Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ikea heaven!

So believe it or not, as much as I love home decor, I have NEVER been to Ikea or even their website. I have seen the amazing commercials and have even had several testimonies about how awesome they are. Tonight, I went to their website for the first time. I am in love. Right now, I am so beyond excited for us to buy our first house. I cannot wait for us to own our own home and for me to decorate a home and not an apartment. Don't get me wrong, I do love our apartment and I am very proud of myself for everything that I have accomplished in it when it comes to home decor, but I want a big, beautiful, country home to decorate. I want a huge home, and I want to complain because it is too big and I don't want to clean it haha! This may sound cliche, but I want my house to look like something in a magazine. These are the things that I fell in love with on the website.
This TV stand is gorgeous, plus it has all the storage I'll ever need!
The most beautiful bookshelf I have ever seen. I haven't always been a fan of white furniture since I am a cherry wood furniture kind of gal, but this is like heaven and I want my books and magazines on it.
Floral storage baskets. I am such a sucker for baskets and store containers. There are so many patterns that you can find to make storing your belongings look cute. I love to organize and when you have a crazy little puppy running around, these sure do come in handy. You have to make organizing fun and cute, and these are the way to do it.
 Polka dot storage containers. Need I say more? :)
 A simple wrap around couch. We want one of these for our apartment, but we don't have enough room for one. It still makes me sad till this day that we can't have one, but oh will things change once we buy a house.
I want a footstool so bad. I have always wanted one. Footstools just add a little bit more comfort to a comfy, cozy wrap around couch.

 I feel like every living room or loft area should have a printed chair like this one. I happen to love leaf prints, so this is exactly the kind of chair I would want in my living room.
 I love love love the boho looking rugs. You could use this as a rug or hang it on your wall above your bed. Perfect.

 Pillows. I am beginning to be obsessed with pillows. All you need is a simple couch and a lot of patterned pillows like these. I tend to go towards flower printed pillows.
A new bed frame. We literally have the comfiest bed in the whole world of which is missing a nice bed frame. I need this one in particularly.

A guest day bed. I think that day beds are so neat and so different from normal beds. It just adds a specific flare to any guest bedroom.

And last but certainly not least, a big bold kitchen. Right now in our apartment, I have a kitchen that is the size of a pea. Jarrett and I love to cook together, but we end up stepping on eachothers toes constantly in the kitchen we have. The deciding factor in our first home will definitely be the kitchen.
After seeing all of the inspiration Ikea has to offer, I must plan a trip there soon. I have all of these ideas floating around now and I cannot wait to put those ideas to good use.
Happy decorating all,


  1. I love the bookcases, leaf chair and bench! I too want a larger home to "complain" about! ;)


  2. Jen-
    I know! I'm probably going to be on their website every day now since the closest Ikea is in Maryland lol. By the way, I love your blog and all the military spouse connections you offer on it. I am still new to all of this and it's nice to know that there are a ton of other military wives blogging too! :)



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