9 IKEA Items That Look Like High-End Design Finds

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Sometimes you walk into IKEA — or browse its site — and end up leaving with something you didn't expect. We're always on the hunt for under-the-radar gems and couldn't help but notice a few standouts. Turns out you can find quite a few sophisticated items that your friends might not spot as IKEA products on first glance.


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Here are some of our top picks for IKEA items that look high-end but won't break the bank:

1. Jansjö LED Floor/Read Lamp, $24.99

We love a touch of copper here and there and this floor lamp does just the trick. Modern and sleek, it helps bring in the classy vibes we've seen in more expensive finds.

2. Stockholm Coffee Table, $249

This oblong coffee table satisfies all our minimal, Scandinavian decor needs. It's a more affordable option for that sleek look.

3. Buskbo Armchair, $130

Rattan is having a moment right now. And this find is a more affordable alternative to some of the chic items we've been seeing everywhere.

4. IKEA Art Event 2019 Rug, $299

We love a good IKEA rug and this one gets extra points for being unique. We've seen a lot of great feline-inspired rugs lately so this one definitely makes us excited — but you'll have to snag it in stores.


5. Vattenkrasse Watering Can, $9.99

Plant parents take note: This stylish watering can is less than 10 bucks. It brings a bit of shine into your routine without giving you sticker shock.

6. Flottebo Sleeper Sofa, $499

Mixing functionality and style, this sleeper sofa is a great accent piece. It's reminiscent of other similar models we've got on our wish list.

7. Återsken Table Lamp, $59.99

If you want more pizzazz in your lighting situation, this glitzy piece is a good option. It's just a little under $60, making it a more wallet-friendly find. It's currently only in stores, so be sure to bring your blue bag with you.

8. Almalie Throw, $29.99

Throw blankets can go for a range of prices but this modern find is easier on the wallet. We could see it working in a minimal black-and-white space or a bright, zany one.


9. Överallt Cushion Cover, $7.99

The Överallt collection — featuring 10 African designers — never fails to impress us. This modern, graphic pillow cover would look right at home in an artsy, eclectic space. It's currently only available in stores, so just add it to your list for your next IKEA haul.


Eva is a Los Angeles-based writer who covers trends, news, and makers for Hunker. Her writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Bustle, KCET and more. She is a proud bookworm and organizes her books by color.