8 Brands That Make Stylish Accessories to Elevate IKEA Furniture
Want to hack IKEA products the easy way? Explore these brands that make hardware, door fronts, couch covers, furniture legs and more that are all compatible with IKEA's most popular furniture lines.
IKEA is beloved for its affordable, often space-maximizing furniture. While many people rely on the brand’s offering — particularly the popular MALM, BILLY, ALEX and HEMNES collections — there’s no denying that the minimalist, mass-produced furniture could sometimes use a fresh facelift and/or a pop of color. While DIY projects are always an option for IKEA hacks, you don't need to be a DIY pro to take advantage of IKEA hacks. Fortunately for us, brands dedicated to elevating IKEA furniture exist. We’ve rounded up seven of the most popular brands that make accessories, overlays and custom fronts to hack and customize IKEA products. Check them out below.
O’verlays is a decorative furniture brand that sells panels designed to instantly update IKEA dressers, nightstands, bookcase doors and more. With nearly two dozen overlay designs to choose from, you’ll have plenty of ways to breathe new life into your old (or just bought) IKEA furniture.
One thing to keep in mind, the brand’s panels are sold in various thicknesses. Generally speaking, the thicker the panel, the more luxe your furniture will appear, as it will look like beautifully carved wood.
Although you might not think that furniture legs make that big of a statement in any given room, Pretty Pegs proves just how far from the truth that is. The IKEA hack company specializes in beautiful furniture legs, ranging from sleek gold pegs and wire legs to bold bubble legs and gold-dipped wood pegs. While peg legs are the brand’s specialty, Pretty Pegs also sells knobs and handles, offering even more options for customizing IKEA furniture.
IKEA sofas, loveseats and chairs are popular for their affordable prices and comfortable design. That said, they’re only sold in neutrals with a couple of covers sold by the brand should you want to switch things up. Thankfully, Bemz, a brand that produces IKEA furniture covers, exists. Take the cult-favorite IKEA EKTORP Sofa for example: Bemz sells 126 covers to transform it from a neutral seating area into a beautiful living room statement. Whether you’re in the market for cotton, linen, velvet or boucle, Bemz has a cover to fit your fancy. We’d be remiss not to mention, though: It’ll cost you. Many Bemz covers often cost as much as the IKEA couch itself, with most fabrics averaging between $379 and $899. If you (or your kid) had an IKEA sofa in your first post-grad apartment and are moving to a new place, for example, a Bemz cover would still be a great (and more sustainable) option to change up the look of the sofa compared to buying an entirely new sofa.
Semihandmade is a Swedish brand dedicated to upgrading IKEA cabinetry with beautiful fronts. The brand also offers custom countertops for IKEA pieces. To help you determine how much it will cost, the brand has a convenient cost estimator so shoppers can easily assess the investment before adding anything to their cart.
CoverCouch is another brand that specializes in IKEA couch covers. If you love bright colors, they’re the better choice, as they have 270 fabrics to choose from, including gorgeous turquoise, chartreuse, cobalt, magenta and lavender shades. And if you can’t pick a color, don’t worry! The brand offers free samples.
Leave it to Etsy sellers to come up with beautiful IKEA hacks. Etsy seller, HomeArtStickers, offers over 100 intricate furniture overlays that will elevate your IKEA furniture with very little effort, not to mention money. Most of their overlays ring up under $125, making it one of the most affordable IKEA hack brands we’ve come across.
Comfort Works sells an impressive selection of hand-made IKEA couch covers, with cotton canvas, textured weave, linen, chenille and claw-proof velvet options (among others). For the IKEA EKTORP sofa, covers start at $319.
Norse Interiors has a limited yet beautiful IKEA hack offering. The brand specializes in fronts for the BESTA, SEKTION and MALM collections. From cabinet doors and panels to hardware and legs, the brand has everything you need to transform the look of your affordable sideboards, dressers and nightstands.