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Covetable Looks for Small Spaces from Ikea’s 2019 Catalogue


A room divider and dresser with leather pulls are just two of the things we need from Ikea’s newest launch

With the launch of every Ikea catalogue, we revisit forgotten classics (so we meet again, Billy bookcase) and take bets on which items from the 2019 book will spark Kijiji bidding wars years from now. We’re not psychic, but we predict that these five items will be showing up in the apartments of our trendy yet space-strapped friends in the very near future. Oh, and our own nanoscale rental units.

Ikea TARVA daybed

1. TARVA is a daybed and pullout double bed in one – perfect for studio apartments with limited space, or as a guest bed. $395 with two mattresses.

RÅSKOG utility cart from Ikea catalogue 2019

2. The RÅSKOG utility cart has been on our space-saving radar for a while. Known for its compact size, durability, and portability, the RÅSKOG cart is a popular choice for home organization and space-saving. This dark blue colour is new and worth pouncing on. $40.

BJÖRKSNÄS is a five-drawer birch dresser

3. BJÖRKSNÄS is a five-drawer birch dresser with rounded Scandinavian legs AND LEATHER PULLS. Did we say that loud enough? $349.

VEBERÖD room divider from Ikea

4. The VEBERÖD room divider is the room divider we didn’t know we wanted or needed — but now we can’t stop moving it around our one-bedroom apartment. We love it styled as a green wall for privacy. $149.

VADHOLMA is a black and oak kitchen island from Ikea catalogue 2019

5. VADHOLMA is a black and oak kitchen island from Ikea’s 2019 cataloguewith tons of storage options packed into a compact footprint. The rack is a must for ambitious cooks with cramped kitchens, and can be purchased for $699.


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