the blue and yellow castle.

Once again I find myself tumbling down the rabbit hole of smooth, white, Swedish furniture and soft, fluffy doonas and twinkling fairy lights. Every few months or so I get a certain yearn for change and I spend days, sometimes weeks, sifting through Ikea catalogs and browsing and multiple furniture stores' online stores. It's a sickness. And once again, I'm infected. I'm desperate to go back to the blue and yellow castle but not for the same reasons I went before. Once upon a time, I loved Ikea for the feeling it gave me - that I had entered a world of happiness and beauty and no angst whatsoever. I have now learnt that's bullshit. For me, Ikea is possibility. It's my-bedroom-feels-unfriendly and can-I-liven-it-up-somehow. Quite frequently, a trip to Ikea or a mere flick through a catalog is enough to pump my creative juices enough that I can change things without spending money. But not always.

I need a new bedside table. My current one is literally a cardboard box on the floor. It's cute and minimal, sure, but my back is aching from having to lean down all the time. That's what I'm in the market for right now. I think I have chosen one - HEMNES Bedside table, white, $99 - and although it's not in my usual budget, I think I'm going to get it anyway. See, the plan is to one day move out. And the more furniture I buy when I'm living with my mum means the more furniture I will have in my new place (whenever I find it!). I'm planning for the future! (At least that's what I tell myself!)

Sometimes, even if my own space is perfect, I just like to flick through the catalogs. I imagine the lives these people must lead. They say the house is a reflection of the person within. I love thinking about the different people in their different spaces. I like designing rooms that I would never personally live in but that I love anyway. That's why I love the Sims so much - usually when I play I spend more time creating my house and my sims than I do actually playing! And when I was a kid, I used to play with my step-brother. We had Lego and a dolls house. I used to spend for-freaking-ever setting up my Lego family's home and then when I was done, I was done. I didn't want to actually "play". That resulted in many a tantrum, haha.

If I ever have my own house (and a hell of a lot of money!) I think I'd probably redecorate every year or so. I just can't help it! I love how even the slightest change can make a big difference to the feel of the room. Okay, I'm off to have sweet, fluffy doona dreams. Ciao!

Photos © Ikea


  1. I was randomly looking through your blog and only just discovered this post.
    Holy crap it's gorgeous...I want...!!!

  2. Lovely, isn't it? :) Hehe, favourite place in the world. We should go sometime!