01/27/2012 08:04 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

IKEA Shopping: The Best Items You Can Buy Online

Long considered the go-to for budget-friendly furniture with a Swedish slant, IKEA has probably furnished more family homes, apartments and college dorm rooms around the world than any other home mecca. And time and time again IKEA furniture has proven to be good quality and the most affordable -- we have yet to find other places that sell decent bookshelves that are as sturdy and cost-friendly as IKEA. If you don't have an IKEA warehouse near you, don't worry. A handful of IKEA's quality pieces can be purchased online and we've rounded up some of the best pieces that are well-worth the investment for you.

Flip through the slideshow below to see the furniture pieces you can buy directly at IKEA.com and have shipped right to your doorstep, without all the real-life shopping hassle.

Front page Flickr photo by John Pastor.



CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story indicated that the Stockholm 3.5 seat sofa cover is $400. The Stockholm 3.5 seat sofa is $1,199.