Ikea is one of those stores perfect for everyday household essentials that pack style, functionality and affordability into nearly every product. My visits are mostly for stocking up on their white pillar candles but there are so many more ‘must have’ items that will help organize my home and bring some beauty to it too. A bonus… so many of their essentials are neutral in design so they work with nearly any home interior. 
Written by Jaime
South on Broadway is a Denver based food + lifestyle blog for lovers of food, fashion and design. a destination for daily inspiration


  1. Lisa February 4, 2014 at 9:40 am

    We have an Ikea opening this fall and I cannot wait! It will be a shopping bonanza I am sure! Love your picks. xo

    • South on Broadway February 4, 2014 at 10:45 am

      oh you will love it lisa! there are just so many ways to organize your home and add some style at the same time.

      – jaime

  2. Robin @ Happily Home, After February 4, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I’m an IKEA fan for sure, own about half the items you show here! Have to say our shoe cabinet is one of the best purchases we’ve ever made at IKEA. Just FYI, the cabinet you picture (is the one we own) isn’t the bissa listed in the links, it is the STALL. Huge difference between the two units. We are in and out of the shoe cabinet so many times each day and have had it for almost 4 years, and it still looks brand new cause it is super sold and well finished.

    • South on Broadway February 4, 2014 at 10:46 am

      robin, thank you so much for letting me know i had the wrong link… i just updated it to the stall. it is also great to hear such a strong recommendation for the stall shoe cabinet because it is actually on my ‘want’ list.

      thank you again, jaime

  3. Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors February 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Great roundup! Our IKEA is an hour away so I just ordered a few things online from them (including some Ribbas).

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