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10 Ikea Furniture Tutorials That Will Solve All Your Decor Problems

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Ikea is known for its cheap furniture and decorations and sometimes it plays into their customers hands, but other times the designs are too plain and bland to use on their own. Here is where creative people thrive and use it as an opportunity and a blank canvas. If you need ideas on transforming your standard Ikea pieces, here are ten tutorials you don’t want to miss.

10 Ikea Furniture Tutorials


Sugared Cloth has shared a great tutorial on how to turn Ikea Besta shelf into this gorgeous retro-style sideboard for your bedroom or living room. We also adore the styling from mirror to cacti planters.

Coffee table

PoppyTalk shares this neat idea from Livet Hemma of turning Klubbo coffee table into an ultimate luxury object.

bar cart

Another tutorial from SugaredCloth turns Kallax book shelf into a glamorous bar cart with trendy metallic accents (attached handles allow for convenient mobility) to contrast the white shelving.


If you’re looking for a quick and really easy, not to mention crazy cheap, way to turn boring chairs into glam interior accents interior designer Caitlin Wilson’s idea was to take a sharpie to her cream Ikea Harry chairs, Turned out cute and glam.

Billy shelves

Billy bookcase is a great starter kit for a killer library, like the one you can see at Bliss at Home or a shelving storage wall for displaying souvenirs, photos, and various decorations.

TV stand

The Every Girl came up with a great idea of adding texture to Ikea furniture metallic legs. Instead of just spray painting them, covering them with a gold leaf would create beautiful uneven texture that will give your piece more dimension and luster.

HOL side table nightstand

ThinkingCloset simply added legs to their Hol side table but what a difference it made. They also gave it a coat of grey and white paint using dry brush technique.

Side table

StyleMePretty has a lot of different Ikea hacks, but this one stands out for it gives a simple Lack side table a touch of Moroccan style with gilded corbels. Amazing!

Malm dresser

Amanda Carol of Amanda Carol Interiors went for Greek Key overlays from the shop O’Verlays that offers various overlay designs for customizing your Ikea furniture. You may paint them or simply give your Ikea dresser or cabinet a bit of dimension. Speaking of overlays and fronts, a Swedish company Superfront also offers amazing furniture kits from transforming simple Ikea cabinets into high-end-looking furnishings.

Vilmar chair

Ikea Vilmar chair doesn’t look like much on its own, but Alison from Dream A Little Bigger blog has turned it into a real eye candy with marbled paper and glue.

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