That clean Scandinavian design is great, until you realise that a million other people have it and you prefer to be your own individual. Here are 10 hacks to un-IKEA your home and make it your own.
1. Turn your Raskog Utility Cart into a vanity station
I have this at home and boy is it useful. But just because it’s useful doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty. Turn it into a one-of-a-kind vanity station with a little bit of creativity and these simple tricks
2. Spruce up an old coffee table
3. Create a tea chest
If you love tea and have a lot of it in your kitchen, get organised the Ikea way - use a shelf to store it. Un-Ikea that shelf by painting and decorating those drawers
however you want.
4. Got a footstool? Turn it into a fancy pouf
Step into glorious adulthood with a DIY pouf
. Simply cover up an old Ikea foot stool with some beautiful fabric and you’re ready to go.
5. Create your own work table with Ikea parts
Un-Ikea your workspace by creating your own work table and shelving
. Mix and match some shelves and a table top, add in a sprinkle of your own style and voila! Your very own un-Ikea workspace.
6. Turn every surface into marble
Want to kick things up a notch? Add a little marble without breaking the bank with this step
7. Add buttons to your Ikea sofas to make them totally un-Ikea
Have you noticed how Ikea Karlstad cushions look a little frumpy? Turn those plain couches into comfortable and stylish cushions by tufting or adding buttons
8. Reward yourself with a beautiful night stand
You’ve worked hard all day. You do not deserve to lie down next to a typical Ikea night stand. Get some spray paint or add some marble
to your night stand and make it look
like it’s worth a million bucks.
9. Make a classy pendant lamp out of old plates and bowls
Light up your space by turning old Ikea bowls and plates into your very own pendant lamps
. It’s super simple to create and no one will know it once held fruit or noodles in it.
10. Make a herb garden from an old wine bottle holder
(Written by: Nicole Kow, 4th August 2016)