Man, I am KILLING the giveaways this month! No worries folks, the $100 gift card from IKEA will be there at the bottom to enter to win. You can even pretend to read this entire post to make me feel better about myself.
As you know, I’ve partnered with IKEA Schaumburg to share with you all, the greatness that is IKEA. They’ve given me creative freedom, and I like to think that I’m pretty creative, so as part of this partnership, I’m posting about all of my favorite things in IKEA (no this post won’t be a million words or photos long) AND sharing with you my idea of #EPICFieldTrips which started out with IKEA. I kind of want to keep them seperate, but I want to talk about them at the same time as the other content, so you’ll be nice and let me, right?
Anyhoo, a couple of weeks ago, IKEA sent out the joy to everyone everywher, the IKEA catalog. Let’s pause right here. Do you remember the joy you felt as a young one, when you got the Big Toy Book in the mail. I’m not sure if it was Sears, or JCPenney, or Montgomery Ward that sent it out, but it was like kids the world over were silenced for a couple of weeks as we marked, dog-eared, and checked off items that we wanted from that book. Now, year after year, most of us didn’t get a tenth of what we wanted from that catalog, but that didn’t stop us from dreaming every single year it arrived. Now, we’re all grown up, and we can BUY what we want, WHEN we want to. Which brings me to this question.
Now that you’ve received your IKEA catalog in the mail, which item are you eyeing the most?
At this moment, I’m really focusing quite a bit on the living room and my bedroom. Both have gone ignored for so long it’s not funny. It’s about time we got a peremanent living room set, and furnished our living room as if we weren’t nomads. It’s hard work deciding on a theme or style of a living room too. Don’t you remember how long it took us to choose a paint color? Wait. You don’t, because I haven’t blogged about it yet, and if I haven’t blogged it, it hasn’t happened. One day.
So, what does this have to do with part deux of #EpicChIKEA? Well, this Saturday, I’ll be hosting another gathering of the IKEA lovers and we’ll be going full Scavenger Hunt mode. I still haven’t decided what my prize is going to be, but hopefully it’ll be as epic as the gathering itself. Last time (in January) (click the link above, you’ll like it if you read it, I promise) we got a bit of a late start, but we all ate lunch together, and then separated to shop and canoodle with stuff. The hashtag #EpicChIKEA on Instagram, should provide plenty of inspiration during our time there on Saturday. Until then, I’m going to leave you with a couple of my favorite items from the catalog.
As I said before, the living room and my bedroom are the main focus of my decorating at the moment. I want to create spaces that are relaxing, yet inviting. Especially since at the moment, I have not slept in my bed because I just can’t get into my room being so empty and cold. No worries, Mr. Houseful follows me wherever I go, so he’s been joining me in our living room as we fall asleep on our couches, which also need an update. I want to first start with the walls, and make those inviting. The easiest way to make a room feel more inviting is to start with the walls (to me anyway) and we need a clock, because NO ONE likes having to go to the kitchen to check our microwave for the time. This BRAVUR wall clock will do just that. The command center that it’s hovering over isn’t too shabby either. Little steps for us.
As for my bedroom. We already have the HEMNES dresser and the LEIRVIK bed , so we’re looking for ways to incorporate things that will tie the wood and the metal together seamlessly. I’m thinking that we’ll paint our walls Plumage from the Martha Stewart line, and create a secret space for our office work. Hopefully, I can get the room cleared out enough to take a proper before picture for you all. (ETA – I’m working on that today, and will update this post as a starting point. See? You all inspire me!)
That’s not all! Because IKEA Schaumburg is so awesome, they’re offering a $100 IKEA Gift Card to help with your home decorating needs. Or, you can just use it in the cafeteria. We don’t judge. Be quick though, this giveaway ends Friday! Remember, if you’re on Instagram or Twitter, to follow along with #EpicChIKEA to see all the great fun and inspiration that we share on Saturday!
