oh man I LOVE ikea! it has to be my favourite place to shop, hands down. 

a trip there brings almost as much excitement as going on holiday (geeky but true) luckily I don't live too close to one or I'd likely move in on a permanent basis! when james said he wanted to get a glass display cabinet from there for his birthday (cough, I nearly proposed) no seriously I played it cool and said yeahh I don't mind going to grab you one.. WHO WAS I KIDDING, I couldn't wait!

when we first moved in we had some epic ikea hauls (everything from beds to cutlery) thankfully now when we go we pretty much have everything we need so it's more about getting trinkets and finishing touches... and errr meatballs and cake.

this time around I picked up some cosy throws for our bed before the temperature drops, my favourite was the indira throw pictured above, we grabbed the smaller size (under £15) but it's actually pretty darn big. I also had to grab some more plants.. I am in danger of turning our pad into a greenhouse but I just love having greenery about the house!


I also got hold of lots of new candles.. it's impossible not to buy some! as james is saying 'we don't need anymore do we' I'm nodding in agreement and saying 'no' while loading them up into the trolley..

I do love having them all lit at night and for a few pound ikea is definitely the best place to stock up. (this trio of porcelain ones above are scented and are so pretty I'll have to force myself to light them..)


we also grabbed some of these super cute outdoor lanterns (granted we rather missed the boat on our timing) autumn is here so it won't be long until we won't use the garden! these ones are solar so I'll wire them up and drape them over the branches of our apple tree. 

I also invested some new bedding, unusually for me I bought a white duvet set (dvala) it's not expensive and is really quite soft and cuddly! white duvets are usually a no go for me as I often put on fake tan if I'm going out however winter's coming so I'll be embracing the porcelain skin thing and white once again.. yippee!!

have you been to ikea recently? I'm already going through the catalogue planning my next trip.. send help!

caroline xx




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  1. i'm exactly the same, a trip to ikea is like christmas for me! i think i need some throws now from ikea for my bed!

    love katy @ THE RAWRDROBE ♡

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  2. those indoor lanterns are amazing! love a good ikea trip :)

    Rachel x
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    1. thanks you- me too best road trip :) xx

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  3. I love Ikea - I am obsessed with their crockery and glass. Have so many mismatched pieces from their my kitchen is a bit like a junk shop

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    1. YES!! I have loads of assorted plates and bowls too- nothing matches haha :) xx

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  4. The trio of porcelain candles are so pretty! And lol at the candles finding their way into the trolley - I'm familiar with that too :)

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    1. haha... phew! I hoped someone else did it ;) xx

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  5. We went to Ikea recently to finish off our home office. Definitely think it's worth going with a list otherwise I end up with things I've never used. :o) x

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    1. I had a 8 page list when we moved into the house- literally couldn't get it all in the cars haha... ooops! It's bloody addictive ;) xx

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  6. Loe the trio of candles - hope they smell lovely!
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    1. they do- I'm not sure what the small is- it's not vanilla but it's nice :) xx

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  7. I love everything you picked up, Especially the porcelain ones! I have to seriously try to restrain myself in Ikea, It's so easy to get carried away in there!

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    1. yep!! definitely with you on that haha :) xx

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  8. oh I'm forever in ikea! I love spending the whole afternoon there getting home inspiration! x
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  9. Lovely post! The candles look lovely and I love the idea of outdoor lanterns! So cute! Abi :)
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    1. Thanks you- wish I'd bought them earlier in the year though :) xx

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  10. I love Ikea, I am planning a trip there soon and I can't wait!

    Maria xxx

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  11. Those little candles are the absolute cutest! I love a good trip to Ikea, it's one of the greatest places everrrr! x

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  12. I also love a good trip to Ikea, Those little candles are just adorable! <3

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    1. I know.. I don't need them but who could resist ;) xx

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  13. oh jeez we went to ikea last saturday night (yeh we're so wild like that) but it was SO busy, it ruined my ikea love. any woo, LOVE these bits lady, gutted I missed them :(

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    1. noooooo... gutted! I've never braved a weekend!! (lols at your wild saturdays- mine are the same) defo recommend a midweek dayime trip- it's so much quieter!! :) xx

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  14. I'm the same way with Ikea, their accessories are amazing. I always find myself picking up candles and organisational supplies even though I have more than enough.

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    1. they're impossible to resist haha!!! :) xx

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  15. I love the candles! The print on the sides is lovely. Ikea is definitely the best place for accessories. I could spend an absolute fortune in there! x

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    1. I know! I want to redecorate every time I go so I can buy new things ...argh haha ;) xx

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  16. Love ikea for purse friendly treats! I got some really cute white lanterns last time I went :)

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  17. I love Ikea so much, I recently went to Ikea for a big Uni trip, and i am already wanting to go back! H xx

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