As much as I love designer pieces and beautifully refinished vintage furniture, I know most people (myself included) are on a more IKEA-like budget. I think finding a cheap diamond in the rough at a flea market, thrift store, or on Craigslist is best. But sometimes IKEA hits the spot. Here are some IKEA pieces I love:
The Alvine Ruta and Stockholm Rand flat-woven rugs (and the Koldby Cowhide above) are a good size and inexpensive. The striped rug is so popular right now, and $200 is pretty affordable for a rug.
The Hemnes line is sleek and simple. The pieces come in black, natural brown, white, and sometimes a couple of colors. It's easy to switch out the hardware for a slightly more unique look.
IKEA's latest sideboard, Isala, is pretty timeless. I love the legs!
I have the Portis coat rack, it is sturdy and has great lines.
Who doesn't love the Expedit? I've seen so many similar square shelving units at higher price points, but Expedit is my favorite.
What's your favorite IKEA piece?
Have a cool IKEA Hack to share?