We have a love/hate relationship with IKEA. We love the great storage, the reasonably priced fabrics and curtains, the relatively child-proof slip covered sofas, and the great styling in the catalogue which makes everything look more expensive that it is. On the other hand, we dislike putting the flat-pack furniture together (usually a job we leave for the husbands who loathe it even more than we do), the way that the one thing you go for is the one thing that they have sold out of, and the queues at the check-out on a weekend!
We took a trip out to IKEA this morning with the three youngest children, and while we didn't end up buying too much, we were pleasantly surprised by some of their new stock. They had just put out their Christmas range and we loved the reds, whites and greys of this year's decorations and wrapping.
They also had a new patchwork range which was quite pretty.
We then popped into the group of shops next door with the sole purpose of showing Susieq the Pip Studio wallpaper which both JJ and I would love to use in our girl's rooms. With vibrant colours, gorgeous patterns and interesting texture we think it is pretty special, and the styling of the rooms in the wallpaper sample book is incredibly inspiring too. Bed, Bath N' Table here in Australia stock a couple of the Pip Studio bedding lines which are also gorgeous.