Happy whatever day of the week it is, I’ve lost track. That happens when you’re having fun in the sun 😉
Yesterday I took my first trip to the store of all stores: IKEA. It made me rethink every decision of my adult life. So many great inspirations, patterns and pretty things to ogle over. They even serve food…say what?! I was on the hunt for anything to spruce up the pad. As we walked through the display rooms I almost died. Eyes popped out, mouth dropped, probably drooling, in my head screaming “IS THIS REAL?!”
After paroozing I decided our living room was going in a cave-like direction. Most everything we have now is dark, except the coffee table. No bright and cheery. No expression of our actual personalities: two crazy broke girls with a creative bone. What’s worse is our living room doesn’t get good light at all. So now I’m on the hunt for pieces that will bring life into our cozy home.
Here’s a picture I used to show you guys our new coffee table in this post:
There’s a ton going on here. We chose green because…uhhh…there was really no great revelation for the color choice. It went more like “what color should we paint our living room? What about one color but two walls a shade darker to open it up? How about green? Okay cool.” It happened to match our awesome grandma couch gifted from the Grandfather himself.
Back to the point. IKEA blew my mind. It’s inspired me to make over our living room to reflect who Allie and I are. Check out a few of the inspiring items I found:
Comforter set….with little monsters!
The Aztec diamond pattern was to die for…and $3.99 pillow covers? Shut the front door.
I went crazy for these pillows! They would be perfect somewhere…somehow. I would create a whole room around them. But not for $12.99 a pop. 😦
We found the fabric section! My oh my talk about heaven
This cutie helped me pick out curtains. She looooved modeling! Silly and goofy faces all day long 🙂
Love those ball lights. I have a feeling they’ll go somewhere. How funky?
A vast store of virtually everything you could think of. We were slightly rushed…hopefully I can get up to Chicago sometime over the summer for a proper 4-5 hour trip.
I can’t wait to show off what I wound up buying! 😀 Am I a little late to the IKEA party? What kind of stuff have you guys got from there? I would love to know how you’ve used their style to update your home.