8 Easy, Trendy Fluted Furniture DIYs for Every Room in Your Home

published Jan 5, 2021
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Fluted details have been popping up everywhere, from headboards to tabletop goods. And while there are plenty of options ready to buy, this trend is easily DIY-able. With a few basic materials—most often half-round moulding and glue—you can bring the look to any space in your home. And here’s the best part: You don’t need to make room for a giant table or dresser to do it. The eight hacks below range from tiny tabletop decor all the way to decorative full-wall finishes, so no matter how much space you have this is a trend you can take on.

Credit: Fariha Nasir

Circular fluted coffee table

Blogger Fariha Nasir fell for a $2,700 fluted coffee table, but the price tag prompted her to get crafty and create her own version of it. Nasir built the entire piece from scratch, but you could also opt to attach wooden dowels to an existing table to make the process a bit simpler.

A simple cabinet with fluted doors

Blogger Emma Jane Palin transformed a basic IKEA IVAR cabinet into a stylish storage piece with wooden strips. The end result looks lovely in its natural hue, but could also shine when painted in a bold color.

Credit: Julia Konya

A fluted wood planter

Give your green friends the royal treatment with a stunning planter that will majorly elevate your space. Blogger Julia Konya used leftover materials from her fluted dresser hack to construct a plant pot in just a few simple steps, which she outlines on her site.

An IKEA hacked fluted-front dresser

Blogger Amanda Hendrix also IKEA hacked her way to fluted perfection, using a simple TARVA dresser as her base. With wood details on the drawer fronts, minimalist pulls, and a fresh new coat of yellow paint, this dresser looks totally fresh and modern.

Credit: Kim Thomas

Dramatic fluted accent wall

Carmeon Hamilton of Nubi Interiors added major wow-factor to her bedroom in the form of a fluted wall painted in a moody, deep green hue. The project took less than a day to do, but the impact is huge. While Hamilton did add a headboard to her space, a wall like this could easily serve such a function on its own.

Credit: Ali Bryde

A small fluted side table

Why splurge on a side table when you can make your own gorgeous piece like blogger Ali Bryde? Inspired by a piece she saw at West Elm, Bryde crafted her own table using half-round wood trim and a round pine tabletop. She painted hers a light pink, but you could stain this for a subtle, natural look or paint it a bold color for a pop.

A fluted-leg desk

Desks don’t always get the love they deserve, but this one from blogger Olivia Edwards-Silk will definitely have you looking twice. The under-£100 DIY piece is versatile enough that it could double as a console table in another room of the home—and can easily be customized if you’re looking for a larger workspace.

Subtle fluted wood cabinetry

While not a project for beginners, these fluted cabinets—as created by blogger Jenna Sue —sure look sophisticated. Diermann is no stranger to fluted DIYs, having previously made over an IKEA TARVA dresser (which served as the inspiration for Amanda Hendrix’s project highlighted above). Follow Diermann’s step-by-step instructions to bring the fluted cabinet look to your own home.