Today I went to Ikea on a quick search and destroy mission for the handful of things that I am getting annoyed that I don’t have. My budget is tight for decorating, but these few things will help me clean up my room a bit and for a grand total of $61 and change, I think I did a bang up job.
First up, an area rug. There are several reasons I’m so excited about this:
- It’s the first grey thing in my bedroom and I’m excited to bring in more and more of my color palette (grey, gold, and white).
- It was $19.99 for a rug that’s a bit bigger than 4 ft x 6 ft. That is unheard of!
- With hardwood floors (which I LOVE) and my mattress directly on the floor (not to mention a kitten who likes to run around), little specs of dirt, sand, and I’m not sure what else are constantly being tracked around on our feet…and then these specs end up in the bed. Gross. This should help put a stop to the grossness.
Second, a clothes rack. Since moving my bedroom into what is technically a the living room, I have been closet-less. Ok ok, my stuff is in what is now the living/my old room. However, it would be nice to have my clothes easily accessible and free up the closet for storage. So for $9.99, I have a shiny new clothes rack.
And last but not least, I bought four of these lovely wall shelves for $6.99 each. I plan to paint the wood the same color as the walls. I can’t wait to get all my books lined up neatly and get them off my dresser. All the surfaces in my room are covered in miscellaneous stuff and my goal is to neaten things up ASAP.
I’m glad my room is finally shaping up! A special shout out to my wonderful boyfriend who was master and commander of this mission and made sure we were quick and got me to work on time. :)
With a wink and a smile,