IKEA's summer and Fourth of July sales are almost here, and we can practically taste the savings. The furniture and décor sale runs from June 26 to July 7, giving you plenty of time to sift through the Scandinavian retailer's wealth of products and pick out a select few to take home with you.
Whether you trek to one of the many brick and mortar IKEA establishments for a day of walking up and down the aisles of a warehouse-like store or you opt to shop online from the comfort of your own home (and, perhaps, your pajamas), there are plenty of deals to snag.
In anticipation of this massive sale, we've already made our list of the products we're hoping to take home at a discounted price this summer. If you're curious to see which pieces we've got our eyes on, keep scrolling for a look at what will be in our carts come June 26. Fingers crossed these products are included in the sale.
A consistently coveted item among IKEA's stock of minimalist décor, this round mirror with an ash veneer frame is perfect for the bathroom or front entryway. The frame even expands towards the bottom of the mirror to create a small shelf made to store anything from beauty products to house keys.
We're hoping that a few larger pieces of furniture will be significantly marked down during IKEA's summer sale—this sleeper sofa included. Ideal for small spaces and first apartments, this neutral sofa includes a hidden sleeper sofa for when you have unexpected guests, as well as extra storage that's tucked away inside the chaise. It's a basic that does so much more.
This playful dinnerware set is part of one of IKEA's newer collections: Förnyad. Inspired by a cartoon character (yes, really), the pieces are fun, yet minimal and simplistic. We love the asymmetrical bowl and the small decorative dots that adorn the drinking cup.
If you haven't yet discovered the plethora of both fresh and faux plants available from IKEA, this sale is the perfect time to acquaint yourself with the retailer's selection of greenery and pick out some lively pieces for your home. This chamaedorea catara—otherwise known as a cat palm—would look chic placed on a stand in the corner of a bedroom or living area.
IKEA may be known for its basics, but the brand is no stranger to a trend, including one of this year's biggest interior design fads: natural materials. This armchair relies on handwoven rattan and curved lines, another trend that we've been eyeing everywhere this year, to create a chic, contemporary accent piece at an affordable price point. Pile it up with cushions and pillows to complete the look.
While we're always drawn to sleek, minimal designs, it's also our understanding that a little color never hurt anybody. These cheery candlestick holders are proof of that. The set of three comes in varying sizes and shades of green, pink, and gray, as well as accent hues of white, blue, and yellow. Perfect for tapered candles or simple tealights, these little vessels certainly draw the eye.
When one plant stand just isn't enough to house your collection of pets—we mean plants—this option is for you. It features not one but three shelves at varying heights for a dynamic display of your precious greenery. Set it up in the corner of the living room, master bathroom, or bedroom to create a chic indoor garden.
In addition to stylish interior décor, we've also had our eye on some outdoor furnishings. This is the summer sale, after all. So in the spirit of backyard barbeques and dinners served al fresco, we think this loveseat would make the perfect addition to an outdoor space (if you're lucky enough to have one). The best part is that it can also work indoors when the warm summer months come to an end.
For all of your bathroom organization and storage needs, consider this birch shelf unit. The petite storage piece offers three shelves along with a handy pouch for spare items at the bottom. Use it to organize bathroom essentials if your space is short on built-in cabinets.
An ottoman with storage is essentially the holy grail of small space furniture. Not only does this one offer functional storage space, a place to kick up your feet, or an extra seat for the living room, but it's also made of stylish rattan material. What more could you ask for?