Your college dorm room. Your first studio apartment. Your first house. What do all of these things have in common? Besides terrible bathroom situations (we kid), the answer is fairly obvious when you really think about it: Ikea
. Love it or hate it, you know you owned at least one (or ten) of their budget-friendly pieces in your lifetime—and probably still do.
You know what we’re talking about: Those classic, simple pieces that go with everything and cost almost nothing
. Not only is the brand’s appeal in its low price, it’s also in its versatility and massive array of neverending options and variations. So we rounded up 18 of the smartest, most popular pieces from the Swedish retailer. Whether you’re a first-time shopper or a seasoned veteran, you’ll surely be able to appreciate these.