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Shopping in IKEA can be a fun and exciting adventure for the entire family. Start with a delightful meal in the restaurant. Drop the little ones off for one hour of free babysitting and fun in IKEA’s play area and then head out for a shopping adventure following the arrows through IKEA’s wonderful showroom and self serve space.

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Walking around the store provides many innovative design ideas for every space in the abode. Before venturing out you might want to plan your space for particular needs and wants with a floor plan.

New online companies are popping up to add an easy customized appeal to your IKEA decor

PANYL adds a finishing touch to many IKEA cabinets

  • With a choice from 34 colors and patterns you can easily customize IKEA furnishings to complement any décor.
  • IKEA EXPEDIT shelf inserts give you unlimited storage potential for your EXPEDIT bookcase. Add PANYL for unlimited design potential.”
  • “Combine the EKBY JÄRPEN shelf, the EKBY BJÄRNUM bracket and PANYL to create a modern wall shelf in virtually any color."
  • FRAMSTÅ is a bracketing and wire management solution for your entertainment center. In this case, the inserts which sit behind your TV are perfect for PANYL. Choose your color and start customizing!”
  • IKEA BESTA TOMBO glass doors are sleek and sophisticated. Use PANYL on the slide-in door inserts for a glossy finish that's all your own.”

mykea allows visitors to select their IKEA furniture piece, and then choose a design to redesign the furniture to custom fit into the abode’s décor.

  • They have picked the most popular IKEA furniture to create easy peel off decals for.
  • If your IKEA furniture piece is not in mykea, you can let them know by sending a furniture request.
  • They offer world famous Brands. “Do pimp your Kids room with one of the cool designs form SpongeBob, Mr. Happy, Little Miss SunShine, or get Messy with Mr. Messy.”
  • To complement your IKEA furnishings mykea also offers decals to decorate the walls.
  • This site is unique in that it continuously invites new artists to create and submit designs and actually have a chance to make money as a working artist.

IKEA does not necessarily mean poor quality

  • IKEA has many levels of furnishing qualities depending on what price one is willing to spend.
  • Their items require assembly which results in huge savings to the consumer.

Compare IKEA's furniture to similar assembled pieces in the better stores and the savings are remarkable. As long as the furniture is assembled properly you will have a wonderful and stable piece that your guests will think you purchased at a designer store.

Check out the IKEA catalog for décor ideas and inspiration. The catalog makes for fun bedtime or beach reading.

Have fun creating and never be afraid to dance!

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