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15 outstanding ways to breathe new life into IKEA furniture

If you don’t like the way your furniture looks identical to all of your friends’ and neighbors’, or you just want to add a little variety to your surroundings at home, then we at Bright Side have got the perfect solution for you. We’ve put together a collection of ways to transform ordinary IKEA furniture into something unusual, stylish, or just downright beautiful. Take a look — we hope you find some inspiration!

Turn an ordinary chair into a designer piece.

See here for details.

A doll’s bed can be made into something comfy for your pet.

This idea started in Japan, but now it's conquered the world. See this website to learn all about it.

A stool can become an unusual shelf.

Look here for step-by-step instructions.

It’s just as easy to make major improvements to a plain lamp.

You can find different designs here.

Just one little change can make a simple table look so much better.

Instructions are here.

A simple chest of drawers can become an eye-catching decoration for your room.

Instructions are here.

An elevated bed can become your child’s favorite hideaway.

See this video for details.

Sometimes you just have to adopt a different perspective...

Some examples are here.

Not even professional designers are creative enough to think of this!

Find out how to recreate this from start to finish right here.

Bookshelves can be transformed into a huge home for your hamster.

Find out how to make it here.

Give a dull mirror a beautiful vintage look.

Variations can be found on this site.

Shelves can always be reimagined as a useful little desk for your bedroom.

Find out how to do it here.

A little color can change everything.

Learn all about how to do it perfectly here.

Why can’t a rug become a donut?

The details are here.

Give that boring chest of drawers an aristocratic feel.

This and many other designs can be found on this website.

Shelves and a bit of carpet can be turned into wonderful wall-mounted ottoman seats for your cat.

You can find the instructions here.

Preview image credit: ikea / littlegreennotebook

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