Much to apartment dwellers’ delight, Ikea furniture and home decor is very inexpensive. But their affordability has a downside: ubiquitousness.
With merchandise sold in more than 40 countries, it’s a given than many, many people around the globe have the very same wares in their abode that you have in yours. Thankfully, lots of creative folks have put their spin on the Swedish retailer’s basics and posted how-tos online so you can recreate their work.
Below are six inspired Ikea hacks for tables of all kinds:
A little metallic spray paint went a long way on this wood side table.
You can also use the table above as a no-frills nightstand.
Gold leaf adds texture to the legs of an otherwise simple console table.
This dining table marries rustic and industrial design elements.
Create a sleek, modern vanity using a mirror and a shelf with drawers.
Sometimes plain furniture gets relegated to the basement— even if the basement is finished like the ones available at Worthington Meadows in Worthington, Ohio. But with these hacks, you can jazz up your Ikea basics with very little money and effort!