My favorite thing about IKEA is that they have nice and affordable stuff
Stephanie Ford-Smith says
My favorite thing about IKEA is that they allow me to be creative with my space, they give me different colors and sizes to choose from, they have everything a home needs and all at an affordable price! I used to go there as a kid in Germany and it was like a giant play land! Now as an adult in Arizona I love it that much more!
Sandy Klocinski says
IKEA furniture is affordable, attractive and even provides a chance to be creative as you can buy unfinished furniture, or even mix and match parts to create your own customized furniture.
I love ikea because you can just get so many ideas on how to fix small spaces without breaking the bank. That and lingonberries.
carmen peterson says
I have not had the chance to go to IKEA yet. But I loke the variety of furniture they carry.
Erin F. says
My favorite thing about Ikea is hands down the Swedish Meatballs!! I have heard that they will also be selling vegan ones as well!
Mrs. Houseful says
They do have the vegan ones, and chicken ones. We got to try them out a couple of months ago! Good stuff.
Jessica To says
I like their furniture but I especially like their selection of wall clocks because I need a new kitchen clock.
Deb Jensen says
I would love to win this! There’s some cute stuff Ive been eyeing for my new apartment!
Jenny N says
They have awesome unique items I can’t find anywhere else.
Debra Summerer says
I love everything about IKEA. They have the best designs and styles for the whole house at great prices.
Adrienne Gordon says
Easy to shop in.
Kathy D says
I love walking around the store and Love the discount area
Stephanie V. says
I love their designs and price point!
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Elizabeth Newsome says
I love how minimalist so many of their pieces are! We have furniture from them in our office, living room, and bedroom! It’s perfect for us!
Margaret Smith says
I love the great deals that they have on kitchen decorations and odds and ends for the kitchen.
Ann Fantom says
I like Ikea’s Swedish meatballs
angela cunningham says
they have nice thing at reasonable prices
Megan Tilley says
I love the variety of furniture and products that they carry.
Shannon Baas says
I like the variety.
Jennifer Reed says
I love Ikea’s selection of kitchen organizing products.
Melissa C says
Unique & affordable decor
Kelly D says
I like their decorative items.
Laura S says
My favorite thing about IKEA is that they have so many things at such affordable prices
Amy D says
I shop at IKEA because of the reasonable prices that my family can afford.
Ronni Roseman says
My favorite thing about Ikea is that you can customize so many things. I might purchase the same dresser as another person, but the finish, drawer pulls, and handles could make it look like a completely different piece of furniture.
I love going to ikea and spending hours in each little section! Really gets my creative juices flowing!
Brittney House says
I like the showrooms because they give me ideas for my room. I also like the frozen yogurt.
Shautel Walker says
My Favorite thing about IKEA is the style of everything..THe ease of putting things together, the ease of returns..The cafeteria..I hate living in a city without an IKEA..But they are building one in my hometown and it opens next month..
Kimmy Ripley says
I love IKEA’s style~! A lot of our home is IKEA.
Patricia Wojnar Crowley says
I love how affordable they are!
I love the variety of products. Lots of ideas.
Karen Martin says
My favorite thing about IKEA is the wide variety of different items they have available. Almost anything is available for our home. Thanks
I love that they’re on-trend, yet affordable.
Laura J says
What I love about IKEA is how they have everything set up in the store! So fun to shop and see all the little rooms they create! Always gives me tons of ideas!
Kim H says
I like the variety of home goods!
Cynthia C says
I like the nice selection of products at Ikea and their reasonable pricing.
I like the quality and affordable products!
Amy Pratt says
I like their swedish meatballs.
Kimberly Hilbert says
I like the interesting layout of the store.
daphne r says
Tari Lawson says
I like that they have unusual decorating items at good prices.
Julie Waldron says
I’ve never been there. But from what I’ve seen, I think I would like it.
Richard Hicks says
I like their low prices and nice assortment of products
jules m. says
i love their simple style and the affordable prices
I need that clock.
And I can’t wait for Saturday.
Barbara Fox says
I love their prices!!!
trisha kilpatrick says
IKEA certainly makes it easy to shop and order. They have really cool stuff.
