Don't get us wrong, we love our IKEA furniture. From the Ektorp sofa to the Malm bed frame, the stuff gets the job done. But, sometimes it can be a little, well, basic. To introduce some much-needed pizazz, we've rounded up the best sites for customizing the furniture you spent days building. By simply adding a new sofa leg or giving kitchen cabinets a facelift, your IKEA pieces will feel one-of-a-kind in no time.
Superfront is a go-to for customizing your IKEA cabinets, wardrobes, and sideboards. A Swedish company that designs and manufactures fronts, handles, legs, sides and tops. Superfront makes doors for Pax wardrobes, kitchen doors and drawer fronts for Faktum kitchens, and doors for Bestå sideboards and cabinets. Choose from a variety of patterns and colors for your cabinet doors, and then bespoke them with great hardware (copper if you please).
Tired of IKEA's upholstery options? Bemz provides myriad possibilites for slipcovers, curtains, and bedroom textiles. The slipcovers fit over your favorite IKEA pieces, are made of 100-percent natural fabrics, and are all machine-washable. So, why not give your Ektorp a new look?
With its collection of adhesive decals, Mykea gives you the opportunity to turn your boring old Malm dresser into a work of art. From cityscapes to Banksy-esque images, your basic furniture will soon make a statement. The Rothko-inspired prints are our favorite for their clean lines and bright colors.
With free shipping worldwide, there's nothing holding you back from giving your IKEA furniture some new stems with PrettyPegs. Great design is in the details, and you'll never guess the dramatic impact a brass-capped mint green leg will give your sofa. It'll feel like one in a million...
Although IKEA's kitchen cabinetry is wonderfully sturdy and has flexible sizing, it won't give your kitchen the custom look. Enter Semihandmade: select customized doors, panels, and drawer faces measured and drilled to fit IKEA kitchens to save 30 to 40 percent off the cost of a typical custom kitchen. And say hell to a beautiful new handcrafted look.
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