By Anna Kocharian

Published on May 16, 2017

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Photography by MANDI JOHNSON VIA A BEAUTIFUL MESS
Custom made slipcovers convert a once snoozy, gray sectional into an on-trend statement piece that’s all kinds of comfortable. Here’s how Mandi Johnson of A Beautiful Mess did it!
 
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Photography by INGER MARIE GRINI
Superfront’s ultra chic cabinet fronts never fail to take things to the next level. Who could ever guess that this elegantly modern credenza came from IKEA!
 
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Photography by WOONINSPIRATIE.IKEA.NL
A statement seat starts with a splash of paint while a textured addition will help elevate the overall finish of the piece. This clever update involves a jeweled cotton thread wrap, which effortlessly complements the saturated paint of the chair.
 
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Photography by JARED SMITH VIA SUGAR & CLOTH
Small space? Don’t fret. We’re taking cues from Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, who elevated the JASSA room divider with a colorfully woven detail. 
 
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Photography by ROLAND PERSSON VIA LIVET HEMMA
In lieu of lumping your throws into a basket, opt for a more streamlined display. Here, the IVAR’s gable is updated with a cool coat of paint, and leaned against the wall, doubling as a ladder-inspired storage solution. 
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Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK | STYLED BY: SEAN SANTIAGO
This update entailed a retro color block, revamping IKEA’s Godmorgon cabinet into a stylish side piece. No bar cart, no problem. Utilize this sturdy cabinet to conceal your barware and spirits.
 
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Photography by MARWA HAYAT VIA DIYS.COM
Every living space deserves an accented green, and a style-focused planter simply goes without saying. We’re loving the tasseled addition to this woven basket.
 
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Photography by MANDI JOHNSON VIA A BEAUTIFUL MESS
Streamlined panels, a wooden top, and a complementary set of whitewashed knobs transform a modular IKEA shelf system into a Hollywood regency-inspired credenza.
 
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Photography by SARAH SHERMAN SAMUEL VIA STORIES

For the living room that also functions as a home office, it’s important that the decor of the two areas complement one another. Sarah Sherman Samuel’s ingenious hack entails a lengthy set of PrettyPegs extensions, which transform a basic desk into a dynamic accent piece.

More IKEA Hacks & Styling Tips:

How to Hack Your IKEA Kitchen on a Budget

The Retro IKEA Pieces You Didn’t Know You Needed