12 Best Interior Design Finds At IKEA

By: Casey Gerber

June 2, 2015

Photo via IKEA.


IKEA. The behemoth discount furniture retailer that we loathe… and love. It’s the one-stop shop for designing a space on a budget. The pinnacle of convenient Scandinavian style. Though you may associate IKEA with frustrating self-assembly, temporary furniture buys, and Swedish meatballs, we’ve scoured the aisles and found some incredible hidden gems that look sleek, posh, and stylish in the home.


RASKOG Utility Cart

This sturdy little cart offers endless possibilities. Use it as a nightstand, in your kitchen, as an office supply organizer, or even as a bar cart. Plus, it comes in five different colors, meaning it blends well with any interior.


HEMNES Dresser

This staple dresser is as chic, sturdy, and versatile as they come. If you need something for a smaller space, the HEMNES comes in a 2-drawer and 6-drawer model, as well as multiple colors. It’s also an easy piece to hack yourself —  try swapping out the knobs or painting it for a more unique look.


LAPPLJUNG RUTA Rug

This black and white, low pile rug has been popping up in interiors everywhere and we totally get why. The diamond pattern adds an instant layer of style and eclectism to every space it touches.


LINNMON Table Top + ODDVALD Trestle

This simple desk hack starts with a tabletop like the LINNMON (which is only $8.99) and ends with a trestle or a pair of  hairpin legs. The pre-drilled holes in the bottom of the tabletop make the legs super easy to attach. And voila — an IKEA-chic desk is yours!


SATSUMAS Plant Stand

12 Best Interior Design Finds At IKEA, Laurel & Wolf, via IKEA, $29.99 and

via IKEA, $29.99 and $39.99

Nothing brightens up a space like plants. Not only does IKEA have an abundance of real and fake ones in store, but they also carry a surplus of planters and stands. We can’t get enough of their SATSUMA pieces.


Kitchen Cabinets + Hardware

IKEA is all about creating smarter, functional kitchens. With a range of fully customizable cabinetry, your kitchen will be as fresh as the food you prepare in it. We love the look of the leather pulls added to the HAGGEBY cabinets in the space on the left. On the right, gilded hardware brushes up the BOBDYN cabinets with luxe glamor.


KOLDBY CowhideTEJN Faux Sheepskin

12 Best Interior Design Finds At IKEA, Laurel & Wolf, via / IKEA

via Amy Bartlam / IKEA, $199 & $14.99

We’re a bunch of softies, which means we love cowhides and sheepskins. They immediately add a dose of flair to your space and IKEA’s small sheepskin’s are perfect for throwing over a chair or the end of your sofa. Major plus: IKEA offers both real and faux fur throws and rugs.


KOTTEBO Basket

The KOTTEBO basket makes storage look good. Made from coconut palm leaves, its earthy surface adds eclectic texture to any space.


UPPBO Lamp

A simple, black adjustable floor lamp literally brightens up every space. We love how the UPPBO lamp’s sleek, contemporary design plays against the intricate architectural details in this Scandinavian space.


BILLY Bookcase

One of IKEA’s original pieces, the BILLY  bookshelf is a designer’s dream. It’s inexpensive, easy to assemble, and classic. Because it comes in both a vertical and horizontal model, it works for any room layout. The original white is great, but the shelves can easily be painted for an added pop of color. 


TARNO Outdoor Table + Chairs

It’s the perfect outdoor patio set for a number of reasons. 1: It’s sturdy, transportable, and cute. 2: It’s only $49.99. Add seat cushions, a layer of paint, or leave as is. Regardless, your patio or outdoor space is set with the TARNO.


NORSBORG Sectional Sofa

12 Best Interior Design Finds At IKEA, Laurel & Wolf, via IKEA, $479-$1,699

via IKEA, $479$1,699

Big or small, colorful or neutral, IKEA’s NORSBORG sofa is a living room staple. Whether your space is minimal in design or full of mid-century modern flavor, this sofa anchors any room.

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