Whether you want to admit it or not, IKEA provides great opportunities to incorporate modern design into your space without breaking the bank. While their affordable pieces are functional and practical, some of the basics might seems a little boring after awhile. Luckily other companies found ways to give your IKEA pieces a facelift or just a little upgrade, depending on how far you want to go. Take a look at some of our favorite brands doing cool things for IKEA furniture.

Superfront

Several years ago, we fawned over Superfront, a Swedish company that designs and manufactures just about everything for your IKEA cabinets and wardrobes, including, doors and fronts, handles, legs, sides, and tops. They now even have your bathrooms covered!

Superfront

Superfront

Superfront

Superfront

Panyl

Panyl

Panyl takes it to a DIY level with their furniture wraps that are as easy as peel, stick, and smooth to get an entirely new look. You can transform any of your IKEA designs that have flat surfaces, like cabinets, dressers, tabletops, etc.

Panyl

Panyl

Semihandmade

Semihandmade \\\ Design by Chris Pardo Design – Elemental Architecture \\\ Photo by James Butchart

If you’re not comfortable doing any of the hacking, you can hire a knowledgeable professional to upgrade your cabinetry with high-quality finishes. Semihandmade can elevate your basic IKEA cabinets with their handcrafted doors that are available at reasonable prices. The quality and attention to detail gives cabinets a custom, upscale look while saving you 30-40%.

Semihandmade

Semihandmade \\\ Design by Destination Eichler

Mykea

Mykea

Mykea formed as a way to customize IKEA furniture so it wouldn’t end up looking like everyone else’s. They tapped the creative skills of their artist friends to come up with designs for their naked furniture which they turned into stickers. They launched the company and their vinyl designs give plain furniture an easy and fun facelift.

Mykea

Mykea

Prettypegs

Prettypegs

We featured Swedish company Prettypegs about 4 years ago and they continue to design stylish leg options to fit your IKEA furniture, as well as several other brands. Whether you want to add some color or character to a basic sofa or table, they offer all kinds of designs.

Prettypegs

Prettypegs

Bemz

Bemz

Bemz covers the fabric covered IKEA pieces that you want to upgrade. Their slipcovers fit sofas, chairs, footstools, beds, you name it, in all kinds of modern patterns and colors that will help give new life to some tired upholstery.

Bemz

Bemz

For more DIY and creative ideas, check out the IKEA Hackers site.