post by Erica Minutella
Once you’ve placed the down payment on your new home, you may not be left with much of a budget for filling your new space with home essentials. That’s why we’ve scoured the 2018 IKEA Catalog for the most affordably stylish pieces available. And we’ve found a way to furnish your whole home for under $2000.
Our picks for the living room were the most whimsical choices by far. With touches of bold color, an office desk re-purposed as a TV table, and a few items stolen right out of the children’s furniture department, our style choices might be a bit much for some. But we think the first room your guests will be greeted by offers the ultimate chance to shout your personality out loud.
Comfy and colorful. Need we say more?
This design team hails from the 1970s, and it shows – in the best way – thanks to bright colors and designs.
A few more laid-back pieces will balance the bolder choices in a room.
Who says an office desk can’t be a TV cabinet? When designing your dream home, always look at a piece of furniture as a blank slate, and your rooms will be truly unique.
Mix and match these storage options for the ultimate in DIY.
Frothy and fun, who can beat curtains for $4.99?
Living rooms are for decompressing and daydreaming. Why not state it with a lamp that brings the sunny sky indoors?
Simple, elegant, sturdy. What a table should be.
We’re loving the children’s-drawing style on these boxes. Reminds us of an abstract cityscape. Perfect for newcomers to urban living.
Two pieces of home decor in one.
Modern meets rustic in our choices for the kitchen.
Understated personality with lots of room for guests, this table just begs for some stylish companions.
These translucent chairs will add a bright and clean quality to any kitchen.
Whether you use it for your bar implements or your herb garden, this little cart will come in handy while still looking cute from that awkward corner in your kitchen.
We love the IKEA Catalog’s recommendation to use chopping boards as serving plates (we’ve done it ourselves a few times). Snag a few of these for a cheese and cracker spread at your next house party.
Translucent dishware will be a perfect compliment to your new kitchen chairs.
A few down-to-earth pieces will balance the otherwise ethereal quality of your chairs and dishware.
Some splashes of color are another nice compliment to your otherwise understated kitchen look.
Bedrooms are for beauty sleep and the luxury of comfort. Your furniture should say as much.
Start with a simple bedframe, and go bold with the surrounding pieces.
The curvaceous lines in this piece will bring elegance to your organization.
Darker woods and a touch of gold add depth and character to any space.
Always leave yourself ample room for storage.
The perfect companion piece to those curvaceous shelves.
Some royal frames for the most important people in your life.
We see this plant stand being repurposed as a shelf for all those tiny toiletries you need to keep handy.
Safety AND style.
We’ll admit we had a ridiculous amount of fun putting this list together. How would you style your affordable IKEA dream home? Let us know in the comments!