Ikea has long had the reputation of cheap furniture best suited for dorm rooms and first apartments but it's really time those naysayers take a second look. We mustn't overlook the the stylish, classic and functional pieces that Ikea keeps churning out year after year. Many stylish and timeless pieces will still grace our homes ten years from now. I'm sure of it.
In celebration of the big announcement, I'm sharing some of my favorite pieces. Some I own myself, have recommended to friends and clients and others are on my wish list.
clockwise from top left
A whole collection of dressers, bedside tables, shoe cabinets and wardrobes that are really catching my eye. Simple, clean lines and that classic white I love so much.
I wish I had a spot for this little lamp.
We have two of the wall sconces in the bunk room and the pendant lights in our kitchen.
The most affordable linen bedding on the market. I'm impressed with ours, considering the price.
I wanted this mirror for our bedroom but understandably Ikea doesn't ship mirrors. Lucky for me,
I found a similar one at Home Sense.
Everyone needs one of these. Less than 20 dollars and cute enough to leave out.
I use ours at least once a day.
I love this whole Stockholm line and the bench is no exception. Classic Scandinavian styling.
A classic piece for many years now. I've almost bought it so many times.
Big and awesome. I love them paired over an island.
So fluffy and soft. Don't get the cheaper version (Ikea makes two). This one is so fluffy and soft. Perfect for draping over the back of a chair in the cooler months.
I have these in our living room and had another pair sewn into a shower curtain for our bathroom. The grey is the perfect compliment to crisp white walls.
I keep seeing this table on Pinterest. I have yet to see it in person but it looks pretty great for the price.
Extra seating that is slim enough to slide under a coffee table when you aren't using them. I only have one but they look great stacked one on top of the other.
I love the look of a simple white crib. I know this is a favorite for many moms and dads.
Here are a few Ikea pieces in our home:
RANARP pendant lights in the kitchen. I love the look but we are in desperate need of more light in there. I used the vintage style bulbs and it's just not cutting it.
More RANARP lights in each of our bunks.
Not the best view but our couch is the Ikea KARLSTAD, which annoyingly has been discontinued. We bought it mostly because we knew we could buy replacement covers, if we wanted to change the color or if Beaufort drooled on it too much. I am really happy with it, just disappointed that they won't be carrying it anymore.
I'd love to hear your favorite pieces. I still have over a year before the store in Halifax opens but we do have a little trip to Montreal planned for this spring so I'll be able to get my fill!