Best IKEA Hacks You Have to See

You’re going to love these IKEA hacks, perfect for decorating your home. Get unique transformations and ways to make items look more expensive.

IKEA hacks

I have a confession and maybe some of you can relate – I like to eat at IKEA. Where else can you eat delicious vegetarian meatballs for $5 and follow it up with a $1.29 Choklad Ljus bar for dessert?

Plus their coffee is pretty decent and free with the Family card.

You know you’re getting older when a free cup of coffee is everything! And getting to browse some sweet Swedish furniture at the same time? That’s just a bonus!

All of my furniture is not IKEA, but I do have quite a few things. I actually have a piece of framed wall art from over 20 years ago that I love. Most of my craft room and office are IKEA, because they have great organizing pieces.

I also love IKEA hacks! We’ve done quite a few crafts, some Lack hacks, and featured IKEA coffee table hacks as well.

Because the truth is, a lot (most?) of the furniture and decor items at IKEA are canvases if you want them to be. You can bring those Kallax shelves home and put them in as-is, or you can “hack them up.”

If you want to try some IKEA hacks, I’ve got an awesome list of ideas for you to try below. There’s a ton of variety, from smaller items to furniture. No matter what your decorating style or skill level, you’re sure to find something on this list.

AND if you have a particular piece of IKEA furniture you’d like me to find a hack for? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to help your search!

Enjoy the list below and happy hacking.

IKEA Hacks

You're going to love this collection of hacks using items from IKEA! Get great ideas for everything from small accessories to furniture.


DIY Dry Erase Board Made in Minutes!

Make your own dry erase board the easy way! This DIY was created from a $1 IKEA frame and uses washi tape.


IKEA Lack End Table with Storage

A DIY end table with storage for under $60?? We did it with two square Lack tables! You’ll love the modern design of this IKEA end table hack and the sliding doors on the front.


Toy Storage Hack

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What if you love the IKEA Trofast, but don't love the plastic containers? You can hide them behind close doors with this unique piece of furniture! It's not hard to build AT all!


DIY Cork Boards from IKEA Trivets

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Use glitter and Mod Podge to turn IKEA trivets into DIY cork boards! Customize with the glitter and paint colors of your choice.


IKEA Hack - DIY Utensilo mit Lattenrost SULTAN LADE

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Do you recognize the Luröy slatted bed base? It holds the mattress up in the bed frame, but it can be purchased separately at IKEA. Turns out it's awesome for organizing and hanging things on the wall!


Coffee Table to Upholstered Ottoman

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What happens when you combine a Lack coffee table with foam and fabric? You get an ottoman with a shelf! It's a dream come true for movie watching in the living room (while maintaining storage).


Plate Holder Shelving

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This project uses the Ikea Ostbit plate holder as shelving brackets. But the great about this is that the shelves can be easily adjusted to accommodate any size changes in what you use them for.


IKEA Nolmyra Chair Hack with Photo Frames

This amazing IKEA Nolmyra chair hack is constructed with two large wood photo frames! Learn how to make this unique piece of furniture.


Make a Sofa Table in Ten Minutes

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Need a stylish sofa table without the hassle of tools and lumber? This 10-minute DIY sofa table from IKEA parts comes together in a snap!


Industrial Mirror Hack

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This easy IKEA hack mirror is a great DIY to add a statement piece to any room! This mirror is GIANT . . . but that's the whole appeal. Based on a TikTok video!


Dresser Turned Desk

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Turn an iKEA Tarva dresser into a rolling desk! There are several steps, but it's not hard. I love the blue painted interior and the polka dots so much.


Kitchen Table to Desk

The IKEA Ingo can be used as a desk, with this awesome tutorial from Katie. You'll just be cutting wood strips.


Dresser Transformed Into a Kitchen Sideboard

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An IKEA Tarva is so versatile I can't believe it! This is yet another idea, and this time it's been turned into a kitchen sideboard.


Rolling Under Bed Storage Box

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I love any projects that give me more space. Learn how to make a handy, rolling under bed storage case out of two inexpensive picture frames!


IKEA Hack Mail Rack

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With just a shelf and a few IKEA magazine holders, it's easy to make a handy storage station for mail and all sorts of important things. Position this right by the door, and never again will you wonder where your keys or phone wandered off to.


Cabinet to Kitty Litter Box

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Are you tired of looking at a litter box or do you have a cat that kicks all the litter out? Try this IKEA PS cabinet hack! The litter box stays hidden within the cabinet and there's even some room to store an extra bag of litter and cat supplies!


DIY Rustic Wall Mounted Spice Rack

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How to easily update IKEA Bekvam shelves for the perfect farmhouse spice rack. I've also seen these shelves used in the craft room to organize supplies as well.


Wood Box to Toy Storage

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Put the IKEA Knagglig wood box on wheels and you have instant movable storage! Another idea? Add an ottoman top with a piece of wood, foam and fabric. Then you'll have useful storage on wheels.


DIY IKEA Kura Bed Hack

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Learn how to hack a children's IKEA bed into a fun house-shaped fort bed. This idea is perfect for boys and girls both!


From Shelf to Shelving Unit

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This DIY is the quickest way to add a cool, minimal shelving unit to any wall in your home. It's great for smaller spaces, like hallways and a home office, creating areas of interest as a less obstructive version of a traditional shelf.


DIY Platform Bed With Storage

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Get a step-by-step tutorial for this DIY platform bed with storage for all your kid's toys. This was made using a favorite iKEA shelf that I have in my craft room: the Trofast.


Easy DIY Bed with Built In Shelves

Learn how to create DIY built-in shelves for a kid's room! This sleeping nook has built-in shelves, storage, and a built-in bed and is a great way to organize in your children's rooms.


Turn a Bowl Into a Lamp

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If you've been to the kitchen section at IKEA, you've likely seen the big steel salad bowls. I absolutely LOVE the idea of turning one into a lamp!


Turn Shelf into a Seating and Storage Bench

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Turn this popular IKEA bookshelf into a functional and stylish seating bench with storage. This hack is an easy and affordable way to create more seating in any area of the house, with bonus storage. No sewing required!


DIY Ikea Bar Cart Hack

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I love the idea of turning the IKEA VITTSJÖ table into a bar cart! I'd probably add a wood shelf or a little more reinforcement in the front, but there are a lot of ways you can do this.


Ikea Moppe Hack

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This DIY IKEA Moppe hack is so easy and fun to make! The perfect solution to your storage needs when you're on a budget and need a change.

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