Far be it from us to speak ill of the Swedish flat packing wizard that is Ikea
... but while we love the brand’s affordability
, we don’t always love that its pieces occasionally reflect that. And while we’re not in the business of abandoning reasonably priced furniture, there are easy tweaks
you can make to take your standard Ikea items to the next level.
DIY is always a great option for making something look custom, but luckily for those of us less gifted in the crafts department, there are several companies out there making those at-home projects a little easier. From hardware to textiles, these are the brands to know if you’re interested in upgrading your cheap furniture or decor. Best of all, no one will be able to tell your home goods are from Ikea. Because mild deception is okay when it’s in the name of affordable decor, right?