MYKEA: Online IKEA Furniture Customizer

MYKEA: Online IKEA Furniture Customizer

Gregory Han
Nov 8, 2010

You've survived and returned from a weekend trip out to the local IKEA, your car loaded with MALMs, EXPEDITs, LACKs and of course, some Swedish meatballs. You're excited to setup your new living room but then look out across over into your neighbor's living room and notice he's got some of the very same IKEA furnishings...even the same darn color! IKEA's popularity can often be the bane of those looking for an individualist's style (especially considering they're the perfect starter's set destination). But now there's a way to add an extra bit of detailing that will give your PAX wardrobe additional design personality.

MYKEA is an online service which allows anyone to customize several of the most popular IKEA furniture pieces via a website. You choose a design from a selection of 36 designs/illustrations, then choose which furniture line you're planning to adorn, whether the furniture piece will be situated vertically or horizontally when applicable, and also which version of you've purchased when multiple models are available (e.g. when choosing from the EXPEDIT bookcase series, 4, 8, and 16 cubby hole configuration are available).

The custom vinyl sticker design is then printed and delivered for you to apply yourself in very similar style to that of wall decals , requiring only a spray bottle, some soapy water and something to squeegee out the air bubbles.

Now for the bummer news: currently MYKEA is a Europe-only service, with shipping available to the Netherlands, UK, Sweden, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and a handful of other European nations. No news of a US outpost. But in the meantime, we'd highly recommend something like these affordable Poketo decals or any one of the various designs from BLIK to adorn your "naked" piece of IKEA in similar fashion.

Here's our own home office from our previous apartment, the BESTA BURS bookshelf doors adorned with some Poketo SPACETIME wall decals.

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