IKEA was a great experience going with my mom and the hubs. They are probably the most different when it comes to shopping. My mom loves pillows (as do I). Matt on the other hand, thinks two functional pillows is enough for the entire living room. My mom and I were jumping up and down when we saw that the chairs we wanted fit perfectly under our new computer desk. Matt was the one measuring. He thinks things through, where I am an impulse buyer. I love to shop. I think my mom and I would have filled a U-Haul if we went alone. Good thing Matt was brave enough to take on us two at IKEA. The results in our living room prove it was a good decision to have him there! I love the way it has turned out!
Some people might think that putting together the IKEA pieces they just bought is annoying, but I love it. Partially because Matt does it all, and partially because it makes it that much more exciting! You bring it home, unload it, and all you have is a pile of wood and fabric. Then in a little while, you have pieces of furniture and lamps! It’s great! Plus, we could fit way more of their flat boxes in our car than we could have if all the pieces were put together.
We got pillows! The striped pillow covers were on sale (thanks mom for spotting those!) and they went over the ugly pillows that came with the couch and love seat. The black and white patterned ones are super soft and comfy, and I think filled with feathers! And the yellow ones are lovely button-close pillows with a little floral pattern.
The next thing on my list was a desk. We have our computer in our living room. I was OK with that happening, as long as the cords were hidden. I didn’t want to walk in and see a bunch of cords to the speakers, printer, monitor, etc. After looking around for one, I realized how genius IKEA designers are. (I am not being paid by them, by the way. I also don’t own any stock in the company. I just really like their computer desks!) The desk we have has a little shelf underneath for all the wires and cords. That’s my kind of desk. AND it came in black. Even better.
It’s crazy how excited I am over lamps, but to be honest, they are the first lamps we have bought. So, it’s kinda a big deal. 🙂
And then there was the shelf. I saw this on display and I was hooked. Loving it.