Amanda Z says
I love that you can hack and modify essentially every piece that you can find at IKEA to fit your specific needs!
Nataly Carbonell says
I love the minimalistic styles and good prices!
I like there great prices
Monique Rizzo says
Their swedish meatballs! Thank you for the chance.
I love IKEA because I can get affordable furniture for my apartment!
alicia szemon says
My favorite thing about ikea is that they have so many things to choose from for all kinds of people. They have something if you like vintage, country, modern, ect.
Amanda Kinder says
I love that they have just about anything you could need!
Colleen Boudreau says
I love Ikea because they have affordable AND stylish furniture.
steve weber says
My favorite thing about Ikea is how affordable the furniture is.. and it all comes in boxes!
I love the versatility of Ikea! I have so many pieces in my home office, boys’ bedrooms, playrooms…possibilities are endless with any home’s design!
Thomas Murphy says
I like there huge selection.
ellen casper says
I love their prices.
Denise L says
I like that it’s affordable, cool style…and that they’re coming to my hometown!
Will G says
my favorite thing is all of the unique furniture.
afua o says
i just love all their clever space saving items. currently i “need” their raskog .
Amanda Sakovitz says
I love the low prices.
Remind me to tell you about the youngest oldest child’s 16th birthday trip to IKEA Atlanta, someday…
My favorite thing about IKEA… RASKOG right now. Meatballs always. BILLY BOOKSHELVES for crying out loud. Also, I could go on for awhile here.
Elizabeth White says
I love everything about IKEA!
I want to redo Ayva’s room for school. I haven’t received the catalog, yet, but I’m looking forward to browsing through it!
heather s says
Unique furniture at good prices
What’s there NOT to love about IKEA?!?!? But the awesome products at an affordable price are top of my list. I can find something for every single room of my house – even the ones that I wish I had but don’t…yet 🙂
Courtnie Miller says
I like that they have a variety of things for good prices.
Is it okay to say the food is my favorite part of IKEA?
Crystal F says
I’ve never been to Ikea before. We got a large one a couple of years ago about 45 minutes from us and have wanted to go but haven’t got around to it. This would really give me a reason to go though. haha
Jamie Murphy says
They have a nice selection!
Tabathia B says
I adore their store set up
rich morris says
I love the quality of the stuff they have!
janna johnson says
I love that they are affordable!
Shemp DeYoung (@ShempGames) says
I like the meatballs
I like their verity and decorative items.
I love the creativity and design of IKEA products.
robyn paris says
i love their style.
Jeanna Massman says
i like the variety of products you can find at IKEA and the reasonable prices!
Erin F says
I love the clean design and bright color choices Ikea offers.
Danielle Marie says
i like the meatballs. is that bad? they are addicting.
Ashley C says
I love that its modern and has great prices!
Barb @ A Life in Balance says
One favorite thing about Ikea? That’s tough. I do love the restaurant. And the home goods. And the clearance. 🙂
Kristen C says
I love that you get great designs for great prices!
Abby Barge says
I love how unique IKEA is and the open floor plan it has!
Kimberly O says
The furniture is affordable & funky, too!
Alison Gibb says
I love Ikea because they everything I need to decorate my condo and it is all affordable!!
Carly D. says
I love that you can get things for the whole house at an affordable price.
Meghan Berdelle says
i love the prices!
Stephanie Phelps says
I love all the stylish things that are so affordable!
My favorite thing about IKEA is that I can actually fit their flatpack boxes in my hatchback, no couch delivery needed! I also like their prices and am a huge fan of their design.
I love how all of their design is so sleek and minimal! (though my REAL answer is my favorite thing about them is their Swedish meatballs in the food court :-P)
Neha Kaul says
That it’s quality furniture at an affordable price range!
Debbie F says
I like the affordable prices and their ideas for organizing spaces.
I can never have too much organization.
Especially when it’s pretty. 🙂
Kim Kihega says
I like their prices and creative designs!
