IKEA Ideas: Finding The Perfect Mix Of Budget & Splurge

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WORDS BY The Havenly Team

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Published on June 17, 2016

It’s no secret that Ikea is fabulous. But the truly miraculous possibilities of this Swedish brand don’t take shape until you’ve seen some of the Ikea ideas that designers are using to make thrifty purchases look like legitimate splurges. A modest budget and a bit of gumption are all you really need to transform Ikea items into your most coveted pieces of trend-worthy furniture.

Yep, I Got It At Ikea.

From Ordinary To Glam Extraordinary


Vittsjo – $79.99

[/col-md-6][col-md-6_last]The display-case like design of VITTSJÖ living room furniture lets your prized possessions be the center of attention. And, because tempered glass and metal make a durable combo, VITTSJÖ lets you look forward to years of showing off your stuff.[/col-md-6_last][/df_row]

Office Space Makeover

{Blue Door Living}


Malm 3-Door Chest – $79.99

[/col-md-6][col-md-6_last]Ikea has a large variety of pieces that can transform your office into an organized oasis, sure to make even the most menial task seem brighter. This office uses the Malm dressers to create a clean and classy look that provides much more storage than a normal filing cabinet.[/col-md-6_last][/df_row]

The Perfect Farmhouse Table

{East Coast Creative}


Ingo Table – $69.99

[/col-md-6][col-md-6_last]Farmhouse tables are all the rage. But let’s be honest, how many people have $2,000+ dollars lying around to splurge on just a table that looks warn and used? This farmhouse table is the perfect ikea hack to create that dream rustic table without going into debt. Add a few stained wood boards from home depot, and the Ikea Ingo table is transformed.[/col-md-6_last][/df_row]

Classic Rolling Kitchen Island

{Oliver And Rust}


Bekvam Kitchen Cart – $59.99

[/col-md-6][col-md-6_last]Everyone wants that incredible kitchen island with the copper pot hanger and an extra sink or range, right? In a budget friendly household, that desire is probably not an option (nor is there probably room). Ikea’s Bekvam kitchen cart is a great way to add a classic, vintage element to your kitchen, while still providing some storage and great appeal. A few simple coats of paint and a new counter top, and this inexpensive piece looks splurge worthy.[/col-md-6_last][/df_row]

Dream Library Built-Ins

{The Makerista}


Billy Bookcase – $139.98

[/col-md-6][col-md-6_last]What we would give to have the quintessential library nook with beautiful built-in shelves. This Ikea DIY comes pretty darn close with its yummy detailing in the trim and an old world feel. Not only does it look polished and high end in style, but it’s also affordable and easy. Put some of Ikea’s Billy Bookcases together, attach some simple trim pieces, and you can make it as elegant and traditional (or not) as you want![/col-md-6_last][/df_row]

Ikea provides many easy and fun ways to create pieces that everyone will think cost high dollar. You also get the brag worthy aspect of being able to say you created it yourself! By choosing simple pieces, adding a bit of flair or personality, these budget friendly ikea choices will look like your dream splurge in no time. Havenly Designers can help you out with choosing the perfect Ikea piece for your space that won’t break the bank but still give you that high end look you have been dreaming about.

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Chelsea S.
These Ikea decorating ideas were hand picked by Havenly designer Chelsea S., who loves designing Country Cottage, Rustic and Preppy spaces. If you like Chelsea’s style, book her today and get decorated!

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