We love IKEA for all things affordable décor and Scandinavian style. But in the name of versatility, we're always on the hunt for greener décor pastures. Enter Tictail, a marketplace based in Stockholm and New York that features thousands of indie brands from all over the world that you probably haven't heard of. The founders are Swedish, so there's a clear Scandinavian aesthetic present, but there's a little something from every corner of the world, too. Bonus: While all price points are present on the site, we found quite a few affordable picks that would give IKEA a run for its money.
So while we'll never give up our trusted blue-and-yellow household name, we have our eye on this ever-growing marketplace that seems to have a pulse on what's hot and what's new around the globe. If you're looking for stores like IKEA, you'll want to give this shop a visit. To give you a sample of the goodies you can expect to find on the site, we rounded up our favorite homewares. From throw pillows that look nothing like your grandma's to desk lamps that rise up to the task, you'll want to style your space with these.
Designer Clara Bergman creates beautiful trays in splashes and swirls—not for the color averse.
Perfect for a wall that needs some color, this dreamy wall hanging looks chic and sophisticated.
Inspired by the leaves on a tree, this floor lamp plays double-duty as both plant and lighting.
Like the IKEA piece every fashion girl owns but elevated.
It was love at first sight when we saw this adorable handloom rug. Use it by your bedside for better shut-eye.
This luxe wool chair is accented by a gold base and solid oak wood armrests. It will add some glam to any room.
This understated standing lamp is the epitome of a minimalist. Need we say more?
This beautiful vase is simply mesmerizing, thanks to a special process of blowing air bubbles in the glaze as the ceramic is painted.
This aesthetically pleasing end table is made of solid walnut and ash, combining traditional materials with modern design.
This multifaceted pendant reflects light in a beautiful way, casting lights and shadows all around like a crystal under the sun.
The perfect accessory for the minimalist at heart, these ash wood candleholders will brighten up your night.
A beautiful brass vase to hold all your precious florals—we're sold.
This clever stool is made entirely of pine wood reclaimed from used Euro pallets, giving them a jagged edge.
This pendant is designed to be hung in clusters, but we think it would hold its own as a bedside pendant, too.
Indulge in '90s nostalgia with this quirky jacquard pillow. Not your grandma's embroidery.
Take this mug with you on your next adventure, or sip your coffee from it at home to inspire some wanderlust.
This concrete and brass lamp is cleverly designed with a dimmer knob, so you'll always be able to create the exact ambience you want.
Sleek shell chairs in beautiful muted tones? Sign us up.
Like beautiful origami shapes, this pendant comes in a variety of color options so you can customize to your own interior.
It may be the one thing we always buy from IKEA, but this versatile cork stool may just change our ways.
This copper table lamp is sleek and functional. What more could you ask for?