If you're like us, you're giddy to come home from work, check the mail, and see that golden book, the brand-new IKEA catalog, in there. That's a good couple of hours of "me time" figuring out which Scandinavian items you need, how to pronounce them, and how to schedule enough time at the store to get up to the café for some of those tasty meatballs while filling your cart.
Well, the new catalog arrived in our mailbox this week, and the first thing we did is thumb through and dog-ear the pages we saw with the stuff we need. And there are lots of them. So in the interest of time, we're sharing a smattering of our faves.
Behold the items from the new IKEA catalog that you have to go out and get right now that look way more expensive than they actually are.
1. ARV dinner plates
This dinnerware looks rustic and elegant in that "could cost $25 a plate" way, but is priced at only $3.99 each. Side plates are also available for $2.99 apiece. Better yet, they come in the hottest color out there: gray (also in white).
2. STOCKHOLM chair
With a distinctive mid-century modern look and a bright pop of Kelly green, this chair makes an impact. But at $119 apiece, your wallet can remain intact. Also available in walnut veneer for $139 each.
3. BESTA BURS TV Unit
This low, wide unit with three drawers in high-gloss yellow is a great piece to add into your room. Not so bold as to go with bright yellow? It also comes in high-gloss white, black, and gray. Priced at $249.
4. STOCKHOLM four-drawer chest
A modern finish in clear lacquered veneer, a modern shape, and chic style converge with great function in this four-drawer tall chest. The coolest feature: the push openers instead of hardware. Priced at $399.
5. Every other piece in the entire STOCKHOLM collection
Really we can't get enough of this stuff. With great shapes on items from furniture to accessories (we also love the glass-blown vases) and fun textiles to boot, we'd like two of everything.
6. SILLERUP rug
This large, low-pile rug (6'7" x 9'10") in a chic black and white graphic pattern is a steal at $119.
7. STRIND side table
This powder-coated steel and glass cocktail-style table looks much richer than its $69.99 price.