IKEA’s Top 15 Student Essentials

From assembling flat pack furniture in our shiny new pads to taking day trips with the sole purpose of an impromptu meatball dinner, IKEA will guide us through what will become some of our most formative memories in our youthful years. Whether you’re in student halls, or have taken the plunge and found yourself a shared flat, who better than IKEA to give you tips and tricks on how to kit out your nests this year? So to help you become a DIY interior designer pro and prep both your home and your hearts for the thrill of the new academic year, and of course Freshers’ Festival, here are IKEA’s top fifteen student essentials.


MÅLARNA Blackboard Planner

Flatmate stolen the last of your peanut butter? Why not remind them by writing a note on this blackboard planner. Ideal for shopping lists and passive aggressive messages.

Price: £29


JÄLL Laundry Bag With Stand

Fleeing the nest and becoming independent means one thing: doing your own laundry (well, at least during term time). This laundry bag and stand is only a few pennies and the perfect size for even petite chambres.

Price: £2.50



Get cosy with this cute cotton bedding that includes a double quilt cover and four pillowcases. Everything you need for a good night’s kip.

Price: £13



From beer pong to revision notes, this no fuss table is an easy to assemble and a crucial member of home décor. Size 100 x 60cm.

Price: £16



Available in a range of different colours, this swivel chair is a budget-friendly solution to midnight essay writing.

Price: £29


DOKUMENT Magazine File

Coming in a two pack, these sleek magazine files will store lecture notes and textbooks that are easy to grab and organise.

Price: £6


FLITIGHET Dinnerware

This 18 piece dining set includes bowls and variously sized plates to give you everything you need for a student feast. If this gives you some culinary inspiration, why not swing by IKEA’s student night for a VR tour of your dream kitchen?!

Price: £16


CHOSIGT Ice lolly Maker

For hot summer months, rustle up your own ice-lollies for trips to the park with these vibrant ice lolly makers.

Price: £2



Coming with four different settings, clock, thermometer, alarm and timer, this stylish clock is a multi-functional time traveller.

Price: £4.50


HELMER Drawer Unit

Nab excellent storage space with this draw unit on castors, complete with slot label to more easily organise clothing and knick-knacks.

Price: £30


REDA Food Container

Pack up that spag bol for lunchtimes in the library with this five pack of food containers, with varying sizes to suit varying munchies.

Price: £2




Keen for stylish interiors that are kind on your bank balance? Nab this gorgeous and super soft rug, ideal for Scottish winters.

Price: £10


SKUBB Storage


Keep your party pants separate from your skinny jeans with this six-compartment storage hanger for easy access in wardrobes. Looking for other affordable furnishings? Don’t forget to grab all you can eat furniture with discounts at IKEA’s student night.

Price: £7



Get a good night’s sleep that’s bedder than the rest with this 7.5 tog duvet.

Price: £12



Since most halls or small abodes will be starved of enough plug sockets to accommodate all phones, laptops and tablets, this 3-port USB Charger is crucial for any student home.

 Price: £7.90


Psyched by the prices of these student essentials? You’ll be delighted to know that IKEA will be throwing their own student night on Tuesday 19th September at the Edinburgh store from 6pm – 8pm. Come with your pals to enjoy workshops and massive discounts on furniture and goodies, from VR tours and caricatures to all you can eat furniture!

Make sure to keep up to date with the latest IKEA events and offers here and don’t forget to grab further discounts and goodies with FREE VIP tickets to this year’s Freshers’ Festival.

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