The Swedish mega-retailer we love, IKEA, is known for its affordable, modern designed furniture having the ability to turn into some amazing hacks. IKEA hacks have allowed design enthusiasts to turn inexpensive finds into their dream decor. With endless options, like IKEA cabinets, desks, or wardrobes, everyone has the ability to turn their IKEA furniture into chic designs that can mimic a find from any of their favorite design stores.
Here are 8 IKEA hacks to inspire your own creative design…all you need is patience, time and a creative eye!
A Brass-Knobbed Dresser
Look how simple this first hack looks—clean and chic. To recreate this look, Designer Sarah Sherman Samuel says all you need is a standard wooden dresser from IKEA, white paint, brass knobs, and metallic gold spray to recreate this contemporary piece.
A Professional Desk
If you are over the all-white, glossy desk trend, upgrade your desk with an easy contact paper hack. Give your white desk an illusion of a wood finish to add a mid-century modern look.
A Built-In Billy Bookcase
Not everyone has the budget to create a custom built-in bookcase within their home; however, The Makerista came to the rescue. Their idea was to gather and place three IKEA Billy bookcases together and add a solid baseboard and crown molding to blend it perfectly!
A Round Belted Mirror
This is by far the easiest hack. All you need is the round mirror from IKEA and a leather belt to recreate this cute accent piece!
A Faux-Marble Desk
If you’ve gone into a couple stores like West Elm, you’ve probably noticed the crazy price tag on any of the marble furniture. This is when IKEA hacking is fun. To re-create the marble desk you see in the stores, all you need is the IKEA tresle desk and marble-printed contact paper and Ta-Da!
A Modern Nursery Dresser
I absolutely love this cute nursery dresser and its very easy to recreate. Again, all you will need is the IKEA wooden Tarva dresser, a coat of soft green paint and a set of brass bars and you have your nursery dresser!
A Midcentury-Modern Shelving Unit
Mid century-modern furniture is currently in trend and if you are wanting to incorporate it within your home with a budget, this hack is for you! Take a simple IKEA shelving unit and mount wooden taper legs to recreate this vinyl record holder.
A Midcentury Modern Coffee Table
Just like the last hack, to recreate this all you need is a standard white IKEA coffee table and wooden tapered legs to create this mid century-modern coffee table.
Head to IKEA to recreate your favorite hack! Let us know which IKEA hack you decide to do and send us pictures 🙂