20 IKEA Impulse Buys You Won't Regret


Original Illustration by Viviana Duron.

When it comes to impulse shopping, IKEA is to home décor fans what Zara is to fashion fanatics; it’s inexpensive, can be easily elevated, and is nearly impossible to leave the store without finding something new.

To fuel our shared obsession, we went in search of IKEA’s top 20 products that are both stylish and affordable. The challenge? Each piece had to be under $40 and look surprisingly elegant (thanks to a couple of smart styling tricks, of course). Here, we detail the best impulse buys and how to incorporate them into your home so that guests will never guess where they’re from. From handwoven jute and wool runners to a real sheepskin rug, you don’t need to think twice about putting these foolproof finds in your cart. These are the best buys under $40 to impulse-buy on your next IKEA trip. We’ll see you at the checkout.