Is IKEA Coming To Iowa Or Des Moines? [All You Need To Know]

With over 400+ stores across the globe and millions of customers each year, you may be wondering if there will be an IKEA opening in Iowa or surrounding cities such as Des Moines or Iowa City.

Here is everything you need to know!

Is IKEA Coming To Iowa Or Des Moines?

Unfortunately, IKEA has no plans to open a store in Iowa or surrounding locations including Des Moines, Iowa City, or Cedar Rapids. IKEA likes to open locations in metropolitan areas with a population of over 2 million people. Since no city in Iowa has a 2 million-plus population, it does not make financial sense to open a store.

Read on to find out more!

Are There Any IKEA Locations Nearby To Iowa?

Unfortunately, if you wish to make a personal trip to IKEA from Iowa, you will need to journey outside of your state.

The nearest locations that I could find with a search on IKEA’s store locator were in Chicago, Kansas, Minneapolis, and St. Louis.

The closest IKEA location to Des Moines is the Kansas City location, which is approximately a 200-mile drive!

Does IKEA Deliver To Iowa?

IKEA will happily deliver to most locations in the United States (including Iowa), regardless of if there is a store local to that area or state.

The delivery cost will vary, due to a number of factors, such as; the size of items, shipping method, and the distance from the nearest distribution center.

Iowa residents can also make use of independent delivery services such as Omaha Modern, which specialize in delivering IKEA products to states that don’t have a local store.

A number of other independent retailers may be willing to make IKEA deliveries at varying prices.

IKEA Iowa Potential Locations

It is currently unclear where a potential IKEA location in Iowa could be, as IKEA has still made no plans to open a store within the state.

However, if IKEA were to open in Iowa, it would need to be in a location with the highest catchment (most likely Des Moines or Iowa City), and with the most nearby residents.

Are There Any Alternatives To IKEA?

If you don’t have access to a nearby IKEA store, don’t worry, there are plenty of similar stores to choose from, many of which operate online.

These include; AllModern, Etsy, Dwell, and CB2. Not many stores are able to offer the exact flat pack IKEA experience, but can certainly offer modern and chic furniture for affordable prices.

To learn more, you can also see if IKEA plans on opening stores in Idaho, New Mexico, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Montana.


IKEA currently has no plans whatsoever to open a store in Iowa. This is mostly due to the fact that building a store location in the state may not prove profitable for them, as there may not be enough of a local population in surrounding areas to make the venture profitable.

There are a number of similar retailers that Iowa residents can choose from, both online and in-store, as well as a number of delivery services that will happily deliver IKEA furniture to residents of Iowa.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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