My first experience with IKEA was in Iceland. I went to visit Toby while he was stationed there after we first got engaged. One of our many outings while I was there was to visit IKEA. As we wound our way through the store dreaming of how we would decorate our future home together IKEA secured a special place in my heart forever.
It was a sad day when I got home and found out the closest IKEA was in Chicago, Minnesota, Texas or Colorado. Happy day (a few months ago) when I heard the news that an IKEA was coming to town fall of 2014. YAY!!!
Ok, now that I have confessed my undying love for all things IKEA (and no they did not pay me to say that) I will get to the point of why I bring them up now.
In August we took a little family vacation to Colorado and stopped at the IKEA in Denver. Our car was already loaded down with stuff for our trip but that didn’t stop me from going a little crazy in the store. My loot from the shopping trip: storage containers to organize my pantry (pause for another happy dance) but the real treasure of the trip were curtains we found for our bedroom. The package of curtains included 2 panels, 124in long for $35.00. SCORE!! (Insert happy dance with a little booty shaking in the store) These curtains were half the price of everything I was finding, hints the booty shaking.
Now that you have suffered through a long (and unnecessary) back story I introduce our new curtains:
Master Bed Room BEFORE Curtains
Master Bed Room AFTER Curtains
I think they soften up the room a lot and make it feel much cozier. And it’s weird but sometimes when I walk into the room I think the curtains make the walls feel even taller than they are but other times I think they make the room feel smaller. But regardless of making the room feel tall or small, I like the look. Next up on the list for our room: paint and make a headboard.
Another place that is benefiting from our IKEA curtains is the sitting room, which is now empty but will one day become a dinning room.
Sitting Room BEFORE Curtains
Sitting/One Day Dining Room AFTER Curtains
My vision of what I would like the Dining Room to look like one day.
Love her house! I kind of want to move in or be adopted or both!