Are you lucky enough to live near Ikea? There is one right in my neighborhood (click here to find a store near you). This store is a boon for cheap and creative decor (plus they offer to watch your kids while you shop). I got to attend the preview event in NYC today. The company is making a big push this fall to drop prices in the face of the recession. I'm including two pictures from the event. Above is a sideboard with the cutest enamel vases.
To the left you'll see a nifty new storage solution called the Teppa. The drawer units sell for $19.99 each and then can be stacked on a rolling storage cart--idea for the budding artist or Lego enthusiast to store their supplies neatly.
Other trends from the preview:
The color gray