16 Ikea Products Almost As Good As The Meatballs

Take a peek at any design-forward apartment, and we dare you not to spot at least one Ikea item. Like classic wardrobe staples, there are certain pieces that are the foundation to a complete, furnished home. Not to mention, they'll save you a good chunk of money, too.

Whether it’s the classic Billy bookcase or the striped Stockholm rug, we’ve rounded up the best, tried-and-true buys from the Swedish retailer. So, the next time you’re on the hunt for apartment essentials, you won’t have to aimlessly wander the showroom aisles. Just use this slideshow as your shopping list!