I'll admit it: I love what IKEA's been up to lately. They're making high-tech however affordable desks. They're reissuing simple but sophisticated midcentury modern designs. And now, they're bringing a whole slew of drop dead gorgeous furniture to the United States, much of which is made of solid wood. I love it.
IKEA just announced a number of collections that will be available to the American market in February. Most of the pieces are not only super affordable, but they also fall into the I-can't-believe-that's-from-IKEA class of furniture. Swoon!
There are two main collections that will be new to this side of the Atlantic. NORNÄS is a whole line of solid pine furniture inspired by and sourced from the north of Sweden. SPRUTT is a clean-looking collection of small items specifically designed for "speedy mornings." There are a few bonus items from other collections as well, but let's get right to the pictures.
One quick note: These items won't be in the US catalog until February, but you can find more details about some of them in the UK catalog now.
NORNÄS Table - $200
I know from personal experience that it's hard to find a low-priced farm table, much less one that's made out of solid wood. The NORNÄS is close enough and costs about as much as a good wireless speaker. The matching bench is just $90.
NÖRNAS Side Table - $50
If you buy the table (and you should) you can attach an adaptable side table for just $50. It can work as a desk, an extension, or a little kids' zone.
NÖRNAS Sideboard - $170
Many mourned the death of the versatile Expedit shelving unit, but IKEA will now offer a solid wood alternative of sorts. It's smaller, sure. However, this sideboard also looks a lot nicer—and more expensive than it actually is.
NÖRNAS Queen Bed Frame - $300
I want this solid wood bed. I want to paint it black, and I want to sleep in it every night. And I want to lounge in it on the weekends, while I stare out at the dirty Brooklyn buildings outside of my window and pretend that they're pine trees in Sweden. I want.
NÖRNAS Glass-Door Wall Cabinet - $80
I don't even know what I would do with this glass-door wall cabinet—maybe put some action figures in it? It doesn't matter. I want this pretty piece of furniture, too.
SPRUTT Cabinet With Drawers - $90
You never know how much you need small, symmetrical drawers until you buy a cabinet full of them and fill the drawers with all the small things that have been cluttering up your house. Trust me on this one.
SPRUTT Shower Curtain - $8
Wait a second, is that a shower curtain with pockets for just $8? Yep. That's a shower curtain with pockets for just $8.
SPRUTT Cart - $40
To be honest, I didn't look twice at this rolling cart until I realized that you could put breakfast on top of it.
ASKVOLL Full Bed Frame - $129
This bed is inspired by Japanese design. Think: Origami only much, much sturdier.
OPPLAND Queen Bed Frame - $450
This bed frame is pricey compared to the beautiful NÖRNAS bed or the ASKVOLL bed above, but it's damn handsome. The rest of the collection is pretty reasonably priced, too. You know, if you like to match.
OPPLAND 4-Drawer Chest - $200
See? Handsome and reasonably priced.
RIMFORSA Tablet Stand - $16
Here's a light and slim tablet stand made out of bamboo and stainless steel for a little more than what you probably spend on lunch. And since it's so great for the kitchen, you can just fix your own lunch and make back the money in no time!
BACKARYD/RYDEBÄCK Table - $89
I do not currently own a table. When it hits IKEA stores next month, I will own this table.
DALSHULT/SLÄHULT table - $189
Oh no, wait, maybe I will own this one!
VÄSTANÅ/VÄSTANBY table $399
And when I get a bigger apartment, I will definitely own this table. So many tables. So many deals. So little space.