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.

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.

Sara Hesikova
News Writer

Sara Hesikova has been Ideal Home’s News Writer since July 2023, bringing the Ideal Home’s readership breaking news stories from the world of home and interiors. 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. She feels the two are intrinsically connected - if someone puts an effort into what they wear, they most likely also care about what they surround themselves with.