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?
Tour the rest of this Nordic apartment here.
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.
Related reading: We Can’t Wait For Ikea’s Spring 2018 Collaboration, and Here’s Why
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.
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