IKEA original or design replica?
One brand that knows how to sell furniture is IKEA. Taking a closer look, many of IKEAS designs are actually very similar to designer objects that have been around for many years. In this post I have put together some of my favorite designs which you can find a (similar) replica at IKEA.
I thought a lot about this blogpost before writing it. To start this post off, I want to make clear that I truly believe that nothing is quite like an original designer piece. I do think owning an original designer piece brings an additional level of joy and love to your home. Unfortunately most of us design-lovers do not have the budget to only buy high-end design furniture. I do however have two rules when it come to buying designer vs. designer inspired pieces.
If you really love a design…wait and save until you can afford it (even if it takes 5 years). Nothing brings joy like buying a real designer piece. You will treasure it for the rest of your life.
If buying a designer inspired piece make sure it is different enough from the real design to not like a knock off.
I hope this little comparison inspired you to bring some design on a budget into your home.