A date with Ikea…

This time of year always kickstarts a (re)decorating bug in me. Come on, tell me I’m not alone in this. 
Have you been making lists of all the things you’d change in your house, or of the things that you just want to buy to go in it?

I’m not a ‘crafty’ person, so making anything isn’t going to happen (or maybe someone can persuade me to give it a go!), so in the meantime, have my Ikea wishlist – a lot of ‘reasonably priced tat’ to give my house a bit of an update.

www.musicandeyeliner.co.uk Spring 2014 Ikea Wishlist



  1.  Kilometer lighting chain £14
  2. Pjatteryd picture £30
  3. Kajuta table lamp – orange £7
  4. Henrika throw – dark orange £15
  5. Stockholm mirror £60
  6. Alvine Ruta flatwoven rug £150
  7. Glansig tealight holder – yellow £1.25
  8. Stockholm rug – yellow £160
  9. Sommarfint glass 75p
  10. Stockholm bedside table – yellow £70
  11. Akertistel quilt cover set – yellow & grey £25


What do you think of my choices? I’m clearly loving oranges, browns and greens at the moment – it reminds me of my nana’s lounge! Is this a bad thing?!

If this isn’t your thing, but music is – then have a bit of Pavement below:

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10 Comments

  1. May 8, 2014 / 4:19 pm

    Yup, I'm decorating next weekend! starting with the kids though, and I;m bottom of the list which means I'll probably never get round to my own!

  2. May 9, 2014 / 4:27 pm

    Hurrah! But you can live vicariously through the kids!? Cuddly toys anyone? 😉 x

  3. May 10, 2014 / 6:15 am

    Having braved IKea over the bank holiday I'd like to say I have the bug and am keen to decorate. However, I haven't and I'm not. Though I'm sure that's the incorrect answer and I'll be elbow deep in paints, throws and whatnot very soon 🙂

  4. May 12, 2014 / 12:05 pm

    Ive only been to Ikea twice. The place scares me need to go with someone who knows the hidden little shortcuts. I end up buying everything as I knowif I put it down Ill never find it again without going out and walking alway around again x

  5. May 12, 2014 / 7:33 pm

    Love a bit of Ikea! I picked up a couple of the flamingo glasses on my last trip, great minds and all that 😉 xx

  6. May 16, 2014 / 1:43 am

    For some reason I really love yellow at the moment for clothes and interior, I wish I could re decorate I am longing for a spruce up xxx

  7. May 20, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    I know what you mean about the shortcuts – I always end up walking the wrong way round (ooh, rebel!!), or nipping through the shortcuts (/staff doors!). I love some of the cheap stuff, but I hate being herded like sheep xx

  8. May 20, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    Char, how nice are those glasses! Love them so much. x

  9. May 20, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    Me too! Yellow, grey, orange, green… it's at total odds with my usual love of blue, purple, pink and cream. Whaddya know!? xx