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This Amazing Ikea Bench Will Take Your Home Decor To The Next Level

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Ikea is seriously the best solution for low cost home furniture. What would we do without him? Also, who can resist these fantastic Swedish cinnamon buns they sell?

Upholstered chair

For a fraction of the price of designer furniture, you can get high quality pieces from Ikea, the only problem is that you have to assemble them yourself. While Ikea does a great job at producing sleek, minimalist pieces, what ends up happening is that many of our living rooms end up looking the same.

A good way to avoid this is to give your own little twist to the affordable pieces you get from the furniture giant. By doing this, you can take Ikea’s simple designs and transform them into truly amazing furniture.

Benches are a wonderful addition to the home. They make great accent pieces and are extremely versatile. Ikea sells a good, sturdy wooden bench that can be used for many purposes, but it doesn’t have a certain character.
Here’s a great tutorial that will show you how to take this slightly faded group and take it to the next level of home decor.

Bench decoration idea
Bench decoration idea

What you will need

  • That Ikea bench
  • Stapler gun
  • 1-inch foam
  • Lining fabric for padding
  • Fabric of your choice

Step 1

First, measure the top of the bench and cut the foam to make it a little bigger.

Step 2

Then measure the filling to fit the square of foam and cut it, adding 2.5 inches on each side. Then cut the lining fabric as well as the cloth you choose.

Easy and simple DIY
Easy and simple DIY

Step 3

Place the foam lining fabric on top of the bench. Staple the edges of the filling to the bottom of the bench. Make sure you align the edges of the foam with the edges of the bench and that the filling is tight.

Upholster The Chair
Upholster The Chair

Step 4

Place the cloth you have chosen on top of the filling and repeat the previous step. Make sure everything is perfectly aligned and that the fabric is stretched properly across the bench. Staple it all. Place your legs on the bench and enjoy your new accent piece!

The final product
The final product

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