When you’re moving into a new apartment or house, how you design your room says a lot about you. However, the perfect room comes at a price. When I’ve chosen my furniture throughout the years, Ikea has always been my go-to destination, even though I had to drive a little over two hours to get there. Luckily, Ikea has made its way to Columbus and has brought its cheap and modern style with it, making it a great place to get all your furniture in college, especially when you have no idea where you’ll be a few years from now.
As many of you look for the perfect space for next year, I’ve taken it upon myself to help you find all the necessities for under $400. Obviously, I’ve chosen the Swedish furniture giant as the place to go because it literally has everything –– even good cinnamon buns.
A full-size natural solid wood bed frame and headboard, with a frame high enough to put storage boxes underneath the bed.
A medium-firm, spring mattress made with Bonnell springs and a layer of soft filling for comfort.
A thinner comforter with a cooling effect. If you buy this, you’re able to switch out your duvet covers for new colors or designs whenever you want.
Duvet cover and pillow cases
An easy-care, nonshrink bedding option that resists wrinkles. Made from a blend of polyester and sustainably grown cotton.
An easy-care, nonshrink and wrinkle-free fitted sheet. It’s white, so it goes with everything.
Axag, $3.98 (2)
Firmer pillows with more filling. Standard size.
A black-brown, three-drawer chest. Assuming your new bedroom includes a closet –– which most do –– this chest should be just what you need to store the rest of your clothing.
The brown desk lets you hide your cables and extension cords on the shelf underneath, and comes with three shelves for storing those books you never opened.
The chair adjusts to five different heights, so it’s inexpensive and works whether you’re small or tall.
The lamp has a cool, paper lantern look to it and offers soft mood lighting. At only $9.99, you also can opt for two of these to add extra light to your room.
A simple mirror that you can hang anywhere –– vertically or horizontally.
It’s fake, so you don’t have to worry about killing it. It’s also a money tree, so that’s good.
All names, prices and descriptions were obtained from IKEA.com. According to the website, all items listed are available at the Columbus store.
Editor’s note: this content was not paid for by IKEA. The items at this store made for the cheapest bedroom set.