Ikea hacking has truly become an art form. There’s no better satisfaction than taking something completely affordable and making it look totally glamorous. Because of the trend’s popularity, there are loads of incredible ideas out there. We scoured Pinterest in search of the very best, most hassle-free innovations—here, our five favorites.
Glam Accent Chair
Looking to complete that reading nook with the perfect piece or need a bit more seating around your coffee table? The Key Item has the ideal solution that calls for just a touch of spray paint, a kitchen chair and some faux fur. Metallic and fur are a timeless combination that provide texturized glamour (and plenty of hygge). This piece is pretty enough to stand on its own and will likely be a fan favorite for guests.
Classic Marble Tabletop
Who doesn't love a beautiful marble countertop—not only is it luxurious, it's also a perfect backdrop for all those Instagram photos. This trick from Poppy Talk uses marble-printed adhesive paper, which can be applied to almost any surface, particularly dining and coffee tables. It takes a bit of concentration to get the exact measurements and a steady hand to apply, but the result is a true stunner.
Gilded Entryway Table
More than just a place to stash your keys and sunnies, it's also where guests are welcomed to a first impression of your home. Style Me Pretty transforms a simple table into a black and gold showstopper using only spray paint and a touch of gold leaf. The piece is a great place to show off a bit of styling prowess with a stack of beloved coffee table books, a beautiful catchall tray or a classic vase with fresh flowers.
Sure, changing out the knobs on Ikea dressers gives them a much more polished look, but what about going a step further and adding a little texture? In lieu of knobs, Sugar and Cloth adds leather pulls to each drawer for a subtle rustic vibe against basic white. We love that it adds a neutral tone too.
This is less hack and more artful whimsy, but you can really let your creativity fly using the Hönefoss copper hexagon mirrors from Ikea. Each set comes with 10 hexagons that can be hung in any arrangement you choose, like the above as seen on Heimatbaum. They make a perfect installation behind a dining room table, in an entryway or maybe even above your bedroom headboard. The options are endless and this is so easy.