Disclaimer – This bad boy IS NOT sponsored. Ikea doesn’t know me. If they did, they might get weirded out by my obsession with them and pull a restraining order. Just sayin.
Ikea….everyone’s favorite Swedish meatball provider and home decor store…is always coming out with new stuff and recently they announced they are releasing the 2018 catalog soon! That’s right girls! Time to strap on the bras and pull out the wallets!
You can sign up to get a digital version or receive one in the mail….here is the link.
So before you check out the new stuff that will be available soon in their stores and online, I wanted to share a little info that I realized not everyone knows! Also I am gonna give a little shoutout to some of their new stuff this year (I mean…it JUST came out!!!) and some of it is soooo gooooood! I know typically Ikea can sometimes look a little um….cheap….said in my softest whispery voice ever…kinda like how my mom says dirty words…..but these things are styled after more expensive wares (think Crate and Barrel, West Elm, Room & Board, etc.) and I think they are loaded with style even though they still get to boast that Ikea price point.
So first – some really fun facts you should know.
- IKEA DELIVERS – that’s right folks. It started a while back but you can order some ikea stuff online and they do have a delivery option. The problem is that the shipping is expensive….I looked at a cutting board for $12 and delivery was $10. But heck, if you don’t have a store nearby and must own a particular item…it’s the price you pay.
- IKEA IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON – Yup. It’s true. A lot of their stuff is available on prime – CLICK HERE TO SEE. And so you can save on shipping and get it this week! The furniture is obviously still one of those things that you will have to go into a store for…but if you are just shopping for what I call “smalls” – (small housewares like baskets, pillow covers, hooks, etc) it’s totally worth checking out! ***UPDATE – these are not sold directly by IKEA – these are third party sellers but still available on Amazon and manufactured by Ikea and still new. Sorry for any confusion!!!
- IKEA HAS FUN MAKEOVER VIDEOS – They are cheesier than my mother’s lasagna but completely worth checking out for inspirational value alone. Basically the premise is – go into a space and give it a makeover and each one is about 3-5 minutes….so you can cram a bunch into your lunch break. CLICK HERE TO WATCH. My favorite result is episode 214 – the man cave one….but my favorite video is episode 303 – the kids bathroom makeover. No more spitting on hands 🙂
Now let’s get to that home-candy, shall we?!
These are things that JUST came out in the last year and they are winning all the heart eyes.
Black & gold shade – loving the moody look over a dining table! And so glam with that gold inside.
Watercolor-esque pillow cover – love this casual and artistic vibe that isn’t too many shades of the rainbow.
Textured throw – perfect for the end of a bed or over the back of a chair. Fingers crossed that it’s super comfy!
Metal & wood shelving – this is the best compromise of style when it comes to kids. Things they can’t destroy are always a win in my book.
Round wood tray – it’s a great size for collecting all those odds and ends in a bathroom, a kitchen or the entryway! Or tomatoes. All the tomatoes.
Entryway hall tree – metal and portable, this dude has 12 hooks for a relatively small footprint. That’s amazing.
Linen duvet & sham – it’s under $100 bucks for a king size. That’s just unreal for a linen duvet.
Gold & white globe light – price wise it can’t be beat. The style? I would flank a bathroom mirror with these and pretend I spent a fortune.
Gold & black clock – it is a nod back to more glamourous times….like yesterday when you didn’t have dry shampoo on your scalp.
Black matte silverware – gold forks dominated 2017, will the new silverware of 2018 be a matte black? Batman says yes.
Walnut & black floating sink – all that storage! A girl can dream!
Black & white bag – it’s winning my affection with it’s size and is cheaper than gift wrap. Maybe I should do a black & white christmas and put all the presents in these this year!
Blue & white dishtowels – I love the navy trend (long time readers know navy is my JAM) and I feel like these sweet dishtowels would be a sweet traditional nod in any kitchen.
Rattan chair with white cushions – this is the cutest chair ever. like I might try to convince Jeremy that we need to build a sunroom just so that I can own it.
Underbed trundle – guys! It’s a trundle…for your guests….but then it also had drawers…for your drawers. That’s what we call underwear…because apparently Jeremy has a problem with me calling them man panties.
Navy & glass cabinet – how perfect would this be in a boys bathroom? I mean…it would hold all the towels and they would look so pretty and protect them from little boys imperfect aim. Not that I would know about that. Nope. Never.
Rattan cabinet – how cute is this little guy?! It seriously makes me want to replace all the dark wood in my house with light and bright.
Alphabet duvet & sham – I am digging this duvet for a kids room! I mean…it would be great for anyone to have in their linen closet for guests too because it could work for a girl or a boy!
Metal hook – Imagine a whole line of these on custom shiplap. It would be the cutest mudroom addition!
Two-toned basket – Loving the two toned look for larger planter baskets. I used one for our master bedroom and this one is a great size and price.
Ants doormat – Halloween is just around the bend and this would be the perfect inexpensive addition to any spooky front porch.
Basket with handles – If your Ikea has this basket in stock, buy it. And then mail it to me. I’ve been stalking it for ages and everyone in Atlanta apparently loves it too because it sells out instantly.
Faux greenery – I actually went to Ikea and bought like 8 of these fake eucalyptus stems. They are really good faux’s – and the price is decent.
Black lantern – LOVE having black lanterns under my deck this season (I’ve yet to show you that space) and these are really tall for the price.
So that is my roundup for today of all my favorite Ikea things. Pretty sweet huh?! I mean…ikea! Land of all things dorm room has turned a corner and now it’s perfect for the grown up home! Just don’t tell Ikea I said that….I mean, I want them to still make dorm room stuff….one day I’ll have four kids in college at the same time. It’ll be kinda important.