"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

There's an Ikea hack for every style, thanks to Swedish company Bemz. The slipcover company, founded by Lesley Pennington, has over 300 fabrics for customers to choose from. "We want to take people on a journey that will allow them to do something creative with their home," Pennington says.

When you buy a Bemz product, you're buying something created by a pretty impressive female entrepreneur. Pennington, originally from Canada, studied Fine Art at the University of Toronto and worked at Apple in Silicon Valley before moving to Stockholm. She has called Sweden her home for over 20 years now. It was in Stockholm that she came up with the idea for Bemz in 2005. While re-furnishing her family's home, she looked for an easy way to re-cover her Ikea sofa to match her style. When she couldn't find any good options, she created a company that would do just that.

Choosing a slipcover for an Ikea piece comes with many practical benefits. For one, they're machine washable. Bemz slipcovers are also custom made on demand, which helps cut down on waste, making them eco-friendly. In addition, the company uses quality, natural fabrics, like linens and cotton. "We think our products are...


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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.