When you move abroad, you desperately – with every ounce of your American self – want to go to Ikea as you get settled in your new home. haha. We have definitely felt that and I’ve heard the same sentiment from many expats here. I guess if you live in Europe, you’re set. But for us, it took an unexpected trip to NYC to be able to stock up on all those glorious nesting must haves.
First up, these two pillows (1
) from our Great Pillow Hunt. Yes, we had to go to TWO Ikeas to get these. Sweet Danny was leading the way as he knew I wanted these. I just love them on our new sofa.
Here’s a 3rd pillow (Stockholm
) that we got for the sofa. It’s kind of a velvety fabric and super soft. I like the black and white leaf pattern. I still can’t believe it has come together, but our sofa these days is the most comfortable place in the world to us. We actually found a good sofa here in Ecuador – I’ll share pics soon!
I’m a huge fan of the Gaspa sheets
. We got a set for our guest room. I just think for the price, they’re perfectly soft (nearly silky) and comfortable! Our guest room in NYC had these sheets as well and many guests commented on how much they loved the sheets.
We also got some new towels. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money. But surprisingly, these Åfjärden towels are a decent price and actually super soft, thick, and dare-I-say fluffy. I’ve been really pleased with them!
And lastly, some new pillows. These Gosa Pinje down pillows are priced really low to me yet they seem to be plenty comfortable. We like the back sleeper and side sleeper ones.
OK, there you have it: six Ikea items that I like well enough to tell the world about. And Danny’s favorite is not pictured: soft serve ice cream cones.
How about you? What Ikea items can you taunt me with between now and my next visit to the states? 🙂
P.S. We sure missed our cars while in NYC! On this visit, we took the train and bus to Ikea. But it turns out, we relished every single second of seeing the views we know so well (these are from Smith + 9th St.)