There is no denying that furnishing and decorating a home is costly, so it can be easy to put it off indefinitely, all the while, you're living in a place you don't love or that isn't functional for you. Except, a little $$$ can go a long way if you know where to look (and you don't have to look too far.) IKEA is, of course, an amazing resource for unbelievably affordable tables, seating, lighting, textiles and beyond, and we feel confident guessing that there are many items in their vast catalog you've overlooked. From furniture to accessories for a finishing touch, these are our favorite 25 cheap finds, all under $50.
You could put a stack of rusty paperclips under a cloche and they would look artful and slightly mysterious.
I'm really digging IKEA's artisan products, which lend a human element to the big box store's offerings. One of my new favorites is this smokey glass vase
Had I known this adorable carafe was carried at IKEA the last time I took a trip there, everyone in my family and friend circle might have gotten this for Christmas.
Delicate, blushy pink and stackable make these under $2 glasses a total score
These stunning blue serving bowls would absolutely find a permanent spot out in the open in my kitchen.
This would be lovely on a dining table to hold candles or decorative objects or even on the floor holding a potted plant.
When you're hunkering down for a long winter ahead, a knitted sweater pillow is just the decor panacea needed to get you through.
This wool rug may look dainty, but it's actually made of wool, which is soil-repellent and super durable.
Simple is usually best, which is why I love these crate-like baskets. Ideal for storing anything and everything throughout your living room, bathroom, entryway, kitchen, laundry room and beyond!
Honestly, you can never have enough baskets. They corral odds and ends perfectly. I love the somewhat floppy shape of this one for blankets, throw pillows and other soft goods.
These little multitaskers are just the right size to hang from hooks in your kitchen or bathroom.
Concealed mounting hardware helps this acacia wood shelf seemingly float on a wall.
When a piece of furniture can do double duty, consider me a fan. Especially when it's this cute!
Ever since the introduction of this sweet little table earlier this year, I've been smitten. It's pretty petite, but a true winner from the Swedish retailer. Also comes in yellow and white.
A touch of blonde wood adds Scandi style anywhere its used. I particularly love this minimal tabletop mirror in the light material.
Kilim pillows like this one are totally of-the-moment.
Wool is a solid investment, as it will outlast many synthetic materials and is guaranteed to keep you warm and cozy.
I honestly can never resist a knit throw, and this one is no exception. It would be great at the foot of the bed or draped across the back of your favorite reading chair.
Another wool option: A cozy throw in a neutral color is a great gift (even if it's to yourself!).
Available in several colors, I just love how this petite table lamp is part art, part light.
Attractive rugs rarely come cheap, so when I found this just-over-4'x6' option, I was won over by its antique styling and low price.
A peppering of overscale items in a room (even a small one) instantly ups the style ante. For starters, check out this oversized floor lamp.
I love these pendants in a pair or trio over a kitchen island, over a dining table, foyer or down a long hallway. At under $40 a pop, you can put them in all those places!
Your breakfast bar called, and it asked for these. No seriously, it did.
Oh Raskog utility cart, how do I (and everyone else) love thee? Let me count the ways...Especially in this earthy reddish brown which is a little more subdued than the funky turquoise I usually see this in.
Have some more thrilling yet cheap finds from IKEA (like the Ranarp floor lamp above, $44.99) up your sleeve? Share them below!
Re-edited from a post that originally appeared 01.06.2017.-AH
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