IKEA’s Wedding Registry Is Just Another Excuse to Shop There
The retailer has it all.
Updated May 2, 2023 4:55 PM
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As a home editor and recently engaged person, I know that building a wedding registry is a daunting task. After all, what do you ask for when you have everything you need—and then some? However, I recently discovered that one of my all-time favorite retailers, the one that still gives me giddy feelings every time I go there, has a wedding registry. Yep, you can ask for gifts from IKEA.
Thanks to the Swedish retailer’s low prices and enduring collections, you can make a wish list without having to overthink each and every piece. Plus you can probably furnish an entire room for the same price as a fancy set of silverware from somewhere else.
To help you get started, I scoured the site for the essentials most newlyweds want—conveniently broken down by room to make this as seamless as possible. Here are my favorites.
When choosing the building blocks of a kitchen, there is so much value in creating an airy, bright, and clean space. High priority goes to storage, simplicity, and duality, especially in smaller spaces.
IKEA has an incredible selection of items that satisfy these needs. I love the color palette it works with, not only because it’s right on trend but because it complements more traditional kitchen materials like wood and glass so well.
We’ve got our eye on a collection of dinnerware that comes in several easy-to-incorporate shades, a serving bowl worthy of colorful summer salads, and the essentials a dinner party should never be without.
When registering for bathroom decor, it is important to consider how to maximize storage space while keeping everything as uncluttered as possible. A chair–towel rack hybrid, all made from bamboo? Genius.
When it comes to the bedroom, it’s important to build a relaxing and soothing space that you can retreat to, which is why we were drawn to the diverse range of textiles that IKEA offers.
Mix and match pieces (such as woven baskets and faux furs) to create a cozy atmosphere. Toss a sheepskin over accent poufs, layer it on top of a larger rug, or use it as a cushion for your desk chair.
The Living Room
Big-ticket items like sofas belong on a list of must-haves for a new home. Not only are they perfectly priced, but IKEA offers a “Chip In” feature on its registry that allows guests to partially pay for a piece they would rather not buy on their own.
The basics of a living room? A cozy sofa for Netflix marathons, a rug for a textural layer, and a versatile storage piece that can double as a bar cabinet or media console.