First Look! 10 Totally Genius Things You Need Now from IKEA's Just-Released 2019 Catalog
It's the Most Wonderful Time of th Year
IKEA's annual catalog is here! The 2019 book, which marks the Swedish company's 75th anniversary, is full of the usual — inspiring small spaces, clever decorating ideas, more closed storage than one could ever fill or deserve — but it also showcases four new collections to swoon over. Here are 10 clever, stylish and unexpected finds you're going to want to add to your big blue bag stat.
The Kitchen Island Reinvented
The freestanding butcher block (an IKEA staple) has long provided a stylish chopping surface and extra counter space for small kitchens. The new Vadholma island elevates the standard model with an attachable rack for extra storage.
Buy It! Vadholma island, $449; and rack, $548.
An Easy Sofa Upgrade
IKEA is hacking itself. The company knows its fans like to customize their piecces, so they're giving them the tools to do it with ease. These faceted legs — in neon or solid neutrals — are an impactful and cheap upgrade.
Buy It! Lyskraft legs, $9.99 for 4
A Slipcover That's Far From Froufrou
Forget that sagging white linen slipcover from the shabby-chic days. This quilted version by design duo Scholten & Baijings, was created specifically for that go-to first apartment piece, the Klippen sofa ($318.99) and has a stylish fluted design and snug fit that makes it look like a whole new couch, for under $80.
Buy It! Klippan loveseat cover, $79
Cute Storage for Everything
The new Sammanhang collection is all about encouraging collecting, but this trio of cork boxes is a great storage solution for hiding things away, too — whether it's gift wrapping essentials, desk supplies or makeup.
Buy It! Sammanhang boxes with lids, from $14.99 for a set of 3
A Reissued Classic
To celebrate their 75th anniversary, IKEA is bringing back a few favorite pieces from decades past. This metal armchair from the "70s-80s Edition" cuts a graphic silhouette that will accent a room full of upholstered furniture.
Buy It! Raane armchair, $69.99 (available October)
The Closet Spotlight
The dream of a custom closet that showcases favorite accessories is just a little bit closer thanks to these simple, circular shelves, perfect for holding a single scene-stealing bag, piece of jewelry or a few perfume bottles.
Buy It! Sammanhang display shelves, $14.99 for set of 2
A Not-So-IKEA Introduction
Glam and gold aren't two words usually associated with Scandinavian style, but this trio of candlesticks by designer Ingegerd Råman are absolutely eye-catching.
Buy It! Glittrig candlesticks; $19.99 for a set of 3
The High-End Look for Less
The veined stone base and smoked glass orb of this modern table lamp calls to mind a few (much) pricier designs, which seems to justify the high-for-IKEA price tag. Plus, it will elevate any space.
Buy It! Evedal table lamp, globe, $149
A New Front for an Old Favorite
Now you can get new cabinet doors or drawer fronts for your Besta. A set of hexagon (or honeycomb) motif panels is part of the store's August introductions and can be added to one of their existing favorite storage pieces.
Buy It! Vassviken doors and drawers, from $15; Besta cabinet from $200
The Tote That Never Lets You Down
Perhaps IKEA's greatest invention: the giant blue and yellow bags that holdfast through countless laundry trips and moving days, get a special 75th anniversary update.
Buy It! Large shopping bag, $1.29