My Top Five Ikea Furniture Picks

Hello,

I had to do a quick dash to Ikea the other night to buy a few rugs and blinds to make a client's new home a bit more liveable in for the months before the renovations happen.  By the way, the really inexpensive (priced from around £6 to £15) and very useful Tupplur roller blinds are being discontinued.  They just have what stocks are left in their stores so you'd best hurry if you think you might need some.

I took a few snaps of some of my favourite things in store at the moment and thought I'd share them with you in no particular order.

I love this glamorous armchair.  It feels lovely and luxurious and is comfy to sit on.  It also swivels which makes it more fun.  It isn't cheap at £250 but it looks more expensive than that.  Would be fab in a bedroom but would also add a nice vibe to a sitting room:


  

Stockholm Sandbacka Dark Beige Armchair
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/90239667/#/80239682

There were some really stylish and practical display cabinets.  This Stockholm Glass Door Cabinet wouldn't look out of place in Heals or The Conran Shop with a somewhat heftier price tag than £275.  It comes in a very nice warm beige or, for the braver amongst you, a bright zingy yellow.

Ikea Stockholm Glass Display Cabinet
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/90239733/

The Fabrikor display cabinet is also glazed on four sides and comes in a powder-coated steel.  I love the rounded sides and slightly splayed legs.  It comes in beige, light green and dark grey.  It is £150.  Love the three together as pictured:


http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/20242277/

While we're looking at great display cabinets I'll just throw this one into the mix.  It is the Ikea PS 2012. I hesitated to include it because I think it is quite pricey at £395 but it is just a bit different and slightly intriguing - it's not at all obvious just how you're supposed to open it (it opens as a full door).  It would show off even quite humble items to good effect - see the link below for how Ikea have styled it.  It comes in white but would look even better in a solid colour or black:

Ikea
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/70208445/   

Moving back to something more comfy.  I was quite drawn to this smart bed frame.    It can be difficult to find nice beds if you're on a tight budget.  This Nyvoll double bed (140cm x 200cm) is £185.  It comes in a contemporary-looking light grey and a medium brown - looks a bit too ordinary in the brown to me.  It is very neutral as a piece and could work in most interiors.  Ikea mattresses are also good quality and value.



http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S09889485/#/S09889485

Hope there's something on that list that is useful to you or someone you know.  I'm really tempted by the swivel chair, even though I know I could do a lot of damage if let loose on it.

Triciax   

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