Our love for Ikea
is well documented. The brand is synonymous with stylish and affordable design, and for good reason. What better pace to tackle furnishing an entire starter apartment? But as even the Ikea loyalist must admit, for every new classic there's something a bit sadder lurking in the shadows of those mock home vignettes.
But, how do you tell the difference? We compiled a by-no-means definitive list of the dos and don'ts of shopping at Sweden's greatest export. From its most (deservedly) popular pieces to the lesser-known offerings, this is what you need to keep in mind when shopping at Ikea.