Reviving this old thread to hear the current complaints about Ikea. I’ve been furniture shopping a LOT lately and I find the local shops, although very flexible with customization, have very ugly pieces in the same price level of IKEA, by ugly I mean hideous. They do, however, have better materials and some nice design too but those pieces cost at least 3-4times more than IKEA. In the past years, Ikea has introduced many of their ‘premium’ items that cost more and have a stronger material base.
So far in this thread I see the complaint about quality and ‘souless’ of the Ikea design, as well as the price being higher than local shops. In 2019…oops 2020, I don’t see it as a reality, especially the prices from local shops. Please, if I am mistaken, point me to those local shops that have better items than ones from IKEA with better prices, I am re decorating and would love to shop around.