Tuesday, May 8, 2012

First Time for Everything: IKEA

Salam 3alaikum sisters!!!

A few days ago I went to IKEA for the very first time ever in my whole life! I grew up in an area that didn't (and still doesn't) have one.

I told my husband that I would really like to visit one since I had never been before, so he drove me half an hour to the nearest one.

When we first got there we had some cinnamon rolls and hazelnut chocolate. Then we walked around the show room. I really really love how they can make such incredibly tiny spaces seem complete and functional. It's freakin amazing! I also liked that everything is pretty affordable. Right now we are only planning to live here for another year or year and a half tops... for us there is no point in investing in heavy furniture pieces.

After we looked around the show room we went downstairs where they have all of the small sale items and the warehouse area. They had so many really nice items that were even cheaper than what you find at the dollar stores! We walked through isle after isle of kitchen supplies and I felt like I was in my element. I wanted two of everything.

Some things I love about the store:

  • the flow was really great and keeps you moving forward
  • it was clean and organized
  • decent quality items, especially for the price
Some things I hated:
  • if i had been separated from my husband, i would have never found him again. the show room is set up like a big maze and there was no phone service in the building
  • i wanted to spend way more money than we had
  • it was pretty far away
I ended up getting:

A coffee table, two plates, two bowls, a laptop stand, a pan, wooden spoons,  and a silverware organizer. Plus the earlier chocolates, cinnamon rolls, lays chips and a pepsi.
All for $35!!! Can you believe it?? I felt like I bought a cheap coffee table and got all the other stuff for free mashaAllah alhamdulillah.

So I think it is safe to say that IKEA is now one of my favorite places ever. I can't wait to go back inshaAllah ^_^


  1. what coffee table did u get? i mean the name? I need a coffee table;)

  2. I got the lack coffee table, it was only 20$ mashaAllah and really easy to put together

  3. What a nice day dear! I enjoy IKEA too, I only discovered it last year, I heard about it many times but never get the chance to visit!
    But as you say it's the best way to spend more than you have or were planning to. If you know what you want and don't overbuy it's great!
    The coffee table looks really nice.........same for us we are in a small flat so for now on we don't need much. We will see in the next one!
    Take care. xx

  4. do u have the latest Ikea catalog? I would love to know if this coffee table is still available:).....
    How far is Ikea from u? We have one 2 hours to the east and one about 1.5 hours or 2 to the south.

  5. do u know the name they give the coffee table (they give diff names to everything)? so i can find it in the catalog on the website?

    1. the only name I saw on the package was "lack". it was like US$19.99. i assume they still sell it online since it was in the store just a couple weeks ago.


  6. Wow, mashallah, all that was only $35??? If the Ikea here was closer I would probably go there now!