25 of Our Favorite IKEA Decor Finds Under $50

updated Dec 4, 2020
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Even though the holiday season is now under way, and my apartment is decked to the nines with garlands and trees, I’m still starting to think about what a 2021 at home refresh might look like for me. The first place on my list to shop? None other than IKEA, which is always a treasure trove of reasonably priced tables, seating, lighting, textiles, and beyond. Of course, I didn’t have to tell you that; you already knew it. What I can help you with though is finding a few gems in their offerings that you might have otherwise missed. I’m always trolling their “New” section for their latest and great product releases, and I’m all about a stylish blogger IKEA hack, too. From furniture to accessories, these 25 cheap IKEA finds all come in under $50 but will still make your home look like a million bucks.

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1. VIGDIS Cushion Cover

Switching out your throw pillow covers is an excellent way to spruce up your space on the cheap. The golden brown hue shown above is especially festive for this time of year, but there are plenty of shades to choose from if it doesn’t work with your color scheme.

Buy: VIGDIS Cushion Cover, $7.99

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Give that farmer’s market bouquet the love it deserves by displaying it in a modern vase like this one. It looks way more luxe than its sub-$10 price tag suggests.

Buy: STILREN Vase, $7.99

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3. VARDAGEN Beverage Dispenser

A chic beverage dispenser makes entertaining a breeze and leaves far less room for spills than your traditional punch bowl. I’m buying this one with the hopes that dinner parties will be a thing again sometime in 2021.

Buy: VARDAGEN Beverage Dispenser, $17.99

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4. KVISSLE Letter Tray

Your work from home setup just got way more organized, thanks to this desk organizer, which will make your temporary setup feel a bit more office-like (in a good way!). Corral bills, receipts, and other important papers once and for all without clogging up a fridge or your memo board.

Buy: KVISSLE Letter Tray, $19.99

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5. TRYGG Serving Bowl

These classic glass serving bowls are affordable, functional, and would look nice and stylish when displayed on open shelving.

Buy: TRYGG Serving Bowl, $2.49

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6. BUSKBO Plant Stand

Proud plant parents will want to stock up on these on-trend rattan stands, which will make a major decorative statement in any room of the house. I’d try one in an empty living room or bedroom corner.

Buy: BUSKBO Plant Stand, $19.99

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7. RAVAROR Throw

Make chill days feel a bit less blah with a cute polka dotted throw. This guy would look lovely draped over a sofa or accent chair when not in use.

Buy: RAVAROR Throw, $49.99

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Simple is usually best, which is why I love these crate-like baskets. They’re ideal for storing anything and everything throughout your living room, bathroom, entryway, kitchen, laundry room ,and beyond!

Buy: KNAGGLIG Box, $9.99

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Keep the rattan trend going throughout the house with these handy woven baskets, which are perfect for sliding onto shelves or even stashing under the sink. I think they’re too pretty to hide, but it’s up to you how you use them.

Buy: HADERITTAN Basket, $9.99

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10. KVISTBRO Storage Table

When a piece of furniture can do double duty, consider me a fan. Especially when it’s this cute! Officially, the KVISTBRO is a table, but I think it’d make a funky, fun hamper, too.

Buy: KVISTBRO Storage Table, $49.99

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11. FLAGGSKEPP Table Lamp

I just love how this petite table lamp is part art, part light. It would look delightful on a nightstand.

Buy: FLAGGSKEPP Table Lamp, $12.99

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Attractive rugs rarely come cheap. So when I found this super practical, vintage-inspired option, I was won over by its antique look and low price. Roll one out right beside your bed for a pop of color and coziness.

Buy: VEDBAEK Rug, $39.99

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13. SVENSHULT Wall Shelf

A stylish wall shelf like this one is truly perfect for any space. Hang one in the bathroom and use it to hold perfume bottles and other toiletries, place one in the kitchen to display spices, or use one in your workspace and jazz it up with a small succulent or two. The possibilities are endless!

Buy: SVENSHULT Wall Shelf, $12.99

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14. FEJKA Artificial Potted Plant

If you haven’t had the best track record with live plants, fear not, as IKEA sells plenty of realistic-looking faux plants that will brighten up your space. This faux monstera is bound to make you smile when you see it, and it’s a nice size, too.

Buy: FEJKA Artificial Potted Plant, $39.99

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15. TILLSTAELLNING Napkin Holder

Sometimes little things can go a long way in helping you feel a bit more organized. This sweet napkin holder will add some order to your dining table and looks like a fun vintage find. I won’t tell anyone that it’s IKEA… if you won’t tell!

Buy: TILLSTAELLNING Napkin Holder, $6.99

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16. SIMRISHAMN Table Lamp

Love all things mod? This is the lamp for you. It will make a statement on a credenza, desk, nightstand… really anywhere. I was floored when I saw the amazing price! It looks way more expensive than $40.

Buy: SIMRISHAMN Table Lamp, $39.99

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‘Tis the season for hot beverages, and it may be time to update your mug collection, too. I love this super affordable set of four mugs, which will add a little extra pep to your morning coffee or post-dinner tea.

Buy: FRAMKALLA Mug, $5.99/pack

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18. MISSVEDEN Mirror

This stunning mirror retails for a fraction of what one might expect for such a beautiful piece. Hang it above your entryway table so that you can easily peek at your reflection before heading out the door.

Buy: MISSVEDEN Mirror, $19.99

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19. VATTENKRASSE Watering Can

How adorable is this petite little watering can? I fell in love with this piece the first time I spotted it. Keep it on your patio so that you can nourish your green friends in an instant.

Buy: VATTENKRASSE Watering Can, $9.99

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20. FESTLIGHET Margarita Glass

Amp up your at-home cocktail game by picking up some margarita glasses that will make nights in feel a bit more festive. No more using wine glasses for your speciality mixed drinks!

Buy: FESTLIGHET Margarita Glass, $2.99

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21. LERBODA Frame

Add a sentimental touch to your desktop by printing out a couple of favorite pics and placing them in this darling gold frame, which you can gaze at while you work. I love how it will stand up on its own, no nails required.

Buy: LERBODA Frame, $4.99

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22. RANARP Pendant Lamp

I love these pendants in a pair or trio over a kitchen island, over a dining table, in a foyer, or lining a long hallway. At under $40 a pop, you can actually put them in all those places, if you wanted to.

Buy: RANARP Pendant Lamp, $39.99

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23. RÅSKOG Utility Cart

Oh, RÅSKOG utility cart, how do I (and everyone else) love thee? Let me count the ways. In this new, on-trend earthy gray-green tone, I’d put this guy just about anywhere you need a little extra storage.

Buy: RÅSKOG Utility Cart, $29.99

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24. HEKTAR Floor Lamp

A few oversized items in a room (even a small one!) instantly ups the style ante. For starters, check out this floor lamp. It’s perfect for a little extra light and visual interest in a reading corner.

Buy: HEKTAR Floor Lamp, $49.99

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25. MÅNSARP Display Shelf

For a little bit of storage—and a stylish way to display your wares—look no further than this new Shaker style display shelf. It’d be great near an entry, especially if you don’t have a dedicated mudroom or foyer.

Buy: MÅNSARP Display shelf with hooks, $19.99