Here’s How the Oval Office Would Look Like If It Was Redecorated with IKEA Furniture

published Jan 29, 2023
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When an elected president moves into the White House, they get to redesign the Oval Office (a.k.a. the space where the president gets all of their nitty-gritty work done) to their liking. HouseFresh wanted to see what the Oval Office may look like if a president decided to partner with the top furniture and home decor brands like IKEA, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Restoration Hardware to refurnish the space, and how much doing so may cost.

To redo the space, HouseFresh scoured the websites of these major retailers to find pieces that closely match the most visible details in the Oval Office while also respecting the brand identities. So, what would an IKEA-furnished Oval Office look like? Sorry, but there’s no KALLAX units in sight.

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A total IKEA overhaul of the Oval Office would only cost about $4,500, HouseFresh estimates. And the design would be a fine balance of IKEA’s utilitarian no-nonsense pieces like the BEKANT desk and MILLBERGET desk chair and the more decorative items like the DEJSA mushroom lamp and MORABO tufted sofa.

If the Oval Office was redesigned using all things Anthropologie, then the space may look a bit more eclectic than it would if designed using IKEA. Bouclé Maren swivel chairs and Bowen leather sofas would be placed in the receiving area and the president may work at one of Anthro’s Optical Inlay desks. The entire makeover would cost upwards of $25,000, HouseFresh estimates.

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Even more luxe would be an Oval Office designed using Restoration Hardware pieces. Costing an estimated $74,200, the space would be a modern mix of grays and whites with metallic details like the gold-legged Reynor desk and gold-and-marble side tables. Clean lines and hard angles would be the theme and be in direct contrast to the oval of the Oval Office.

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Head over to HouseFresh to see the other Oval Office redesigns and choose a favorite (no spoilers, but Millennial pink fans will love the Urban Outfitters makeover).