I Love The Expedit! IKEA's Best Bookshelf
When we were pulling together my son Charlie’s nursery a few years ago, I quickly determined we needed some simple, not-too-expensive bookshelves for his room, in a nice white that would match his crib.
I looked at every big-box retailer and just couldn’t find plain white shelves that were inexpensive AND looked good. Enter the Expedit!
I’m telling you, the Expedit Bookshelf from IKEA is an incredible find. Designers use this baby all the time. It looks great, it fits in with all different design aesthetics…and the price can’t be beat – we paid $70!
Okay, here is the Expedit in Charlie’s room (why, yes, his books ARE always lined up perfectly, from tallest to shortest! yeah, right):
In retrospect, I think I should have bought the bigger Expedit (seen here), or two of the style above, placing them next to each other. This shelf by itself looks a little too vertical and a little too lonely. But you know how it goes…we had already gone to IKEA once and we simply lost steam. But now it bothers me every time I look at it!
Now let’s take a peek at what other people have done with the beloved Expedit. I really marvel at peoples’ ingenuity.
Doesn’t this look like it came straight out of Domino magazine? A very chic, preppy use of the Expedit: