B&M's lökken range is almost identical to IKEA but a quarter of the price

Can you spot the difference?

If you are in need of some clever storage solutions to keep your home in order, you better get to B&M quick.

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When we first spied the B&M lokken range we couldn't help noticing a few similarities between the collection and some of our IKEA favourites. Just take a look at IKEA's EKET storage unit and B&M's 1-2-3 shelving unit.

Spot the difference

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We are big fans of an IKEA here at Ideal Home, however ever we are struggling to spot the difference. However, there is one huge difference - the price.

B&M's 1-2-3 shelving unit is priced at just £25. £70 less than IKEA's EKET which will set you back £95.

B&M lokken range 1-2-3 shelving unit

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B&M's grey shelving unit features a step design, offering six storage alcoves. The unit is a little smaller than the IKEA version at 91 cm wide, 30 cm deep and 91 cm high.

There is also the catch that you will have to go instore to pick up these B&M shelves. The product code is 357441, and it might be worth calling ahead to make sure your local store has them in stock.

Buy in-store: 1-2-3 shelving unit, £25, B&M

IKEA EKET cabinet

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Alternatively, the IKEA EKET cabinet is available to order online. Another perk is that is is available in six different colour variations from white to a stained oak effect.

It can be fitted with other units in the EKET range to create a bespoke look, uniquely fitted to your home.

Buy now: EKET cabinet, £95, IKEA

However, the shelving unit isn't the only IKEA dupe in the B&M collection. If you've had your eye on IKEA's HEMNES shoe cabinet, B&M has an almost identical version at a quarter of the price.

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B&M lökken shoe storage unit

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Priced at £25 the B&M lökken shoe storage unit has a modern sleek white finish. It includes a top drawer for knick-knacks and two racks that open up to tidy shoes away in.

Each rack has two levels allowing you to comfortably fit eight pairs of shoes in the unit. Again you will have to look for the storage solution instore using the code 356116.

Buy in-store: Shoe storage unit, £25, B&M

IKEA HEMNES shoe cabinet

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The IKEA HEMNES shoe cabinet is priced at £90. However, the extra expense will get you more shoe space.

Each compartment can fit up to eight pairs of shoes. There is also plenty of space to store winter boots.

Buy now: HEMNES shoe cabinet, £90, IKEA

Another plus with the IKEA version is the elegant design. The black handles and neat legs make this cabinet look more like a chic hall table than shoe storage.

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Which storage solutions will you be adding to your home?

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.