I know this is really pathetic, but one of the highlights of my year is when the new Ikea Catalogue comes out in August. I used to live in Croydon and I could see the ‘Twin Towers’ of Ikea from my kitchen window. A lot of the furnishing of my first home came from Ikea and I still have a soft spot for the store. I like the way they deal with small space living, my first home was about 600sq ft and the lounge was also the bedroom so a lot of my inspiration came from visiting the little Ikea rooms in the store.
Now there’s three of us living in 1200sq ft so the problem hasn’t really changed that much. In fact thinking about it I had more space to myself in that tiny first apartment! So although it’s not to some people’s taste I still think Ikea has a role in many people’s home. It’s cheap, designed for small homes and if you choose right – really stylish!
So here are my picks of the new 2010 Catalogue