Rita A says
Walking through the showroom and seeing everything set up!
chris z says
i like the selection
I love how they stage rooms so customers can try before they buy.
Stephen Alexander says
I like their online stuff.
Liberty J says
I like that they produce high quality products
I love that their store feels like an experience with the staged rooms instead of just rows and rows of products on shelves.
Ricky H says
My favorite thing is everything…Good quality, affordable, stylish, fun!
Tammy Woodall says
I love the variety of Household Items IKEA offers as well as the great prices.
Alyssa F says
the displays that reveal inspiration to anyone that looks!
Mary Calabrese says
I love the Swedish meatballs in the cafe.
Luna S says
I love seeing everything set up so I know how big everything is!
Betty B. says
I love that they have a lot of affordable modern decor options!
I like that they have affordable basics.
Tina W says
Aside from the fantastic wonderland that is the Ikea housewares section …. I really love that they have so many “rooms” set up to walk through. I’ve gotten some good decorating and organizing ideas just walking through the store.
lana simanovicki says
I like all the choices they have
Cheryl Larimer says
My favorite thing about IKEA is finding great fabrics. I can always find great window coverings, linens, etc.
Misty Woods says
I think it is fun to walk around and check out everything they have to offer.
tina reynolds says
I love the prices and so many options plus getting acheap good meal when shopping
Ali Celestino says
They offer a variety of beautiful nice décor items.
Lyndsey R. says
IKEA furniture is functional and easy to move!!
Daniel M says
the design of the furniture
Tara Huff says
I love the modern style of Ikea!
Kyl Neusch says
have a nice selection
beth shepherd says
I love the great selection and cute styles.
Stefanie Gladden says
I love the huge selection of products they have, my family & I love going there all the time to find stuff for our house!
Susan Smith says
I like their great prices and variety of products.
Stephanie Davis says
Ikea has the best designs around! Even better than target lol 😉
I love that ikea is affordable, yet high quality. I also like that a large selection of their stuff is now available online!
Amy C. says
I love the variety and value that IKEA offers.
I like their home furniture designs and prices are reasonable. Thanks!
Sylvana B says
I love all of the options for decorating my place!
Desiree Dunbar says
I love the affordable prices.
Yes, IKEA, lovin it!
IKEA cafeteria is definitely on my fav list, sorry so weak 🙂
joe gersch says
I like the furntiture at IKEA
Nicole Carter says
I love the variety of products at IKEA.
Daniel G. says
The look of everything
Karen Drake says
I love the low prices and the great selection.
I love their swedish meatballs!
Samantha Daleo says
I love the prices and the cool styles of the furniture pieces.
I love the prices of Ikea stuff, while it still has style.
I am so sad I can’t come this weekend. Think of me when you see purple stuff!
Keeley Sullivan says
They have TONS of great chooses and low prices
Ceinwyn R says
I love how you can use basic Ikea pieces to make more elaborate furniture with some Ikea hacks!
Summer B. says
The price on items.
Thomas Chappell says
I like that Ikea has the kids area. It come quite handy.
Mrs. Houseful says
I was waiting on someone to say this! It’s one of my favorite things too!
Betty C says
My favorite thing about Ikea is the affordability of their products. The closest store is about 150 miles away so I don’t get there very often.
Patrycja Chudziak says
I love their amazing and vast assortment of decor products, especially their curtains, rugs, bed sheets, lamps and mirrors!!
My favorite thing about Ikea is their couches. We have one with a chaise and we love it!
Elizabeth H. says
I love the furniture!!
Carolyn Daley says
My favorite thing about IKEA is their selection of decor.
Carrie Smith says
I LOVE IKEA! I love anything from the Hemnes collection, especially. I love that the furniture looks nice but is inexpensive, and my husband loves to put it all together.
Carol Godfrey says
I like the really neat, stylish products they offer.
Peggy Rydzewski says
The great ideas for small rooms
Erica B. says
The prices are amazing.
