Even interior designers love shopping at IKEA. We asked six experts to share their favorite furniture finds from the Swedish retailer.

By Elena Donovan Mauer
Updated June 17, 2019

No matter how high-end the designer, it seems like they love at least something from IKEA. And it’s easy to understand why. While this Sweden-born home megastore is known for being super affordable, it’s also known for both tried-and-true home staples and limited edition statement pieces.

So whether you’re on a tight budget or you’re into mixing high with low for an eclectic look, there’s an IKEA piece for you. See what some of our favorite home design experts are loving from the store.


SODERHAMN Sofa and BILLY Bookcase

“My SODERHAMN sofa is one of my favorite pieces, and people cannot believe how comfortable this couch is. It has Scandinavian clean lines, so they look at it and think, ‘Will that be comfortable?’ because it looks chic. Then they take a minute to sit and it’s so comfortable and so deep. I also have a limited edition BILLY bookcase that is a deep navy blue color with doors on it. The wall is painted a rich midnight shade of blue, and my living room at the moment is a total scheme of blues.” —Will Taylor, bright.bazaar

To buy: SODERHAMN Sofa, $599; ikea.com. BILLY Bookcase, $169; ikea.com.


PAX Wardrobe

“I love the PAX wardrobe system. Part of having a great-looking home is keeping clutter to a minimum, and this wardrobe helps you do just that. I prefer the FARDAL white lacquered doors or the HEMNES doors in a white or gray stain, and opt for hardware from another source to give it a more high-end and unique look.” —Jessica McClendon, Glamour Nest

To buy: $280; ikea.com.



“The SINNERLIG woven pendant light is designed by one of our favorites, Ilse Crawford. We love it because of its elevated simplicity, and we would use the light to warm up a room and create a serene environment.” —Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwickl of STUDIO LIFE.STYLE

To buy: $70; ikea.com.

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MALM Dresser

“The MALM six-drawer dresser is one of my favorite IKEA pieces. The clean and simple lines of the dresser make it a perfect fit for any room’s aesthetic, not to mention an easy piece to personalize. Since the dresser is such a classic piece, I find it easy to glam up with details like a custom-cut mirrored top and acrylic handles on the drawers.” —Abbe Fenimore, Studio Ten 25

To buy: $179; ikea.com.


Gronadal Rocking Chair

“IKEA has a new line of rattan furniture, and I absolutely adore the GRÖNADAL rocking chair. It has a whimsical and soft look that can easily complement almost any style. With a hand-woven seat and blackened steel front legs, the chair is a lovely and modern way to add some texture to a room.” —Caitlin Murray, Black Lacquer Design

To buy: $249; ikea.com.