We all have our own go-to items at IKEA. Maybe it’s their wineglasses because you keep breaking yours while washing. Maybe it’s the shoe racks that keep your growing collection from getting cluttered. Maybe it’s just the cinnamon buns that you (okay, we) can’t resist. Beyond the standards, we’ve picked out a few of our more untraditional favorites.
IKEA is known for its Scandinavian modern design but you can channel some old world glamour with these blown glass bottles. Decant your favorite perfumes or body oils. A hatbox shaped storage set keeps your accessories organized and the jute fabric belies the price tag. This handy two-step stool helps out in the kitchen, kid’s room, or when it’s time for cleaning, and the classic design fits in either a modern or traditional home.
For those embracing the modern, a cherry red wall lamp would brighten up your bedside. It’s also available in black for a more dramatic look. Use a set of patterned black and white storage tins to hold your coffee or tea so they’re readily accessible each morning. They’d also be perfect for gifting food, no wrapping necessary.
IKEA may be best known for its storage solutions so we’ve picked out two of our favorites (both available online!) The RÅSKOG kitchen cart works far beyond the kitchen. Try it as a barcart, in a child’s room for a mobile bookshelf, or as the perfect craft storage. Likewise, a locker-inspired cabinet works everywhere from serving as the living room credenza to being the garage workhorse.
So don’t let those rows of flat-packed boxes intimidate you; there are treasures to be found. Just don’t forget the cinnamon buns on your way out the door!
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