A large Ikea store in Coventry, West Midlands, England. (Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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What To Consider Before Buying Home Decor From Ikea
Pro: Affordable
Ikea's furniture and decor are much more inexpensive than competitors, making the Swedish retailer ideal for those looking to decorate their home on a budget.
Con: Low Quality
Since it is cheap, Ikea furniture doesn't always use high-quality materials. This is particularly true of its particle board furniture, which can wear quickly.
Pro: Cute Designs
Ikea has a utilitarian but universally applicable look. Much of their furniture is modern and minimalist, but some are eclectic and vintage-inspired.
Con: Not Unique
Despite cute designs, Ikea's mass-produced stock means the décor isn’t very unique. Their products have a specific look, and many people own them.
Pro: Online & In-Person
You can shop at Ikea both physically and online, so you can see products up close and personal in a functional setting or shop from the comfort of your home.
Con: Returns
Ikea's return policy is quite generous, but returns have to be done in person, and the lines can be long. Online orders can be returned via mail, but only for 14 days.