Black and White is Back

Lately, I have been wanting to enhance our living room, to spruce things up, change things up. The change I went for with a black and white theme. The combination of the two with the navy blue couches, and a few pops of color here and there was speaking to me. So off to IKEA I went and I headed straight to the marketplace rather than peruse the upper level. You know IKEA does it right, they know when shopping, making decisions about furniture, cabinetry, pillow covers, etc. they know you will get hungry. I don't know about you but when I get hungry while shopping, I get cranky and just want to leave the store. IKEA solves that and says have a cheap hot dog or ice cream and get back to shopping all in the same store. Smart, IKEA, very smart!
I picked up a few pillows, a few pillow covers since I had a few pillows already, a throw, a decorative bowl and it all came together!



No major changes just add a few pillows, some new decorations and your living room takes on a different look. Happy Wednesday everyone!

31 comments:

CALLIE said...

So cute!

CALLIE said...

I sure wish there was an IKEA anywhere near MS ha!

Kendall said...

I love the lemons!! I haven't been to Ikea but would love to go! I just got a new lamp shade and curtains when we moved to our new place and it brightens things up so much! Totally changed the feel of our living room and made it feel more like a home and less like a temporary place to live!

Sarah and Stewart said...

I love how it came together! But I'm scared to eat food at IKEA now after the whole horse meat scare!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

It looks great! I just went to Ikea and completely stocked up on candles for a total of like $15 - it was amazing!!!

Jane said...

Looks great! I love adding pops of color! Really makes a difference!

Katie H. said...

Simple changes can make such a big impact can't they??!! This looks lovely =)

Happy Wednesday!!

ruthy ann said...

everyone has that black and white ikea pillow! i think i need to join the bandwagon!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oooh that black and white pillow is so nice! Everything definitely works well together. I wish Ikea would open a branch in my area.

Ashley R said...

My love for Ikea is boundless. Great home updates, love the black & white!

Faith said...

I still haven't been to an IKEA. I'm completely missing out!

Love the black and white touches. I've been dying to spruce things up as well but haven't. Hopefully soon!

christina said...

there is a ikea opening by me in 1 year!! i can't wait!!!!!! love your pillows

Rachel said...

So cute I love the pop of yellow! That is so smart of IKEA, I'm useless when I'm hungry! I have to go to an IKEA, seriously I have never been!

Rachel ~ Topaz n Pearls

ss fashion world said...

love those pillows ! and its great that you add lemons to brighten the whole room :)

Life With Lauren said...

Looks great!

Susie Dickson said...

i am loving the black and white additions with the yellow – cute!

Sea and Swank


Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

Great Ikea finds, especially the black & white bowl. Looks fab!

always, koru kate

Always Maylee said...

I love the black and white pillows! Accessories are a great way to freshen up spaces without investing a lot. And I love Ikea for that very reason. $2 ice cream cones? YES.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Susannah said...

Switching things up is always fun! I love that IKEA has a food court! Definitely makes shopping easier. :-)

Alexa said...

The bowl of lemons just screams spring. Pretty Meg, and I love that black and white are back...it just makes things so much easier!

Cait said...

Ohh Ikea, I could spend hours wandering around that place planning out my dream home, last summer it took me almost two hours to select the perfect desk/chair combo. I like the addition of the bowl of lemons, it gives it a fresh and bright springy feel.

- Caitlin
http://woreoutblog.com/

Sarah said...

Very cute. I avoid Ikea like the plague...I once went in to get a toy and couldn't find how to check out for 20 minutes, I just wondered around, hoping someone would take pity on me and show me the way out.

Jess said...

Awesome pillows. When I move I am so heading to Ikea and treating myself to some new ones! And some new throws too, I think!

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Jess

Just Another Shopaholic said...

This looks so pretty!

heather{land} said...

Ahh. So jealous of all you people who have an IKEA close by! I keep on waiting for them to decide that little old Omaha needs one...it'll probably come on the day we finally decide to move on out of here :)

Love Meghan said...

i love the bowl of lemons. nice touch :)

Janna Renee said...

I like what you've done! I wouldn't have thought of adding black and white, but it looks really classy!

Angela said...

Amazing what a few pillows can do!! Looks great!

Krista said...

Loving those patterns!

So true, hunger and shopping do not go together! Smart business strategy indeed IKEA :)

erica said...

Loving the pillow patterns. Black and white is always such a classic and chic look. xx

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

It looks great!! I desperately need to redo my living room...the pillows are old and I need a change hahaha