Home & Living

The 11 Best Buys From IKEA's 2015 Catalog

You just heard the sound of a thousand Craigslist-found roommates cheering: IKEA has just released its 2014-2015 catalog.

Inside, you'll find the usual suspects: BILLY bookcases, EKTORP couches and those wiggly mirrors that have been in every first apartment. There are, however, a few new additions to the crowded aisles that you might want to note before you get the courage to make your next trip.

Some items may be seasonal or have limited availability.

Here are our favorites:

Finally, an end table that can hide several layers of random junk.
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This colorful coat stand will keep jackets and coats from taking over your closet.
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By-the-yard acrylic-coated fabric can be used for crafts or just cut for a custom casual tablecloth.
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IKEA PS 2014 plastic-coated fabric in turquoise and white, $8 per yard.
When buying bargain rugs, flatwoven versions are better choices. They're less likely to shed all over the place.
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Here's an open storage option for minimalists.
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IKEA PS 2014 storage combination with top in bamboo and light green, $85
You say "desk," we say "potential home bar."
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IKEA PS 2014 secretary desk in orange and birch veneer.
Why can't an occasional seat (or table) also be its own lamp?
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Oversized trays often can't fit in a cabinet. This one, however, can hang on a hook when not in use.
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IKEA PS 2014 tray in birch, $10
If you think most tablecloths are too boring, you might like this photorealistic "wooden" pattern.
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For those who want to take their "seashore" theme to the next level, here are trays printed with sea life.
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BEVISTA tray in assorted patterns, $6
Enjoy this bench while it's still nice out, then fold it away for easy storage come winter.
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