Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Ikea has a bad rap for selling low quality products. I think this is much deserved for some of their products; scratchy bedding, thin wood veneer, flimsy frames and mirrors and uncomfortable upholstery items. BUT, ikea also rocks in other departments and the prices absolutely can't be beat. Here are a few items I've noticed recently that really stand out and could be mistaken for something 5x the price. 

This throw blanket is very on trend right now. It's a new item at ikea and would fit right in with all the black and white schemed room we are seeing in magazines and blogs today. And hello, under $20 bucks!

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This floor lamp looks like it could be found at Design Within Reach, check it out compaired to the AJ Floor Lamp.

I love this decorative bowl! So many of ikea's products loose their appeal to me because they feel light and wobbly but his bowl is heavy and it feels expensive.


This ikea stockholm rug is currently sitting under my cocktail table, it's handmade and 100% wool. The construction has held up really well, which is always the risk that runs with buying ikea. This rug costs $299.00 and could easily pass for the Jonathan Adler rug below that runs for $995.00 

Now is also a great time to check out their holiday decor, the lighting they have this year is pretty awesome. Like this guy below...

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