The 2021 IKEA Catalog Is Here—These Are Our Favorite New Products

published Oct 20, 2020
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I don’t know about you, but escapism via soothing, functional design has been all the rage for me this year. And recently, I’ve been primarily getting my fix through the highly anticipated 2021 IKEA catalog, which I’m above and beyond ecstatic to share is finally here.

Celebrating its 70th birthday, the catalog’s main focus is to enhance lives at home—especially homes that are short on space and/or working with a tight budget—through new products that are both aesthetically pleasing and problem solvers. IKEA is calling it a “handbook for a better everyday life at home,” which is something everyone needs as we approach the new year and, for some, the colder months.

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The catalog’s purpose is to “make homes around the world cozier, smarter, more sustainable and more beautiful for the wonderful people who live in them,” according to a press release. It executes this mission through pages filled with solutions to real-life challenges at home this year, like needing to bake a work station into an already tiny space, or creating a storage solution that prevents “clothes haystacks” in the bedroom.

To access the digital catalog, sign up to be an IKEA Family Member (it’s free), or wait until it goes public on IKEA’s website on Oct. 26. (As of right now, physical copies are not available.) For a first glimpse at the 2021 IKEA catalog, see below for our favorite products pulled straight from the digital pages.

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MICKE Desk

If you’re really short on space, this MICKE desk can fit, well, pretty much anywhere. Wardrobe office, anyone?

Buy: MICKE Desk, $79

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LIXHULT Cabinets

Nothing like utilizing empty wall space as storage. With the LIXHULT, you’ve got a place for the things you want to hide and the things you want to display.

Buy: LIXHULT Cabinets, $15

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ALPKLÖVER and IDALINNEA Cushion Covers

Who doesn’t love a good pattern mix? The ALPKLÖVER and IDALINNEA covers may be different, but as the handbook mentions, patterns can mix when they share a consistent color scheme.

Buy: ALPKLÖVER and IDALINNEA Cushion Covers, $4.99 each

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NISSAFORS Utility Cart

Carts are the unsung heroes of working from home. I personally love the pop of red-orange, but this cart also comes in black and white.

Buy: NISSAFORS Utility Cart, $27.99

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MISTERHULT Pendant Lamp

Made entirely of bamboo, this light fixture is sustainable, organic-feeling, and lightens up a room.

Buy: MISTERHULT Pendant Lamp, $59.99

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RAGGISAR Basket (Set of 3)

Put these soft felt baskets on an empty surface space, and you’ve got a place to drop your misfit items while also looking intentional in design.

Buy: RAGGISAR Basket (Set of 3), $6.99

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STRANDMOLKE Comforter

A cozy setting isn’t complete without something warm to wrap yourself in—enter, the STRANDMOLKE comforter.

Buy: STRANDMOLKE Comforter, $99

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SVENSHULT Wall Shelf

An IKEA product that helps you get through your TBR list while never having to leave bed? Sold.

Buy: SVENSHULT Wall Shelf, $12.99

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EKRAR Hat and Coat Stand

I call this, art-meets-coat stand. The press release describes this stand as “a sculptural coat tree that looks great while holding plenty.”

Buy: EKRAR Hat and Coat Stand, $19.99