Hello there lovely Buttoneers! If you have followed me from the very beginnings of this blog you may remember a blog post called ‘The Patterns and Designs of IKEA’ from way back when it was all baby steps and the first few blog posts ever to grace this little corner of the blogosphere. Well, I thought it was about time I created an updated version – The Patterns and Colours of IKEA.
I mean I spend enough time roaming the perfectly curated show rooms and love the excitement of filling my big yellow bag in the market hall with my face like the heart eye emoji! (Especially in the paper goods and succulent plant sections! *Swoon*)
What I should have said at the start was “Hello, my name is Rachel and my fiancé and I are IKEA
addicts Enthusiasts!” – Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
I still stand by what I said all those years ago (two weeks after I launched this blog to be precise! Wowee!) It is still an excellent day out.
My fiancé and I still book out the whole day to stroll around, grab a coffee, gaze at future kitchen ideas and sit on the sofa that we have had our eye on for probably just as many years, but still can’t quite afford…
We will grab some lunch (meatballs of course!) and then hit the market place and the warehouse and load it all up on the trolley, even though we probably only went for a bookcase or a saucepan or something! Tired and feet aching we head for the car with smiles on our faces and excitement in our future of re-arranging the living room or imagining the crafts I can plan with my new pens or notepads! (That’s if we can fit it all in the car – we’ve had a fair few ‘Oh Dear!’ moments in our time!) We. Love. It!
Just for the record and as kind of a disclaimer: I have NOT been sponsored to write this post, there are no affiliate links, I just really love IKEA! – Phew, that’s that out of the way! (Although if IKEA ever asked…I would be there like a shot! Haha!)
To say that since 2014 when I first wrote the original blog post, we have been to IKEA a ridiculous amount, would still actually be a complete understatement.
We practically lived there when we bought our first house a few years ago and since then even we have been so often that I am surprised the staff don’t know us by name!
We roughly equidistant to the Birmingham, Coventry and Bristol stores so mix it up a bit when we can. Because we have been so often (Seriously – It’s a standing joke with my family!) I was sure that I wouldn’t have many different patterns, designs or colours to photograph. I didn’t expect that much would have changed but I was pleasantly surprised. Of all of the patterns and colours of IKEA that I photographed, none of them were the same as the original blog post – In fact they had completely changed! I looked back and was annoyed at myself that I didn’t buy some of the gorgeous patterned fabric pieces or even those button wall hangings. I guess because we have been so often, the change each time was subtle and we didn’t notice, we just kept finding things to buy! Haha!
So, without further ado…Here is a selection of The Patterns and Colours of IKEA that caught my eye…You can click on each one to see the full photo 😉
Aren’t they all so lovely!? Which are your favourites? The cat print is really cute and I love the multi-coloured textured rug – I might even love the back pattern just as much too! I am obsessed with the greys that have pops of colours, I love the contrasts and compliments of the colours and patterns together too.
I seriously love the bright pinks and oranges and blues that grab your attention and swoon over the coppers and cool metallics.
One of my favourite things about IKEA is being able to stroll around the show rooms and imagine yourself sat in the living rooms, curled up with a good book…Or cooking at the centre console in a spacious kitchen…Or sinking into a squishy mattress in one of their pretty and feminine bedroom ideas…Well, you have to pretend don’t you…