A few weeks ago I trekked to Ikea in Burbank to look for a rug for my bedroom. Two hours later I left with no rug but with $200 of assorted merchandise I picked up here and there. The way all the Ikea stores are laid out makes it impossible to leave empty-handed but, on this particular occasion, the pickings were really ripe.
Ikea has always been excellent at providing stylish furniture and accessories at moderate prices and, even if some of the items will not last a lifetime, they must have helped millions of people start up their apartments – or just make their living spaces more pleasant.
Here are some of my picks during my latest jaunt:
Tray Table $29.99. This made it home with me, for my patio, in this exact color. Isn’t it adorable?
Dish Towels $5.99. I am a sucker for dish towels which I amass with impunity. These are whimsical and the cotton is perfect for drying dishes.Desk lamp $17.99. I am toying with the idea of replacing my current Ikea lamp for this slim beauty.
Bowl $0.99. Entertaining large parties does not require expensive china sets.
Utility cart $29.99. Kitchen or bathroom?