Ryan origon says
Want to hear something crazy?! I have never been!!! I love looking at the catalogs when they come in the mail, but that is all I’ve seen!!
Karen D says
I like the prices, and the style appeals to my daughter.
Jan Hammersmith says
I like their variety of furniture
Danielle Magee says
I love the prices and how the products are displayed.
Sarah Z says
I have actually never been to an Ikea store but they are going to be opening one here soon!
Laurie Emerson says
I like that they offer so many unique items to choose from.
Lisa V. says
I am not a fan of shopping, but IKEA is kind of fun at which to shop. I like the variety of furniture to pick from also.
I like the variety!
liz l says
Buy a bunch of helmers!
Loaded question. I heart ALL the Ikea things. At the moment, however, I really like the VITTSJÖ laptop stand. Coveting it hard.
Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says
Their prices, clean line styles, selection, the fact that it is a Swedish company (we both have mom’s from Swedish families and the ability to decorate and furnish even on a very tight budget!
Gina-Renee Hayden says
No ikea near me but anytime I am near one I go!
Sarah L says
I’ve never been to an Ikea store.
Thanks for the contest.
Sarah Parisi says
I love it all. I love that I can spend the whole day there, buy all kinds of things that are just my style without spending too much money, and have delicious meals while I’m doing it.
TENILLE JACKSON says
I like that options to create any kind of look I want when sprucing up my home.
Lynda @MommyPowers aka: Sandy Gram says
I like their shower curtains & bathroom decor- I always find something I want in that catalog!
Maria Ramos says
I love their selection and awesome prices!
Stephanie Larison says
I love all the different styles, there’s something to appeal to everyone. So much variety.
WHAT is not to like about IKEA everything is quality and priced right in my book!
Rachel Freer says
I love the huge selection at affordable prices!
Caroline G says
I love just browsing Ikea! We’ve bought things from all over the store over the years but most recently bought a storage shelf with bins for our son’s closet and so far it’s working great! We also got another bag dispenser and small trash can holder for our laundry room upstairs so I’m not constantly asking our son to run down to grab a bag when I need one. We also like the restaurant in Ikea and the ice cream cones on the way out.
My favorite thing about IKEA is their prices.
Melanie Comello says
The Versatility, i love that i can go there, and get something for pretty much every single room in my house!
Dawn S. says
I love the fun variety you can always find at Ikea!
Eugenia Hall says
All of it? Ikea is like Disney World for adults. I love the food, I love exploring the rooms/houses they set up, I love the shopping!
Claudia Davis says
The swedish meatballs (kidding). I love the variety and low prices.
Lisa Davis says
I love the variety they offer for every room in your house
Jennifer H. says
I like the selection that they have there.
Rhonda R. says
I love the styles and the affordability of IKEA!
Karen Deva says
My favorite thing about IKEA is their posters, prints, and frames.
I like their prices.
What’s NOT to LOVE about ikea! I love their meatballs, kids items, and their inexpensive kitchen glasses.
Heather D. says
I love Ikea furniture because they make qualilty modern furniture that fits my style perfectly.
I like the variety of products and the prices.
Bryan E. says
Thank You for the giveaway…they have great gear to help furnish our daughter’s dorm room !
John H. says
I like the furniture.
Trisha McKee says
I love the style, variety and the great deals! It is fun to shop and look around and even more fun to buy!
Dawn Reid says
What I like is that IKEA is affordable.
Cheryl Reinhardt says
I like that Ikea is Stylish, Affordable and has lots of modern choices to choose from. Simple but beautiful.
Michelle S says
The prices! I know people lament their cheap prices = cheap goods, but we have a set of pots and pans I use everyday that I got from IKEA.
I,like the variety of merchandise. I also like that everything is so affordable.
Candice Hernandez says
I haven’t been to ikea in years and am looking forward to it! I recent moved into a bigger home and am looking forward to decorating it without breaking the bank!
Erin F. says
Thank you SO much for telling me about the Ikea Giveaway! I will be sure to share on my social media channels also!