(Closed) What are your thoughts of IKEA?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Love it!! 80% of our stuff is from there

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I think IKEA is a great option for people shopping on a budget who like contemporary scandinavian minimalist design.

It’s not really my style, but I don’t have anything against other people buying it.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I agree with PP.  I love the price, and they do last longer than some people think.  My apartment had a lot of pieces from ikea.  However, in the long term, I want to buy items for our house that will last longer and are a different style.  I’ll still probably throw the ikea stuff that is still in good shape in the basement/family room though.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I think IKEA is great for somethings and not for others.  I do not believe some items are quality and are made to last long term.  However there are plenty of items that are great and prices are very reasonsonable.  I never leave empty handed when I go there.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

submart :  love it for some things and hate it for others. I really see it as disposable furniture for the most part so we’ll likely use it for kids’ room since that gets beat on anyways. Our bedroom and main living areas I wanted higher quality and paid the extra for it. I LOVE ikea for glassware and pillow covers. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

They have some cute items I wouldn’t mind owning, but I can not standing going in that place to shop, so I doubt I will ever own anything. 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

We like to go take a walk around now and then but I think we actually only have two pieces of Ikea furniture, a TV stand and a coffee table.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I’d say about 25% of my stuff is IKEA (the rest is hand-me-downs). I really like their home decor, but their warehouse gives me so much rage! I always get lost :-p

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

submart :  We love it so much we’ve registered there lmao

We want a new sofa and IKEA is the only place we’ve found that does one that we can afford and will fit in our weird shaped living room. 

I’d like to say that one day we’ll outgrow IKEA, but I doubt it 😛

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I love it for pieces of furniture that I don’t care to spend a fortune on (or for the pieces that I haven’t yet decided what kind of forever piece to get). Our Hemnes dressers and our office desk (that’s actually a repurposed dining table) are from there.

That being said, I hate hate hate shopping there. It’s always crowded with the rudest people who seem to have brought every child under 4 in their extended family along with them. I’ve also never been into their sofas (styles aren’t my taste) or beds (I like higher bed frames).

 

ETA: Oh and ever since Fiance and I saw this vid, he tries to do it too, which makes things more entertaining and more annoying: https://youtu.be/7T2oje4cYxw 😛

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Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I think it’s cheap modern furniture…don’t like the style . Seems like something a college student would buy.

Post # 13
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Honey bee

submart :  I think because we are starting off and living in a small place, it’s perfect. I agree that generally speaking, the furnitures do last longer than what some might assume. Perhaps because we are careful and take care of our stuff well(?).  Later on, when we are more settled, I’d like to invest in higher quality and more expensive furniture. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I like certain things from there.  I wouldn’t buy a couch or dining room table, but we have our dressers, tv stand, and buffet in our dining room, and toy storage (those 4 and 8 cubbie shelve things) and we love it.  Its perfect for kids.  It is good because it all looks nice enough.  We are planning to move into our forever home in a few years so I didn’t want to buy a bunch of furniture that wouldn’t necessarily go or fit in our new house.  

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I like it, but it IS cheap. We have a couple bedside tables from there. And same as a PP, it’s a bear to get around! So if I’m looking for something, I find it online, then go straight to that section to look at it to see if I want it. And the cinnamon rolls always smell really good.

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