Adding a set of new legs is probably the easiest update you can make on your IKEA sofa. There are plenty of stores that sell furniture legs that fit IKEA sofas. Featured below is the ESTELLE from Pretty Pegs.
And of course, don’t forget to pick up a few new decor items like cushion covers to match your spanking new sofa slipcover. Add a few on trend accessories, art frames, snazzy pillows, plants and you’ll immediately uplift the look of your space.
#2 Hack your rug
If you have a plain rug, give it a pattern to add another layer of visual interest. Here are two ways you can do this:
i) Use a Sharpie for a Beni Ouarain-ish look
Crystal took a Sharpie to her ADUM rug and drew lines across. Best thing is, they don’t have to be perfectly straight. How easy is that. See the tutorial. (ADUM is discontinued, consider the STOENSE instead).
ii) Paint a flatwoven rug
Yes it’s possible to paint your rug. Flatwoven rugs like the LOHALS ($89.99 for a 5’x7′) are pretty affordable. With some patience and a steady hand, you can transform it into an eye-catching rug.
It’s no surprise TV entertainment centers are one of the most popular IKEA Hacks here. Electronics can ruin the look of your well-crafted modern living room. Here’s what to do:
1. Make note of the electronic components you have — TV, gaming devices, speakers — and all their peripherals. Sketch out the media storage plan and where everything goes.
2. Search out IKEA furniture eg. BESTA TV units, the BILLY bookcase, HEMNES bookshelf or LACK shelves that match your decor style.
3. Use the IKEA pieces as they are or hack them the way you like. Here are lots of ideas to get you started.
#7 Illumination is key
Reconsider your lighting fixtures. Are they glaring and flat? Is the chandelier looking dated? Or perhaps you need to bring in a few different sources of light — for instance, table lamps, task lighting and accent lights.
No wiring? Use the battery operated puck light hack to light up your lamps.
#8 Shine with new curtains
New curtains are like a new dress. They can make you go wow! Shop the textiles department of IKEA for new interesting fabric. Or add details to the ones you have and make them look interesting all over again.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.