Most of us don’t have the luxury of buying expensive furniture, but if you still want that expensive look here are some fantastic hacks to make your furniture look ways more expensive!
With some excellent do-it-yourself ways to make your furniture to expensive like adding some extra paint, turn your furniture fancy with some fancy wallpaper and loads more decor ideas that will spruce up your furniture.
1. Cut shapes out of contact paper and stick them on your side table to give it a modern look.
Learn the steps here.
2. Add brass corners ($9 for a set of eight fromAmazon) to a coffee table.
This IKEA LACK table ($10) looks fancy. Deets here.
3. Put leather pulls on your dresser.
Get the directions here.
4. Use adhesive-backed wooden strips, calledStikWood, to upgrade a headboard.
At about $14 per square foot, you can DIY small projects with zero carpentry skills.
5. Just paint the outside.
Leave the drawers unpainted for a cool contrast. Learn more about it here.
6. Or you can paint the bottom.
7. Spray paint it gold.
The ultimate IKEA hack: Gilding the Vittsjo shelf ($80).
8. Or silver.
Get the tutorial here.
9. And don’t forget about spray painting hardware.
These IKEA EKBY brackets ($22.99) are looking mighty fine.
10. And yes, you can even spray paint cushions.
Works for sun-faded cushions, as well. Get the directions here.
11. If you want a quick transformation, replace furniture legs.
Pretty Pegs makes custom legs for IKEA couches. Get the tutorial here.
12. This bookshelf was turned on its side before the legs were attached to make a mid-century console.
Try it with the IKEA Expedit (now the Kallax, $59.99). Get the steps here.
13. If you don’t want to break a sweat adding legs, you can just prop it up.
Bed risers ($11 at Target) are your friend. Get the DIY here.
14. Cover a table with marble contact paper.
Get contact paper here for $13. And click for more info.
15. Or you can use a pretty wallpaper.
Get the directions here.
16. You can use wallpaper to upgrade an old chair, too.
And get it to stick with Mod Podge ($11). Get the directions here.
17. Paint on colorful splotches.
18. Or you can apply painter’s tape before spray painting for a striped pattern.
Such an easy way to transform an IKEA SELJE nighstand ($30). Get the directionshere.
19. Paint frame mats to add color to cool typography prints.
Keep it cheap and use IKEA RIBBA frames ($10 each). Get the steps here.
20. Wrap three-ply jute twine around your pendant light cord for a rustic look.
Get the twine on Amazon for $3. Get more info here.
21. Replace drawer pulls with library card catalog hardware.
Buy them here for $2 each. Get the steps here.
22. Cover a dresser with O’verlays ($39 for 3 panels).
O’verlays are decorative fretwork panels that come in different patterns and sizes—there’s even a collection to fit IKEA’s most popular pieces. For more info, click here.
23. Or just add some colorful decals.
Check out cute scalloped decals here ($27). And get the DIY here.
24. And lastly, you can just scribble on words with a permanent marker.