IKEA. What a phenomenon. The Swedish furniture shop has become quite the standard for everyone looking for good-looking and reasonable priced furniture. And what’s not to love about that? The things look really cool, and you don’t have to spend a fortune on them. I bet you know the phenomenon: You want to just grab one or two things from IKEA, and end up with a full trolley. For me IKEA is always connected with a kind of ritual which I share with my mum. We would go really early and have breakfast there, then stroll through the halls…and usually end up with a full trolley. It’s gotten so far that I’m almost glad when I accidentally break a wine glass, haha.
IKEA Hacks – The Phenomenon
The thing about IKEA is though – everyone knows it, and seemingly everybody buys their stuff there. Which is a natural thing regarding the prices, but you naturally end up with the same things everybody else has. It’s like with the latest trend piece at ZARA or whatever, and you see another person running around with just the same jacket/skirt/top/bag. Reeeally awkward. With IKEA furniture it’s the same, but less obvious. Fortunately people are creative nowadays, and that’s where the IKEA hacks come into play. To “IKEA-hack” means to revamp an IKEA piece and make it more individual. This way you can create a designer piece for just a fraction of money, and be sure that (almost) nobody has one like you.
That is so brilliant, isn’t it? There a tons of IKEA hacks out there! Some at a more advanced level, and some incredibly easy. Sometimes you just add a little colour, but that’s all you need to set your stuff apart from all the others.
My favourite IKEA Hacks
I know there are a million ideas out there, but I wanted to focus on the simpler projects here. The ones where you just add some colour or adhesive foil for example, to make a dresser look more expensive. I actually made one myself last week, check it out if you want!
So, what’s your favourite IKEA hack?