7 Ikea Furniture Hacks You’re Going to Love

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You dream of a beautiful home with luxurious furniture. The only problem is, your budget doesn’t fit that dream.

But did you know that with just a few adjustments, you can turn ordinary furniture – such as that found at IKEA – and make it extraordinary?

If you have ever shopped at IKEA you were probably struck by their beautiful, and even better, affordable home decor items.

And while their furniture is perfectly fine to use as it comes out of the box, you can get the look you want by making just a few modifications to make each piece uniquely yours.

Here are 7 stylish pieces to inspire your own creations!

1. 5-Drawer Tarva Dresser

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Designer Sarah Samuel modified this IKEA dresser by lowering it closer to the floor, painting it and adding gleaming brass button pulls.

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Another option for the exact same IKEA dresser is to stain the wood and switch out the hardware, just like Cherished Bliss blogger Ashley did. 

2. Besta Burs Desk

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Happy Mundane blogger Jonathan used simple contact paper to add subtle, yet beautiful detail to this minimalist Besta Burs desk from IKEA.

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Another way to change up the look of the same IKEA desk and add a bit of posh style is some gold spray paint.

3. Billy Bookcase

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The Makerista blogger Laura transformed three IKEA Billy bookcases together to create a custom-made “built-in” bookcase that blends seamlessly with her home’s design.

4. 3-Drawer IKEA Dresser

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Blogger Diane of In My Own Style shows how she transformed a plain 3-drawer IKEA dresser into a truly unique rolling desk.

5. IKEA Linnmon/Lerberg Table

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Simple marble contact paper gives this Linnmon/Lerberg table the look of a luxury table top.

6. IKEA Malm Bed Frame

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Using Stikwood and her rotary saw, Sugar & Cloth blogger Ashley created a reclaimed wood look for a plain IKEA bed.

7. IKEA Besta Shelving 

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Finally, the addition of a wood plank cut to fit the top of the Besta shelving unit creates a truly modern media console.

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