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While some designers avoid IKEA furniture because of its commonplace reputation, it’s silly and impractical to deny its simple flexibility and clean contemporary style. With a look of modern minimalism, their pieces are super easy to incorporate in a client’s home design (not to mention the budget friendly price tags).
If you’re worried about underwhelming clients with the lack of wow factor sometimes associated with IKEA style, here are some companies that can help you update an otherwise ordinary looking purchase with some simple DIYs:
- Superfront- Founded in Sweden, this company creates a multitude of products you can use to accessorize your IKEA purchases. From unique cabinets and handles to chair legs and table tops, Superfront offers a ton of fun and relatively cheap options to designers.
- Panyl- This inventive company offers designers the DIY option of furniture wraps. This is a super simple crafting project- you literally just peel the wrap, stick it onto the surface you’re decorating and smooth it over (like it’s a sticker) to get an entirely updated, funky look on any flat, plain surface. If you’re into this concept, you should also consider checking out Mykea.
- Bemz- If the piece you’re looking to update is fabric-covered, Bemz is probably your best bet. They make trendy fabric slipcovers in awesome prints and bright colors that can fit pretty much any furniture shape you’re looking to modernize.