The Best Things to Buy at IKEA, According to Designers
SODERHAMN Sofa and BILLY Bookcase
“My SODERHAMN sofa is one of my favorite pieces, and people cannot believe how comfortable this couch is. It has Scandinavian clean lines, so they look at it and think, ‘Will that be comfortable?’ because it looks chic. Then they take a minute to sit and it’s so comfortable and so deep. I also have a limited edition BILLY bookcase that is a deep navy blue color with doors on it. The wall is painted a rich midnight shade of blue, and my living room at the moment is a total scheme of blues.” —Will Taylor, bright.bazaar
“I love the PAX wardrobe system. Part of having a great-looking home is keeping clutter to a minimum, and this wardrobe helps you do just that. I prefer the FARDAL white lacquered doors or the HEMNES doors in a white or gray stain, and opt for hardware from another source to give it a more high-end and unique look.” —Jessica McClendon, Glamour Nest
To buy: $280; ikea.com.
SINNGERLIG Pendant Lamp
“The MALM six-drawer dresser is one of my favorite IKEA pieces. The clean and simple lines of the dresser make it a perfect fit for any room’s aesthetic, not to mention an easy piece to personalize. Since the dresser is such a classic piece, I find it easy to glam up with details like a custom-cut mirrored top and acrylic handles on the drawers.” —Abbe Fenimore, Studio Ten 25
To buy: $179; ikea.com.
“We love pale pink INTAGANDE glasses, which we stock up on for parties. They’re much chicer and more earth-friendly than plastic cups, but not so precious or expensive that you mind if one gets broken!” —Melissa Warner Rothblum and Julie Massucco Kleiner, Massucco Warner Miller
To buy: $3; ikea.com.
Gronadal Rocking Chair
“IKEA has a new line of rattan furniture, and I absolutely adore the GRÖNADAL rocking chair. It has a whimsical and soft look that can easily complement almost any style. With a hand-woven seat and blackened steel front legs, the chair is a lovely and modern way to add some texture to a room.” —Caitlin Murray, Black Lacquer Design
To buy: $249; ikea.com.