How to become an Ikea Hacker.

29 Mar

I love Ikea – its has great design at great prices but sometimes I wish buying a piece from there felt a little bit more unique. The easy answer to this  (without cracking out your paint & hardware supplies!!) might just be one of these awesome companies that allow you to “hack” your Ikea furniture and make it a bit more unique.

Pretty Pegs: As seen on design sponge, this company allows you to change the legs easily on your Ikea beds & sofas. Its a super simple way to completely overhaul the look of a sofa.

Pretty legs for your Ikea furniture..

With their wide range of pretty legs you can get a custom look for your bed or sofa easily – what a fantastic idea and I cant believe Ikea didn’t think of this as an option before! My favorites are the bright yellow legs on the grey sofas – talk about a brilliant way to add a pop of color into your home. They aren’t the cheapest legs but they do make a standard sofa that little bit extra special.

Some new leg options...

My next favorite Ikea hacking company  is the previously mentioned folks over at BEMZ. They create custom covers for your Ikea beds and sofas & chairs so you can get exactly the look you want. They have over 180  fabric options, a designer fabric collection and can have your covers ready in about  3-5 weeks and all come with a 3 year guarantee! Plus you can order in 5 free fabric samples to help you make your choice.

Check out some of these awesome designs….

Lastly is  Mykea, who offer you the chance to decal your basic Ikea furniture to give it a completely different look and feel. It’s a fun idea, doesn’t cost much to achieve and I like their graphic designs although  most of them feel better suited for a kids room than  an adult room.

It’s a great and non permanent way to add a bit of flair to your basic Malm drawers of Hemnes sets!

Have you ever done an Ikea hack? Share your project with us in the comments.

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