A Super-Fast Way To Upgrade Your Ikea Couch: Awesome Legs

Prettypegs offers a range of design-y feet expressly for the Swedish manufacturer’s most popular pieces.

One of the ways Ikea keeps its prices low is by eliminating the details. Aside from a few color choices, there’s little variation, which makes the Swedish manufacturer’s pieces immediately recognizable for what they are: budget-conscious starter furniture. Now, there’s a crop of companies specializing in sprucing up Ikea’s popular stock, among them Prettypegs, a Swedish outfit hawking stylish new legs for sofas and beds.

Ordering is a cinch, with a single-screen interface: Select your piece’s leg fitting from a drop-down menu, then choose from 11 styles (ranging from classic midcentury modern to playful contemporary) and eight bright colors. It’s astounding how much swapping out those wooden feet can do to transform a cookie-cutter sofa into a unique object. Think of Prettypegs as Christian Louboutin heels to Ikea’s Payless flats.

Prices range from approximately $104–$160 for a four-piece set. Shipping to the U.S. is an additional $25. And if you’re looking to perform a total overhaul, check out Bemz, which is chockfull of affordable upholstery options customized for Ikea furniture.

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  • vibhas

    Please pass this on to the UI designer.
    This is my feedback, I don't know if other people feel the same way.

    For me the primary content of FastCoDesign is the images. If the images in an article interest me, I go through the text.

    Unfortunately the new design overhaul makes it EXTREMELY HARD to get to the images! I have to go through 3 pages just to get to the gallery (in which I have to click a tiny arrow to scroll between images)!

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    I think FastCoDesign is a great design publication and deserves a much more usable interface. It would be great if I could scroll between images on the homepage/feed itself (Then I can go to an article if the images seem interesting).

    Hope this feedback helps
    Vibhas Jain
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  • t3d

    They remind me too much of 80's Memphis design
     . . . . and I don't think that's ready for a revival yet.