9 Etsy Buys to Completely Transform Your IKEA Furniture

published Jun 30, 2018
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It’s no secret we love IKEA. Maybe not quite as much as this clever bride, but we’re well-versed in IKEA hacks. A little spray paint, yarn, contact paper, or new knobs can turn a standard piece of decor into an eye-catching statement that looks way more expensive than it is. And, lucky for us, tons of Etsy sellers are jumping on the IKEA bandwagon, selling small products that turn IKEA finds into beautiful home decor. Here, some of our favorites.

Decals for KALLAX, $35 for four

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This removable self-adhesive decal is cut to fit IKEA’s KALLAX series of freestanding shelves. It’s stain- and tear-resistant, too, making it practical for a frequently-used piece of furniture (think: toy chests, media centers, and mudroom storage). Choose from 20 different patterns.

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This timeless chair has been part of IKEA’s collection for over 40 years and for good reason, but a fun slipcover in soft millennial pink adds a modern spin. For a new look, simply slip the double-sided cover over your existing cushion and zip closed.

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The easiest way to upgrade your IKEA desk or dresser is to add new knobs. These hand-cut and polished crystal pulls provide a low-risk way to incorporate one of the latest design trends into your decor.

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When you live in a small apartment, space is at a premium. This felt cat bed tucks into the IKEA KALLAX series to give your furry friend a comfortable place to sleep that won’t get in the way of your everyday hustle and bustle.

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IKEA is known for muted colors—gray, white, black—that seamlessly blend into decor, but a removable slipcover is a great way to turn your sofa into the room’s focal point. Plus, it makes cleaning a breeze. Choose from a wide array of colors and patterns.

Give IKEA sofas, chairs, footstools, storage units, and beds a facelift with a set of custom legs. Each leg, available in a number of colors and finishes, is wrapped with an attractive brass toe.

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When your budget is IKEA, but your taste is a little more West Elm, these overlays level the playing field a bit. Simply place the appliques over the existing wooden drawer face, or add mirrors for a slightly more complex DIY with a big pay-off.

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A plain shelf can look unfinished in an otherwise styled room. Add intrigue to IKEA EKBY and LACK shelves with a pair of metal stirrups. Choose from white, black, or brass

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Baby gear doesn’t have to be bright red with cartoon characters all over it. IKEA’s all-white highchair is great, because it blends into the rest of your decor, but it does lack a certain je ne sais quoi. Choose from over 50 different fabric covers to turn your baby’s seat into a design focal point. (Never thought we’d say that!)