Due to Ikea being a recent addition in St. Louis, not everyone is familiar with the wide selection of products they offer. Everyone knows about their inexpensive furniture choices (that require Mamakea’s assembly services), but there are many other product lines that may surprise shoppers.
Ikea Home Decor
Most people are aware that Ikea offers home decor items in addition to furniture. They have an incredibly wide range of lamps, rugs, baskets, vases, and picture frames; you get the idea. All of these items are just as stylish and affordable as the furniture. As an example, the Eivor Cirkel rug is 6’7″ by 6’7″ square for $149. In fact, 70% of their current rug offerings are less than $200.
Ikea also carries all kinds of lighting: floor, ceiling table, LED, recessed. Their selection includes very modern designs as well as simple, more traditional models. One of my favorite is this modern Fillsta pendant lamp–which sells for only $29!
If you are looking for vases that are high on style and low on your budget, Ikea is the place to look. This 7 inch Formlig vase is only $9.99 and is mouth blown. In fact, Ikea is the place to look if you are planning a banquet or wedding and need inexpensive centerpieces. Combine the decorative vases with their abundance of candle options and voilà!, your centerpieces are complete.
In addition to the furniture, Ikea offers everything a designer needs to remodel a kitchen, including appliances. A buyer or designer can start by using the planning tool to help choose and layout a kitchen design using their cabinets. The beauty of this tool is that it creates a comprehensive shopping list for all of the items, including the details, that need to be purchased. But besides the cabinets, which honestly are just a type of furniture, they also offer high-end appliances. But again, although they are high in design, they are very affordable options and of course are easy to coordinate with their cabinet designs. You can see ideas in their gallery, which includes all styles from slick modern to homey to traditional elegance, all of which are extremely functional.
Ikea offers everything a host requires to set the mood for any occasion. There are dishes that will work for everyday family dinners or are appropriate for an elegant dinner. There is a wide range of table linens–place mats, coasters, napkins and tablecloths–that are of course affordable and coordinate with the dish selections. Ikea also offers a wide range of serving ware that can dress up or down any table design. And the glassware options are very practical, yet stylish, and the least expensive to be found. Ikea groups many of these as series, as seen below:
And, of course, Ikea has an amazing food selection that allows you to set out a feast on any of these table settings without much time or money. I am going to cover this more in the future, as well as more detail on topics such as the incredible children’s offerings and paper product lines.