9 Ikea Hacks That Belong In Your Living Room
By: Anna Kocharian
It's easy and smart to rely on Ikea for lots of home staples when the Swedish furniture giant turns out so many quality products at super-affordable prices.
But because so many of us do so, a lot of our spaces can come to feel a bit unoriginal — how many times can you see the same sleek gray loveseat or kitchen table set before it gets boring, you know?
The solution: These clever, creative DIY hacks that elevate Ikea basics to bold statement-makers. Steal these cool tricks for your own home, and reap the stylish rewards.
Custom-made slipcovers convert a once snoozy gray sectional into an on-trend statement piece that's all kinds of comfortable. Here's how Mandi Johnson of A Beautiful Mess did it.
Related reading: How to Hack Your Ikea Kitchen on a Budget
Chic cabinet fronts
Superfront's ultra-chic cabinet fronts never fail to take things to the next level. Who could ever guess that this elegantly modern credenza came from Ikea?
A statement seat starts with a splash of paint, while a textured addition will help elevate the overall finish of the piece. This clever update involves a jeweled cotton-thread wrap, which effortlessly complements the saturated paint of the chair.
Get the how-to on Ikea.
Small space? Don't fret. We're taking cues from Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, who elevated the Jassa room divider with a colorfully woven detail.
Get the scoop here.
Ladder-inspired storage solution
In lieu of lumping your throws into a basket, opt for a more streamlined display. Here, the Ivar's gable is updated with a cool coat of paint and leaned against the wall, doubling as a ladder-inspired storage solution.
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This update entailed a retro color block, revamping Ikea's Godmorgon cabinet into a stylish side piece. No bar cart, no problem. Utilize this sturdy cabinet to conceal your barware and spirits.
Get the how-to here.
Every living space deserves an accented green, and a style-focused planter simply goes without saying. We're loving the tasseled addition to this woven basket.
Get the how-to on DIYs.com.
Hollywood Regency-inspired credenza
Streamlined panels, a wooden top and a complementary set of whitewashed knobs transform a modular Ikea shelf system into a Hollywood Regency-inspired credenza.
Get the how-to on A Beautiful Mess.
Related reading: The Retro Ikea Pieces You Didn’t Know You Needed
Dynamic accent piece
For the living room that also functions as a home office, it's important that the decor of the two areas complement one another. Sarah Sherman Samuel's ingenious hack entails a lengthy set of Prettypegs extensions, which transform a basic desk into a dynamic accent piece.
Originally published on Domino.