I think Ikea has a relatively poor reputation with designers but I would have to disagree. I  feel that often Clients who are renovating for investment purposes and don't want to spend hundreds of thousands, or young professionals wanting to refurbish well but at an affordable price, can be put off by interior designers who instantly get out their fancy catalogues of £10,000 dining tables. In fact, using Ikea in a clever way can be a great way to save on costly furniture bills. When used well, Ikea can almost blend into the design and look much more expensive than it really is. That's the trick. ;)