There's a new interiors shop in town: Ikea alternative Jysk set to open 15 shops in Ireland

For new homeowners, it can sometimes feel that our options are limited when it comes to buying affordable furniture. Sure, there are plenty of online shops, but larger pieces like sofas and beds really require a test run. Otherwise, how can you know if what you’re getting really is a bargain, or if you actually overpaid for a crumbly, uncomfortable item that barely lasted the delivery never mind another move.

The only place with a huge range of options on the low end of the budget is Ikea, and now they're finally getting some competition. Jysk, a Danish homeware brand that focuses on inexpensive homeware from lighting and bedding to furniture and accessories, has announced plans to open 15 stores in Ireland. They’ll begin with a Naas store in Co Kildare, due open in April, followed by Drogheda, Navan and Portlaoise by the end of the summer.

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Their goose logo is part of what initially jump-started the brand’s success when it opened in Aarhus in 1979 – their duvets and bedding. Jysk is a one-stop-shop for everything you need for a dreamy night's sleep. They have even been granted the title of Official Supplier of the Royal Danish Court. However, nowadays they have expanded their selection to include a wide range of furniture and home accessories, all within the Scandinavian themes of neutral colours and textures, with clean design and low prices to boot.

For the moment, you can browse the brand’s UK website and start your shopping list. April’s not too far away, right?

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