Ikea furniture can have a second life. How ? Here are 10 decorating ideas to change and reorganize various rooms.
For a trendy and practical kitchen island design, screw together 2 or 3 shelves with boxes and cover them with a natural wooden worktop, to add an authentic touch.
As the most basic of the Swedish giant’s items, shelves can take on a whole new dimension. For an industrial type style, repaint them in a grey-brown tone, apply a metallic effect and replace drawer handles with vintage models.
To revamp an outdated dresser (or any low cabinet), start by replacing swing doors with sliding doors, and change the handles before repainting the furniture with a contemporary black varnish or a Scandinavian water green.
For an original and practical TV stand, take a simple shelf box, remove its back and lay it on its side. You can then store multimedia devices and knickknacks in every niche.
Perfect for a bedroom design, the platform bed saves important storage space while giving a touch of style to the room. To create one yourself, you simply have to set your bed on a base of cabinets.
You can make your own design headboard easily by using two wooden boards interconnected by spice racks. And on the deco side, why not opt for Chesterfield padding, which is both cozy and elegant?
Walk in closet
If your wall unit is no longer trendy in the lounge, it can work wonders in your bedroom, to create a contemporary and tailor made dressing room. Simply add one or two rods to hang your clothes.
Recycle old furniture legs and a wooden board to create a raised space for your desk drawers or reuse drawers from an old chiffonier to create storage space.
Little storage units
Small storage lockers can be used for many purposes. Once screwed together, they can be transformed into a design coffee table, a bedside original or a room divider. Opt for a chic coating, such as coated wood or matt black.
Need functional bathroom furniture? An old kitchen trolley can be transformed into a very beautiful washbasin once you have removed the wheels and repainted it white glaze or pearl gray.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Make sure furniture is in good condition before you start the transformation.
- To customise a piece of Ikea furniture, sand it and apply a specific undercoat before repainting it. Then apply an effect (worn, painted, stained …).
- Treat the style with a quality finish: brass or leather handles, moldings etc…