Today I worked a trip to Minneapolis so I decided to pay a visit to Ikea. I haven’t been to Ikea in YEARS. There’s a humongous Ikea in Newark directly across from Newark Airport, but for some reason, I never stop in.
So what to do on a layover… I told the crew I was headed to Ikea, which here in Minneapolis, is directly across from Mall of America (it’s actually in Bloomington).
I saw plenty of durable, stylish and reasonably priced Swedish furniture. I couldn’t believe the low prices. It took me all of one hour to walk through the showroom and the warehouse. There were a couple of things I would consider buying when it comes time to decorating Brick House 319.
I took the following photos; a lot of the things I saw would work really well in dorm rooms or apartments. There was a 270 square foot apartment on display. It was amazing how they utilized the tiny space and turned it into a cozy apartment.
A couch with easy to wash slip covers for $399; I was amazed at this price.
A kitchen for a studio apartment…
Here’s the 270 square foot “micro” apartment with a bathroom to the left of the kitchen. It’s Ikea’s “Urban Living” design for single people living in a city. This reminded me of when John and I lived in the same size studio apartment in Philadelphia in 1987. I don’t think Ikea was around back then though.
For $299, a daybed with 3 drawers.
I couldn’t believe this duvet cover was only $29.99.
In a nutshell, everything is affordable at Ikea.
And right across the road from Ikea is Mall of America, the largest enclosed shopping mall in the United States. It’s home to 520 shops.