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Nice and New: Ikea's 2008 Catalog Is Online

Nice and New: Ikea's 2008 Catalog Is Online

I have a love-hate relationship with Ikea, as I'm sure many of you do, too. But not even my worst Ikea-shopping flashbacks can dampen my enthusiasm for the Swedish retailer's new catalogs. Ikea just posted its 2008 catalog online in an easy flip-through format that lets you peruse all 372 pages.

The store has some great new textile patterns with huge doses of color, not to mention some sleek furniture offerings. To see a few of my first-glance favorites,

Blues and seafoam green abound. I'm digging this graphic pillow (at center) and these soft-looking oceanic rugs.

This innovative flat-pack chair snaps together without any screws, and it looks like a very comfy little rocker.

Don't you love these new fabric rolls? The pop-floral pattern on the black is really eye-catching.

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ooohnicole ooohnicole 9 years
i heart ikea
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
hihowareya - the IKEA stuff ranges in price from very cheap to higher end and in many styles to suit just about everyone. certainly, their very cheap plastic stuff will not last as long as say a leather sofa that is well made - they carry it all so you can get just what you need and can afford. yes, it does last a long time. i would recommend their products 100%!!
hihowareya hihowareya 9 years
I like the look of Ikea stuff, but I was noticing some comments about the stuff being cheap and not long lasting or durable--is that something I should really be concerned about? Or are these for particular products?
specialksgurl specialksgurl 10 years
OH I Love IKEA!!! My apt looks like it's right out of the catalog. PS the scratch and dent section is the best place to find bargains :)
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I am so going here at the end of September...I live 20 minutes from Ikea in DC, but....I HAVE to restrain myself haha. I would be broke all the time! I haev a friend coming to visit and she want sto go, so I shall save my shopping until then. I love Christmas shopping there.
SassAndBide SassAndBide 10 years
i havent gotten mine yet :(
DanaLynn DanaLynn 10 years
An Ikea just opened up about 2 weeks ago within an hour drive from me! Needless to say, I have already spent my ikea allowance!
ruthiep-f ruthiep-f 10 years
We still waiting in Miami Florida !!!!Please open now for us that we love Ikea
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
as soon as it comes out my roommate and i sit with it all day and flip through it - its a tradition. there aren't any IKEA stores in NZ though so i'll have to settle for the online one for now. i am going to visit all the IKEA stores in the cities i'm visiting this november/december - Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Malaysia, Singapore (i'm stopping in bangkok, Xian and nanjing too but they don't have one). i'm so excited...i can't wait to pick up catalogues in different languages!!
jesse3000 jesse3000 10 years
Ikea is great, sooo cheap for usually nice quality stuff.
handbagbride handbagbride 10 years
I haven't received mine yet??? Thanks for posting this online.
vlizkimv vlizkimv 10 years
heyy.... i just got this in the mail today... i love some of their couches. and they also had a really cool idea about hanging a curtain between the living area and the dining area of a small room in order to make it appear larger. :] good idea.
girlboy girlboy 10 years
came in my sunday LA times :)
Lianna Lianna 10 years
I got mine this morning! I opened my mail box and I was like "Sweet!" and my neighbour looked at me, saw the catalouge and smiled lol gotta love IKEA catalouge day
tati33 tati33 10 years
I ♥ Ikea! Can we still get them in the mail?
Linny Linny 10 years
My whole apartment is pretty much all IKEA. I love my sofa being a smaller, more Euro scale. I'm short so my feet actually hit the floor and I don't sink in. American furniture is mostly too huge, but it's getting better.
sumnboutme sumnboutme 10 years
I was so excited when I found my mom's copy. I tried to "steal" it but she saw me and told me to return it. Lol. I love their catalog.
SweetE SweetE 10 years
I got mine in the mail some of the newer, more traditional sofas and chairs.
MissLee82 MissLee82 10 years
I love IKEA!! And I am so upset that they do have one here Vegas! I mean everything is here, why not IKEA?? They had this super cute desk/workstation that I wanted to get for my office but I did purchase when I was at their store in San Diego. Now I am really regretting it because they do not have it online. :(
pargie pargie 10 years
We just got our first Ikea here in Michigan last summer. I think the closest one was in Chicago (a near 5 hour drive). I do have an unhealthy relationship with the store, I am ashamed to say that I even went to the grand was a huge deal for Metro Detroit. I've settled down since then. I tend to buy textiles and accessories more so than large furniture pieces. The quality is questionable although everything I have is super cute, I guess I will see in due time. Excited about the catalog though!
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 10 years
Oh yay, so that means a catalog must be on its way to me soon!
kateisfab kateisfab 10 years
oh and PS - I LOVE the red bookcases on the cover of the catalog....I wish I had a home office!
kateisfab kateisfab 10 years
I hate the idea of temporary furniture - i think it's so wasteful. BUT, I love Ikea in that you can find cute stuff for cheap - that's the bargain hunter in me I guess. I'll only visit the store if I have something specific in mind. Going on a weekend is like taking a trip to hell and back, crowded and chaotic....
luvbugg luvbugg 10 years
OMG I cannot wait to get mine in the mail! LOVE IKEA!! I have had the same catalog for forever! Boring! But i still look through it every now and stuff in there for your home.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
Ikea, is just cheap goods. i have shopped with them for 10 years, and really nothing lasts long. not built for staying power.
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