Best and Easiest Ikea Hacks {Bemz}

January 04, 2017

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For me, the best and easiest Ikea hack comes from Bemz,
an innovative company offering customized slipcovers
for Ikea sofas, armchairs, chairs, and more.

Bemz has created covers to fit
the most popular models of IKEA furniture
(even the discontinued!) since 2005 
helping customers to both extend the life
of their furnishings and express their
unique personal style.

Why discard a perfectly good piece of IKEA furniture
just because the original fabric has seen better days or
feels outdated when a custom slipcover may come to the rescue?

Bemz makes other home textiles too such as curtains, bedspreads, bedskirts and cushion covers  all sold online.

Here is how the easiest Ikea hack on earth works:

1.
Visit Bemz and take a gander at the fabric choices
(oh, mama, plenty of pretties to choose from)
for your piece.

2.
Request free sample swatches to be sent to you in the mail.

3.
Place your order, and Bemz will create a
custom cover for you in about 4 weeks.

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I'll walk you through this hack just for fun...
and working with Bemz and Ikea IS f.u.n.

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Doesn't this feel like Swedish heaven?

Let's say you have one of Ikea's Tullsta chairs,
(I just bought a pair of these for the Arizona fixer upper)
and you're feeling the itch for an upgrade from
the standard white cotton.

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Ikea Tullsta Chair


 Or perhaps, Bruiser has had a heyday destroying
the old cover, and you feel the chair is history.


You go to Bemz and check out your options,
one of which is a prewashed, soft, relaxed and elegant linen
that I personally have a design crush on:



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Ikea Tullsta chair with Bemz cover in Brera Fino Cloud
It's luxurious, 100% linen with fine stripes from world-renowned Designers Guild, and is made in Europe.

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You're pretty sold on this stripey linen lovely
so you order a sample plus a few others,
and when they arrive in the mail, you sigh, and...
my samples. 
(you should probs follow @hellolovelystudio on IG)

And here's a little tip when you get serious
about a particular fabric choice:

Stumble around the Bemz website and view
other furniture pieces dressed in that fabric...
you'll gain clarity about whether it's
the right fabric for you...here's that
same linen on a dining chair.






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Right?
Now I'm MORE in love with this linen,
and omg, I forgot about Ikea dining chairs
and the gorgeous possibilities when Bemz
comes into play.

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This sofa is wearing a loose "country fit" cover

Even when your choice is a simple lovely
white linen for a sofa, Bemz makes dreams
come true with their high quality slips.

Let's pause for a moment before returning
to more Bemz Beauty and Brains.

Here were some of my favorite
Ikea hacks of 2016.

Remember this viral image of a
plain ol' sink cabinet morphing into a hip
blue wonder with help from Superfront?

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And this next Ikea hack is one I may just try
at the Arizona fixer upper where we are starting
from scratch as far as furniture.

Even though I visualize built-ins and a very Paris
or Stockholm apartment feel in the living room,
this hack might serve as a stand-in until the
ultimate (and pricey) carpentry work gets done:

with grey concrete tiles becomes
a long media console...like this!
(photo below, Sara Medina Lind)

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How cool is that, and isn't it stylish with its low living
which works especially well with lower ceilings???

We all need reminding that new cabinetry from
Ikea can easily be made to appear old.

Make a new Bjorksnas cabinet look timeworn and vintage
with a little effort, paint and instructions here.
I can imagine this looking very cool with a distressed
black finish as well and maybe some caster wheels.

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If you have ever been poor, then you may well
be acquainted with the Ikea Lack tables.
At a mere 8 bucks a Lack, these babies
can function for all kinds of purposes,
and I need to devote an entire post to them.

Here's a labor-intensive hack for those who
may want to try their hand at tiling.
Make a graphic statement with an Ikea Lack table
and a mosaic tile with instructions here.

Isn't this striking?

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More my style are the Ikea hacks which involve
me and a paintbrush, and here's a smart hack
with Ikea Aina fabric in linen for artwork, curtains,
or a coverlet like this.

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Ikea's Ingefara planter  just needs a grey paint hack.


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Don't feel like painting or grouting?

Could you possibly bear to lift a beautiful cushion
and place it ginergly upon a luscious black velvet
Ikea Stockholm easy chair with high back
for instant easy HIGH DRAMA HACKING?

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I'm feeling energized from these heavenly hacks!

Let's ease back into tranquil goodness
from the wealth of possibilities from Bemz.

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We recently bought two white Ektorp sofas for
our Arizona getaway and are working with
Bemz to have covers made from this luxurious
Belgian linen from Designers Guild.

I am so excited about being able to
have two looks with a simple quick change.


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Brera Lino - Natural

A luxurious, high quality 100% linen from world-renowned Designers Guild, the Brera line offers both subtle neutrals and striking hues in a complementary palette. Pre-washed for a soft and relaxed, yet elegant finish. Linen adds a timeless structure to furniture covers and drapes beautifully on curtains. Made in Europe.

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You know I am partial to neutrals, so these
Bemz looks caught my eye and demonstrate
how elegant and personal a space can
potentially be with Ikea and customization
from Bemz.

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For lovers of color, you will also fall in love
with the vast range of choices at Bemz,
including luscious velvet!


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I sure hope folks around the globe never tire
of Ikea hacks, because I love discovering them
and marveling at the creativity out there!

And please do consider taking Bemz for a spin
(please do not confuse Bemz with yer Benz)
as they are a swell new sponsor of Hello Lovely
and making more of my fixer upper dreams
come true...stay tuned for the Arizona adventures!

Peace to you right where you are.



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2 comments

  1. I loved this post!! I had o idea there was a company that made slip covers for Ikea furnishings!! thank you lovely lady!!! xo

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    1. You're so welcome, Leslie! I have been watching them for years, thinking that it's such a brilliant idea to grow with Ikea...the easiest Ikea Hack ever!

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