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14 IKEA Add-Ons You’ve Never Heard Of

Everyone loves IKEA for their streamlined design, price point and functionality—but it can be difficult to customize these pieces in a way that showcases your own personal style. Luckily, there are some ingenious companies out there that allow you to do just that, and we've rounded up 15 ingenious options you may not have heard of before.

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Lightweight, easy to install and paintable with the right techniques, overlays are pre-cut decorative panels that attach to many models of IKEA furniture and allow endless customization options to create that perfect look.

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If making your own DIY table isn’t in the works at the moment, but you want to take your current IKEA table to the next level, custom corners are a perfect way to add the same geometric detailing found at other stores for more than double the price.

Photo: Courtesy of Overlays

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Sofa Covers

Slipcovers are a great way to make your furniture last longer, but IKEA options can be limited, especially if you change the color scheme or décor in your home. Luckily you can order custom covers from many retailers and choose from hundreds of fabrics.

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Cabinet Fronts

If you’re looking for a way to customize your kitchen, but don’t want to replace your IKEA base cabinets, new front panels are the perfect solution to add an updated look without the expense of a major kitchen renovation. Add under cabinet lighting, or a backsplash and you’ll have a brand new kitchen in a weekend.

Photo: Courtesy of Reform

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When it comes to décor, it’s often the details that make an item stand out. If you have an IKEA piece but want an update, there are plenty of replacement hardware options available to suit the specific European sizing you’ll require. While you’re at it, show a little love to your appliance hardware too!

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Furniture Legs

One of the great things about IKEA is that the flat-packed furniture is ready to take home and assemble yourself, which means the furniture legs are independent on almost all of the designs. Pretty Pegs is just one company that provides unique leg selections to mix and match your way to one-of-a-kind furniture.

Photo: Courtesy of Pretty Pegs

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Repurposed Cabinets

Why stop at custom add-ons when you can create your own conversation piece? Reform has a selection of legs and fronts to customize IKEA kitchen cabinets into standalone units that are perfect for any room of the home.

Photo: Courtesy of Reform

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Kids Furniture

See what you can do with a plain blonde-wood kids’ table and chairs, some paint and wrapping paper. Kids will love to color, play board games and do their own DIY projects at this right-sized table.

Photo: Courtesy of The Sweet Occasion

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Sinks and Vanities

The bathroom game at IKEA is strong, but the opportunities to add that designer touch are somewhat lacking. Combat basic with a sink add-on that will work with existing cabinetry and provide a space worthy of guest-bath status.

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Cushion Covers

One of the most basic interior design tips is to pile on the pillows when you’re looking to add color or texture to a room. IKEA has numerous pillow sizes at a great price, so pairing pillow forms with custom covers is a cost-effective way to add high-design to your rooms.

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Wardrobe Fronts

Wardrobes have long been viewed as nothing more than a functional place to store clothes, with no thought to style. While a lot has changed in the style department, don’t be afraid to make your IKEA wardrobe the focal point of a room with custom doors.

Photo: Courtesy of Superfront

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Accent Strips

These strips are designed to add decorative detail and depth to any IKEA piece, or even your DIY furniture collection. Paintable and easily modified for any item, the only limit is your imagination.

Photo: Courtesy of Overlays

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Discontinued Items

If you still have the now discontinued Akurum kitchen in your home, but it’s seen better days, don’t despair. You can order a new set of doors to your base cabinets and extend the life of your cabinets by years, even decades. Also, renew your countertops and extend the life of your kitchen even more.

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Chair Covers

It’s well known that items don’t need to match to be spectacular. Take this opportunity to shake things up and set your IKEA chairs apart by ordering custom covers in a variety of patterns and colors.

Image: Courtesy of Bemz