When I was in college, my friend mentioned that he was looking forward to the day that he could replace all his IKEA furniture. I thought that was a borderline ridiculous idea. Even as an adult, I love scouring IKEA for furniture finds.The Swedish design aesthetic is minimal, and some of IKEA’s pieces offer a classic look for not a lot of money.
The biggest downside of IKEA furniture is that everyone seems to have it, and you can recognize some of their staple pieces immediately. One of their staple items that has found its way into our home is the Malm series of dressers. They are a simple and effective way to store clothing, but it’s completely basic. If the aesthetic is a little too clean and boring for you, though, here is a roundup of my favorite DIY IKEA Malm dresser hacks to turn the simple piece of furniture into a unique custom piece. Check them out in the slideshow.
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