The folks at IKEA seem to have a knack for making pieces that are incredibly simple and also fit into all different kinds of interiors. They’re like the little black dresses of design. Case in point: the IKEA PS cabinet, which looks like a school locker and a credenza had a baby and somehow, despite its somewhat industrial appearance, is just the right thing for all kinds of spaces. And the best thing? It costs less than $100.
There are all kinds of ways you can use it, but the PS cabinet is particularly popular as a TV stand, as seen above in this Brooklyn apartment from Design*Sponge. The PS’ minimal detailing ensures it won’t compete with more dynamic pieces, which is a big part of what makes it so versatile.
In this photo from Kootut Murut, two PS cabinets side by side provide a home for the TV and also form a kind of console. Shelves above add even more storage.
The PS is such a versatile piece—you can dress it up or down. In this apartment from Per Jansson, a row of cabinets adds a touch of contrast to a beautifully appointed dining room. The piece is low enough that it doesn’t command too much attention to detract from other more prominent furnishings.
In her dining room, Claire Connell dressed up her PS a bit by hanging tassels from the keys that one uses to open the cabinet doors. The gallery wall above contributes to the classy look.
In this photo from Style at Home, a whole wall of PS cabinets (at least four, it seems) make a big statement, and add a lot of extra storage (for about $400!), in a modern living room. (This gunmetal gray color, unfortunately, is no longer available.)
In this Copenhagen home from Design*Sponge, the cabinet fits into a low-ceilinged nook—and provides shoe storage underneath and book storage above. It also looks like part of the frame (the bottom part) was custom painted, that or this combination is an older offering that is no longer sold.
The PS cabinet is a great choice for an entryway, as seen in this photo from Amalie Fischkopf. Shoes can tuck underneath, and the doored cabinet keeps all kinds of clutter out of the way.
This home from Desire to Inspire has an unexpected PS Cabinet application — two cabinets stacked on top of one another. It’s quite striking, especially in the red color, and provides double the available storage space.
If you don’t like the colors that the PS cabinet comes in (red, white, and blue), you can always paint it. All it takes to make a striking color-blocked PS cabinet like this one from Livet Hemma is a little spray paint.
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