My Top Five Ikea Furniture Picks


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

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

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:

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:


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.

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.


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