6 reasons why you should buy home furnishings at IKEA in Vienna, Austria

When it comes to furnishing your home, the Swedish conglomerate IKEA stands as a beacon of affordability, quality, and style. In every city its located in.

That, of course, includes IKEA in Vienna, Austria, where this global furniture giant continues to attract throngs of eager shoppers hoping to transform their homes into havens of comfort and functionality.

Why Choose IKEA Vienna for Your Home Furnishings Needs

When I moved to Vienna, Austria eight years ago, I had come from a country (Thailand) where most apartments come fully furnished.

That means, unlike in Vienna, where you have to buy everything you could possibly need when renting an apartment (sometimes even including a refrigerator, stove and, yep, occasionally even a kitchen), renting a new apartment in Bangkok was cheap.

Now in Vienna, however, I realized every apartment I looked at came empty, and that meant a major financial layout for home furnishings — which included everything from furniture to pots, pans, cutlery, glasses and bowls, shower curtain, towels — everything I would need to set up a home.

After looking at several home furnishing stores in Vienna, and realizing I couldn’t afford the €20,000-plus it would cost me at many other stores, I ended up not only shopping for home furnishings at IKEA in Vienna, but I bought absolutely everything I wanted there.

A one-stop shopping trip where I spent around €2,800, and ended up with a fully furnished studio apartment, and a kitchen and bathroom stocked with everything I could possibly need.

If you are planning on moving to Vienna, Austria, renting an apartment or even buying one, and want to shop at a store where you  can buy almost everything you will need to furnish it, I cannot recommend IKEA enough.

Here then is why, I think, you should buy your home furnishings at IKEA in Vienna.

A Diverse Range of Products

IKEA Vienna’s vast selection of products caters to every taste and preference, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Whether you’re furnishing a small apartment or a spacious house, you’ll find furniture, accessories, and décor items that suit your needs and style, as every IKEA location in Vienna is huge.

I ended up buying a mix of incredibly modern and some traditional items that worked perfectly together in my new home.


Almost everything in this part of my living room/bedroom, including many of the accessories, I bought at IKEA in Vienna

Scandinavian Design Aesthetic

Renowned for its Scandinavian design ethos, IKEA offers furniture characterized by clean lines, simplicity, and functionality.

This aesthetic not only enhances the visual appeal of your home, but also promotes a sense of tranquility and harmony within your living spaces.

I bought several IKEA shelving units (the famed KALLAX units — see above), a sofa and a dresser for my studio apartment’s living room/bedroom and, once I had assembled everything, I immediately fell in love with those clean lines.

IKEA Vienna’s Affordable Pricing and Great Quality

One of the most appealing aspects of shopping at IKEA Vienna is its affordability.

The company’s commitment to offering high-quality products at accessible prices really does help you furnish your home without breaking the bank.

From budget-friendly basics to investment pieces, IKEA ensures that cost-conscious shoppers can create beautiful interiors without compromise.

Personally, when I first started shopping for home furnishings in Vienna, I was shocked at the high prices at many of the city’s other furniture/home furnishings stores.

But, when I arrived at IKEA and realized, not only could I easily afford the furniture I needed, but that it was both beautifully designed and fabulous quality, I couldn’t wait to start shopping.


A recent IKEA delivery that included not only a KALLAX storage unit but a slew of bedroom furnishings (see photo below for those) all in one box

IKEA’s Convenience and Accessibility

With multiple locations across Vienna and a user-friendly online store, IKEA provides both convenience and accessibility to all its potential customers.

Whether you prefer browsing in-store or shopping from the comfort of your home, IKEA ensures a seamless experience from selection to delivery.

Additionally, IKEA’s flat-packaging and self-assembly furniture, make transportation and installation hassle-free.

Since I moved to Austria, I have both bought home furnishings at IKEA stores in Vienna, as well as ordered them online for delivery.

The last time I placed an order, I spent around €140 (2 new bookcases, bedding, pillows, a quilt and a few accessories), and it was only an extra €10 to have everything delivered the next day.

(Delivery prices have since increased, but they’re still a great deal if you don’t want to schlep to an IKEA store).

Along with the KALLAX storage unit, the box above held 4 pillow inserts, a bed quilt, quilt cover, pillow cases, and 4 red cushion covers

Inspirational Showrooms

IKEA’s showrooms in Vienna serve as inspirational spaces where customers can visualize different design concepts and home furnishing solutions for their homes.

From fully furnished rooms to clever storage ideas, these displays offer valuable inspiration and guidance, and really help in unleashing your creativity.

Even though I worked at an interior design company for a few years, I can’t say I’m the best at interior design.

But, once I headed to IKEA in Vienna, I found myself getting some great ideas for interior design just from how the store had little rooms all set up with the furniture, home furnishings and accessories I was considering buying.

Family-Friendly Environment

If you have kids, families are welcomed at IKEA Vienna, with amenities such as play areas for children, family-friendly dining options, and stroller-friendly layouts.

This inclusive approach ensures that shopping for home furnishings becomes an enjoyable and stress-free experience for everyone.

I don’t have kids, but I have seen plenty of families at IKEA in Vienna, and none of them seemed to be particularly struggling.

Beyond the usual taking-the-kids shopping, that is.

And that is six reasons why I think, if you need to furnish an apartment or house in Vienna, Austria (or anywhere else in Austria, for that matter), you really should buy all your home furnishings at IKEA in Vienna.

It’s a fabulous place to pick up some incredibly cute gifts too.

Favorite IKEA location in Vienna

There are currently three IKEA locations in or around Vienna, but my favorite is IKEA Wien Westbahnhof, as it’s actually right in town, almost next to Vienna’s Westbahnhof train station.

You’ll find information and directions on how to get there at IKEA Vienna.

About Michelle Topham

I'm a journalist, and the founder of Oh My Vienna. I have been living in Vienna since 2016 as an immigrant, because 'expat' is just a fancy word that means exactly that.