When I’m paging through home furnishing catalogs, the initial excitement of finding the perfect accessory or piece of furniture often turns to disappointment when I look at the price and find it’s way out of my reach. That’s one of the reasons that I LOVE looking through the IKEA catalog – if I come across something that would be perfect for my home, I know that it will be within my budget. The new 2013 IKEA catalog came in the mail last week and I found some great stuff in there! Wanna see my favorites? I’m loving these bamboo framed side tables for a family room or play room – they have three different options for tops, including a top with four small bowls (perfect for kids’ art supplies, legos, or snacks), a top with one large bowl (built-in popcorn bowl?!), or a flat surface top.
I’m totally intrigued by this wacky solid wood PS 2012 5-Drawer Chest. With a little paint and some new knobs it could be super cute in a kids room!
IKEA also has two new lamps that would be darling in a little girl’s room, including this LED floor lamp that has a whimsical shade inspired by a ballerina’s tutu:
and this darling, girly LYRIK table lamp:
If my girls were still little, I’d be all over this MYSIG Bed Canopy – while it’s made for use over a bed, I think it would be perfect for sparking little imaginations in a playroom:
Moving on from the kid stuff, this HEMNES/RATTVIKEN sink cabinet with two drawers, which is available in three different widths, is some serious bang for the buck:
I’m also loving the retro feel of this turquoise metal RASKOG kitchen cart. I don’t know if many people have a spot for a cart such as this in their kitchen but I think it’d be fantastic for storage in a bathroom, an arts and crafts area, or a home office. It would also be really cool as a retro nightstand!
IKEA has a couple of nice looking upholstered chairs for 2013 that have better proportioned arms than the big, bulky ones on most of their older furniture. Both chairs also have removable, machine washable covers – great for kids and pets! They include the HARNOSAND armchair:
I’m totally loving IKEA’s wool flat woven ALVINE RUTA rug – I’m cheating here because this isn’t actually a new item but somehow I’ve never seen it on my many trips to IKEA. So cute!
I’m always looking for decorative boxes, baskets, and bins to keep clutter to a minimum – I plan to pick up a few of these new BLADIS boxes with lids on my next IKEA shopping trip!
Have you looked through the new IKEA catalog yet? What’s your favorite new find?