If your taste is anything like mine, you love Ikeaâs âdesign for everyoneâ aesthetic. Their minimalist Scandinavian style is swoon worthy. Those Swedish meatballs are yummy. and the $1.00 frozen yogurt cones are the best deal around. Thereâs a reason Ikea is such a delightful shopping destination.
But maybe youâre less than thrilled at the quality of the merch, or you donât enjoy putting furniture together with pictures instead of instructions. Or maybe you’re okay with that, but the nearest Ikea is hundreds of miles away.
I found alternatives to 10 of Ikeaâs most popular and iconic products, and you can buy many of these items at the local mall, or online at your favorite websites. They look chic in your space, and you donât have to tell anybody that theyâre knock-offs.
1. Target’s version of the Billy bookcase
The simple design and multiple configurations of the Billy bookcase can work almost anywhere. Get the look with a Target bookcase. If you’d like an open feel, donât put the back of the bookcase on when you build it.
2. Amazon’s version of the Poang chair
Comfortable, well-designed, and seemingly indestructible, Ikea’s been making the Poang chair for over 40 years. The Poang chair in our conference room is my favorite. Get the look with this chair for about the same price as the Ikea model.