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Tips To Make IKEA Furniture Look Expensive

By Katie

Saving money but still want to have an amazing home? Well, believe it or not, you can achieve all your "Tips To Make IKEA Furniture Look Expensive"

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Saving money but still want to have an amazing home? Well, believe it or not, you can achieve all your favourite industrial, Scandi or Hampton’s looks on any budget with a trip to IKEA.

Due to its heritage, IKEA is naturally already very Scandiavian by design but you can still make your IKEA furniture look expensive with a little bit of creative D.I.Y.

Here are a 7 tips to make your IKEA look top-end!

Stylish Stools

Pick up a few Roxo IKEA stool for just $9.99 a pop and turn them into something spectacular.

You can use rope, contact paper, tape or paint to make them pop.

Before:
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After:
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Source: Refinery29

That’s Gold

With a bit of paint or spray paint you add bling to any piece of IKEA furniture.

Wall Brackets
Change these EKBY LERBERG wall brackets with a touch of gold to make them a feature.

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Source:Adorpics

Coffee Table

This plain VITTSJĂ– coffee table can bring back art deco with a metallic splash.

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Source: Stuck on brand aid

Nordic Pastels

Open, bright and light are frequent themes in Scandi design but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a bit of colour. Using pastels in smaller items allows you to change colours with the seasons at a low cost.

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Source: Buzzfeed

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Side Tables & Dresser

There is plenty that you can do with a basic TARVA IKEA chest of drawers with a coat of paint and some new knobs.

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After:
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Source: Mentalfloss

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Source: Mentalfloss

Get Spotty

Spots are on-trend at the moment and it’s easy to apply instant glam by using wrapping paper or contact paper to furniture.

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Source: oh my dear blog

You can also apply this to boring storage boxes to make them look like something out of a Kate Spade catalogue.

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Source: First Home Love Life

Statement Lights

You can buy any basic lamp and change the shade but to make a real impact use some wood and rope for a beachside aesthetic.

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Source: IKEA Hackers

Do you have any more fantastic IKEA hacks? Let us know in the comments below.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Katie

Marketing Communications Manager Katie is bright, bubbly and slightly obsessed with sport whether it's watching or playing in social teams. She also enjoys music and the fact that she can walk to and from the beach.

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