Kill a Day at Ikea and We'll Tell You Which HGTV Star You Are

By: Jennifer Post

Kill a Day at Ikea and We'll Tell You Which HGTV Star You Are
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About This Quiz

Ikea is like the Disney World of retail. You can get lost, they serve food, and you for sure are going home with more than just memories, even if they can't fit in your car. It's one of those places that you make a day out of because you can't spend less than a few hours there. And since they don't have locations close to everyone, you might have to drive a bit to get to one. But it's so worth it when you think about what you get out of it, and we're not just talking about the Swedish meatballs.

You know who else would love Ikea? HGTV stars. It's the perfect place for one-stop shopping if you're looking to revamp a room or a whole house. The best part? It all comes at a fairly reasonable price. That means that no matter your budget, you're bound to find something, or multiple things, you can afford at Ikea. There's such a variety of style, too, that you never feel limited to have to decorate the way Ikea wants you to. You can take inspiration from your favorite HGTV star and make it happen. So which one are you? Kill a day at Ikea and we'll tell you!

You've just arrived at the mecca. How long do you drive around searching for the best parking spot?
Fifteen minutes
I take the first one I see.
I'll lap a few times.
Not long

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Did you make sure to bring the big car for all of the inevitable stuff you're going to buy?
Oh yes, definitely.
I'll have it delivered.
I'm trying to keep it a small trip.
Brought the pickup

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What's the first thing you're hitting up when you walk inside?
The bathroom
The food court
The place where you get bags, maps and pencils
The discount room

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Do you actually have anything that you need to get?
Just some bookshelf accessories
Nope
I want new bedding.
I need some shelving.

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Did you set a budget for your Ikea trip today?
I tried.
To the penny
That would be impossible.
Yes, but it's flexible.

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Are you bringing anyone to Ikea with you?
My kids
My significant other
My best friend
Going solo is the key to success.

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You're going to need some fuel for this trip. What are you getting to snack on?
Salted potato crisps
Sour jellies
Just coffee
Roasted cashews

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Do you know the path you want to take around the store?
I just walk around to whatever catches my eye.
No particular one
I've marked it on the map.
I go to what I need first

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You've found yourself in the dining/kitchen section. What are you picking up?
Placemats
Seat cushions
A glass vase table centerpiece
Cloth napkins

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What else catches your eye from the kitchen displays?
New flatware
I would love some new drinking glasses.
All the beautiful counter tops
Classic serving trays

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Who doesn't love new bedding? Which duvet cover are you going with for your bedroom?
ALVINE KVIST
ÄNGSLILJA
PROVINSROS
BJÖRNLOKA

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Do you need sheets, too?
No, but I'm going to get the matching ones.
Just plain white ones
I like having a few sets of backup sheets.
I need everything!

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Have you gotten anything yet that needs to be put together?
No, thank goodness.
Yeah, but that's fine.
I have someone to help me.
Mostly everything needs to be put together.

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Are you buying one of Ikea's tool kits or relying on the Allen wrench provided?
Honestly, who uses that?
They're designed to be put together with that.
Ikea sells tools?
I have my own tools.

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Have you gotten lost yet?
I've recovered.
Nope, I'm good!
Yes, but I'm using it to my advantage.
I got turned around; I'm not going to lie.

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Your appetite is getting the best of you, so it's time to hit the food court. What are you eating?
Mac and cheese
Meatballs and mashed potatoes
An ice cream cone
I'm too focused to eat.

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It just hit you that you need a gift for a baby shower. What are you getting from the cutest section of the store?
EKORRE Rocking Moose
KLAPPA Baby Gym
KLAPPA Caterpillar Musical Toy
KLAPPA Snuggle Blanket with Soft Toy

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When it comes to storage, what's the ideal style for you?
Wood floating shelves like SKOGSTA
A simple LACK bookshelf
BERGSHULT / EKBY VALTER
BILLY bookcase

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You have hardwood floors, but you want to protect them with a rug. Which one suits your lifestyle the best?
The flat and woven one from IKEA ART EVENT 2019
STOCKHOLM 2017
RENS sheepskin rug
VINDUM

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While you don't need a new couch, it sure is fun to look. Which one catches your eye?
EKTORP
STOCKHOLM
LANDSKRONA
VIMLE

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Are you also staying in the sofa section so you can grab a seat and take a rest?
It's much needed.
If I sit for too long I'd never get up.
Gotta keep moving!
I could use a breather.

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What's next on your Ikea agenda?
Lighting!
Electronics
The pet section
General decorations

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If you're heading to the decorations section, which item is definitely going in your cart?
LINDRAND bird cage decoration
HEMNES mirror
ÖSTLIG planter in gray
POLLETT wall clock

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You're not heading back to college, but sometimes they have cheaper stuff in that section. Which dorm room-inspired item would you want in your home?
TJENA printed storage box
That stuff doesn't fit my style.
HATTEFJÄLL swivel desk chair
Set of IVRIG drinking glasses

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Have you taken a trip to the bathroom displays yet?
Headed there now!
Nah, I don't need anything.
I'll take a look for the heck of it.
No, but I need a ton of stuff.

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You don't really need anything new for your bathroom, but what do you want?
VILTO towel stand
I guess I could use some new towels.
A new vanity would make me so happy. Maybe the GODMORGON / ODENSVIK
MOLGER storage bench

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How long are you willing to spend in Ikea before you've had enough?
Until I have everything I need
About three hours
I could spend all day here.
I max out after two hours.

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It's time to head down to collect your pieces! Can you find them on your own?
I've memorized the layout by now.
I can find them.
I'm not ashamed to ask for help.
Usually

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Do you need to play a little game of Tetris to make it all fit in your car?
A little maneuvering but not too much
I just need to put the back seats down.
Someone else might, but I'm exhausted.
Nope, it all fits perfectly.

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How ready to go home are you after a full day at Ikea?
I feel energized!
So so ready
It's definitely time to go, but I had so much fun.
I need a nap!

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