Although Ikea does a terrific job creating stylish, affordable furniture, the pieces start to lose their luster when you realize that everyone and their mom owns a "MALM." Thanks to a new retailer, Mykea, you can dress your bare bones Ikea furniture pieces to impress. The company sells "design covers," a cross between wallpaper and decals, specially sized to fit Ikea's most popular furniture pieces, like the Billy Bookcase, the Expedit Coffee Table, etc. You can choose from a wide selection of designs by various artists or you can actually submit your own designs and make a 10 percent commission off of the sales of your work. Pretty fab, huh? The only downfall is that Mykea only ships to select countries in Europe — hopefully they'll cross the pond one day soon.
Looking for more ways to personalize your Ikea furniture? Check out Bemz, which makes slipcovers specifically for the Swedish stuff.