IKEA is dropping the prices of its bestsellers – including KALLAX shelves and MALM dresser

This is not a drill! IKEA has just become even more affordable

IKEA KALLAX shelving unit
(Image credit: IKEA)

IKEA is already a treasure trove for finding stylish furniture on a budget, but in the midst of the cost-of-living crisis, IKEA felt that its prices could be further improved and reduced.

The flatpack powerhous has lowered the prices of some of its most iconic products including the IKEA KALLAX, MALM dresser and HEMNES bedside table. It has already dropped the prices of over 1,500 pieces, and a further 1,000 more are set to be reduced by this spring. 

IKEA Hemnes chest of 2 drawers in white

(Image credit: IKEA)

IKEA drops prices on its bestsellers

We love an IKEA hack, IKEA furniture is the perfect minimalist blank canvas for many stunning makeovers. The KALLAX shelves are one of our favourite pieces for a clever hack. We've seen them turned into an IKEA KALLAX coffee bar hack and even into a lovely dining bench. 

The IKEA KALLAX cube storage shelving units have a versatile design that can be turned into pretty much anything - especially if you know how to paint IKEA furniture and have basic DIY skills.

This is why we’re so pleased that the prices of the KALLAX products have all been reduced dropping to £25 for the smallest shelving unit, the larger unit has also dropped in price from £115 to £99. 

These new lower prices are long term so you’ll be able to take advantage of these improved prices for the foreseeable future. 

‘Since IKEA was first founded, we have been on a journey to provide quality items which are affordable for as many people as possible; a commitment that we’re proud to uphold,’ says Michaela Quinlan, chief commercial officer at IKEA UK and Ireland. ‘That’s why we’re incredibly pleased to be passing on £100m in savings from improved purchasing goods costs, directly into New lower pricing on 2,500 of IKEA’s much-loved products.’

This step towards lower prices was taken in reaction to the current cost of living crisis. ‘We know that many challenges remain when it comes to the cost of living, so making continuous price improvements is important to us,’ Michaela adds.

IKEA KALLAX shelving unit

(Image credit: IKEA)

But if you’re not up for an easy DIY project or are a fan of a simple, minimalist style, IKEA furniture is stylish enough to be left as it is, no need for a makeover. And the Swedish brand knows very well we love an update on its classics which is why limited edition pieces like the latest mirrored MALM drawers release is something you can count on.

Either way, this is an exciting development and we can’t wait to see what else will join the New lower prices section before springtime.

Content Editor

Sara Hesikova has been a Content Editor at Ideal Home since June 2024, starting at the title as a News Writer in July 2023. Sara brings the Ideal Home’s readership features and news stories from the world of homes and interiors, as well as trend-led pieces, shopping round-ups and more, focusing on all things room decor, specialising in living rooms, bedrooms, hallways, home offices and dining rooms. Graduating from London College of Fashion with a bachelor’s degree in fashion journalism in 2016, she got her start in niche fashion and lifestyle magazines like Glass and Alvar as a writer and editor before making the leap into interiors, working with the likes of 91 Magazine and copywriting for luxury bed linen brand Yves Delorme among others. She feels that fashion and interiors are intrinsically connected – if someone puts an effort into what they wear, they most likely also care about what they surround themselves with.