10 IKEA Etiquette Rules

Stretch Out, But Don't Fall Asleep
Shopping? What shopping? IKEA is a store that sells things? Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The major departments in IKEA are the Showroom on the second floor and Market Hall on the ground level. The Showroom features mockups of fully realized kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms and other spaces, while Market Hall contains decorations, rugs, tableware and cut-it-yourself fabric. If you have second thoughts about an item after you've picked it up, put it back yourself instead of expecting an employee to do it for you.

And while scanning through the furniture inventory, it's perfectly fine for customers to kick up their feet on an ottoman, stretch out on a chaise lounge or even lie down on a bed if they're a bit drowsy. "A quick snooze is allowed," says Mona Astra Liss, U.S. Corporate Public Relations Director for IKEA [source: Liss]. LINK TO LMI PAGE But keep things tidy: No muddy shoes on the fabric, no jumping on the beds and make sure you wake up in time to give your fellow shoppers a chance to try out that couch. Speaking of which, don't get too comfortable, or things could get a little gross: In China, visitors falling asleep on the beds is a phenomenon that has required staff to change the sheets almost every other day [source: Wall].