For the Love of Ikea

September 19, 2011

Have you gotten it yet?  The 2012 catalog arrived the other day and found a renewed place on top of my limited sqare footage resource list.  Small space dwellers rejoice!  On the catalog, it sums up my decorating mantra.  "A home doesn't need to be big, just smart." Amen to that.

Ikea breaks it down into a few key ideas that maximize every inch for us. Here they are:

Idea #1)  Get more storage & counter space in the kitchen with their efficient kitchen islands.

Idea #2) Use your vertical space when looking for more room like lofting bunk beds for additional space below. 

Idea #3) Put your walls to work with hanging shelves, hooks, cabinets etc.

Idea #5) Look for pieces that have multiple uses and don't take up as much room like 2 chaises instead of 1 sofa in the middle of a room.  

Idea #6) Dream big!  Want that proper closet in your bedroom?  Bet they can make it happen so you don't always have to forgo those nesting dreams just because the space is small. 

Check out all their smart ideas at 

Best line in the catalog-"With foldable, flexible, stackable, movable and climb-up-on-the-topable furniture, a small room can transform into whatever you need it to be."

Live large, 



Henley on the Horn said...

Bring it!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hello Frances...I am an IKEA fan and make the 2 hour trip as often as I can. I bought my first copy of the HGTV magazine last night. What a treat. I so enjoyed your piece on pillows. I too have a passion for pillows and recently opened an Etsy shop called Sutton Place Designs. It's a spin off of my blog On Sutton Place. I would like to invite you to visit my shop and take a look at my pillow covers. I've sewn all my life and love it more now than ever. I am hard at work adding new things and recently was featured on Miss Mustard Seed.
Thank you for your time. Have a great Sunday...Ann

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