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IKEA Besta is a simple and really Scandinavian furniture collection that fits in most modern rooms, but looks too plain and a bit boring. To avoid boring looks, we offer you some ideas on how to reuse and hack your Besta units by rotating them however you want – from a TV console to a toy storage unit. Let’s look at these amazing examples.

TV sets

IKEA Besta is actually a TV, but you can give it a ton of cool looks that will suit your interior and just stand out a little. Paint it, add a wood panel, switch handles for cool leather handles, bold geode buttons, or anything else you like. Vary the open and closed storage compartments and attach the piece to the wall for a floating look.

Sideboard and consoles

IKEA Besta is a perfect storage unit, and all you need to do is freshen it up. How? Paint it, stencil it, add creative legs such as metal or hairpin legs, make a cool top out of wood or even stone or concrete, stencil and change its configuration. Create a cool floating entrance console using an IKEA Besta unit and lacquer shelf, and paint each part a different color for a bold look. Cover the entire sideboard with marble sticky paper for a sophisticated feel. Dress up the entire piece with reclaimed wood for a creative, rustic look.


A bench with storage space is an ideal piece for every modern home, it is a multifunctional unit for rocking. IKEA Besta is great for making such a piece. Add a wooden top or an upholstered seat or cushion to make sitting here more comfortable. Use drawers or compartments or cover the entire part and let access just by lifting the top. Add pillows, bedspreads and anything else you’d like to enjoy here.

Other ideas

IKEA Besta can be used in many other ways, such as a bedside table and a cinema projector. It can be transformed into a colorful toy box or a functional desk with plenty of storage space and a comfortable worktop. Let yourself be inspired and create your own piece!

Thanksgiving is next month and you might be looking for decorating inspiration already. Here it is! Today I'm sharing cool string art pieces for this holiday and they are really cool and trendy as string art is one of the hottest DIY and decor trends out there right now.

Pumpkin string Art

Pumpkins are traditionally for fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, and of course, a Thanksgiving string piece of art is a great idea. The pumpkin can be made as a whole or just with outlines, it can be bold - orange and burnt orange, or neutral: creamy or white. Add a brightly colored stem and some green to make the piece look more natural, or cover the pumpkin with fake flowers or leaves and a string stem for a 3D look.

Words String Art

Another idea for Thanksgiving is to rock some words: "grateful," "thank you," "blessed", "gather" and so on. You can rock different fall-inspired colors: orange, yellow, green, brown, and purple. The sign can be large or small depending on where you place it, adding colorful string art leaves and pumpkins. Do you want a cool funny touch? Take a cute truck with pumpkins - it's a good idea even without words.

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Warwick Zach Godfrey is a farmer with a happy marriage. He also writes about plants on various blogs.

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