So not long before New Year's, I trekked down to Ikea and spent a small fortune on flatpack furniture. The desk I wanted wasn't in stock, so I came home without it and proceeded to stalk the Ikea website waiting for it to come back in. Except then somewhere along the way, I realised that I hadn't really used my desk in years. Sure, I sat at it from time to time, but mostly it was a dumping ground for things that didn't really have a place. So what the hell was the point in paying $450 for a desk that I was barely going to use?
Instead, I ended up getting another (smaller) bookshelf and a big comfy chair. Which, of course, Ikea didn't have in stock on the day I went down there. Today, though? Today they had that damned chair in stock, and my room is FINALLY finished.
Sure, it wasn't exactly cheap. But it didn't break the bank and still cost me $130 less than it would have if I'd bought the desk, so...there's that.
|Not pictured: LIKE THIRTY MORE BOOKS ON MY DESK|
|Prior to getting the third unit, rearranging things 100 times and buying storage boxes|
|There's now a little more stuff on the top|
|I think the chair might need a cushion of some description...|
So. There you have it. Weirdly, considering it's got MORE pieces of furniture in it than it did previously, my room feels bigger now. Which is exciting.
I still need to rearrange all the stuff on the walls because it's now all at weird heights, but that's pretty straightforward!
Super important question: should I get a cushion for the chair, and what colour should it be?