I really hope not!!
But then I thought, what is from Ikea?
So another photo essay it is.
PS none of the links are affiliate, but to help you should you want to source anything. I’ve tried to link to Australia’s Ikea, as a more factual reference to the prices.
- Bed – Malm Queen Bed in Dark brown, which I don’t think is a colour they still do
- Bedsides – the cheap Kassett storage boxes do double duty, both storage under and on top!
- Box for elevating the fan (stolen from the parent’s house!) – the cute Hol – I love that lattice pattern and it’s stood up to many years of service!
- Smalls storage – Skubb boxes, but bought years ago to fit in a wardrobe hanger thing
- Lighting – the kitchen has discontinued and the living room has the PS Maskros
- Kitchen table – I bought this second hand from the old tenant, but it’s a Sanfrid table top and Adils legs (I think?)
- Semi-armchairs – found in a thrift store, so I forgot they were Ikea’s Nils
- Lamp in the dining area
- Lamp in the living area – I swear everyone has one of these, Dudero, it’s $15!! (Maybe it’s the cool name? Shown in the Nils chair photo above)
- Second hand entertainment cabinet – the Besta, didn’t realise he was Ikea til someone told me (can be seen in the lighting picture above)
- Side tables/stools – love the double duty Marius, and the limited edition teal colour of them
- Floating shelves in the entry way – those little Lack’s
- Bathroom bin – love the shiny Rundel (til it’s not of course!)
- Kitchen bin – so cheap at $3, you can’t go past Fniss (just why did I buy the white one?)
- Stationary storage set of nine drawers
- Blue platters
- Bedroom lamp shades (Jara)
What do you think? Do I have more than the average (keeping in mind, I was a ‘poor student’ until 2009)?
I’m pretty happy with the smattering of things I have, but I do wonder at what cost to societies and the environment where these things might have been made.