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Inspiration | My Favourite IKEA Hacks: 10 Ideas

IKEA. What a phenomenon. The Swedish furniture shop has become quite the standard for everyone looking for good-looking and reasonable priced furniture. And what’s not to love about that? The things look really cool, and you don’t have to spend a fortune on them. I bet you know the phenomenon: You want to just grab one or two things from IKEA, and end up with a full trolley. For me IKEA is always connected with a kind of ritual which I share with my mum. We would go really early and have breakfast there, then stroll through the halls…and usually end up with a full trolley. It’s gotten so far that I’m almost glad when I accidentally break a wine glass, haha.

IKEA Hacks – The Phenomenon

The thing about IKEA is though – everyone knows it, and seemingly everybody buys their stuff there. Which is a natural thing regarding the prices, but you naturally end up with the same things everybody else has. It’s like with the latest trend piece at ZARA or whatever, and you see another person running around with just the same jacket/skirt/top/bag. Reeeally awkward. With IKEA furniture it’s the same, but less obvious. Fortunately people are creative nowadays, and that’s where the IKEA hacks come into play. To “IKEA-hack” means to revamp an IKEA piece and make it more individual. This way you can create a designer piece for just a fraction of money, and be sure that (almost) nobody has one like you.

That is so brilliant, isn’t it? There a tons of IKEA hacks out there! Some at a more advanced level, and some incredibly easy. Sometimes you just add a little colour, but that’s all you need to set your stuff apart from all the others.

My favourite IKEA Hacks

I know there are a million ideas out there, but I wanted to focus on the simpler projects here. The ones where you just add some colour or adhesive foil for example, to make a dresser look more expensive. I actually made one myself last week, check it out if you want!

1. Textile Art by Livet Hemma, using NATTGLIMM fabric

2. Succulent Vertical Garden by craftberry bush, using a LACK table

3. A Vintage Style Gold Dresser by Preciously Me, using the MALM dresser

4. Mini Bar Cart by Style Me Pretty, using the SUNNERSTA utility cart

5. Hanging Light Bulb by Poppytalk, using EKBY LAIVA / EKBY VALTER shelf

6. Cork Keyboard by Halbach Blog, using a RIBBA frame

7. Grid Moodboard by the beauty dojo, using a BARSÖ trellis

8. Light box by Miss Made It, using a RIBBA frame

9. Hanging Mirror by Sarah Widman, using a GRUNDTAL mirror

10. Striped Rug Pillows by Martha Stewart, using the SIGNE rugs


So, what’s your favourite IKEA hack?

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  • Reply
    11th May 2017 at 9:41 am

    What a great post! Especially on a student budget I love to buy my things at IKEA

    HAve a lovely day

    • Michelle
      11th May 2017 at 9:48 am

      Yes, you’re right! Glad you like the post

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    11th May 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Amazing ideas! I love those transformations!

    • Michelle
      11th May 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Glad you like them

  • Reply
    15th May 2017 at 12:56 pm

    I love Ikea hacks! I’m currently waiting to move in to a new house and I’ve seen so many hacks that I want to use.

    • Michelle
      15th May 2017 at 1:01 pm

      So cool! I would love to have the opportunity again to decorate a home!

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    Stacy Sweeney
    12th June 2017 at 1:32 pm

    What a great idea for Ikea products and for a blog. Have you seen the one where a single bookcase (Ikea no longer carries the original) it’s about 4-41/2 feet tall with 4, 12×12 squares. It’s flipped on its side and an 11/2 inch foam is covered with fabric and glued to the side of the bookcase and then 4 short legs are added to the other side. Then 4 cloth bins are slipped into the 12×12′ s shelfs and voila bench seating with bin storage. I’ll find the pic and send it your way. I know that the original shelf is no longer sold @ Ikea, but they do have one that works just as well. Anyway, keep up the great ideas. Looking forward for more.
    aka: Vozz

    • Michelle
      12th June 2017 at 1:34 pm

      That sounds so cool! I just love how creative people get with IKEA furniture these days 🙂

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