If you've got a home organisation challenge (and who doesn't?) or want storage furniture that can elevate a space, look no further than IKEA BESTÅ. Whaaaat? Flat-pack??? Uh-huh! What do you need? A TV bench? Dining console? Office storage? Sideboard? IKEA BESTÅ is your go-to and, in this article, we've selected 10 projects that show just how versatile - and luxurious-looking - it can be. We've also included handy D.I.Y. tips for tackling these projects yourself.
This post comes via Laila Ayoubi and her blog 'Lilzyliz.' She recently made-over an IKEA Besta sideboard, transforming it from a Scandi staple into a luxe and expensive-looking Hamptons hero! Laila shows how the project came together. With her permission, we've shared her photos and provided a link to the full post. Enjoy!
Have you popped into Spotlight lately? For readers outside of Australia and unfamiliar with Spotlight, think: Hobby-Lobby-meets-Bed-Bath-and-Beyond. They currently have a selection of woven placemats that look great on the table and, with 20 minutes of hand sewing, can be transformed into fabulously textural throw cushions. Read more for project details.
"In an ideal world, we would all have a world-class interior designer at our disposal to create a space that exudes comfort, luxury and sophistication," writes Caitlin Chander from News.com.au. Read Caitlin's interview with STYLKEA's Kylie Hughes about her five tips for affordable, DIY-driven interior design.
Here’s the ultimate “shelfie”… A DIY customised bookcase that started its life as IKEA Billy shelf units and is now mistaken for expensive custom cabinetry. This project will show you how to save thousands on a custom-built bookcase, yet still achieve professional-looking results that "wow". Handyman/girl skills are all you need - no advanced carpentry skills or special tools required.
Do you love an organised home? Yep, me too. Yet our kitchen was constantly littered with the daily detritus of work and school—bags, shoes, sports stuff, books, keys ("where are my keys?!") and drifts of sand my son likes to empty out of his shoes. This solution was a DROP ZONE! Here's how it happened...
In this article, I share some tips for taking Insta-worthy photos of your home and décor. Don’t be intimidated—there’s no technical jargon here and I’m not going to recommend a $3000 camera. This is a cheat sheet of hints and shortcuts for people who, like me, don’t have the inclination to learn about ISO, lenses, apertures, exposure times etcetera, ad infinitum!
Discover how to design and build an IKEA BESTÅ media console that's a happy compromise between "his" desire for a large-screen, surround-sound theatre experience and "her" desire for an affordable solution that hides all the freaking equipment and cables. Read how the project came together and, of course, links to the IKEA products used!
Mother’s Day is just a few week’s away (Sunday, 13th May), so chances are your family are starting to think about what to get you. Quick! Before you end up with a bath bomb you have no time to use or yet another pair of fluffy slippers, start dropping hints about what IKEA hacking women really want. Here are a five suggestions.
Clever dimensions, a modular approach and the ability to mix-and-match door fronts, gives IKEA’s BESTÅ system a level of versatility that’s Houdini-like. What do you need? TV bench? Dining console? Office storage? BESTÅ is a storage superhero! In this article, we share what we love about BESTÅ and show you how to customize it into the hero piece it deserves to be.
Whether you're looking for multipurpose storage or minimalist style, the Scandi-ness of IKEA's Malm range of furniture makes it an affordable, evergreen winner. But those classic lines also make it perfect for customisaion, which is why I'm excited to say... Our new after-market peel-and-stick panels to suit IKEA’s Malm furniture are here!
Stylkea was recently tagged in this Insta-worthy photo and the first word that popped into my head was hygge! The photo is a sneak preview of soon-to-be-here B3's nursery and I couldn't imagine a more welcoming, loving, hyggelig little nest! (Not sure what hygge is, whether you want it in your home or even how to pronounce it? That's ok, I'm about to explain.)
Modern lifestyles are mobile and dynamic, which is why we gravitate towards furniture that can accompany us on the journey. The trend towards simple, timeless styles reflects a desire for furniture that frees us, physically and metaphorically, from encumbrances and provides a level of freedom and flexibility to personalise our spaces.
What's one thing you'd like to have more of in your home? Storage! Am I right? We have bigger homes than ever but we're all short on places to put our "stuff". Well, here's an idea for a quick affordable IKEA hack that's not only functional and versatile, but also stylish.
Take IKEA hacking to the next level with this showstopping IKEA Kallax credenza. We've included step-by-step instructions and a shopping list that comes to a low AUD$300. (But your friends will think you splurged on designer furniture!)
We're not the only ones excited about transforming IKEA staples into hero pieces! Stylkea's owner and founder Kylie Hughes was interviewed by Brisbanista magazine this week about how she came up with the idea for Stylkea and how she approaches business challenges.
We couldn't be more excited that handles are back - bigger, bolder and more beautiful than ever - and we've pulled together a selection to inspire IKEA hackers and DIY-ers alike. For Australian customers, mention "STYLKEA" to Handle House and receive a 30% discount!
So, you've decided to hack your IKEA™ drawers and you've found the perfect combination of STYLKEA Styl-Panels and drawer pulls. Customising with Styl-Panels is as simple as peel-and-stick, but adding handles will require a few basic tools. Here we provide step-by-step photo instructions so you get it right first time!
Jonathan Adler lovingly distorts classic design through a postmodern filter that feels liberating and fun, yet simultaneously sophisticated. Stylkea's free-size Styl-Panels are inspired by Jonathan Adler's love for metal adornments on cabinetry and other pieces.
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