One can't help but get excited, anticipating your first trip to IKEA,
as the flags whip about in the wind under beautiful blue skies,
beckoning you into the parking lot!
Going to IKEA, is not like any random shopping trip. It is "an experience."
The prices are phenomenal, i.e. "cheap," and the inspiration rich in the showrooms.
Although I wouldn't suggest going during the mid-afternoon on Saturdays.
Unfortunately, that is when my schedule while visiting Charlotte, NC, permitted, and it was a circus!
(Overly crowded and the check-out wait was long!)
Thought I would share a few pictures from the Show Rooms...
$19.99 for a Basic Metal Table.
The possibilities for this piece are endless, and the price can't be beat!
One of these beautiful bowls came home with me, and now resides on my kitchen table holding fruit.
If I were a modern, hip kind of chick, I would have to have these gloss red lacquer pieces for my kitchen.
IKEA is the "go-to" place for storage solutions!
More pretty storage options, below.
IKEA would be a wonderful place to gather inspiration, and pieces for a brand-new space, or for an apartment dweller. They offer many great solutions for making the most of a small space in a very efficient manner. Overall, IKEA leans toward the modern, but even so, great accessories can be found to accent any type of decor. I observed that IKEA would also be a wonderful place to gather like-items in bulk needed for a wedding or party, for a very affordable price.
So there you have it, my first trip, and my two-cents worth of opinion on IKEA! "smiles"