Is that not normal? Someone please tell me that is OK.
Although I am trying to break away from too much IKEA in our home, it is still an annual guilty pleasure to dive head first into their colorful catalog pages. IKEA is known for creating smart storage for small spaces, and the organizing loving gal I am can't get enough of their creative solutions. Last year I even took a multiple hour stroll through the store and shared everything new that caught my eye here.
This year I had my family with me when we stopped in quickly after a baseball game, so I didn't have the opportunity to touch and feel and ooh and ahh over all of the new goodness. However, just in the few moments we were there, a few things did jump out at me. And since that trip I have browsed the beautiful and inspiration filled book a few times, flagging page after page. So many fab things stole my heart again this year! (You can view the digital version of the 2016 IKEA catalog here).
That table. I am 100% lusting for that table. I now wish that our current table would accidentally fall apart after a wild and crazy table top dance party, so that I could justify the purchase of the new table. I am really digging a variety of natural wood tones lately, and something about the coloring and visible grain in the table above makes my eyes go gaga. And it is even better in the store.
Although small and clear, those sweet little glass vases still managed to catch my eye. And is that a pink tray table? Why sure it is!
IKEA has a variety of beautiful new glassware; everything from canisters to jars to bottles. That casserole cooker made me look twice as well. It looks large enough to feed our always hungry and growing boys. Those beautiful ARV plates are the reason I went to the store in the first place.
Although I don't see them listed online just yet, you can bet one of those cutting boards will eventually end up on our new counters.
Dining should also be relaxing and those grey chairs look like they would just give you a little hug while you eat. They also remind me of some of the pricier chairs that catch my eye at West Elm. That clear glass cabinet peeking through is a stunning addition to any dining space.
I have a feeling that plaids and checks are going to continue to be hot for awhile. The grey SMÅNATE cushion cover is a superfab price!
I know not everything needs to be sprayed or gilded in gold, but that task lamp is definitely asking for it big time. Especially with that sleek black shade, it would be an amazing update.
Let's take a moment to collectively sigh in delight over that tiered storage tower. And I am happy to testify my love for those green flexi-bins. I have a couple and they are awesome for kids and outdoor toys.
Looking for another way to make a big impact on a budget? Think about tiling multiple noticeboards to create an abundance of surface for important papers and memos, while also adding decorative detailing to your walls.
Being organized in the home office can really make or break your finances and budget. IKEA has a slew of smart, colorful and functional storage options. Every time I go to IKEA I try to find a reason to need those green office supply drawers....
Boxes big and small, wall pockets, shelving and work surfaces? They have you covered with it all.
I am loving the new TROFAST bin colors, IKEA makes me want to be a kid again. And little toy sacks that hang from hooks are also my jelly jam.
Tag, you are it! I would love to know what is on your IKEA wish list this year and what caught your eye in the newest catalog? Are you planning any good IKEA hacks this year? Do you also have the IKEA catalog release date scribbled down in your planner surrounded by hearts and stickers and highlighter?
Psssst! IKEA does not sponsor or pay me for these posts. It is just annual fun for me and you!