There’s way more to Ikea than stark white furniture and basic home accessories. As of late, the retailer has been stepping out of its comfort zone with cool collaborations, futuristic shopping apps, and unbeatable summer buys, proving you don’t need to plan an entire home remodel to have a reason to visit the store. Stock up on the brightest, boldest affordable summer accessories—from beach chairs to planters—all for under $50.
Use these small-but-mighty stools to brighten up your patio, roof deck, or even your bedside. Plus, they’re easy to stack, so storing multiple won’t be a problem if you’re short on space.
AVSIKTLIG Stool, $14.99
Patterned Beach Chair
Does your old, beaten beach chair need an upgrade? Great for lounging in the sun or camping, this eco-friendly lightweight one has fabric that’s easy to clean year after year.
MYSINGSÖ Beach Chair in Green, $24.99
Give your plants and herbs a bright new home with these chic orange (under $1!) pots. Guaranteed you won’t forget to water them again.
Tags That Pop
Great for summer birthdays and housewarming gifts, these gift tags are anything but boring.
Ikea PS 2017 Gift Tags, $0.99 for set of 10
Loving accents make any home more inviting.
MYTTINGE Love Picture, $29.99
The classic cube makes a comeback in bright orange. Perfect for a college dorm room, small entryway, or living room that needs a kick of color.
EKET Cabinet in Orange, $45.00
These plates look like they cost hundreds and belong in an Italian villa. Nope! Four bucks—and they’re even hand-painted!
JASSA Side Plate in Blue, $3.99
Accent pillows are the easiest way to update and freshen up boring outdoor seating. Plus, removable and machine-washable covers make them easy to keep clean every summer.
GRENÖ Outdoor Cushion, $8.99
Best Brunch Tray
What fun is hosting brunch without a stylish tray to serve the mimosas (or lemon water) on?
SOMMAR 2017 Tray, $8.99
Cute, colorful chopsticks will make you want to stay in on sushi nights from now on.
Ikea PS 2017 Chopsticks, $2.99 for 6 pairs
There’s nothing like coming home after a hot, humid day in the outdoor heat to your couch with a glass of something cold and the AC on blast. And this pretty pink blanket is there when you’re too lazy to get up and turn the air down.
SKOGSKLOCKA Throw in Cerise, $5.99