Let’s be honest. Everyone has had at least one piece of Ikea furniture in their lifetime. It’s no surprise, their products are pretty affordable, functional, and easy to build. The wide range of furniture and home decor available is what keeps us going back for more.
Not all Ikea products are winners and deciding what to bring home can get overwhelming. Don’t worry – I did the research so you don’t have to. Here are 7 top-rated Ikea pieces you need in your life:
1. Super versatile shelves
The Ikea Kallax shelves are just about the most versatile piece out there. It’s simple, minimal design lets you customize the unit by adding bins, drawers, and even doors. The best part? One of these guys can cost as little as $60 and comes in so many different shapes and sizes that it really is essential. You can easily modify the Kallax to suit your space!
2. The perfect storage
Another cult-favorite from Ikea is the Malm 6-drawer dresser. Made with a faux wood material, this sleek unit provides plenty of storage while maintaining a minimalist aesthetic. It also doubles as a surface where you can put makeup, books, an honestly anything really. The Malm dresser comes in four colors so it’s easy to coordinate with your style.
3. Influencers’ favorite mirror
You’ve probably seen the Hovet mirror all over Instagram by now – and it’s totally worth the hype. This mirror is pretty huge, great quality, and priced at $150, you really can’t beat it. Its frame is made of aluminum, giving off a modern vibe. Perfect for snapping outfit selfies!
4. Minimalist bed frame
If you’re looking to keep your budget under $200, Ikea’s Malm bed frame is an excellent option. It’s clean-lined, minimalistic, and perfectly priced. Even interior designers love its unbelievably simple design. There are a few versions of the Malm, all of which are great for storage: one with drawers on the side and one with a space underneath the mattress.
5. Sleek, floating TV unit
One of my personal faves from Ikea is the Besta TV unit. It’s very customizable and can be hung on the wall or sit on the floor. The Besta collection includes pieces that come in a range of sizes, colors, and finishes. This handy piece can be used everywhere: as a TV unit, storage for kids’ toys, entryway console, or even a windowsill unit.
6. Customizable wardrobe
Whether you’re building a walk-in closet or just need to extra storage, the Pax wardrobe system is the solution. This closet system is endlessly customizable – you get to decide how many drawers, shelves, and pull-outs you want. The Pax is at a relatively affordable price point considering how much custom closets can go for.
7. Functional desk
Creating a great work-from-home space? You’ll definitely want to check Ikea’s Malm Desk with Pull-Out Panels At $160, this sleek desk can easily fit two large computer monitors. It features a hidden pull-out panel, which turns into an L-shaped desk providing you with additional surface space. There’s a shelf that holds cords and power strips — especially useful if you’re housing a lot of tech.
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