One essential IKEA piece styled 10 different ways

Look at how others have decorated with it in their homes

One of their best-selling ranges around the globe, the Bestå system from IKEA is super versatile. Take a world trip with us to see how a bunch of chic homeowners have styled it up in their space – you’ll find some surprising ideas and inspiration!

Everyone loves a modular unit and this one can take many forms, functioning equally well as a TV cabinet, sideboard or floating storage unit – even overhead. It’s so interesting to see how people have put their own twist on things with embellishments from simple to simply stunning!

One essential IKEA piece styled 10 different ways | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
The basic unit – unassuming, or unlimited potential? (Credit: IKEA)

1. Floating free

Streamlined and monochrome, this living room is the epitome of minimalism with an all-white bank of wall-mounted Bestå units styled simply with black and white objects.

2. Mirrors and modern glamour

The opposite of minimalism, decorative mirrored adhesive panels have been applied to the cabinet fronts to up the glam factor and bounce light around the room.

3. Shiny 

Modern monochrome meets modular efficiency – floating units house entertainment system beneath the TV, whilst an upright stacked set runs up the wall to create an effective room divider.

4. Concrete and timber

This warehouse-style space has an open plan layout and plenty of light. Keeping things streamlined, the units are wall-mounted and topped with a timber bench to reflect the timber dining table.

5. Industrial edge

More timber and concrete with large-format surfaces in concrete walls and oversized floor tiles. The Bestå all but disappears from view here, allowing the focus to be on the textures of the rustic timber coffee table and concrete.

6. Glam rock

 Almost unrecognisable as a footed sideboard, this unit has been given feet and a textural metallic finish.

7. Timber and stone

A heavier timber benchtop picks up colours in the stacked stone wall, with the elongated cabinet providing plenty of storage for audio visual equipment and other living room paraphernalia.

8. A Hollywood story

The glam touch of gold adhesive patterns takes this unit to the next level in style. Textured walls behind keep things natural and warm to offset the bling.

9. Family matters

A study in perfection, this family photo gallery is centred above a wall-mounted Bestå. The height of the unit off the ground means the floor space looks larger. Touches of copper and timber in lighting and accessories add depth to the scheme.

10. Small space

Rather than looking boxed in, this clever use of a four-door unit appears to hover over the floor and the rug extends underneath to take the eye all the way to the wall. A little breathing space either side minimises the visual impact of the cabinet and, as ever Ms Moss is the focus of the salon style art hang above.

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