A Successful Trip to Ikea

Monday, March 21, 2016

Over the past three years Daniel and I have been collecting everyone else's furniture to fill up our little apartment. We've got living room furniture from my parents, dining room furniture that Daniel found somewhere, and a mix of kitchen appliances and dishes that we've collected as gifts along the way.

We decided that this year we would use our tax refund and finally buy some of our own furniture. What better place to find something perfect than my favorite of all places, Ikea. I won't lie, I was a little nervous before I ventured out to Ikea with Daniel on Saturday morning. To say that we don't usually agree on furniture is an understatement. We have completely different ideas about style and what looks good together and I tried hard to go into the morning without jumping into defensive mode as I was ready to fight for the furniture that I imagined for our little place.

Surprisingly, we agreed on almost everything.

I'm not kidding. I don't know how it happened, but we walked from set up to set up through Ikea and sat on the couches and chairs trying to picture the furniture in our own place. And we found everything we both loved plus some. We've decided on a dark gray couch, and a matching set of black-brown media storage and coffee tables. We also chose a dining room table, chairs and a bed frame because our other one broke on the move from North Carolina. After we bring all of the big furniture in then I'll be heading back again to pick up all the smaller decorative stuff to tie it altogether. We're even thinking about painting a wall in the room to tie our living room and kitchen together.

I kind of feel like it didn't even happen because it all went too well. I guess i'll believe it when I'm napping on my new couch in a few days. Check back for some before and after photos of our little space.

Thinking of doing some re-decorating? Here's a little Ikea inspiration for your Monday.

photos via Ikea

1 comment

  1. Oh how I love IKEA! I really wish we had one close.


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