You may have noticed a trend spreading wildly throughout the design world — I like to call it expensive casual. From earthy stoneware dishes to crumpled linen bedding, it reminds me of the no-makeup look that in reality requires a ton of beauty products. That effortlessly chic decor vibe can be surprisingly expensive — especially when it comes to larger purchases like chairs and other furniture.
The good news is that you can still furnish your home like a dreamy European farmhouse, even on a budget. Whether you’re on the prowl for a dining chair, occasional chair, or even an outdoor option, you might be surprised by the elevated assortment at Ikea. We’ve rounded up our favorites, from Parisian-inspired bistro silhouettes to rattan beauties with a modern edge. If the idea of browsing Ikea’s massive online assortment exhausts you, don’t worry. We’ve done it for you.