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IKEA LOVE | Des Moines Moms Blog

Last week I took a day trip with my parents and two of my sisters to IKEA in Kansas City! It was super fun to have a mid-week getaway, and we definitely didn’t leave empty handed! I thought it would be fun to share some of my IKEA favorite finds and just some of my favorite items there! I love mixing IKEA items into my home because they offer SO MANY affordable items that make my home feel fresh and updated — even while it is in the remodel process! 🙂


IKEA Furniture | Des Moines Moms Blog

Why do I love IKEA furniture? I can’t speak to all of it, but I do own the EKTORP sofas and chair, and I am a huge fan! My kiddos are still small, and I love that I can take the covers off and wash them if I need to! AND for the price, I won’t be sad if we have to replace them in five years! They are also super comfortable which is a must for a family room! I have clients in my home frequently, and a few have asked if they are from Pottery Barn… so, I think it’s safe to say that they look high quality, too! (Some of my throw pillows and throw blankets can be found there, too!)

IKEA Furniture | Des Moines Moms Blog


IKEA Plants | Des Moines Moms Blog

I love the little potted plants you see all over their show room! I picked a few a couple visits ago to add some green to my kitchen. I think they are the cutest little plants — they just make me happy! IKEA offers lots of different pot options, too!


IKEA Rug | Des Moines Moms Blog IKEA Rug | Des Moines Moms Blog

I do not own an IKEA rug, but I did find myself snapping pictures of these two while I was there. I have a future master bedroom remodel in mind! 😉 I think one of these black and white rugs might have to be my inspiration! Love the look and LOVE the price even more!



I picked up a couple sets of IKEA white dishes a couple times ago and am so happy I did! We were in need of a new dish set, and we had just completed some open shelving to display them on! The dishes are GREAT — microwave and dishwasher safe and a clean and simple design… AND the price! 😉


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IKEA kills it in the storage department! I love to go in there and dream up a giant walk-in closet that is beautifully designed using IKEA… LOL! I do, however, own one of their locker and storage systems that you design yourself, and I LOOOOOOOVE it! Sure, it would be fun to have a custom built piece, but AGAIN, for the price it just doesn’t get better than IKEA! We tore out our front coat closet, so this storage system has been a great addition for us!



I have a strong love for this area of IKEA, too! They have so many fun options! I own several curtain panels, dish cloths, throws and throw pillows, all of which I love! I love that I can mix in IKEA pieces and still have a high quality look to my home for an affordable price!


IKEA kitchens rock. A couple of my good gal pals have IKEA kitchens, and they are beautiful! My sister is in the process of remodeling her kitchen using IKEA cabinets, and I can’t wait to see the end result!


These are just a few of my IKEA faves. Really the options are endless when you are there, and there aren’t too many things in there that I don’t like! It’s just a really fun place to get inspired about your home and NOT have to worry about breaking the bank to do so! It also makes a great excuse to get away for a day or weekend with girlfriends! 🙂

What IKEA products do you love?!

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2 Responses to IKEA LOVE

  1. Betsy March 1, 2016 at 9:04 pm #

    I love ikea. I love their cube shelving I can’t remember the name as they renamed it this past year. I also love the picture frames and throw blankets. They are perfect for tossing on the back of the couch.

  2. Steve November 14, 2016 at 5:55 pm #

    did your friends install the ikea kitchen themselves?
    or did they hire someone locally to install the kitchen?
    I ask because the store said we have to hire someone and we can’t find anyone who knows how to install them.

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