Since I graduated from university I’ve furnished the majority of my apartments with IKEA furniture. Granted, I like to save up and buy a few investment pieces into include in the mix (namely my Decker bookcase from Anthropologie) but the majority of my furniture is from the Swedish brand. As a renter it makes sense: the pieces are easy to move and often offer space-saving solutions. However, the real benefit that comes with IKEA pieces is the opportunity to personalise them, whether it be with paint, hardware or upholstery. One example of the latter is Bemz who offer a range of upholstery and fabric options for IKEA furniture. The shots here alone show how one can personalise their space with fabric updates in a variety of different styles. Gravitate towards a country style? The relaxed fit linen covers from Designers Guild are ideal for you. Or, perhaps you’re more preppy in your approach? The fitted Stockholm Stripe in Candy Pink fits the bill perfectly. Do you own any IKEA pieces and would you update your pieces with Bemz upholstery?
// Bemz


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Love Bemz!! Totally given standard IKEA pieces a custom look without breaking the bank. So many fabrics to choose from and guarantee to fit your piece. I had to much fun picking different pieces and then fabric options to see how the piece would look like at the end.

    Best of all, Bemz also ships to Canada! Double YAY!!

    Are you ordering any covers for your pieces?

  2. You have picked out some real beauties here! I especially love the white and blue striped one.

    Wish you a wonderful day!
    Nina x

  3. love the copper shade. it's the only place i can afford at full price, i see no wrong!

  4. It´s a very interesting website, thak you for that.
    It´s very usual having lot of fourniture from Ikea and this is a solution for personalice them.

  5. beautiful post and blog Will! Thank you for sharing your fave Bemz covers. Let me know if you need any swatches, or any other info.


    Sara from Bemz

    sara[at]bemz .com

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.