No Competition: These Were Our Favorite IKEA Picks of 2018

Updated 05/03/19
Favorite IKEA Products of 2018
Courtesy of IKEA

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned trip to IKEA. The Scandinavian retail giant has perfected the allure of the brick-and-mortar store—which features perfectly styled rooms filled with affordable decorative accents—so much so that New Yorkers are willing to take a ferry to get to it. But here's the catch: While browsing through the endless rooms in a typical IKEA store, you could end up with a ton of useless items in your cart (and miss out on some pretty great things in the process).

To make your next IKEA adventure a little easier, we handpicked our favorite IKEA items of 2018—ranging from small vases to large sofas. If you're looking to make a few small affordable updates to your décor to kick off the New Year in a beautiful and inspiring environment, you'll want to start with these stylish picks. With some of them starting at only $10, you'll be sure to find a great deal whether you want to improve your bathroom storage or add a new table lamp to your bedside.

IKEA Björksnäs Nightstand
IKEA Björksnäs Nightstand $70

Upgrade your nightstand with this adorable birch and leather bedside table inspired by Scandinavian craftsmanship traditions.

IKEA Evedal Table Lamp
IKEA Evedal Table Lamp $149

This new lamp by IKEA is not only stylish, but it also features genuine materials together with timeless Scandinavian design to create a lamp that will last you decades.

IKEA Gradvis Pink
IKEA Gradvis Pink $10

For $10, this is the most affordable and stylish upgrade you can make in your space.

IKEA Stockholm 2017 Ottoman
IKEA Stockholm 2017 Ottoman $139

Add a few extra seats to your living room with these adorable and affordable dark gray velvet ottomans.

IKEA Storuman Floor Lamp
IKEA Storuman Floor Lamp $18

Jump on the rice paper lantern trend with this $18 floor lamp. It's the best way to test a trend without breaking the bank.

IKEA Ikornness Floor Mirror
IKEA Ikornness Floor Mirror $129

This clever floor mirror plays double-duty: It reflects and also serves as a hanging rod, thanks to hidden storage in the back of the mirror.

IKEA Gladom Tray Table
IKEA Gladom Tray Table $20

For only $20, we couldn't picture a better deal on a stylish and practical side table.

IKEA Snidad Basket
IKEA Snidad Basket $28

This beautiful hand-braided basket can hold anything from towels in the bathroom to logs by the fireplace. At only $28, we call this a win.

IKEA Stockholm 2017 Sofa
IKEA Stockholm 2017 Sofa $1699

Hands down the best sofa IKEA has on the market right now, this deep blue velvet sofa provides ultimate comfort at a reasonable price.

IKEA Branboda Nesting Tables
IKEA Branboda Nesting Tables $60

This clever side table has the added bonus of a hidden compartment on the lower table—or a tray table to move around as you please. You decide.

IKEA Fado Table Lamp
IKEA Fado Table Lamp $25

Cast a lovely pink glow on your evenings for $25 with this globe table lamp. 

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