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to ask if there is anyone out there with a totally IKEA free house?

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cupofcake Mon 13-Nov-17 23:03:37

The other day DD asked me if the Queen shops at IKEA.
I'm sitting at and IKEA desk drinking from IKEA glasses. everything's bloody IKEA.
Is there anyone who has NO IKEA at all?
No I don't work for them!

rcit Mon 13-Nov-17 23:05:21

I don't even have an ikea free room grin

MrsMaxwell Mon 13-Nov-17 23:05:53

No

Givemeallthechocolate Mon 13-Nov-17 23:07:04

I know someone who can't abide ikea stuff, their house is completely ikea free:.. I don't know how he did it.
We have ikea everything In our home!

FairyDogMother11 Mon 13-Nov-17 23:07:09

I have no IKEA in my house though not through choice. Haven't got a car and the nearest one is REALLY REALLY far away. I'm not a fan of paying delivery. Once I get my new car though I feel like things will change grin

BadLad Mon 13-Nov-17 23:07:48

Me. Absolutely hate going around the place. Much prefer places set up in the more traditional aisles layout. There's an Ikea near me, and the car park is always packed, so I assume the inside is hell.

woolythoughts Mon 13-Nov-17 23:07:53

Me!

We made the decision to refurnish once and do it right.

tissuesosoft Mon 13-Nov-17 23:08:08

We don't have anything Ikea and I've only visited one once as has my DP. We don't have a car so that's probably why (and refuse to pay £40 delivery!).

Cheeseandcucumber Mon 13-Nov-17 23:08:09

I have no ikea stuff at all but now feel left out so will put things right at the weekend grin

wobblywonderwoman Mon 13-Nov-17 23:08:41

I love IKEA but mostly have other furniture

We have the hemnes shoe storage. Trones (loads in dcs room for books)

The chests of drawers

Picture rails

Toddler chair and high chair / cots

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Mon 13-Nov-17 23:09:44

I’m sure they exist. I remember visiting a friend and I admired her new chest of draws. I said something like “Ooh Ikea, I’ve got some Malim draws too”

They weren’t ikea, god knows what they were but they were at least 3 times the price - looked exactly the same to me.

I love ikea. I’m clumsy as fuck. There’s no way I’m spending thousands on something I’m inevitably going to ruin at some point.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Mon 13-Nov-17 23:09:56

I don’t have an Ikea free room either. I thought the bathroom might be but then DH reminded me that the bath mat is Ikea.

Whisky2014 Mon 13-Nov-17 23:10:05

I have never been to ikea and I don't have anything from ikeasmile

sesquipedalian Mon 13-Nov-17 23:10:35

I have never actually been to Ikea. My sisters tell me I would love it, as do my children - but somehow, I've just never got round to going. I have two little Ikea bowls, that my sister gave me, but otherwise my house is an Ikea-free zone. In terms of furniture, I'm the last of the Victorians anyway....

PinkHeart5914 Mon 13-Nov-17 23:11:26

I have an Ikea free house! I have never even been to an Ikea, neither has dh....

TyrionLannistersShadow Mon 13-Nov-17 23:12:00

My parents grin. They've never even set foot in Ikea and I reckon they never will!

DontMakeMeShushYou Mon 13-Nov-17 23:12:02

Not entirely. There is an ancient and very much loved IKEA Blund (best teddy bears ever made for the uninitiated) sitting on the sofa next to me waiting for surgery. But otherwise, no.

cupofcake Mon 13-Nov-17 23:12:04

Ahhaaaa so some of you do exist.
Now I just need to Queen to come on here and answer.

Jenpug Mon 13-Nov-17 23:13:05

My Ikea malm chest of drawers have travelled twice up and down the UK and over the Asia and back. Bloody good stuff!

dinosaurcookie Mon 13-Nov-17 23:13:53

Me...and I've never been in one. The massiveness of the stores scares me!

mum11970 Mon 13-Nov-17 23:14:17

Us. Never set foot in an Ikea.

RedPandaMama Mon 13-Nov-17 23:16:12

Hahaha so true! People make jokes out of our house. It's our first house together (early 20's, small baby, not much money) and in our front room alone we have 2 sofas, a rug, a coffee table, side table, huge kallax unit, fake plants, cactus/succulents, clock and picture frames... all from IKEA

To be fair we furnished our whole house for just over a grand and it looks lovely - that's for our bedroom, babies room (although a relative paid for her cot), living room and table & chairs for the kitchen. Job done! Helps that we live less than ten minutes away.

Alpacaandgo Mon 13-Nov-17 23:17:01

There is nothing ikea in my house. Not by choice though, we just don't have a store near us and they charge £35 delivery fee for furniture!

RedPandaMama Mon 13-Nov-17 23:17:19

To all these people who have never been to IKEA... go! It's like a cheap colourful furniture Disneyland!

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Mon 13-Nov-17 23:18:14

Thinking about it, though, much of Scotland isn’t close enough to an Ikea to buy from there unless they make special trips.

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