Growing up, every road trip from Dallas to Houston to see family was marked with a stop at a little Swedish home decor store called IKEA. We'd grab hot dogs and cinnamon rolls and my 12 year old self would dreamily walk through the 300 square foot apartment set-ups and envision myself in a loft bed. Little did I know, this dream would be realized in college (I had a loft bed for 2 years in the room I shared with best friend Ivy and house we shared with 8 of our friends. Also moved to New York where 300 square feet quickly became a reality.)
Though sometimes overused and often written off, I don't think I'll ever get tired of IKEA. I think so many of their products are smart and clever and affordable. I've scrounged up a few of my current new IKEA favorites (above). What's not to like?