WE often dream about walking around our designer home, inspired by what we see in magazines and on dreamy Air BnB listings.
But thanks to Ikea and its bargains, you can completely transform your home for just pennies – in any style you love.
And we’re not talking about splurging on the most expensive things the furniture giant has to offer.
Because there are some basic purchases from the Swedish chain that people just can’t buy enough of and you won’t believe what can be done with them.
Ikea fans have long counted on Kallax, Malm and Billy (to name just a few) to make any void.
No two homes look alike despite being decorated with the same basics – and it’s all thanks to a little DIY.
In fact, some people are upgrading items they already have with results that will make you gasp.
And the best part is that you don’t need more than a can of paint or a few accessories which you can buy for £20.
Put your feet up and Kallax
You can’t call yourself an Ikea fan if you don’t have at least one Kallax device lying around your house somewhere.
Kallax shelving units are one of the Swedish furniture company’s most popular storage options and come in a variety of sizes and colors, with the smallest starting at 42x42cm and costing as little as £15. Brother.
But they’re not just used as standard old racking units, oh no, because people are transforming them into a bed, a desk and even a kitchen unit.
Whether you pop some legs, attach some cabinet doors and throw a stone on top, this bargain piece of furniture can be made into anything your heart desires – and the possibilities are endless. .
The Malm bedroom set is a go-to when it comes to simple yet effective furniture with a range of products – including beds, bedside tables, chests of drawers and desks – in this range.
While the bed itself will cost you a few hundred dollars, smaller pieces in this range start from just £20.
Like with the Kallax unit, DIY buffs don’t stop at transforming their Malm furniture, outfitted with paint and hic handles.
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While some bedside table Used for the same purpose, they’ve been given a stylish makeover – and you’d never guess they started out as a humble Malm piece.
Meanwhile, the same set of drawers was used in the children’s playroom but a different one as part of the table looks incredible.
Some DIY buffs have decided to use the six-drawer Malm vanity as a bed stand rather than to store their clothes.
But it also works as a TV unit or part of a stylish walk-in wardrobe.
Billy the kid
The Billy bookshelf has more Instagram-specific hashtags than Kim Kardashian and her sisters combined.
And like all Ikea product lines, Billy comes in a variety of sizes and colors, with the Billy mini starting at just £15.
While an empty bookshelf doesn’t look like much more than that – a bookshelf – the options for turning it into something incredible is what adds to Billy’s allure.
While shelves already come in a variety of colors, some people are choosing to paint them something completely different to create a whole new look and feel for their home.
What’s more, the option to add doors, glass panels, play with the width and height of the shelving, and decorate as you please mean there’s no living room, bedroom or even kitchen where Billy doesn’t belong.
Mirror, mirror on the wall
We all know a large mirror can transform any space as it always makes any room look bigger.
But if you’ve ever tried to hunt for one then you know how expensive oversized mirrors can be, but not anymore thanks to this Ikea hack.
Crafty mom Stacy Solomon bragged her beautiful signature mirror last year before revealing that she actually made it herself using a £1 Ikea mirror and frame.
With simple black picture frames for £1.25 and £1 mirrors that fit inside, Stacey, like many others, managed to get it for just £30.
You can do as Stacy did and buy the black frame or make it even cheaper by paint a black slab to replace.
The best part is that you can choose any size or shape you like – just paint them on the wall before attaching them.
Once you’re done, we’re sure your guests will never find out, while you gaze at your expensive mirror.
Looks very poop
What’s so great about a boring old stool, we hear you ask.
Well, before you throw away this £5 bargain, check out how much the Marius stool (available in white and black) can transform into a stunning focal point in your home.
While they work well as seats in children’s rooms, adults arrange them for other places in the home.
In fact, Mrs. Hinch showed fans what a little spray paint and thinking outside the box can do.
She used a rattan pad from her Tesco range and glued it on top.
Now, she uses it as a very nice mini coffee or display table in her living room.
In fact, others are using soft cushions or cutting boards to glue on top – pretty much anything happens.
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