Even though I have the new catalogue, it’s always more fun to actually look at the stuff at the store. Often some things can feel quite flimsy, so I need to shake them a little and see how easily they would fall apart. Especially for cupboards the shelving can sometimes be very thin and light weight. But I still always end up picking stuff from here because of the design and price.
What I am very unhappy about is the customer service. It really really sucks. Once we had furniture delivered and the delivery guy was so scary and intimidating that I vowed never to order anything from Ikea again. He actually came over in an angry mood and the other service people with him were scared as he barked orders at them. I am still left with a very bad impression. This is the problem when a company outsources.
Luckily I don’t need any more big items and the smaller items are easy to pick up. I hardly buy anything apart from towels these days but I still like browsing.
Gonna take you on a spin, but backwards. You know how you get trapped in Ikea and have the go the whole way through even though halfway through you wanna get out fast but can’t. So I took pictures.
Liked these tiles for your balcony, which you can convert into a little deck.
I especially like the plant section. Want to buy one of these some day, but only after I spring clean. Well it gives me a reason to spring clean.
This totally looks like grass. Would be cool all lined up, to create a garden feel.
I like bamboo too.
Now we’re at the picture section and I snapped of just the new ones.
You can bring London into your bedroom.
A Picasso print.
I’ve always liked this red clock but it’s a lot huger than I thought.
I like a clean face on both watches and clocks.
The Ocean in your room? Although another idea would be to print out your own photos of the sea and blow them up. Never done it before, but always wanted to.
I love not only Ikea’s kitchen section, but kitchen sections everywhere. I find the colours so enticing. Especially this red. Everything on closer inspection seems not as sturdy though. But I guess you probably know that too. The sturdier items are more expensive.
Love the pink candy striped trays.
I have a confession. The last time I was here I bought 2 glasses and still have not used them. It’s kinda easy to buy stuff you don’t really need, here.
This was in the kiddie section, but I want this too.
Bought similar cups and bowls many years ago and they are actually very useful. And so cheap. Yes, I’m an adult who sometimes uses kid utensils.
For reading in bed?
I love the classic Hemnes series. This burnt orange is so nice.
I adore the lace like design on these plant pots.
This was the first thing we saw. Many containers for just 5 bucks. I was just wondering how air tight they were.
Hope you liked this virtual shopping experience at the Tampines branch.
I left buying zilch. Oh yeah, just towels.