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We have all experienced the craving for fancy furniture featured on trending interior design sites. Sometimes the hype is well deserved, sometimes it’s temporary. Either way, it's easy to achieve the look by buying straight from a catalogue. However, don’t forget to check for DIY options before spending a fortune on designer pieces. You can recreate the look sometimes for a fraction of the price of the original, using IKEA furniture.

Using items you already have means you can blend them elegantly with a new touch or accent piece you saw in an home decor magazine. It's really about taking the essence of an interior, not copying it piece by piece. One of the easiest ways to recreate the luxurious looks of upholstered furniture is to find a similar or pretty much the same color or pattern on slipcovers for your existing IKEA furniture.



Timeless classic that never goes out of style. It's easy to blend it elegantly with most timeless items. Here’s a selection of velvet chairs in beautiful deep colors that light up every room. Compare prices below to see how you can save.


IKEA Velvet Chair Covers


Anthropologie Jeanette Chair Valencia velvet in Paradise -  $698

Anthropologie Elowen dining chair estate blue  - $448

Anthropologie Emrys chair slub velvet in fig  - $528

IKEA Tullsta dark green velvet cover   - $149 (Tullsta armchair) + $179 (RC cover)

IKEA Sakarias navy velvet chair cover  - $129 (Sakarias armchair) + $89 (RC cover)

IKEA Henriksdal dining chair cover purple velvet  - $65 (Henriksdal chair frame) + $ 79 (RC cover)



Nothing says “rustic and warm” like a cowhide-themed armchair. Definitely an accent piece for the braver, cowhide chairs stand out even if the cover isn’t real and expensive. Pillows are great starter pieces for the less brave. Rockin Cushions uses a luxe fabric that is soft and silky to touch, and of course, hyper realistic!


IKEA Cowhide Covers

Wayfair Anstett barrel chair - $280

IKEA Tullsta dark brown faux cow hide - $179 (Tullsta armchair) + $189 (RC cover)

Wayfair Ponce wide tufted armchair - $215.99

IKEA Ektorp faux cow black slip cover -  $279 (Ektorp armchair) + $259 (RC cover)

Wayfair Iva cow hide print throw pillow - $63.99

Faux cow hide light brown pillow cover - $12 (Cover only)



Forever a classic hotel chic vibe, a black and white striped outdoor lounge set is easy to recreate with IKEA outdoor cushions. Throw on some trending Missoni-style pillows, pair it with a pin legged low table and don’t forget your drink to recreate the authentic glamour of the French Riviera.


IKEA Outdoor Black White Stripe Cushions

CB2 Tropez black and white stripe sofa - $1249

IKEA Black and white Cabana stripe outdoor slip covers - IKEA Duvholmen inner cushions from $15, RC covers from $29

IKEA Sallskaplig carafe - $5.99



Bohohemian accent pieces can really define an interior, but for this very reason we tend to get bored of them more easily. It’s wise to choose covers that are easy to alternate, maybe even as often as seasons change.


Boho IKEA Slipcovers


Anthropologie Rug upholstered Zadie dining chair - $398

IKEA Henriksda Devada Navy Blue cover - $65 (Henriksdal chair frame) + $79 (RC cover)

Boho grey print IKEA Knopparp slip cover - $149 (Knopparp sofa) + $159 (RC cover)

Wayfair Helotes cotton armless settee - $829.99

IKEA Klippan love seat, Santa Maria gem slip cover - $249 (Klippan loveseat) + $249 (RC cover)

Wayfair Zaina cotton tuxedo arm settee - $1149.99

Indian boho print IKEA Knopparp slip cover- $149 (Knopparp sofa) + $139 (RC cover)



Countryside lovers should definitely check out the new Heather Taylor Home and West Elm collab for inspiration with plaid and stripes for every room and even outdoors. Recreate the look with buffalo check IKEA slipcovers in neutral tones.


Cottagecore Buffalo Check IKEA Ektorp Cover


West Elm Heather Taylor Home collection

IKEA Ektorp sofa slip cover buffalo check plaid beige - $499 (Ektorp chaise sofa + RC cover)

Buffalo check yellow plaid pillow cover - $12


Have fun with recreating amazing "magazine interiors" by upgrading your existing IKEA furniture. After all, your home is what you make it! Experiment with different styles to make it comfortable and everything you wish it to be. And be sure to share your newly decorated spaces on our IKEA Upcycled Facebook group.