Today I’m sharing my own cottage decor steals from Ikea and how I’ve incorporated them into my home!
I entitled this post “cottage decor steals from Ikea” because that’s truly what they are – steals! I had heard from friends just how great Ikea’s pricing was, but since the closest store was nearly three hours away, I had never seen for myself.
About four years ago I finally had the opportunity to visit for the first time, and I was blown away by all of the beautiful, budget friendly decor I found.
Today I’d like to share some of my favorite cottage decor steals from Ikea and how I’ve incorporated these items into my home.
Cottage Decor Steals from Ikea
1. Flowers and Stems
Ikea has an array of faux florals and plants that are CHEAP. On my last Ikea trip I picked up this beautiful potted plant and it looks so real. I also grabbed some pretty life-like carnations that were only 99 cents each, watch the video I linked above to see how I styled them!
I say it time and time again, but flowers and stems are such an important part of cottage style decor, and Ikea has some really amazing options!
2. Pillows and Pillow Covers
I love down pillow inserts, and the cheapest place I have ever found them brand new is from Ikea!! 20×20 pillow inserts are around $6 which is crazy. And the 26×26 inch inserts are only ten bucks!
Ikea also has so many gorgeous throw pillow covers! I have white throw pillow covers all over my home that are Ikea, and I also have this cover on the larger euro size pillows on my bed. I love how the stripe gives a relaxed cottage vibe.
You guys know how much I love baskets, in fact I have an entire post about baskets here if you’re interested! Ikea has some beautiful options, but I especially love their Byholma baskets. The weave is this gorgeous weathered finish and I can’t wait to find a place for mine!
I love grabbing dish towels from Ikea every time I visit! This Elly set is my absolute favorite, the stripes are a classic and I love how versatile they are!
5. Ikea Farlov Chairs
Of course I had to include my white chairs in my living room that I’m asked about all the time! You guessed it, they are from Ikea!! I have seen so many memes and jokes about how Ikea furniture is only for poor college students, but honestly I think the lines of these chairs look so high end.
I have a whole post about how I clean the slipcovers here if you’re interested!
Oh I could get lost in this section at Ikea!! There are so many beautiful options that fit so well in a cottage style home! I especially love these bottles with stoppers, one day I would love to make water kefir soda and these look so pretty and vintage sitting right on the counter top!
I also recently scored these beautiful glass cloches that are so versatile. I can picture fudge underneath them at Christmas time and plants under them in the spring!
7. Art and Frames
I love vintage artwork, but sometimes it’s hard to find. Ikea has so many beautiful vintage inspired prints! I recently got this very large, beautiful bird print that came in a three pack with two other prints and it was only $10!
There are so many cottage inspired dishes and plates at Ikea. I love to display their scalloped bowls and dishes in my dining room (similar here), and these are just some of the many beautiful varieties they offer!
Of course there is so much more beautiful decor at Ikea that I could talk about today, but like I said, these are just the items I personally own and love.
Ikea Shopping Tips
If you are planning a trip to Ikea but you have never been before, I would highly recommend that you browse their website or catalog first and compile a list of things that you’d like to look at.
Ikea is such a large store that you can easily become overwhelmed and distracted, forgetting why you came in the first place. Some of these items that I mentioned are small and can easily be overlooked, so it’s important to have that list handy!
I would also recommend taking measurements of your home before you go. For a lot of us, Ikea is a once in a while type trip. The last thing you want to do is drive all the way there, find a piece of furniture you love and not know if it will actually fit in your space at home.
I hope you enjoyed my cottage decor steals from Ikea! What types of things do you like to shop for when you visit Ikea? Is there an Ikea close by to where you live? I’d love to know in the comments below!