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27 Things Everyone Obsessed With Ikea Will Understand

POÄNG for life.

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1. You know of a blue and yellow wonderland so magical that you've actually devoted whole days to visiting it.

Shopping here is your weekend workout.
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Shopping here is your weekend workout.

2. The moment you step foot inside, it's like everything calls to you, "Come sit, take a break, you've earned it."

You know you want to.
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You know you want to.

3. But then you immediately have the urge to redecorate your entire place...

"I can see my place looking like...this place."

4. ...and find yourself mentally remodeling your home every two seconds...

"I wonder if my landlord would notice if I changed the ENTIRE kitchen?!"
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"I wonder if my landlord would notice if I changed the ENTIRE kitchen?!"

5. between your monstrous urges to grab something from every oversize aisle basket.

"Clearly I need this stuffed animal. Clearly."
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"Clearly I need this stuffed animal. Clearly."

6. And let's not even start with the endless small treasures inside the Marketplace.

Must. Have. More. One. Dollar. Cups.
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Must. Have. More. One. Dollar. Cups.

7. Seriously.

"Came in for a lamp, leaving with a whole new 'look' for my bathroom."

8. Apparently, some people "feel overwhelmed" when they shop there, but you know they are TOTALLY missing out.

"Proudly sitting on my haul."
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"Proudly sitting on my haul."

9. Heck, the displays alone are beautiful.

Watering cans or art?
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Watering cans or art?

10. And you have your absolute favorite items that you'll never get rid of unless someone pries them from your cold, dead hands.

"Hello POÄNG my old friend."

11. Or your children's...

Comfy reading? Yes please.

12. ...or, fine, your pet's.

"POÄNGs for everyone!!"

13. Honestly, you have very lofty dreams for your Billy bookcase system.


14. Actually, lofty dreams for every organization system.


15. Sure, assembling products may require a glass of wine...or two.

“FUCK. Why do I have several leftover screws?”

16. But you definitely get a high when you finish any project, big or small.


17. You probably have an endless supply of eraser-less pencils in your junk drawer at home.

"Thanks Ikea!"

18. You always celebrate the arrival of this year's new catalogue.

"My Sunday afternoon plans."

19. You have a secret love affair with the ridiculous instructions and warnings for each item.

"Good to know, Ikea, thanks."
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"Good to know, Ikea, thanks."

20. And this bad boy is tucked safely into its own easy-to-reach spot in your wallet.

At the ready.
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At the ready.

21. Also, let's not forget about the food...


22. ...which, BTW, you can smell from like a million miles away.

"Post-shopping cinnamon roll? Why, yes please."

23. You know all you need is basically a handful of change to enjoy these yummy treats.

There's no better way you'd want to spend a couple bucks.

24. And obviously you take some home with you.

Ya know, to curb withdrawal symptoms.

25. Others might think this view is daunting, but to you it's basically a sanctuary.

"Aisle 10, Bin 5, here I come."
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"Aisle 10, Bin 5, here I come."

26. And this looks like a day well spent.

Mission: accomplished.
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Mission: accomplished.

27. Finally, when you do leave your Swedish palace, you think, Until we meet again.

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