Sunday, July 28, 2013
Nicole's Ikea Inspired Bedroom
Yesterday, I took a trip to Ikea. I was anxious to see the new 1:8th (ish) scale furniture sets. When I got there the set was the first thing on display as I entered the showroom. It features a sofa, a shelf unit, a chair, a side table, a rug, a heart pillow, and a few cardboard cutouts. I had to wait until I got to the kids area to see if they were still in stock. When I finally reached the kid's section, an hour or so later, I could see from a distance, there weren't many sets left. I had a mini panic attack feeling like someone would rush over and take them all before I got there. Once I got there, I breathed a sigh of relief, and put two in my bag. They are $12.99 and so worth it. I knew before buying them, they weren't 1:6 scale, so I had planned to use it for one of my kids.
This is a mock bedroom just to show parts of the set. The bed is from the Gloria playset. I didn't get a chance to paint it yet, but it works perfectly in the room, as is. The sofa, the shelf, the green table, the red heart pillow, and the black and white rug are part of the set. The rug doesn't really work here, but since it's part of the set, I'm showing it.
Ironically enough, I bought the bed fabric to do Nicole's room over a year ago. The colors coordinate perfectly with the Ikea set. This will be her bedroom at her mother's house. She will get a different rug, and lots of decorations.
Nicole enjoying her cute little sofa and heart pillow.
Looky, looky, there's Melanie. Been awhile since we've seen here.
I guess she and Nicole are catching up after the camping trip.
Another piece that came with the set was the yellow chair. Here's the room configured a little differently.
That shelf unit has amazing possibilities. It can be used in the bathroom for towels, the kitchen for dishes, etc., etc.
Like I said, I got two sets. I didn't want to get home and wish I had bought two.
I wanted to show the sofa without the cover. This could be painted a different color. I imagine the cover could be dyed a different color. I will be experimenting with my second sofa.
So we are quite pleased with these new sets and Nicole is looking forward to helping to decorate her new space.