Sneak peek all of the affordable products coming to the Swedish superstore this summer.
How can you tell that summer is right around the corner? For one, the recent bout of warmer weather in some areas of the country this week is tipping us off. And two, IKEA just revealed its Summer 2018 collection. Browsing through the selection of colorful products, we're already dreaming about outdoor entertaining and picnics on the beach (toted along in the store's adorable new bag, of course). Check out some of our favorites, below, and start making your wish list for the warmer days ahead. All of the products are already listed on their site, but we're waiting patiently for them to be available to purchase in the coming weeks.
Nothing makes an outdoor space feel cozier than adding a couple lanterns with candles (whether real or faux) flickering inside. Fortunately, IKEA has us covered with this affordable $25 one.
To buy: $25; ikea.com.
Sommar Striped Indoor/Outdoor Rug
A bold stripe is just what your patio needs to give it some life. This indoor-outdoor rug can be used as a station for removing rain boots in your entryway this spring, and when warm weather hits, take it outside to cozy up the deck.
To buy: $30; ikea.com.
Sommar Plant Stand
Fact: you can never have too many plants. Start stocking up now, and when summer finally arrives, display your plant babies in this elevated plant stand.
To buy: $6; ikea.com.
Sommar Picnic Basket
Picnic season is (almost) officially upon us, and IKEA is making sure we're ready with this colorful woven basket. Besides using it to tote sandwiches and snacks, this durable carryall is perfect for transporting towels to the beach. The plastic material makes it easy to spray down and wipe clean.
To buy: $15; ikea.com.
Sommar Dish Towels
An unexpected take on classic summer designs, these dish towels will up the visual interest in your kitchen. A black-and-white triangle pattern is reminiscent of an edgy, graphic take on gingham, while bright summer hues like yellow and red peek through the black background on the other towel.
To buy: $5 for 2; ikea.com.
Sommar beach towel
Adorned with vibrant candy-colored stripes, this towel is almost too cute to save for the beach. We may just be tempted to keep one in our bathroom year-round.
To buy: $13; ikea.com.