Who was pumped to get the new 2014 IKEA catalog in the mail a couple of weeks ago? I was! Every time they send out a new one, reading it becomes An Event. I make a snack, ignore my phone, and start earmarking pages. I try to make sure Hubsey is sitting right next to me so when I find perfect things I don't have to go running all over the house to show him. He's a pretty good sport.
I know some people aren't as into IKEA as I am, and that's fine. I'm weird and like to put furniture together, but maybe that's not your bag. Either way, the new items I'm about to show you are pretty and can always serve as inspiration if you'd rather hit up another store. It was hard to narrow it down, but these are my five favorite newbies from the blue and yellow palace:
>> Sofa - Historically speaking, I shouldn't want to commit myself to something so bold, but this is the second emerald green sofa I've fallen for in less than a year. Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something? Also note that it's velvet and would be great for naps. ($999)
>> Chair - This is also velvet, and while you probably can't nap in it very well it unless you're a toddler, think of how sophisticated your house would become if you had a boss velvet chair camped out by a fireplace or bookshelf. ($499)
>> Curio - We're not really knickknack people, but if I could see something like this metal and glass case working as alternate storage in a small bathroom. Or maybe as jewelry display if you have a good spot for it in your bedroom. ($179)
>> Rug - I've been eyeballing yellow rugs with trellis patterns for a couple of years. The people at IKEA are getting pretty good at reading my mind. ($199)
>> End Table - Because I'm a nerd, this little table is very exciting to me. It's a design that was originally sold through IKEA in the '50s and they're bringing it back. Holler! ($59)
What were your favorites this time around? Do you plan to get anything? I can't believe how much I want that sofa. The chair, too. Which of these is your favorite?