Navigating your way through IKEA can be daunting, to say the least. The endless maze filled with Ektorps, Nockebys, and bins full of Ormhassels can feel like another planet entirely. Brace yourself for the adventurous task by shopping with a better frame of reference. Our editors have scoured the shelves and tested the best at IKEA to find products that surpass the others. Here are a few of their favorites.
IKEA RENS Sheepskin ($30)
“I love how versatile the RENS sheepskin can be. Whether used as an inexpensive alternative to standard upholstery fabrics or thrown over a chair to add texture and warmth to a dining room, these small items can also be used as rugs and are perfect layered over a more structured material like seagrass or jute.”
IKEA STRIND Coffee Table ($100)
“This table looks amazing on a brightly colored rug (we have a turquoise overdyed kilim and the white looks incredible over it), and the circle shape is such a space-saver—no corners to bump into or walk around, and it rolls on wheels for ultimate functionality. On top of all of that, it has the bottom shelf for storage, which is so crucial for a coffee table.”
IKEA KALLAX Shelf Unit ($259)
"The Expedit is my favorite IKEA piece ever, but since it's been sadly discontinued, the replacement Kallax shelving system will have to suffice. I love how versatile this piece is while also being incredibly useful and modern. I bought a tall unit and one half the height so it forms an "L" shape in my living room. I love!"
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