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.
Upgrade your nightstand with this adorable birch and leather bedside table inspired by Scandinavian craftsmanship traditions.
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.
For $10, this is the most affordable and stylish upgrade you can make in your space.
Add a few extra seats to your living room with these adorable and affordable dark gray velvet ottomans.
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.
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.
For only $20, we couldn't picture a better deal on a stylish and practical side table.
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.
Hands down the best sofa IKEA has on the market right now, this deep blue velvet sofa provides ultimate comfort at a reasonable price.
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.
Cast a lovely pink glow on your evenings for $25 with this globe table lamp.