We love IKEA for its basic home necessities and affordable, trendy pieces. In fact, we'll never say no to a quick trip to the Scandinavian retailer store, and we rarely leave empty-handed (and no, we don't just mean that we picked up a hot dog on the way out). But as we get older, sometimes we start looking for unique and more durable pieces—the items that will stand the test of time. When we reach a more permanent place in our lives, it's only natural to want our homeware to be as sturdy and timeless.
While we'll never stop picking up home accents at IKEA season after season, we like to add a little variety to our homes. Enter Finnish Design Shop: a collective online shop that holds the best of Scandinavian design. Best of all, a lot of the brands it carries are affordable. Ahead we handpicked some of our favorite new arrivals to prove that this design destination is essentially IKEA for grown-ups. Is it time to give your home a seasonal update? Pick up a few pieces from this Scandinavian design heaven.
Get the IKEA look in a durable design made of steel, aluminum, and ash—this sideboard will stand the test of time.
A simple pendant that comes in a variety of muted colors and metal finishes is a great way to light up your kitchen island or nightstand. It looks even better in a set.
A pretty reversible runner for under $100? We're sold. This rug comes in two sizes and three color options, so you can update your space as your mood shifts.
These wire barstools come in an array of signature Scandinavian muted tones and make a minimal statement in any kitchen. What's best is that they're also suitable for outdoors.
Now here's a minimal shelf you can lean on. Design Letters' selection of paper-thin shelves come in four colorways and look great in entryways, home offices, and even kitchens.
We already know that beige is making a comeback—so we're on board for this minimal silicone nude pendant. But if beige isn't your thing, it's also available in 12 colors.
Like your typical floor-length mirror but better. The slender shelf makes it a practical addition to any bedroom or entryway. The mirror comes in three colorways and is also available as a round or horizontal mirror, so the possibilities are virtually endless.
This spacious sofa will stand the test of time, both aesthetically and in terms of durability. It comes in a variety of fabric and leather options. Trust us, you'll never want to get up from your nap.
This uniquely shaped mobile pendant is ideal for spaces with high ceilings or staircases (and it's an award-winner). High-impact guaranteed.
This vibrant pillow makes a bold statement in any space at an affordable price. It's part of Ferm Living's large collection of eye-catching pillows.
Elevate your floral arrangements with this gorgeous glassblown burgundy vase. In fact, Finnish Design Shop has a great selection of vases.
An adorable sconce under $100? Sign us up. This powder-coated metal light fixture plugs in easily and is available in five colorways.
Who even needs a vanity when you can simply add this stunning mirror to a dresser or desk? The best part: One side is clear glass, while the other side has a beautiful copper tint—so you can use it for getting ready or as a statement piece.
Is it a mirror, or is it art? This suspended mirror is a bit of both. It's also available in a darker smoked-glass finish.
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