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How I Turned My Ikea Couch Into a $10,000 Designer Sofa

PopSugar Logo By Annie Gabillet of PopSugar | Slide 1 of 7: <p>I don't believe you <a href="https://www.popsugar.com/home/When-You-Too-Old-Shop-Ikea-42895700">grow out of Ikea</a> past the age of 25. I love the Swedish brand's minimalist aesthetic. And since I like to mix things up, the price point works for a design commitment-phobe like me. Despite my Ikea love, after three years, my Karlstad sofa started to look a bit sad. Since the low-profile sofa fit perfectly in my open living room, I decided to give it a designer-couch makeover instead of replacing it.</p><p>Related<br><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/home/Custom-Ikea-Slipcovers-43199480">The 1 Company That Is Making Old Ikea Furniture Look Fancy and New</a></p><p>This <a href="https://www.popsugar.com/buy?url=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.shopstyle.com%2Faction%2FapiVisitRetailer%3Furl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.dwr.com%252Fliving-sofa-and-sleepers%252Fraleigh-sectional-with-chaise%252F8824.html%253Flang%253Den_US%2523q%253Dsectional%2526lang%253Den_US%2526start%253D7%26pid%3Dpopsugar&evar1=casa%3Aus&evar98=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.popsugar.com%2Fm%2Fapi%2Fv2%2Fposts&prop13=desktop&pdata=1">Raleigh Sectional</a> from Design Within Reach (pictured above) served as my inspiration. The walnut frame matched the midcentury vibe I strive for, and the light fabric color would add to the airy look in my bright living space. That sofa retails for as much as $10,000. I knew I could <a href="https://www.popsugar.com/home/Ikea-Dresser-Hack-35250039">DIY the look for less</a>. Read on for how I did it.</p>

How I Turned My Ikea Couch Into a $10,000 Designer Sofa

I don't believe you grow out of Ikea past the age of 25. I love the Swedish brand's minimalist aesthetic. And since I like to mix things up, the price point works for a design commitment-phobe like me. Despite my Ikea love, after three years, my Karlstad sofa started to look a bit sad. Since the low-profile sofa fit perfectly in my open living room, I decided to give it a designer-couch makeover instead of replacing it.

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The 1 Company That Is Making Old Ikea Furniture Look Fancy and New

This Raleigh Sectional from Design Within Reach (pictured above) served as my inspiration. The walnut frame matched the midcentury vibe I strive for, and the light fabric color would add to the airy look in my bright living space. That sofa retails for as much as $10,000. I knew I could DIY the look for less. Read on for how I did it.

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