6 Genius and Chic Ikea Hacks to Try

There's no debate that when you're styling a home on a budget, IKEA's line of simple and affordable wares tick every box. Unfortunately, it's that very appeal that attracts millions of shoppers to the ubiquitous Swedish store, resulting in the same flat-pack dressers and coffee tables appearing in homes around the world. Yes, it's the home décor equivalent of turning up to an event in the same dress as your best friend—flattering that you share the same taste, but hardly preferred. 

Here, we've rounded up six best hacks to transform common IKEA furniture into a stylish, one-of-a-kind statement piece. With just a few buys from your local hardware store, these smart DIY projects prove that a little effort and creativity can elevate almost any item, regardless of the initial price tag. Try these genius hacks to create a statement piece of furniture that you'll never find in a friend's home again.