Window Shopping: Ikea
Sunday afternoon the boyfriend and I wrapped up a weekend of thrifting, flea-marketing, and yardsaling with a stop at Ikea. Here’s a snapshot (or six) of some fun finds (that I did not purchase).
First off, I found a potential solution to my living room design dilemma! As I mentioned before, the Ikea Lack shelves don’t come in the right wood finish for my space. After considering using black-brown and embracing the color difference, I realized I’m too hell-bent on matching wood tones. Thus, I was pleasantly surprised to find what I’ll call “almost-floating shelves.” Supported by just a two low-profile brackets, the shelves offer the clean appeal of floating shelves with (I think) a bit more stability. And between the four wood tones offered (not to mention white, black, yellow, red ) there’s sure to be one for your room.
(Sadly, I can not for-the-life-of-me locate them on the website.)
Next up: If you like the clean lines, round tapered legs, and warm golden wood of mid-century / danish modern furniture, but don’t want to sort through yard sales and thrift stores and antique markets to find [probably beat up] pieces, then Ikea’s Stockholm tables should make you a happy camper. They also come in the ever-popular black-brown finish, in case you want to have the vintage lines in modern colors.
On a less modern note, you can embrace your inner princess at this modern yet classic vanity table. (There’s a matching bedroom set, too, btw.) It’s made even more exciting with the small faux-crystal chandelier suspended over the right side. (Sorry, bad photo, so you can’t see it very well.) But what a great way to jazz up an otherwise mundane morning routine!
Wonderful Whites: If you’re as into white vases and decor items as I am right now, then you may be excited by Ikea’s array of options. They accessory area was just overflowing with them! I especially liked the Sockerart pitcher (which comes in three sizes, starting at $6.99)
and this collection of small bud vases (only $1.99 each!)
What are some of your current faves at Ikea this fall?