Catalog Challenge: IKEA.

It's time for another round of the Catalog Challenge!  My friend Paige from Little Nostalgia and I are taking one catalog each month and shopping it exclusively to create a different room each month.  For March we picked Big Blue: IKEA.  Having shopped Pottery Barn and West Elm previously, we decided to go for a more budget-conscious choice, and since we both love IKEA, we decided to take on a bedroom:

For me, this one was pretty easy.  I have been crushing on that Hemnes bed set since my very first trip to IKEA.  Greta has their largest sized dresser in her room even, so I know it holds a lot and it's pretty sturdy.  I stuck with my general theme of soft neutrals, but something drew me to that rug!  I love the contrast of the cream with the red-orange rings.  I wanted to continue that color so I picked the butterfly prints, which are both beautiful and interesting.  I love IKEA's down comforters, but I have trouble with the patterns of their duvet covers (just a tad too much for me) so I picked this lovely bedspread set and figured I could pop some color in with the throw pillows.  I have always wanted a Poang chair, so that was a no-brainer as well, and I love how you can mix and match your choice of woods and cushions. I could probably have added a ton more stuff as far as little tchotchke decorations go- vases and frames and bowls and baskets because I love little stuff like that, and what they have is cute and affordable.

Now, let's talk prices!  The whole room above costs $985!  Say what??  A brand new room for under a grand- it's amazing.  Now, this does not include the mattress, sheets, pillows for your head, or frames for the pictures, but those are all pretty reasonable at IKEA, too, so the cost wouldn't even be that much more.  It's crazy affordable for someone working on a small budget or someone just starting out an furnishing an apartment.  Though really, I would take this room in a heartbeat.

What's your favorite part of this room?  Are you an IKEA fan, or do you think they're too cheap?  Anyone working on redoing a bedroom?

Make sure to hop on over to Little Nostalgia and check out Paige's room!


  1. How fun! Love the butterfly prints!

  2. Me too! And I can't believe how inexpensive this whole room is! Totally affordable.

  3. Paige @ Little NostalgiaApril 2, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Hilarious that we're within $5 of each other! And of course, Hemnes forever. We have the larger horizontal one in our room for real and it just holds so much.

  4. Rock on! I'm just surprised I have more color than you! I'm digging orange right now for some reason.


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