Home decor haul – World Market, Ikea, and more

December 29, 2013• 27 Comments

Hello everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I wish I could say the same about mine, but I had to work all week (except on the 25th), which definitely put a damper on the holiday spirits -_- On the bright side, we’ve made some significant progress in terms of decorating the house!

Being a typical dude, my fiancĂ© decided that our original TV wasn’t big enough so he decided to splurge on a 65-inch flat screen during Black Friday. I must admit the new TV is pretty nice, but then we had to get a new media console to accomodate to the larger TV. Luckily IKEA currently has a 15% sale on their BESTA system:


Sneak peak of our new family room setup. Progress at 25% complete.

I love how customizable the BESTA system was – we got to choose the exactly where we wanted drawers, cabinets, or shelves, and we also got to choose the color and style of the frame. Now I have a drawer for all my DVDs and games, and my fiance cut a hole in the shelf backing to hide all the ugly wires in one of the cabinets!

I also discovered these gorgeous TERESIA sheer curtains at IKEA, and they were only $7.99 for a pair! Lucky for me, they came in the exact same shade of blue of the master bedroom:

IKEA TERESIA sheer curtains and Skyline tufted chaise

Ok, so the chair wasn’t from IKEA, but I’ve been looking for a chaise to place by the window for the longest time, but they were all too expensive ($500+? no thanks!). Finally there was a sale on Meijer and thanks to coupons + Ebates cashback, I scored this for less than $300!

Cooper enjoying the new chaise

Cooper enjoying the new chaise

The natural light from the window make this spot perfect for reading, and my cats are also loving this new lounging spot.

World Market Charlotte Chair

World Market was (and still is!) having a great sale on their furniture, and we found this great Noveau Floral Charlotte Chair for our family room. The purple and red add color to the room, but the cream and gold tie it in to the existing color scheme. If you’re looking for unique or patterned pieces for your home, I highly recommend World Market – they have some great items and really great sales!

Decorating the house is definitely a long-term process, but it’s always exciting when we make progress! Hopefully we’ll be closer to completion by the time we host our Super Bowl party!

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  1. Gorgeous! I love love love Ikea :) Tons of options and customization on pretty much anything you can think of! Glad to see your house decorating is going well!! Good luck with the rest :)

    Merry Belated Christmas, and happy (early) new year!

    1. Jenny says:

      Merry belated Christmas and happy New Year to you too! I’ve always loved the sleek lines and DIY aspect of IKEA furniture, but it took a bit if convincing to get my fiancĂ© to agree with me.

      I’d say his impression of ikea definitely changed after this though!

  2. Georgia Kate [] says:

    That chaise looks so comfy — and yay for bargains! I hate getting anything for the full price, haha.

    64 inch TV?! Wow. I can still remember when TVs were just boxes. O_O It’s pretty scary how far technology has developed.

    Good luck with the rest of your decorating!

    Take care! xx

    1. Jenny says:

      Thank you! I always get such a kick when I find something great on sale, haha.

      I remember those boxy tv days too, which really wasn’t that long ago! I can’t imagine what they’ll look like 10 years from now!

  3. Wonderful selections! Can’t wait to see how your decorating goes over time. :)

    1. Jenny says:

      Thank you! I don’t think I’ll ever be completely done decorating (there’s always something you can change, haha), but hopefully I’ll get close soon!

  4. Amber says:

    Love the new decor. Cannot wait to see how the whole house looks when you get it completely done. The same thing is going on for me, especially since I moved. Really need to do an update soon. Love the console. Great choice!!

    1. Jenny says:

      Thanks!! I’d love to see how you’ll decorate your new place – I always find great inspirations from other peoples ideas :)

  5. Jessica says:

    Everything looks great! I cannot wait to see what the whole house looks like when it’s completely done. Have you considered doing a video tour?

    1. Jenny says:

      Thanks :) I thought about video tours, but since the rooms are still far from being done, it probably won’t be a while.

  6. Becca says:

    Guys and their TVs, haha. My boyfriend’s roommate is moving out next year and is taking his TV with him, so my boyfriend has been wanting to get a new one. I keep trying to persuade him out of it (or at least downsize!) but we will see what happens. :P

    I love that chair! It looks so… classy! And that’s not a bad find for $300, either. I hope that when I have a stable enough job and a place of my own to furnish that I’ll be able to make it look nice. You’ve done a great job with yours!

    1. Jenny says:

      Thank you! I didn’t understand why guys care so much about tv sizes, but now that we’ve upgraded, it is quite nice, especially on movie nights! ;)

  7. That is very Ikea chic! ;) I love the console! happy holidays :)

    1. Jenny says:

      Thanks! Happy new year to you too!

  8. Alice says:

    I went to IKEA in HK once and i like what they have to offer. it’s almost like stepping into another ACE Hardware; cool furniture and probably anything everything you’d find convenient to use. i got lost though since the one in HK was like a maze and unless you looked at every corner, then you wouldn’t find the exit.

    the chair looks super comfy ;___; and it’s white too~ it’s so minimalistic *o* i love clean,sleek looking furniture :)
    cooper is really adorable! what’s um… his/her breed? ^w^

    1. Jenny says:

      You can definitely get lost in ikea if you don’t pay attention! But I do like checking out their furniture display to get decor ideas :)

      Cooper is a Maine coon mix!

  9. Cat says:

    Happy new year!

    The new media console looks great :) It looks like it has a lot of space to store things. I actually need to go to IKEA soon because I need some new book shelves. I bought too many books!

    I love the chaise and chair too. They both look very nice and elegant! That’s awesome that you got both on sale.

    I definitely need to work on decorating our house, and I’ve made it a new years resolution to do so, haha. Good luck on decorating the rest!

    1. Jenny says:

      Happy new year! Ikea really does have some great storage solutions, their besta system is still on sale I think so definitely check that out!

      Best of luck with decorating your place :)

  10. Melissa says:

    Happy new year Jenny! I really love the way you decorated your house! It looks so lovely! I can’t wait to see your entire home when you’re done! :)

    1. Jenny says:

      Thank you, happy new year to you too! I’ll definitely post up photos once I’m done decorating :)

  11. Tess says:

    Wishing you a great start of a Happy New Year! The layout is looking great, and love the new TV set! I know what you mean with dudes and their TV… my hubby had bought our 65″ back a few months ago, but honestly it makes the world’s difference when we want to watch movies. It’s like having our own theatre in our very own comfort.
    I fell in love with your furniture!!! I love the floral on it, and glad that it fits nicely in your place! Looking forward to more pictures of it! :D

    1. Jenny says:

      Thank you, and a happy new year to you as well! Big TVs are great for movie nights (and sports games for the dudes, haha), and with how think and sleek they are nowadays, they don’t look obnoxious at all!

  12. Oh my goodness, can I just steal away Cooper? How adorable is your cat! $300 for the chaise lounge is a bargain – what an absolutely beautiful piece! You seem to have an eye for getting great deals.

    1. Jenny says:

      Haha, Cooper is quite popular with the ladies, thanks to his fluffy fur and big puppy like eyes :)

      Ever since I can remember, my mom’s shopping policy was to always buy things on sale, so I think that picked that up from her ;)

  13. mija vera says:

    Wish we waited on the besta system!!! We bought ours in September but we love it!!

    1. Jenny says:

      Love what you did with your besta system, especially the custom door panels!

      1. mija vera says:

        That was for Halloween, I will post the new doors in my next post, they are mint and silver!

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