10 IKEA Must-Haves You Can Shop in Manila Right Now

In case you just can't wait for the store to open.

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(SPOT.ph) We’re just a few months away from the official opening of IKEA’s first-ever branch in the Philippines and we bet you’re already excited! In fact, you’ve probably cleared out your calendar for the latter part of the year in order to visit the gargantuan store (it will be the largest IKEA outpost in the whole world!) as soon it opens.

We understand if you’re growing more and more impatient waiting for the Swedish furniture giant to finally open its doors. After all, the interest in home improvement seems to have increased tenfold throughout the last year—probably because we’re all stuck at home—so we’re sure you’re dying to fill your humble abode with IKEA’s Scandinavian-style home essentials. In case you want to get a head start, we got you. Below, we list some IKEA must-haves—from furniture pieces to storage solutions and everything in between—you can shop in Manila right now.

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Check out some of the popular IKEA products you can shop in Manila ahead of the store’s official opening:

ALEX Drawer (P6,300)

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The ALEX drawers are a testament to IKEA’s form-meets-function philosophy. The no-frills construction and practical design make the piece a certified fan-favorite—particularly because the versatile storage unit is fit for almost every home, no matter the size or interior style. The drawers are available in a variety of sizes, but the classic five-drawer unit is always a no-fail pick. It holds different in several different sizes, allowing each one to hold essentials both big and small. The drawer set can also double as a side table, nightstand, or storage space for your desk.

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Available on Furniture Source Philippines' website or at their store in 2/F Santolan Town Plaza, San Juan City.

RÅSKOG Trolley (P2,950)

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Trolleys like IKEA’s RÅSKOG have become extremely popular in quarantine not only because of their sleek, Scandinavian aesthetic, but also because of how handy they are for home organization. The wheeled storage space allows you to move your belongings from place to place should you ever see the need. It can be used in bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and more. Plus, it’s available in a variety of colors including white, black, turquoise, and pink, so you can choose the color that best suits your style and home aesthetic!

Available at Frakta PH. Fill out their online order form to place an order.

SKRUVSTA Swivel Chair (P11,450)

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Make your work-from-home setup equal parts comfortable and stylish with the SKRUVSTA swivel chair. Its cushioned construction and bowl-like shape will keep your arms, back, and bottom comfy all day long. Plus, it’s height-adjustable, which means it would work for a variety of people and desk sizes. It’s available in black, white, and gray, so you’ll have no problem finding a seat to match your home office interiors.

Available at Möbel. Fill out their order form to place an order.

LERBERG Shelf (P2,500)

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This fuss-free LERBERG shelf can be used to organize or display books, trinkets, small decor pieces, photo frames, plants, and more. The non-bulky design is perfect for small spaces and allows you to squeeze as many belongings as you please onto every nook and cranny of the shelf—you can even hang things on the slim metal frame.

Available on Home MNL's website.

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POÄNG Armchair (P6,199)

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The POÄNG Armchair is one of IKEA’s most popular furniture pieces and it’s easy to see why—the rustic piece looks way too comfy to resist thanks to its slim framework, cushioned back and headrest, and reclined silhouette. You can put it in your bedroom, living room, or even garden. It makes for an ultra-relaxing spot at home perfect for reading, sipping coffee, or binge-watching your fave shows.

Available at Frakta PH. Fill out their order form to place an order.

MICKE Desk (P13,200)

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If you’ve been searching for the perfect work table for your tiny home office, the MICKE desk serves as a table, storage space, and decor display all in one compact design. It has a cabinet and two drawers for storing and organizing essentials, multi-level shelving for decor and tabletop necessities, and even a white board built into the workspace in case you need to jot down important tasks and reminders.

Available at Möbel. Fill out their order form to place an order.

FRAKTA Eco Shopping Bag (P150)

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Did you even go to IKEA if you didn’t walk out of the store with one of their famous blue shopping bags? The humongous reusable bag is not only a store staple, but a useful item to have handy at home. You can use it for all your grocery runs and #adulting errands. Trust us, it holds everything and you’ll be using it for the rest of eternity.

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Available on Home MNL's website.

ALEFJÄLL Office Chair (P19,020)

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If you’re not into huge, bulky office chairs, the chic ALEFJÄLL will make you feel like a boss in your home office without taking up too much space. The swivel leather chair will develop a gorgeous patina overtime, which means it'll age beautifully in your home office. It provides ample cushioning for comfort—both seat and back-rest are adjustable, so you can find the perfect position while you're working.

Available at Cozy Home PH. Send a message to their Instagram page to order.

GLADOM Tray Table (P1,990)

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This fuss-free tray table is ideal for minimalist homes. You can use it as a side table in your bedroom or as a tiny coffee table in your living room. The top part of the table is a detachable tray, which makes it useful for serving small meals and snacks around the house.

Available on Furniture Source Philippines' website or at their store in 2/F Santolan Town Plaza, San Juan City.

MULIG Clothes Rack (P950)

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If a typical enclosed closet is a little too stuffy and tight for you and your ever-growing wardrobe, you may want to consider switching up to a clothes rack like the MULIG, which allows you easy access to your entire wardrobe. It’ll make planning your daily outfits much easier since you can get a look at your clothes and accessories in a glance. Plus, it has a cool, modern-industrial look that will make your room effortlessly more #aesthetic.

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Available at Cozy Home PH. Send a message to their Instagram page to order.

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