Our Top Picks from IKEA’S 2017 Catalog
The 2017 IKEA catalog just dropped, and there are *lots* of exciting things in store. The new catalog is all about multifunctional furniture, compact solutions, using space in different ways and even rethinking how many things we actually need for the new rustic chic minimalism look. The product shots also have an urban and international flair to go with the fresh new color palette that’s more muted than ever before, with lots of gray, blue and black. There are just so many things to love in this new drop. Scroll on for our top 25 picks and start adding to your pinboard now, since most of these won’t be available until 2017.
1. VALLENTUNA Seating ($1215; 3-seat): A small-space dweller’s dream come true, this sectional features seats that pull out for sleeping, while others lift up to store the sheets, blankets and pillows when not in use. Corners and middle sections can be moved around to create multiple configurations. And you can mix and match the upholstery of each piece to create a combo that perfectly suits your room.
2. SUNNERSTA Mini Kitchen ($110): When installing a large kitchen isn’t possible or even necessary, this free-standing kitchen provides all the basics you need. There’s a shelf to fit a small fridge under the counter and room enough up top for a portable cooktop that stows away when not in use. The sink is included in the price. All you need to do is pay a plumber to hook it up.
3. KALVIA Door Fronts ($60-$140): If you’ve been planning to build an IKEA kitchen and were considering custom-made doors to make it look less “cookie cutter,” you may want to head back to IKEA to check out the new KALVIA door fronts. The door panels come in a sophisticated gray with a bold graphic design that you can carry through to your cabinets in adjacent dining, living and office areas. It’s an interior design concept that can give a feeling of cohesion and flow to an open living space.
4. BARKABODA Countertop ($230): These gorgeous herringbone countertops ($299) will have kitchen designers and fauxdenza hackers alike doing the happy dance. The countertop is made of layers of solid wood over a particleboard core, so it’s lightweight, durable and environmentally sound. Cut the counter to your desired length, then cover outside edges with walnut veneer edging strips (included).
5. GRUNDVATTNET Wash Tub, Box and Mat ($4-9): Food cleaning and prep work are a breeze when you’ve got the tools on hand. Perfectly stackable when not in use, these tubs are not only great looking, but a real space saver in a small kitchen.
6. GRUNDVATTNET Colander ($5): Washing veggies is easy when you’ve got a hands-free colander resting right above your sink. It’s a must-have for single-bowl kitchens — and at this price, why not?
7. GRUNDVATTNET Cutting Boards ($7-$13): Peel and chop produce right at the sink, and sweep the trimmings into the trash. These cutting boards fit right across a standard 16″ sink bowl.
8. ANVÄNDBAR Sprouter ($20): If you’re into sprouting your own chickpeas, lentils or bean sprouts, this two-tiered clay sprouter should be top of your wish list. The breathable clay lets just the right amount of moisture in, and refreshing the water is a breeze.
9. SUNNERSTA Cart ($30): IKEA does it again, with another stunning and versatile cart. Sold separately from the mini kitchen, this cart is designed to provide extra storage or prep surface to a small kitchen. But it also makes a sleek bar cart, indoors or out.
10. KVISTBRO Storage Tables ($50-$60): Small-space dwellers and anyone who loves functional design can admire these versatile storage tables. Store reading material or blankets for when it’s time to get cozy. Table tops are white and lift up; wire bases come in both white and dark turquoise.
11. VARV Clamp Spotlight ($35): These clamp lights in chrome, brass or white attach easily wherever you need them. A built-in dimmer switch makes light adjustable from a reading lamp to a softer mood light (ooh la la).
12. GRÖNADAL Rocking Chair ($250): A Scandi take on a traditional cane chair, the back and seat of this rocker is woven directly onto a lightweight but durable steel frame. Its spare shape makes it look fresh and modern, and it will pair well with almost any decorating style.
13. GLADOM tray table ($30): Passing around drinks or food is easy when the top of your side table is a removable tray. These side tables are made of sleek powder-coated metal and come in yellow or green.
14. BIRKET Rug ($140): This dense, thick pile rug provides a comfy surface for bare feet, while cozying up to Netflix at the end of a long day. The striking yellow and gray pattern is designed to coordinate with BIRKET series fabric and throw pillows of last season, but it also looks great with VALLENTUNA seating and GLADOM tray tables.
15. KLÄTTA Wall Stickers ($15): Renters and parents alike will love these whimsical peel on/off decals. They come in six motifs, including frames, blossoms, a map of the world and chalkboard silhouettes, plus a selection of letters in two fonts and colors so you can add your favorite inspirational quote.
16. ROSKILDE Rug ($80): This indoor/outdoor rug combines shades of cool mid-century blues and teals with white. The classic herringbone pattern makes it a versatile accent piece for any decor scheme.
17. ÄNGSLILJA Duvet Set ($40; full/queen): This 100 percent cotton bedding has a soft, hand-washed texture that looks great naturally wrinkled. The muted blue, gray and cream colors coordinate well, but are strong enough to stand on their own if you prefer a monochromatic bed.
18. SKOGSKLÖVER Roller Blind ($20-$42): Replacing the much-loved but discontinued ENJE solar shades, these blinds are designed to filter in light while still offering privacy. The new model has smooth mechanicals, a soft-close and a cordless design that’s child-safe.
19. SVÄRTAN Series ($10-$60): A limited edition collaboration with Swedish textile designer Martin Bergström, this India-inspired series recalls the worn beauty and patina of an ancient urban city. The versatility of the tray table, bowl and blown glass bottles will put these on your must-have list.
20. LIXHULT Storage Units ($15-$35): These modular cabinets are designed to work in any room of the house. The colorful, stackable metal cabinets come with or without legs and can be mounted on the wall or set on the floor anywhere you need storage.
21. FLISAT Wall storage ($13): These shelves were designed to display books in a child’s room, but they can also be used to hold photos and toys. In addition, the natural wood finish means they’d make a great spice rack to coordinate with the IVAR kitchen pantry series in any low-budget, high-style kitchen.
22. KNOTTEN Standing Desk ($150): With all the style of an old-fashioned writing desk but the modern function of a computer workstation, this standing desk can turn an alcove into an office. There’s clever built-in space for laptop, chargers, calendars, mail and keys.
23. KULLABERG Swivel Chair ($60): With all the appeal of a vintage industrial chair but with the functionality of a modern task chair, the KULLABERG swivel chair adjusts up and down to fit the height of your work surface. It’s both beautiful to look at and comfortable to sit in. Form AND function for the win!
24. JORDBRO Beanbag ($50): If you’re looking for the perfect pouf, look no further. This one is just the right size and comes in this year’s breakout color, pink.
25. ELVARLI Systems ($700): Everyone loves IKEA’s affordable storage, and the brand comes through yet again. The ELVARLI is highly functional and customizable to your needs — it can be used in a closet, along a wall or to separate living areas of an open space.
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