What was the most exciting part of my weekend? Receiving my copy of IKEA’s 2015 Catalog in the mail! IKEA is one of my favorite stores for finding trendy, inexpensive pieces for my home and others’. This year’s catalog doesn’t disappoint, either. There are some great new additions to IKEA’s already great selection, including pieces from the PS 2014 Collection. Here are some of my favorites.
I posted about this previously here, but many of the Garden Ridge stores have made the transition to At Home. The location in Kennesaw, GA is complete. The At Home stores will offer the same home décor products but now a much bigger selection. Their pieces are unique, stylish, and very affordable. Before, the name “Garden Ridge” may have thrown off potential shoppers, but now there’s no excuse to not check out the re-branded stores. I rely on them for inexpensive art, furniture, art, accessories, and pillows. If you’ve never been, sign up for a 10% off coupon and go check it out!
Laundry rooms are often forgotten in a normal person’s home (model homes always make them look so nice with staging). Whether it’s a small closet behind louver doors or a large space/mudroom, there can still be an element of design incorporated. Here are some laundry rooms featured on Ballard Designs website that are creative, inspiring and practical.
Just adding a little art and accessories like glass jars with items you probably already use (powder detergent, clothes pins, fabric softener sheets) can make the laundry room feel like a nice place to be. I absolutely love the iron safety pins!
Nice woven baskets can replace the typical plastic laundry basket. A beadboard drying rack mounted to the wall saves floor space and serves as art, too.
If your laundry room is large enough, you can add a small table and chair to serve as a folding area.
If your laundry room is lacking storage, you can add a small furniture piece with baskets and/or wall ledges.
A nice bench can turn an average laundry room into a mudroom and provide a place to take off shoes.
Ok, Rugs USA is having another sale! Rugs can be the single most important design feature in a space (and sometimes the most expensive). They can be used to define a seating area, they add comfort on top of hard flooring, they can unify the colors in a space, or provide a needed pop of color. If you’re looking for an inexpensive rug for an indoor or outdoor space, you’re in luck. There are 4 discount categories and you get free shipping. I’ve used Rugs USA before when I purchased the 6′ round rug for my kitchen, and I was pleased with the look of the rug and the price. Here are some affordable options.
Target is currently having a Home Style Sale with up to 25% off home trends. Along with the savings in price, you can also save an additional 5% and get free shipping by using a REDcard. There’s also free shipping when you spend at least $50 and some items are eligible for free store pick up. Here are a few items featured in the sale.
IKEA is always my go to for inexpensive, modern pieces. In almost every room of my home, you can find something from IKEA whether it’s furniture, curtains, drapery hardware, etc. Right now they have a few new pieces, along with the PS 2014 Collection. Here are some of my new favorites.
H&M is one of my favorite stores to find trendy yet affordable clothes and accessories. They even sell a collection of home products online. Their newest arrivals are fun and colorful and can add a touch of whimsy to any space. Take a look!
Summer’s right around the corner! Is your porch, patio, or deck in need of an update? Right now, many retailers have outdoor furniture pieces on sale or clearance. This may be the perfect time to create an outdoor oasis or add to/replace some old pieces.
The Saranda Collection has the greatest discount (marked down by 50%). It would be wise to call your local store to see if this collection is in stock. Don’t forget to sign up for the Explorer Program before shopping!
Saranda Metal Coffee Table $64.99 (save $65)
Saranda Dining Side Chair $49.99 (save $50)
Saranda Metal Dining Table $174.99 (save $175)
Saranda Occasional Armchair with Cushion $89.99 (save $90)
Saranda Occasional Bench with Cushion $124.99 (save $125)
A couple months ago, I was inspired by Issue 2 of Z Gallerie’s Spring/Summer 2014 Look Book. I absolutely love Z Gallerie, but their prices are a bit high for me. They are a great source for inspiration, though. I showed how you can knock off their Sapphire Splendor look here, and you can also do the same with this Mandarin look.
Bold, beautiful mandarin orange and crisp white with gold and silver accents create a stunning look. Now, here’s how you can knock off this look with more affordable and accessible options.
CRAFT by World Market is a way for people to find unique, rare, handmade finds from all over the world. If enough people pre-order an item, it will be made and shipped. The items selected for the collection are exclusive, and the prices reflect that. However, if money is no object to you, and you’re looking for a very unique statement piece, CRAFT may be an option for you. Regardless of the cost, the intricate details of these unique handmade finds should be admired as art, if nothing else. Here are some current and past items featured in the CRAFT collection.
Recycled Laundry Tote, Hand-crafted in Cambodia $24.99
Set of 2 Bone Inlay Nesting Tables, Hand-crafted in India $449
Hand Spun Rope Chair, Hand-crafted in India $599
Peacock Mirror, Hand-crafted in India $299
Hand-Carved Bench, Hand-crafted in India $799.99
Zebra Crewel Rug, Hand-crafted in India $179.99
Felt Rug, Hand-crafted in Nepal $299
Bangladeshi Rickshaw, Hand-crafted in Bangladesh $3000