It’s Textile Month At Ikea This August!

This coming August is an exciting as well as busy month ahead for me. First it is Alycia’s 3rd term school exam. Whenever it’s her exam, I am always the one who gets all anxious and stressed up!   It’s also my dad’s birthday and I look forward to going back to Ipoh to celebrate his birthday during the school term break.  August is a whole new month where I have to learn to cope without a live-in helper as ours has just left home for good. This August also happens to be IKEA’s Textile month and I look forward to making my monthly trip to Ikea to check out some new bed spreads for the bedrooms. Recently the hubs sent my favorite bed spread to the laundry shop for cleaning. When he went to collect it a few days later, it was lost! In fact this is not the first time I lost my bed spreads at the laundry shop. Over the past 2 years, I have lost over 5 sets of my favorite bed spreads but oh well, if the old ones do not go, this will not make way for new ones to come! And now, I have an even more valid reason to make a trip to Ikea!

During my preliminary shopping at Ikea done online at the Ikea e-catalogue, I saw this BARBRO RAND multicolor padded extra soft bed spread. It caught my eyes right away when I was at the Bedroom Textiles section. Anything that’s multicolored and rainbow themed will definitely have a place in my heart. I have always loved vibrant colors as they add joie de vivre to my mood.

Swede designed extra soft BARBRO RAND multicolor bed spread. Love the bright multicolored stripes and it’s padded too.

The next item that needs a major ‘face lift’ in our home is our sofa set.   I have been eyeing on some 3-seat leather sofas cum chaise lounge from Ikea for our living room but the price is out of our budget.    While browsing Ikea’s e-Catalogue, I saw some nice cushions and throws and a light bulb moment struck! I can get a handful of vibrant colored cushion covers and throws for our sofa and voila, our stained and dull-looking sofa set would be transformed into a brand new fresh look! And I can create a new look for our sofa set as often as I desire by getting new cushion covers and throws!

EIVOR KVIST multicolour cushion @ RM59. It comes with a zip and the cover is removable for washing. When I buy cushions, my no. 1 criteria is that the covers must be removable for washing.



Valborg cushion @ RM39 only. I like the bright blue tone and most of all, it is easily removable for washing. It is yarn-dyed and the colours
are retained wash after wash.

I’m planning to get a couple of this funny lip shaped cushion.  I’ll bet this lip shaped cushion will liven up the living room as well as the mood of friends who step into our living room.

Malin Band throws to line the seats of our sofa, topped up with some cushions with stylish prints cushion covers. There you go, I’ll have a transformed living room with minimal damage to our pockets!

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