We built an addition on our home earlier this year and needed a variety of furniture pieces to outfit it. We bought a wood and glass TV stand, its matching coffee table, a large bookshelf, and various shelves and organizational pieces, like these funky magazine holders that you are not embarrassed to have on a shelf! I like that IKEA offers products at various quality levels, from "this only needs to last a year" to "we want to have this around for awhile." We bought pieces at the higher end and have been very pleased with their durability. And of course, the European styling is a wonderful touch. Even the higher end pieces are not terribly expensive compared to other furniture stores, but they look a lot better than obviously "cheap" furniture.
Putting everything together was time consuming but not hard. The sales team was helpful. I was even able to call ahead to make sure that each item was in stock, so as not to waste a trip. I look forward to more excuses to shop IKEA!