Labor Day is the official end of summer for most people. Time to retire your white fashions and beachwear. I don’t really share the same sentiment knowing that it will be 100 degrees until November. In a way, my summer … Continue reading
No matter where I may be living, it always seems to be somewhat of a hike to get to, but always worth the trip. The great thing about it is – you always know what to expect. I’ve come to depend on they’re tried and true domestic staples, and the prices can’t be beat. Sometimes they throw in a couple new products and that’s always a plus, but when I make a trip – I have a specific purpose.
I am particular with the Ikea products I buy. I certainly “spread the love” among many different retailers when it comes to dressing up my home – But here are SIX reasons why I love this place…
Dekad Alarm Clock $5.99 and Pugg Wall Clock $19.99
Basic and classic time pieces at a steal!
I found a similar alarm clock on Amazon.com for $24.99
SAVINGS – $19
Pair of Lenda Curtains – $19.99 Pair of Ritva Curtains – $24.99
There’s no window behind these curtains, just some unsightly wall cut-outs. Easily remedied for under $30 with the Lenda curtains and an $8 antique ladder.
Compare at $65 per panel at Pottery Barn
SAVINGS – $105
Luns Magnetic Chalkboard – $14.99
and by the way, this stuff is magic!
Similar find at Pottery Barn for $69
SAVINGS – $54
Lidan Set of two Baskets – $9.99
Overstock.com's version for $29.99/each
SAVINGS – $50
5. PLACE MATS
Soare Place Mat – $3.99 a piece and Silje Place Mat – $2.99 each
This set of 6 goes for $84 @ Pottery Barn
SAVINGS – $60
6. THROW PILLOWS
Gosa Tulpan Pillow Insert – $16.99, Ursula Pillow Cover – $12 and Sanela Pillow Cover – $13
Pottery Barn Pillows - $24 for down insert, and 29.50 for cover
SAVINGS – $24
So there you have it!
I feel compelled to mention, I shop at all the retailers I mentioned in this post; each having something special to offer. Sometimes, I do splurge on the “finer” things in life. Just remember, there are savings to be had without compromising quality and the “look” you want to achieve for your home.
And those are some of the reasons why I love Ikea.
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS POST!
Until really soon,