Last update: May the 24th 2019
Everybody in the world might own a piece bought from Ikea. The Swedish company has become so popular that recognizing the Billy bookshelf or the Lack table is second nature for most of us. Those Ikea items have kind of conquered the world.
No surprise here, Ikea items are very affordable, functional easy to build and well designed. The large range of furniture available is also one of their main strength. But as much as it is pleasant to have lots of options, it can also be confusing. It’s not easy to see your way through this maze. Sometimes you pass by an item that doesn’t look like much and then you meet it again at some friend’s home and wonder why you didn’t see its potential.
To prevent that from happening over and over, here are 28 Ikea items that you can’t go wrong with.
Storuman table lamp CHF 17.95
Simple but very well designed, this paper lamp is all you need to dress up any cupboard.
- KÄMPIG brass hook, CHF 6.95
Hooks are a really handy item for any room. These vintage-like brass hooks we’ll instantly make your wall look less dull.
- ODGER Chair, CHF 79.95
This cork-like chair has very sleek lines and can really make the difference around a dining table or just displayed on its own.
- MULLBACKA LED table lamp, outdoor CHF 49.95
A nice little lamp that works on rechargeable batteries. Perfect for a cosy night with friends outside.
- GJÖRA bed frame, CHF 299.00
This very minimalist bed frame is perfect for authentic bedroom decor. Plus you can get very creative with the two bars at the head and end of the bed.
- FASCINERA, cutting board, CHF 19.95
Cute cutting boards in mango-tree wood. I like their undefined shapes, it makes them look more natural. You can display them in your kitchen with no second thoughts.
- STOCKHOLM Mirror CHF 99.95
This mirror is simply stunning and at a very affordable price. It can be a huge addition to any entryway. by the way, If you are looking for a mirror you might like to have a look at How to Pick the Right Mirror for Your Entryway
- EVEDAL table lamp CHF 179.00
This table lamp is made out of noble material such as glass, copper, and marble. What makes it very convenient is the dimming function and the fact that you can turn the colored glass. These features enable you to get the light you need. A must.
- STOCKHOLM footstool CHF 299.00
This is not a piece that you would put in any interior, but if I had a cabin in the woods or in the mountains, I would definitely put a footstool like that to add a little mountain chic to it.
Stockholm Sideboard CHF 499
That mid-century look makes that buffet a real gem for an affordable price.
- Cabinet Stockholm 2017 rattan
A light piece that looks like it’s been meticulously handmade.
N.B. It looks like it’s only available in Spain for some reason…
- Pudda basket CHF 12.95
An upgraded version of the basic basket, you can expose it anywhere, it will always look great.
- SINNERLIG Pendant lamp, bamboo CHF 69.95
That Bamboo pendant lamp adds a little ethnic touch. You could have brought it back from your last trip in Thailand.
- GEMAK Colander, off-white CHF 9.95 CHF
To give a little vintage effect to your kitchen, hang it with other cooking utensils.
- STOCKHOLM Rug CHF 199
That rug has been around for quite some time now and still adds a lot of character to a room.
- SUNNERSTA Utility cart CHF 29.95
I like the clean lines of this cart and its duplicity, you could have it in the kitchen as well as in the bathroom.
- GLADOM Tray table, dark green CHF 14.95
Relatively new this tray table has proven its value. Having this in your home feels like having bought a designer table.
- FLÅDIS Basket, seagrass, black CHF 19.95
Another IKEA item you could have brought back from a trip abroad, very trendy, you can conceal all sort of things in this basket. Putting a plant in it is a really popular idea around the web.
- EKBY ALEX / EKBY VALTER Shelf with drawer CHF 57.85
This makes a really nice desk very adequate for small spaces or narrow angles.
- HÄRLIGA Glass dome with base, clear glass CHF 14.95
This is the perfect object to choose if you want to pimp a bookshelf.
- NORDMELA Chest of 4 drawers, black-blue CHF 199.00
Ideal for an entryway, plenty of space to tidy things up. Plus it looks really sleek and chic. You can go wrong with this one.
- RANARP Floor/reading lamp CHF 69.95
You can spot it in any Scandinavian design blog, and there is a good reason for that. Also, its wall declination is a must.
- SVALNÄS Shelving units CHF 370.00 (price can vary)
I’ve seen so many ways of setting this shelving unit that look absolutely stunning that it totally deserves a place in this list.
- IKEA 365+ Carafe with stopper, clear glass, cork CHF 6.95
A classic, simple but so beautiful.
- KALLNA green glass, CHF 7.95 / 6 pieces
Typical Scandinavian glass in their shape, the greenish color make them look a little vintage. Perfect for any table setting.
- DALFRED Barstool, black CHF 49.95
I’ve seen many great DIY involving that stool, it can also be used as so many things that it makes it kind of an iconic piece.
- VARDAGEN Measuring cup, glass CHF 7.95
It can seem trivial but it is hard to find a not-plastic-nice-looking-measuring-cup.
- VITTSJÖ Shelf unit, black-brown, glass CHF 99.95
This is one beautiful shelf to show off your books and every other item you treasure.
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