May 23, 2012
I admit it, I’m a snob. I prefer high quality, flawlessly designed furniture (and clothes). I am of the school that “you get what you pay for” and my favorite line is: BUY THE BEST, CRY ONCE. But, for the record IKEA really impressed me on a recent visit. It’s down right CHEAP, it’s really well designed and they have their look “down pat”. I could have spent $1000.00 – and in the world of home furnishings that’s not a lot – and left with a car load, ok maybe two car loads full of groovy stuff.
I would have spent the majority of my money on rugs, lighting and small rigid frame chairs. I’m leery of IKEA’s upholstery, convinced it will not be comfortable. And, I don’t like many of their case pieces – I don’t want to have to build it, and I’m sure it will fall apart in a year – But… the before mentioned rugs, lights and occasional chairs (and maybe even some window treatment options) looked like they would hold up, add a modern twist to any space and leave you with enough in your wallet to buy a quality sofa.