I was invited to take a peek inside the brand new IKEA opening soon in Fishers, IN this week and it was so amazing! I wish I could have taken all of you with me.
I have been in several IKEA stores and I have to say that this one is my favorite so far. It seemed so much easier to navigate and it was all on one floor. Any of you that have had to wait on the elevator at an IKEA store with 300 other people and their shopping bags and carts knows that this is a huge deal.
The entrance to this store was just warmer and more inviting than the other stores taking you right in to beautiful displays of their furnishings.
There are several model home displays as your first stop focusing on how beautifully you can live in a tiny space. Space sizes range from around 300 sq ft to around 700 sq ft and include outdoor spaces as well. This is a first for IKEA stores.
I could definitely picture myself living in several of these small spaces and I’m sharing a few of my favorite below.
In true IKEA fashion they have many gorgeous room vignettes throughout their showroom area giving you an example of how to use their beautiful furnishings in your own home and accessories to add.
They even tag each item so you can easily locate them in their marketplace section. I am sharing with you some of my favorites.
If your like me, you will be exhausted and hungry after looking at all the amazing ideas in the showroom area. IKEA thought of that and placed an outstanding restaurant just in time for you to sit and relax and fill up your belly.
The IKEA Restaurant opens 30 minutes earlier than the store for a full hot breakfast, including scrambled eggs, potatoes, turkey sausage and Swedish pancakes for only $2.00.
The 325-seat restaurant also offers a diverse menu featuring lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert, including Swedish specialties such as the popular IKEA Swedish meatballs (as well as chicken or veggie versions), seafood plates, pasta, chicken, salads, sandwiches, and vegetarian dishes too.
Menu choices for kids include a child’s portion of Swedish meatballs, chicken fingers or macaroni and cheese, while baby food and bibs are available for even younger visitors.
Just in case your still hungry when you leave;
The Exit Bistro serves hot dogs, pizza, cinnamon buns, frozen yogurt, sundaes and beverages.
So I covered all my favorite stuff, design and food. Lol
Go visit this incredible store as soon as you can! There is so much more I could talk about and make this the longest post in history! I didn’t even touch on the kids play area, free designer services, all the grand opening giveaways and so much more!
Store opens October 11th at 9AM but you can start lining up 48 hours before that for a chance to win a free sofa!
IKEA Fishers is the Swedish company’s first store and restaurant destination in Indiana, 45th in the United States, and 408th worldwide. The 289,000-square-foot IKEA Fishers, with its 1,000 parking spaces, was built on 35 acres along the eastern side of Interstate 69, just south of the E. 116th Street exit. The store reflects the unique architectural design for which IKEA is known worldwide, and includes one of Indiana’s largest solar rooftops, consistent with the solar presence at 90% of IKEA U.S. locations – as well as three electric vehicle charging stations.
ALL THE GIVEAWAYS:
Rest Assured – The first 45 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Fishers on October 11, 2017 will receive a free EKTORP three-seat sofa, honoring our 45th U.S. store.
Take a Seat (And We Mean Take It!) – The next 100 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Fishers on October 11, 2017 will receive a free POÄNG armchair.
For the (Truly) Young at Heart – The first 100 children (17 & younger) in IKEA Fishers on October 11, 2017 will receive a free FAMNIG heart-shaped soft toy.
Pick a Card, Any Card – The first 2,500 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Fishers on October 11, 2017 will receive a random prize envelope with IKEA Gift Cards ranging from $10 to $250, or a “Buy One, Get One Free” cinnamon bun, hotdog or soft-serve frozen yogurt voucher.
Happy Birthday to You and Us – The first 100 adults (18 & older) bringing proof to IKEA Fishers on October 11, 2017 that their birthday is the same as the store’s will receive a gift card in the amount of $45, a tie-in corresponding to IKEA Fishers as the 45th U.S. IKEA store.
Enter our Home, Enter to Win – From October 11 through October 15, 2017, visitors to IKEA Fishers may enter for a chance to win one of twenty $250 IKEA Gift Cards through the IKEA FAMILY loyalty program. IKEA is matching twice the amount of the prizes (a total of $10,000) with a donation of home furnishings to Dayspring Center, a local organization that meets the basic needs of homeless families seeking assistance and helps them realize their potential.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Sleep Like Royalty – The first 45 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Fishers on Thursday, October 12, 2017 will receive a free queen-sized HAUGESUND mattress.
Cozy Comfort – The next 100 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Fishers on Thursday, October 12, 2017 will receive a free ALINA “sleep set” that includes bedspread and cushion covers.
Kids’ Best Friend – The first 100 children (17 & younger) in IKEA Fishers on October 12, 2017 will receive a free GOSIG golden dog soft toy.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Cook Like a Pro – The first 45 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Fishers on Friday, October 13, 2017 will receive a free 4-piece SENSUELL cookware set.
Meatballs for a Year – The next 100 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Fishers on Friday, October 13, 2017 will receive a voucher for 12 monthly meatball meals for two at IKEA Fishers’ Restaurant through next year, expiring on October 31, 2018.
A Cold Sweet-ish Treat – The first 100 children (17 & under) in IKEA Fishers on Friday, October 13, 2017 will receive a voucher for a soft-serve frozen yogurt available that day at IKEA Fishers’ Exit Bistro.
Wednesday, October 11 – Sunday, October 15, 2017
Play Big If You’re Little – Balloon artists, entertainment and face-painting will enhance the family-friendly fun at IKEA Fishers from October 11 through October 15, 2017.
For more information visit the IKEA website.