At some point in your life (regardless of age or ability), chances are that you have tried a DIY project. Whether it was updating the door handles on your wardrobe, spray painting the life back into your favourite chair or creating the world’s best mural, $10 you have given decorating a try. But did you know that there are people out there (some might say design deities) that have made a living out of updating bland or old pieces of furniture? Yep it is true and thanks to our design contacts at Martin, we can share one of our favourite design hacking website – Ikea Hackers.
You 1 – Ikea 0
A trip to Ikea is not only one of the most stressful things you can do (seriously they have couples counselling sessions around this now) but it is also a great way to come up with new inspirations. The ‘inspiration ready’ features of the furniture combined with its reasonable price tag mean that any budding interior designer can try the latest tricks at home – without breaking the bank.
Just check out some of the most popular design hacks that our good mate Jules has recently posted on her site.
- Ikea Gold & Marble Bar Cart: by Britta & Carli Garsow ofco
- Filing Cabinet Upgrade (pleather version): By Justin van Deursen
- Suspended mirror: By Elsa
NOTE: We’d like to give a special shout-out to Ikea Hacks for not only their inspirational design ideas but for making our offices just a little trendier.