16 Astoundingly Chic IKEA Hacks
We love IKEA for its affordable prices, modern design, and cutting-edge product releases. But given that the Swedish mega-retailer prints more copies of its catalogue than there are sales of The Bible each year, it’s only natural to worry your new flat-packed furniture won’t look unique or special when home decorators across the globe take home the same purchase. For that reason, we can resist a good IKEA hack—especially when they’re totally chic and look way more expensive than they are. Get inspired by a few of our favourites below.
One clever DIY-er gave an IKEA trestle desk, made with Lerberg legs and a Linnmon tabletop a luxe makeover by cover the top with marble-printed contact paper (available in hardware stores or online). Fooled us!
Any furniture hacks that doesn’t involve a drill is one we want to see. One crafty decorator tricked out her IKEA Malm bed frame by adhering Stikwood adhesive wood panels to it for a reclaimed wood look with very little woodworking. It does require a rotary saw to get the length right, but that’s nothing you can’t handle.
Copper is all the rage these days, but who knows, it may be on its way out. One smart DIY-er made the wise choice to spray paint IKEA’s Ottava pendant lights with copper spray paint to get the look of a $600 alternative. It looks quite chic in our opinion, and we wouldn’t know the difference!
We would never have guessed that this sophisticated and contemporary window seat, which stores shoes, coats, and kid’s backpacks, is actually an IKEA refrigerator cabinet. It’s incredible what some creative reuse can produce.
By attaching some affordable leather belts from H&M to a round mirror from IKEA, one crafty Swede create a totally luxurious looking glass.
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