Am I the only one?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you like ikea?
    Yes : (40 votes)
    57 %
    No : (25 votes)
    36 %
    Other (please explain) : (5 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @jb20:  My husband feels the same way you do.  I love it there, though!  

    Post # 5
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I like the accessories and some of their kitchen stuff… but not their furniture. I’d buy anything except furniture there.. it’s not the best quality.

    Post # 6
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee

    I haven’t liked it since we bought a couch there. Worst purchase ever.

    Post # 8
    1802 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I LOVE Ikea, but only if you are conscious about what you are buying. We definitely have some inexpensive dishes and things from there that we don’t care about getting damaged because it didn’t cost a ton. We also bought our TV stand there because it was the only one we could find that matched my SO’s requirements. I would never buy a couch or a desk there just because I find them to not be that great of quality.

    My boss and I were just discussing Ikea today, actually. We were talking about how great it is for your first apartment and moving into your first home just to have temporary furniture before you can afford to upgrade, but I wouldn’t want to furnish my “forever home” with Ikea furniture. I love their kitchens, but I would only install one in an apartment or condo which would be marketed towards younger couples for resale. I wouldn’t put one in an amazing four bedroom single family home because it would just devalue it a lot. 

    Post # 9
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m not a fan. It waa great in college/right out of college but I have moved on. Not my style at all anymore. We still have my old ikea be and mattress in our guest room and 5 years later it’s stil in great shape.  

    Post # 10
    1367 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    They are good at making me buy stuff I don’t need.  But the experience in the store can be stressful.

    Post # 11
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I love ikea! But like some posters have said there are certain things I won’t purchase there. A couch is a good example. There stuff can last i.e bookcases but again because its not the best quality it must be taken care of. I brought some plates and love them. And some desks that work great. Idk I think it just depends. 🙂 My fi loves their Swedish meatballs. 

    Post # 12
    2372 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    ohhhhhhhhhhh my god I hate the Ikea stores!  I just despise feeling like im being herded like a sheep or a cow and that you have to go the WHOLE way through the store to get out haha.

    I mean, it is cool how they have rooms set up and everything so you can get a good idea of what it looks like all together but no.

    And I agree, the furniture really isn’t my style at all, but it is pretty good for young people just starting out, or small apartments, etc. (In my opinion. Not bashing anyone who wants to fill a big house with Ikea!)

    Post # 13
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @jb20:  I love walking through ikea to help someone else look for stuff but I would never buy anything from there

    Post # 14
    6448 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t really like visiting there because I don’t like the way it’s set up and I’ve never really found anything there that I love.

    It seems like everyone around me growing up loved Ikea but once I visited, I just didn’t feel the same way. I think it’s because the closest one to my childhood home was about 7 hours away so it was a big deal to be able to visit one.

    Post # 15
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Sunnyday278:  Hahaha, my DH literally goes “Baa” quietly while we walk through Ikea!

    I LOVE Ikea! But only for items that 1) have storage and 2) don’t take a beating.

    So entertainment centers/TV stands/shelving. Oh, and housewares. Like dishes/silverware/pots+pans.

    It does “ding” pretty easily!

    Post # 16
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We live very close to an ikea and I really only like it for smaller, inexpensive items. My friends and family love it… but I’m really not comfortable with spending money on their “wood” furniture. Sure, much of their stuff costs less, but its also much lower quality (like their sheets/pillows, etc.) Sometimes, it really is better to spend the extra money. We went to try out a mattress from there (memory foam) and it smelled reaaallly bad. The lady said the smell goes away in 3 days so we waited a week and a half then went back to try it again, it still smelled so bad after 11 days. I guess it just depends on what you are going there for, I know they do have some higher priced items that are worth it…but I’m not quite sure what.

    These are the things I have and love:
    $4 Salad spinner
    Metal rolling cart
    Assorted coffee mugs
    Wine glasses (I break expensive ones)
    Potato peeler
    Trash bag holder ($2)


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