Hack IKEA Furniture with Norse Interiors

Hack IKEA furniture with Norse Interiors -Eva Pale in Pale Mocha with Gold Pull Kristina and Sara Brass Legs

Eva Pale in Pale Mocha with Gold Pull Kristina and Sara Brass Legs

Earlier this year, IKEA opened a store in Exeter and after visiting last month I can confirm that it is a lovely store. I fully intend to be a regular IKEA visitor having waited decades to have a store open up here in Devon. I’ve always been a big fan of the Swedish superstore and I think it is a really great place to source affordable homewares. Despite the negative comments from some people that the store sells cheap, poor quality goods that often end up in landfill, I have not had this experience with IKEA. In fact, I have a number of pieces of furniture and lighting at home that I have had since my uni days. They have moved with me seven or eight times and are still going strong, so for me they have been a really worthwhile investment.

However, the one aspect that I don’t really like about shopping in IKEA is the feeling that you have the same furniture as half the country. I don’t so much mind with the smaller pieces, but when it comes to the larger items of furniture it can be quite obvious where you shop. For many people, price is obviously the deciding factor, as IKEA is so much more affordable than many of its rivals. But it’s always nice to have something unique at home. And that’s why I really like the fact that you can hack IKEA furniture.

Hack IKEA furniture with Norse Interiors -Eleanor in White Lace with Vega Ash legs and Brass Ingrid Pull

Eleanor in White Lace with Vega Ash legs and Brass Ingrid Pull

For many, many years, consumers have taken it upon themselves to make changes to IKEA’s staple pieces to make them more their own and slightly less recognisable. It’s really amazing what some people are able to create. However, there are now a number of companies cropping up who offer product ranges that allow you to hack IKEA furniture.  I’ve previously written about Pretty Pegs and Superfront. But the latest company to come onto my radar is Norse Interiors.

Hack IKEA furniture with Norse Interiors -Frida in Classy Navy and Gulli Legs

Frida in Classy Navy and Gulli Legs

Founded by Lotta Lundas, who is originally from Sweden, Norse Interiors offers custom-made replacement pieces to hack IKEA furniture and turn it into bespoke works of art. Lotta wants to enable customers to design one-of-a-kind furniture. With her patterns, finishes, and accessories, they can make 1000+ unique cabinets and TV stands using IKEA’s Besta cabinet as a base. This allows you to upgrade your Besta with new doors, top panels, side panels, legs, knobs, and pulls to create something truly bespoke.

Hack IKEA furniture with Norse Interiors -Marie in Tanned Leather and Brass Knob Elisabeth with Sara Brass Legs

Marie in Tanned Leather and Brass Knob Elisabeth with Sara Brass Legs

The patterns make a real statement and span from refined and elegant to more playful. The colour palette currently consists of seven beautiful semi-sheen colors sdo you’re bound to find something to suit your tastes and your interior decor.

Hack IKEA furniture with Norse Interiors -Rosa in Silver Sage with Chrome Kristina Knobs and Chrome Sara Legs

Rosa in Silver Sage with Chrome Kristina Knobs and Chrome Sara Legs

Sadly, Norse Interiors currently only ship within the US and to Canada, so those of us in Europe are left drooling over these beautiful designs from afar. With any luck they will start shipping to Europe in the future. Fingers crossed.

Hack IKEA furniture with Norse Interiors -Amelia in Iron Mountain with Chrome Jenny Pull and Ash Furniture Legs Gulli

Amelia in Iron Mountain with Chrome Jenny Pull and Ash Furniture Legs Gulli

 

Hack IKEA furniture with Norse Interiors -Astrid in Perfect Gray with Gold Knob Kristina and Gulli Legs

Astrid in Perfect Gray with Gold Knob Kristina and Gulli Legs

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3 Comments

  1. August 14, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    We so needed one in Devon and it’s great for people in Cornwall too. Travelling to Bristol was an expensive slog. I’m going to have to be very restrained when I visit though. It’s just so tempting.

  2. August 14, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    Finally! Devon was definitely in need of an Ikea! Now there’s a great, affordable place for first-time home-owners to come and buy all the essentials for their new home. And I absolutely love the idea that you can hack it to make it more personal to you. I’ve seen people upcycling dressers with new knobs but it looks like there are many other things you can do!

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