The 9 Most Luxe-Looking IKEA Products We’ve Seen So Far This Year

published Oct 11, 2020
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When it comes to home decor, getting a beautiful piece for a major steal feels great, and there’s no place that offers more opportunity for that than IKEA. It’s a skill, though, to be able to pluck those extraordinary finds out from the ordinary ones. A lot of that process lies in paying attention to the little details—a chic color, a cool texture, an edgy finish, or a touch of top-quality material like real wood or blush leather.

Finding that needle in the haystack takes time, persistence, and straight-up sleuthing. To save you the hassle, I’ve done the work for you. I can definitively say that these nine items are the most luxe-looking but actually affordable buys from IKEA that I’ve seen all year, and now’s the time to snatch them up before they’re gone or indefinitely on back-order. 

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BJÖRKSNÄS Birch Nightstand

Picture an IKEA nightstand. You’re envisioning a boxy shape in black or white particleboard with a basic round drawer knob or none at all, right? Well, surprise! This ritzier one is made of solid birch wood, features trendy rounded corners, and even sports a luxe-looking looped leather pull. The best part? It’s well under $100!

Buy: BJÖRKSNÄS Birch Nightstand, $69.99

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RANARP Floor Lamp

A sleek white design with gold-toned accents makes this adjustable lamp a sophisticated pairing for a reading chair or over the corner of a sofa. Direct the light downward to illuminate a book or flip it up to the ceiling to bathe the whole room in a soft glow.

Buy: RANARP Floor Lamp, $49.99

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STRIMMIG Plate

Your everyday white dishes have nothing on these deep blue glazed stoneware plates with fluted rims. With their bargain price tag (just $3.99 each!), they’re a no-brainer for dressing up your dinner table without dropping a lot of cash. Not a blue person? There’s also a pretty pink version of the STRIMMING stoneware collection, too.

Buy: STRIMMIG Plate, $3.99

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ODGER Swivel Chair

Everything about this desk chair screams expensive—the mod, sloped shape, the creamy beige color, the full-swivel function. Yet, it’s the same price as (or maybe even less than) the not-so stylish black mesh one from your office cubicle. If it’s time to upgrade your WFH situation, I know which one I’d choose.

Buy: ODGER Swivel Chair, $99.00

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SANDARED Pouffe

This indigo knit ottoman is the finishing touch your living room is missing. Not only does this under $100 accent look high-end, but it’s also hard-working. Use it as a foot rest, extra seating, or as a side table when topped with a tray.

Buy: SANDARED Pouffe, $99.00

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STANGERUM Rug

The inky, over-dyed rug look is very of-the-moment, and this high-pile version costs hundreds less than most others in the category. It’s durable, stain-resistant, and the type of piece I could see anchoring a minimalist living area or bedroom.

Buy: STANGERUM Rug, $149.00 for a 5-foot by 7-foot rug

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GRANBODA Nesting Tables

Do the math here and you’ll realize you’re getting three brand new side tables for garage sale prices, in a perfect Scandi gray and white palette, no less. Plus, when the tables are nesting, the smallest one will hide your remotes and other small living room gadgets.

Buy: GRANBODA Nesting tables, $59.99 for a set of 3

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ENTUSIASM Bowls

When you’re not using these pretty blue bowls for ice cream, nuts, or condiments, they’re the perfect pop of color to display on open shelves. People will ask which boutique you bought them from.

Buy: ENTUSIASM Patterned Bowls, $12.99 for a 4-pack

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SKOGSTA Acacia Dining Table

Not all IKEA dining tables are created equally, and according to customer reviews on the site, this industrial-inspired option tops them all. Big enough to seat eight, it’s made of real acacia wood, which is naturally resistant to scratches and stains. “We get so many compliments,” one reviewer posted. “People think we spent over $1K!”

Buy: SKOGSTA Acacia Dining Table, $499.00