So we have a new house (yay!), which means we have a new house to decorate. Naturally, I’ve been browsing a lot of home decor blogs, which incite the exact same thoughts/feelings I used to get while reading wedding blogs.
OMG, I love everything. OMG, I want everything. OMG, everything is so expensive. OMG, I’m hyperventilating. OMG OMG OMG.
Breathe, and then repeat.
Honestly, the more I read home decor blogs, the more I appreciate good ol’ IKEA. I once thought I grew out of Ikea (or, rather, people told me I should grow out of IKEA), and I haven’t had the best of luck with all my IKEA purchases (missing screws and such), but on the whole, they offer many great pieces that are damn affordable. And you can just grab the stuff straight off the shelves. No waiting six to eight weeks for the delivery guy. Open the box, and several hours and curse words later, you have furniture! It’s grand.
This Swedish IKEA blog, Livet Hemma (Life at Home), makes me even more antsy to make an IKEA run. (You can translate the page in English using Google Chrome or Firefox.) It’s all about styling Ikea products in fresh ways. I’m inspired.
You can paint IKEA porcelain plates to create a fun wall.
Love, love, love this DIY storage unit made of handpainted plywood boxes.
Digging the mismatched cushions on this KIVIK modular sofa.
Oh yes. The newspaper-covered RAST three-drawer chest. As newspapers are dying, this is a lovely way to memorialize them. (I can’t believe I, a newspaper reporter, just said that.)
If this was my home office, I’d be quite happy.
Maybe we’ll go to IKEA this weekend! Fun!