Wednesday, August 14, 2019

What You'll Find In IKEA

Of course I had always heard of IKEA. I haven't been living under a rock, after all. I just haven't ever been inside one. But then they built one about 30 minutes from me in Live Oak, and only about 10 minutes from my mother.





So in case you don't know, IKEA Swedish based store full of furniture and storage. Plus carpet, lightening, fake plants, food, drink, etc....it's the largest furniture store!


We walk in and right away I was impressed by the colorful boxes.





Natalie was a fan of the couch. As you see, rooms are actually set up so you can see what they will look like.





What's also cool is there are working cabinets and such to rummage through. It's the perfect place to play house. Natalie was all, "Oooo what shall I prepare for dinner tonight?"




The bathroom set up was pretty neat:



Natalie thought this couch looked like something from the 80s. Not that she'd KNOW, but she was all, "Oh, I've seen enough episodes of Stranger Things, thanks!"




She loved this room:




I mean, the place is truly impressive. It's huge! There are even arrows on the ground telling you which way to turn.



Natalie liked this seat:





And this comfy lounge:



There's also a cafe in IKEA that we didn't go into. But they are famous for Swedish Meatballs.





Natalie has always liked fake plants:




"Wow, can I get this giant light fixture in my room?" I was all, no, the cats would probably attack it:




This octopus thing for the laundry amused me:




Yup, there are outdoor things too:




She liked this thing:



And here was some of the food. I was amused by the cookies:




This sort of frightened me. There were some strange foods. Well, I found them strange, people in Sweden probably do not.




On the way out, Natalie got a slushie. There's a small cafe with smaller snacks at the front of the store.




It took us about an hour or so to go through the entire store. So what did we buy? Well.





Yeah, just a light that was on clearance. I need to figure out what we truly need. We do need to organized and IKEA can help with that!



Have you ever been to IKEA?



30 comments:

  1. I always get super overwhelmed when I go to Ikea. Ours is near the Mall of America so it's kind of a tourist destination with LOTS of people!

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  2. My kids want to go to Ikea soon. We have one here. Before it was here, we had gone to one in TX! We've also had the meatballs at the one in Israel where they are kosher and they were sooo good!

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  3. I always love exploring IKEA. There are so many different interesting ideas. It's a good place to get some great ideas and some home decor stuff.

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  4. We don't have one close to where I live, but when we go to Chicago, if we have time, I like to see what they have. My husband loves getting their Swedish meatballs. The food court is priced really well!

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  5. I love going to IKEA, but my husband hates it. He can never find his way out and won't go with me anymore. Leaves more time for me to shop!!

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  6. I wish I lived near Ikea. I just bought some dressers online from them but going to the store would be so cool. Maybe time for a road trip.

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  7. Wow, it looks like you had a great time at IKEA! We have one not too far from us and it is always packed with people. They have great prices, and we have found some great deals there before.

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  8. I have such a love/hate relationship with IKEA. I LOVE to explore and try out all the furniture....I HATE assembling everything! HAHA

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  9. I've been to the Ikea in Frisco once and I am thinking about going to look for cabinets for my laundry room. I moved to a house that I plan on purchasing soon. Currently my laundry room has the wire shelving and it not only looks ugly but there is a ton of usable space that isn't being utilized. My home lacks storage options and this would increase my storage a bunch. Only bad thing about going to the IKEA in Frisco is toll roads. I might check to see if there is another one closer as they are building more in the DFW metroplex.

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  10. What a great reminder about all of the wonderful products, ideas, and design inspiration visitors and shoppers can enjoy at IKEA! And that slushie machine at the snack bar - perfect on these hot summer days!

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  11. There had been news that Ikea will finally be having a branch here in Asia (in my country) soon, and I really hope this becomes true soon! I love how many great finds you guys get from that store! Love it!

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  12. We are lucky because we have an IKEA just 15 minutes away from us. We love going! Sometimes we make it a family activity just because - especially with their restaurant. Meatballs are SO good!

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  13. I wish there is an IKEA in here. There are lots of good finds in there!

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  14. IKEA is such an awesome place. I haven't been in years, but we used to travel there on a regular basis to chcek out things like cabinets and furniture. I wish there was one that was closer to me!

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  15. I think that I am one of only 10 people in the world who has never been into an IKEA store. Maybe it's a good thing as I don't think I would ever get out of there without buying all kinds of awesome things.

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  16. I think IKEA is a great place to shop. You can always find so many amazing things there. I love going there as well. Now I want to check them out again!

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  17. I've only been to Ikea once in Charlotte, NC but I loved it...just trying to get hubby back in there is the trick. (Rena)

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  18. I love to shop at IKEA! I rarely ever go in without buying something! So many cute things to buy!!!

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  19. I love Ikea! The closest Ikea is almost 2 hours away. But, we always visit when we are in the area. I know they have a catalogue for purchase to be delivered to your home. It is not the same as visiting the store...it is amazing!

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  20. Ooooo... I looove Ikea. Always bring home something!
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  21. Yes I love IKEA, it is slightly far from my house so we won't go most often. I would like to check it out when I need some furniture or need to buy something big.

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  22. i havent been to ikea in so long! I love ikea we have a really good one in Atlanta and I always go for a few hours!

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  23. I love shopping there and most of my furniture I bought them in IKEA. This is a quality option for home stuff.

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  24. I only order IKEA through online since coz they have no physical store in our country. Thanks for showing what's inside. Nathalie has a good taste in furnitures

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  25. I LOVE Ikea!!! I love the furniture, the setup and the food! Have you tried their cinnamon rolls?

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  26. I have been to Ikea to shop for furniture for friend and it is a good place. Haven't tried the food though.

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  27. Ikea is great for people watching and finding unique furniture and accessories. I haven't been in a while because it can be a zoo, but I kind of want to go see all the new items they have these days.

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  28. I go to Ikea just for the meatballs... Hahaha But yeah, I love that place... So I stay away so my wallet doesn't hate me afterwards!!

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  29. I love the minimalist designs of ikea,this way you can play around with decorations. I have ikeas white fornitures in my bedroom.

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