This Lesser-Known IKEA Section Hides Some of the Brand’s Best Buys

published Sep 26, 2023
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When people think of IKEA, they typically think of flat-pack furniture basics or simple first-apartment finds like plates and flatware, but there’s a lesser-known section stocked with some shockingly stylish — and affordable! — accessories and decor. 

The brand’s home decor section features everything from vases and wall hangings to plant stands and candles. The (seriously!) stunning array of decorative accessories feels more intentional and personal than what most expect from the Swedish furniture giant. 

Of course, we’ll always adore IKEA for its large assortment of essential furnishings, but these little extras are worth a second look. And as a bonus, they come fully assembled, so no need to struggle with those famously frustrating IKEA instructions. Check out these pieces that make a room feel finished and allow you to inject a bit of your own style into the space. 

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Add a pop of color and texture to your space with this Boho-esque wall tapestry. The large piece is a great option to serve as a statement piece on an empty wall, or can be added to an existing gallery wall to finish off the look.

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Thanks to its iridescent mother of pearl-inspired finish, this vase catches light in the most beautiful way. Use it to display a fresh bouquet or fill each side with dried flowers for an arrangement that will last ages.

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This decorative sun would make an ideal addition to built-in bookcases or as tabletop decor in the entryway or living room. You could also consider styling it atop your desk to add a touch of style to your home office.

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Bring a bit of nature inside with this set of wall decorations that is handmade from palm leaves. The delicate pieces look great styled as a set, so consider picking up multiples to create a one-of-kind wall display.

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Once you add a large block candle to this lantern, your home will be awash in a warm patterned glow, thanks to the tiny perforations all around the piece. The handle makes it easy to move from room to room as well, so you can bring the warmth with you wherever you go.

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Use this metallic-bottomed dome to display one of your favorite tchotchkes or dried flowers. You could also add a candle — just make sure not to put the dome top back on if/when the candle is burning.

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Storage might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about decorative accessories, but stylish boxes like this can be one of the best ways to turn your clutter into an intentional design moment. Simply fill the storage box with anything you don’t want on display and let the textured material take center stage.

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Use this hand-woven rattan plant stand to add a little extra dose of style to your houseplant collection. Place a potted plant right on the silver tray and embrace the added dose of nature it adds to your home.

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Frosted green glass adds a unique flair to this simple vase. The shade is similar to most flower stems so it won’t detract from any blooms you bring home — it'll just add to their beauty.