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How to give furniture a longer life

Within the next few years, the potential to repurpose, repair, reuse, resell or recycle will be built-in to every IKEA product. Even today, there’s probably an easy way to prolong the life – and the value – of your furniture.

A person’s hand holds a paintbrush and applies grey paint to the top surface of a piece of untreated pine furniture.
A person’s hand holds a paintbrush and applies grey paint to the top surface of a piece of untreated pine furniture.

New furniture – or refreshed furniture?

Often, you can refresh well-used furniture for little cost or effort. Perhaps your sofa has washable and replaceable covers or your wood furniture needs only a lick of paint or wood stain for years of extra use.

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In a two-tone beige living room, a person in a colourful dress spot-cleans the armrest of a sofa with light grey covers.
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Citrus fruits and a knife on a bamboo STOLTHET chopping board on a kitchen counter with fresh herbs and other ingredients.

A well-maintained wooden chopping board can last for years. Regular oiling can prevent warps and cracks.

On a TÅNUM flatwoven rug on the floor, next to a FIXA tool set, a person repairs a drawer with a screwdriver.

Can you fix it? Yes, you can

A minor repair or adjustment may be all you need to get a wobbly chair, table or sofa back into action. For smaller spare parts, you can order online. Saving you the cost and effort of replacing the furniture.

Order spare parts

A second life for used furniture

IKEA Family members can get rewarded when you list or sell IKEA secondhand Carousell Protection-enabled products!​ So, someone else can enjoy your second-hand IKEA furniture instead of having to buy new. Until 24 March 2023 only.

See how we believe in second chances
A person in a brown and white patterned dress carries one-handed a white folding chair with slatted seat in a white room.
See how we believe in second chances