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    15 Ikea Upgrade Ideas That'll Make You Say "Why Didn't I Think Of That?!"

    Cover your mirror's frame in gold, add some padding to your bench, and stencil a pattern onto your nightstand.

    Ah, Ikea. The home of simple furniture that you can actually afford.

    Here's a few ways to make your Ikea furniture look so much more expensive:

    1. Glue square dowels to the drawers of your Tarva dresser to give a plain piece a visually fascinating texture.

    2. Personalize your Gurli throw with a tassel trim.

    3. Stencil a funky pattern onto your barebones Tarva nightstand to turn it into an attention-grabbing statement piece.

    4. Add some padding to a Skogsta bench to make the seat a bit more comfortable.

    5. Paint and glue wooden shapes onto your Ivar cabinet to transform it into a festive bar cart.

    6. Apply gold leaf to a Stockholm mirror to keep up with the latest trend.

    7. Dye a Rens faux sheepskin rug to add a pop of your favorite color to your chilly floors.

    8. Turn the Frack accordion mirror into an eye-catching wall sconce.

    9. Cover the Frosta stool in cork to make it a bit more comfortable.

    10. Add panels and a shiny coat of paint to your Lack table to make it look like a piece you stole from an Art Deco hotel.

    11. Add some hardware to raise the bar on your Ikea Rast.

    12. Paint the inside of your Eket cabinet to make an item that usually blends in really stand out.

    13. Stain the tops of your Bekvam bar cart and Bosse stools to make your whole kitchen match.

    14. Frame your Flysta shelf unit in stained wood to make it look like you got it from West Elm.

    15. And push thumbtacks into your Besta cabinet to fake a nailhead trim.