Is there a store more beloved than IKEA? It's been praised in song by Jonathon Coulton, and immortalized on film as a grown-up playground in 500 Days of Summer. (Let's ignore for the moment its reputation as a relationship-killer.)
And as if the experience (and the meatballs) weren't enough of a draw, IKEA retail stores are taking $25 off purchases of $150 or more via this printable coupon until December 24. That's the best discount we've seen from IKEA, although some exclusions apply. Afraid you'll get overwhelmed when you walk through the doors? We've come up with 10 suggestions to help you take advantage of the savings.
10 Ways to Use IKEA's Best Coupon Ever
Storage to Show Off
IKEA Sällskap Glass Door Cabinet for $274
Whether you collect books, fancy china, or LEGO minifigs, you can display them here. The glass doors will protect your treasures from dust without keeping them hidden.
Change It Up
IKEA Klippan Loveseat from $224
Don't get stuck trying to plan your living room around your couch. The Klippan has covers that range from conservative grey to bold green to this wild geometric print.
Make It Work
IKEA Användbar Bamboo Table for $324
The cubbyhole in the center of this table can hold flatware for mealtime or pens and markers for projects, or you can feed wires through it when you've got computing to do.
One or Many
IKEA Söderhamn One-Seat Section from $204
You can use this as part of a larger seating configuration, or keep it on its own to be sure you have a personal comfy space for reading, Netflix, or quick naps.
IKEA Malm Desk with Pull-Out Panel for $134
A giant desk isn't always practical, but for those times when you need a little extra work space, the sliding piece underneath the Malm will be your best friend.
Ready for Guests
Don't give up an entire room of your house for a bed that'll only be slept in when you have visitors. This genius product functions as a sofa or single or double bed, and it has storage underneath so no square footage is wasted.
Kids' Room MVP
IKEA Stuva/Följa Storage Combination with Bench for $198.99
The minimalist design of this combo will calm a chaotic kid's room, but the bright accents keep it age appropriate. Plus, it accommodates toys, clothes, and shoes, and it has a spot to sit.
IKEA Poäng Rocking Chair for $174
Imagine how much easier life would be if all upholstery could be laundered when it's dirty. This chair's washable cushion cover is a nice start.
Reclaim Your Entryway
IKEA Elvarli Shelf Unit for $145
Banish disorder from the area by your door. Piles of bags can now sit neatly on a shelf, and coats can be properly hung and arranged so no one is stressed by a morning hunt.
IKEA Lixhult Storage Combination for $160
For those items you need to keep and organize but don't want to look at, this colorful structure will be a perfect home.
Readers, what caught your eye at IKEA? Is there anything you're hoping will drop in price? What's your favorite part of an IKEA shopping trip? Let us know in the comments!