37 IKEA Hacks That Will Transform Your Home


IKEA, the Swedish brand known for affordable products, is often criticized for offering furniture that’s dull and boring. Well, some of that is true. But there is a different view out there.

When you purchase an item from IKEA, you are buying potential. As in, potential for something more than just a closet, something more than just a cabinet, something more than just a table. One of the main goals at IKEA is to create multi-functional furniture. And that is exactly what you need to do when you purchase furniture from the Swedish brand.

Just think outside the box, and you’ll get tons of creative ideas. Think of IKEA products as if they were junior athletes. You bank on their potential to be great as seniors, and you are trying to mold the products to be “senior” stars in your interior design. So let’s take a look how you can transform “boring and dull” IKEA products into magnificent pieces of furniture.

1. TV Wall Unit Hack

37 IKEA Hacks That Will Transform Your Home
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One of the popular items in the IKEA catalogue are TV wall units. The reason people buy them is because IKEA’s wall units cost three or four times less than regular wall units. And once you buy one, you can add a ton of modifications. Just look at this piece.

2. Accordion Sconces

37 IKEA Hacks That Will Transform Your Home
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Well, apparently you can turn a $5 light bulb into a beautiful lamp. Who knew. Right? Take a look at the tutorial, and I’m sure you’ll find a way to make it happen.

3. Reclaimed Wood Buffet 

37 IKEA Hacks That Will Transform Your Home
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This is sort of a two-in-one project. You get wall art and a beautiful cabinet at the same time. And the basic ingredient for both is an IKEA cabinet. I don’t know about you, but I’m speechless.

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4. Mini Drawer Chest with Arrows

37 IKEA Hacks That Will Transform Your Home
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One of the downsides of IKEA furniture is colors. They are usually monochromatic, which spells boring. But a little paint and some decoration can go a long way. Plus, I love how the box has been placed on a chair.

5. Framed Cork Board

37 IKEA Hacks That Will Transform Your Home
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One of the easiest things you can make with IKEA furniture is a cork board. They are just extremely easy to make, and very practical at the same time. We all need a cork board in our homes, but we often forget how easy it is to make one.

6. Kids Shelf and Toy Bed

37 IKEA Hacks That Will Transform Your Home
Photo: grillo-designs.com

Anyone who has children will tell you that one of the things they hate the most is “toys flying around.” That’s like a parent’s nightmare. After every play time, children leave their toys all around the room. One of the reasons why is because they have no specific place to put them. Well, this shelf toy bed takes care of that problem.

7. Black and White Fabric Painted Curtains

37 IKEA Hacks That Will Transform Your Home
Photo: cuckoo4design.com

Black and white is one of those classy combinations that never goes out of style. While the best way to incorporate black and white elements is in a modern, monochromatic style, they can also work in a colorful interior.

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