I've yet to meet a Canadian who hasn't owned something from Ikea at some point. Sure there may have been that whole little problem of finding traces of horse meat in their meatballs, but Ikea's still the best place to find cheap, not tacky, minimalist furniture. And thankfully, it's coming to Halifax, my city, with 11 more Ikeas coming to other Canadian locations soon.
"The rumours are true. We are going to open a full-size store," Ikea Canada president Stefan Sjostrand confirmed at a news conference.
Halifax's mayor Mike Savage shared his excitement about the new Ikea — set to open in 2017 — with CBC News: "I think this is very exciting for Halifax. I think it is a sign of confidence in the Halifax economy."
Part of the really exciting thing about getting a new Ikea in town, is that I can finally get my hands on all those items I've been coveting that aren't sold online. Here's what you're going to want to stock up on when Ikea comes to a city near you:
This unique icy green mirror-set attaches onto your bathroom wall — no tools needed! (Ikea, $28.99)
Set the mood by scattering these little lamps around dark corners of your home. (Ikea, $12.99)
I'm loving this fluffy cozy throw, perfect for cold Canadian winters.(Ikea, $19.99)
Dress up your couch with this geometric black and white pillow. (Ikea, $12.99)
Make a mess on these acrylic-coated table cloths — because they're super easy to clean. (Ikea, $24.99)
Whether you make your own juice or dressings or need a place to store craft supplies, these carafes will do the trick. (Ikea, $3.99)
Who doesn't covet this sleek, earthy stoneware? (Ikea, $12.99)
Perfect for snow days — You can play backgammon, chess, English checkers or Ludo with one single board. (Ikea, $39.99)
Transform that messy hat and coat pile with this statement-making stand. (Ikea, $39.99)
These red pendant light cords will bring any dull room to life.(Ikea, $9.99)
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