How To Make Your Ikea Furniture Look Like It Doesn't Come From Ikea

Ikea’s furniture has become so ubiquitous that it’s difficult to make it stand out.

To deal with this problem, several new businesses are offering add-ons that make furniture look like it doesn’t come from the Swedish mega-chain, reports Katarina Gustafsson at Bloomberg News.

Here are a few businesses that are dominating the quest to upgrade Ikea furniture.

1. Bems

Bems sells coverings for Ikea beds, couches, and chairs. The brand is somewhat pricey — a slipcover for an Ikea sofa costs about $US800.

2. Prettypegs

This brand sells unique furniture legs compatible with Ikea. In most cases, four pegs retail for $US75-$100.

3. Superfront

Superfront makes new interfaces and tops for Ikea cabinets. So far, it looks like the affordable decor is only available to customers in Europe and Great Britain.

4. Comfort Works

This Melbourne, Australia-based company lets customers design slipcovers for Ikea sofas and chairs. The sofa slipcovers cost around $US200.

5. Mykea

Mykea sells stickers for customising Ikea furniture. Stickers to cover a Malm dresser cost about $US40.

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