If you remember, I recently took a trip to IKEA (we are lucky to have two within a 45 minute drive!) to look at sofas and pick up a few items for the basement. Despite what you may think about IKEA'S quality, they have unbeatable prices on home decor staples that you won't want to miss. I'm always drawn to the same items when I visit the store and thought it might be helpful to share a few of my favorite must buy IKEA essentials.
IKEA is hands down my go to store for artificial plants. Not only are they super affordable, but they are well made and the most lifelike I've seen.
IKEA has an incredible selection of frames, perfect for creating inexpensive gallery walls. I've used both the RIBBA and VIRSERUM frames in gallery walls around my home.
In my opinion, feather pillows are a must! There's just no comparison between a feather pillow insert and poly filled insert. Trust me, it's worth the extra couple dollars to have the right pillows on your couch. On my latest trip I was shocked to see that they had 20x20 inserts for $5.99!!! Can you believe that? Of course I bought two for our new basement couch.
Along with inserts, IKEA also has a ton of pillow covers, most costing less than $10.00 My favorite is the LAPPLJJUNG RUTA that I've used in both our living room and mudroom.
Does the RASKOG CART even need an introduction? The organizing and storage possibilities are endless when it comes to this little versatile cart. I've been using mine for craft storage and it's been a dream having everything mobile and in one spot.
This $40.00 metal drawer unit is also great for craft storage and almost came home with me on my last trip.
IKEA has some really fun fabrics that range from $4.99-$8.99 a yard. If you love bright colors and interesting designs than you'll love their fabric!
Along with a pillow addiction I also have a thing for throw blankets. Not only are they useful on chilly nights, but they are perfect for adding warmth, color and texture to a space. And if you have children like me then they are a must for building awesome forts in the family room :)
Storage boxes can be expensive and add up quick if you need more than a few. I've saved a ton of money by using many of IKEA's boxes, bins and crates to organize my home.
Most of the bins (with the exception of the white boxes above) received minor updates. I've created my own labels, added store bought labels or a bit of paint to give them a more unique and custom look.
IKEA has great prices on stylish rugs. My favorite is this one, which is very similar to the rug I have in our laundry room. They also carry lessor quality rugs that are perfect for sprucing up kids play areas or office spaces. I currently have a $20 polka dot IKEA rug in my office (see above) that's perfect for adding a bit of playfulness to the space.
Whether your opinion of IKEA is favorable or not, I'm sure you'll agree that these items would make a great addition to any home.
***Disclosure*** I am not affiliated with IKEA or being paid for this post in any way. I am just an average girl who loves decorating her home without spending a lot of money. IKEA just so happens to be one of the stores that allows me to do just that :)