs and did a little
DIY lettering on the front with gold paint pen.

The Ribba picture ledges and the Lack side table together under $100!

And in our living room the Byholma basket in gray was only $59.99!!
Perfect for toy storage!!
 
 
The second reason I love Ikea it for it's product versatility. There are so many items that take on different roles in different rooms. Take the Kallax shelving unit (formally Expedit) for example. I use ours in the dining room, but before that is was used in my office for craft storage. The Pax system is also very versatile. Check out how Jenna, from Jenna Sue Designs used the Pax system in her master bedroom and in her kitchen!! This goes right along with my third reason for loving Ikea!! Hackable!!! Yes, I invented a new word!! Ikea has so many items that you can create and DIY into anything you like in hundreds of different ways!! Check out my Ikea Crush board on Pinterest for incredible Ikea hacks!!
The fourth reason I love Ikea is product durability!! All of the items we have from Ikea have lasted us a good three years and we haven't had to replace or fix anything!! It's amazing how so many items from Ikea are so inexpensive, yet durable enough to last so long!!
The fifth and final reason I love Ikea is because of all the adorable children's items!! From stuffed toys to train sets, markers, crayons, mini furniture that kids actually fit in, chairs, stools, rugs, you name it, Ikea has it and for kids!! I could pretty much go on and on about Ikea and all it's loveliness... I will end here with one other reason why I totally love Ikea and completely forgot about while writing this post....
The perfect excuse to go shopping at Ikea...
 $1 fat free ice cream!!  Nuff said!!
Hope your having a Happy Monday!!

 

24 comments:

  1. Love IKEA too...I just did a little damage there last weekend...lol.....Love your style. I have the same Byholma basket. New follower!!! Here is a link to my IKEA finds http://littlebrags.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-few-new-things-from-ikea.html

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    1. Welcome Christine!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!! Yeah, I have a bit of an obsession with IKEA.... I could just live in their show rooms!! LOL!! Can't wait to check out your site!! Thank you so much for your kind words!! Stop by again soon!!

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    2. HI Lisa, got your comment on my post. Thanks so much....say did you know that you are a non reply blogger? So basically I can not respond to your comment directly, it will go nowhere? Its a Google glitch. I am following you through Bloglovin!

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    3. Geez!! How in the world do I fix that??? Thanks for letting me know!! I had no idea!!!

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    1. Hi Melissa!! Thank you I LOVE our sofa too!! It is actually from Pottery Barn! I purchased it on sale last year! Well worth the splurge! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. And the sign that says "because someone we love is in heaven..." Where did you get that? Love it!!

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    1. Hi again!! I purchased the sign through House of Belonging on Etsy!! Tiff is wonderful. This sign was a custom order so you won't find it in her shop. If you would like to purchase just let her know Lisa from Gracie Blue the blog sent you!! Here is the link!! :)
      https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHouseofBelonging

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  4. I love shopping at Ikea too. I have lots of things from there in my home: home things and great kids toys.

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  5. I'm heading to Ikea on Monday, can't wait! I remember seeing the Byholma basket the last couple times I've been and I love how you use it instead of a coffee table.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Maggie!! If you actually saw the inside of that basket you would be amazed at just how many toys can fit in there!! I'm thinking about getting another and placing it beside the one that is there for extra storage!! Have fun on your trip and don't forget to get an ice cream cone before you leave!! Enjoy you weekend!!

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  6. gorgeous house! will you please come over and style mine? :) love love love it all!

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    1. Ahhwww thank you so much!! Your sweet!!!

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  7. Hi, would you happen to remember the paint color on your walls- it's perfect for my basement...

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    1. Hi Ashley! Sure!! The color of the living room is Wheat Bread by Behr! Hope that helps!
      Thanks for stopping by!!

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  8. Hi! I was wondering where you got your couch from. it is exactly what i am looking for!

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  9. It's from Pottery Barn. It's the gray color so will have to be special ordered with 6-8 week deliver! 😉

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  10. Hi I would love love love to know where you got your couch?? I am having the hardest time finding the perfect one...I love it!

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  11. Love your style! We have very similar taste! I would love to know the color on your walls!

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    2. Thanks so much! The wall color of the living room in this photo is Wheat Bread by behr. I have since changed it to Dove White by Glidden! Good luck!!

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  12. Having a sound sleep at night is necessary for a person’s health. Choosing a good sofa bed or mattress that complements your body’s shape and is in accordance with its physical needs and sleeping patterns is very important.

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