Home decorating ideas: Mixing antique and IKEA furniture

If you are like most of us, you probably have more than one piece of IKEA furniture in your house. And you know what? That’s OK! Don’t listen to the design snobs. For unique home decorating ideas, try mixing IKEA furniture and antique furniture to create an eclectic look that’s both functional and fabulous. Here are some examples:

Above: A grey patterned IKEA rug looks great with warm tones and a mid-century inspired chair.

Above: IKEA bookshelves look right at home alongside an antique writing desk.

Above:  An IKEA cabinet loses its legs and becomes a great entertainment center.

As you can see, IKEA furniture can look just as good as high-priced furniture. And because it is so simple, you can let your creativity run wild. When it comes to home decorating ideas, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a great look. All you need is a little ingenuity. And remember, your house doesn’t have to look like a showroom to be warm, inviting, and fun. Let your personal style shine through in the details.

What about you? Do you have any pieces of IKEA furniture that you’ve “hacked” in any way to change its design elements? Or do you have pieces mixed in with your older furniture? If so, tell us about it in the comments, or send in some photos. Check our “About” page for contact info. If you send something in, we’ll publish it here on our site! Along with a link to your site.

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