Even though we know exactly how frustrating IKEA furniture can be to assemble, the second we see the store’s new collections, we forget all of the hours spent trying to decipher confusing illustrations and head straight to the blue and yellow wonderland for some new goodies. Case in point: IKEA’s new October collection.
The fall line includes 11 new items, but some of those things have different variations (like new customizable chairs), so in reality it actually adds up to a lot more than that. As you might expect from the Swedish brand, everything looks super clean and is very practical for small-space living. You’ll find the usual assortment of minimal pieces, versatile rugs and clever storage solutions, but there are also a few surprises sprinkled throughout the new assortment — and those are our favorites.
If you’re looking to get crafty with some statement fabric, there is a bright pink plaid and broccoli print up for grabs (!!). For those in need of a super compact vanity, we suggest you look to the GARNES mirror ($30), which hangs over the door and has storage for all your jewelry and makeup. And if you want a stylish place to take a seat, their new chair selection allows you to customize your very own chair by choosing from different seat shells and underframes.
All of those pieces are now on our wishlist, but the standout items in the new line aren’t actually furniture at all. Rather, they’re an accessory we can’t believe we didn’t think of sooner: lamp shade clips! In the lookbook, IKEA shows off two very different styles of clips you can easily attach to a basic shade: one that gives off a natural vibe and one that’s perfect for the color lover.
In that same vein, IKEA has also come up with a set of decorations that you can attach to the otherwise unsightly cords of hanging lamps or maybe even string lights. If you need to find us next weekend, we’ll be chowing down on Swedish meatballs and giving our space a full-blown makeover.
What’s your favorite piece in IKEA’s new collection? Share with us in the comments below.
(Photos via IKEA)