Functional Little Home Décor – Dec/Jan

This post focuses on IKEA home décor items that can add some character to your home. While IKEA may have a “certain reputation” regarding the quality of its offerings, many of its home décor items are not only cute but functional. Below, I will discuss a few of my finds.

IKEA Home Décor Item #1: Stockholm Bowl

Stockholm bowl
The iconic Stockholm silver bowl from IKEA.

If you have ever visited IKEA in person or online, you have probably seen this metal bowl with its iconic daisy design. The bowl is called Stockholm and comes in two different styles. There is the original silver bowl, as pictured above/ This is the one I have and I got it on sale for under $10, although it’s currently selling at IKEA for $19.99. The decorative Stockholm bowl has many uses – for fruit, decorative orbs, letters, napkins, table linens, etc. I use mine either for fruit or napkins.

Stockholm bowl with naptkins
My current use of the Stockholm bowl.

I recently saw that IKEA now offers the Stockholm bowl in gold. However, the gold bowl is not as wide as the silver bowl. As a result, it is not as overwhelming. In my opinion, this little IKEA home décor item would work much better in small spaces.

stockholm bowl in gold
Stockholm gold bowl as pictured on the IKEA website. This is a gorgeous bowl.

IKEA Home Décor Item #2: Solskur Table Lamp

Ikea bell shaped table lamp called Solskur
IKEA bell-shaped table lamp called Solskur.

IKEA has some cool lamps. Recently, my sister and I were wandering in the Las Vegas store location and saw this unique lamp called Solskur ($24.99). As you can see, it is in the shape of a bell and has a lace-like cutout of birds in some foliage. It is very artsy and the light it gives off is sufficient if you want ambiance (or to keep yourself from tripping in an otherwise dark room). I bought the Solskur lamp, after debating whether to get it or another lamp (the Solbo). My sister convinced me to go with the Solskur table lamp. I should note, besides the table lamp, IKEA offers the same Solskur design as a pendant light.

Solskur lamp lit
My SOLSKUR lamp all lit up.

The other cute little lamp that intrigued me is the Solbo owl lamp. This IKEA home décor item seems perfect for a kid’s room, but as an owl lover, I was really attracted to this table lamp. Who knows, I might buy it on my next trip to IKEA.

IKEA Home Décor Item #3: PS 1995 CLOCK

When I was younger, I really wanted a grandfather clock. I ended up spending thousands of dollars on a gorgeous oak grandfather clock made in the U.K. (from wood sourced from Germany). As lovely as the clock is (I have had numerous offers to buy it over the years, even though it no longer works), it is large and does not work with my somewhat modern decor. I continue to keep it, however. It’s the only piece of my furniture that my son wants when he buys a house.

When I was in IKEA recently, I saw the PS 1995 clock. This cute little clock is like a modern take on a miniature grandfather clock. It has a unique shape that is decorative, modern, but simple. Moreover, the clock has an added function as a storage place for small items. Best of all, it’s inexpensive, at less than $30.

IKEA PS 1995 clock
Image from IKEA website.

I have only mentioned a few of the many neat IKEA home décor items in this post. There are many more. I mentioned the IKEA artist hand in another post. Also, I just saw these cool vases below on the IKEA website.

ikea vases in the shape of cat and dog
These vases are called Fatalig and sell for under $5.00. (Picture from the IKEA website.)


My passion is small-scale stuff, from Legos to small toys to miniatures to small home decor items. If you enjoy collecting and viewing miniatures and other little things, I hope this website will provide you with helpful information and useful links.

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