There's nothing quite like 'but maybe I could use that' to make someone feel happily domestic. College students, teenagers, and young twenty-somethings alike all can share in the wonder of the capitalist economy at work. Granted, no one ever expects Ikea furniture to last - thus when it does stand up on its own, everyone is shocked and amazed. Aside from cheap disposable furniture they do have an amazing selection of knickknacks, kitchen goods, rugs, picture frames, house plants, Swedish meatballs... need I go on? And lest we forget, everything named in the most amazingly crazy way possible. It's could easily be a day in itself - go in the morning, eat lunch in the café (the cakes are tasty), sit and ponder what you should put back in the afternoon, and try to make out of there before your car bends from the weight of your purchases!
However, jesting aside, Ikea does have quality goods for a price that almost everyone can afford. It is quite a bit of fun to wander around - at leat for me. Don't forget to find a copy of their catalog when in need of inspiration - or easy bedside reading!