Smart Ikea Hacks for Your Home
Add a touch of Southern style to a few Ikea finds.
Gracious porches. Well-proportioned rooms. Mixing passed-down pieces with fresh finds. There are so many elements that go into making a Southern house feel like a real, lived-in home. So much of it involves collecting furniture and accessories that have stories. Because the stories give the home its character. Not all stories need to have started years ago. A few of our favorite decorating stories involve turning new, budget-friendly finds into pieces that represent your style and personality. It's about personalizing your space with a few favorite pieces. Here, we were inspired by a few friends who took IKEA pieces and turned them into beautiful ideas made for their spaces.
For the Kids
Turn a $9.99 Lack Side Table into the star of your family room. All you need is your imagination, bright and bold paints or vinyl, and a family favorite game. Bring purpose to your average table because even in the living room, these will certainly be a conversation starter and keep everyone entertained.
For Your First Apartment
Every new house or apartment comes with a lengthy punch list of to-do’s and buying a new desk always seems to fall to the bottom. Home offices just never seem to have the same priority as buying a new sofa or TV. For those of you looking to bring your home office to life, look no further. You too can do something similar in your own workspace for a fraction of the cost. Spray paint these legs gold and add a glossy white top. You’ll suddenly be hugely productive at your new space for less than $100!
Get step-by-step instructions from Christine at justbellablog.com.
For the Hostess on a Budget
It is easy to get lost on Pinterest as it creates a laundry list of wishes and dreams. Thankfully with some spray paint and a little bit of creativity, you can freshen up your breakfast room or dining table just in time for weekend company. No need to wait until Saturday to tackle this task. All you need is spray paint of your choice, one pendant shade, and one hanging kit.
Get step-by-step instructions from Julie Khuu at hautekhuutureblog.com.