7 DIY Ikea Hacks That Will Elevate Your Furniture Completely
Whether you’re on a tight budget or you have money to play with, Scandinavian homeware store Ikea has become a firm favourite for on-trend interior pieces. The chic rattan storage unit the brand released last year, for example, sold out worldwide within a matter of weeks and has become a coveted piece in the influencer domain.
Today we wanted to share some of our favourite Ikea hacks to help you elevate those affordable purchases and turn them into something the neighbours definitely won’t have. Starting with…
By taking the Ikea Lisabo desk and adding black gloss paint, you can create a stunning console table to add to your hallway.
This is such a simple DIY, especially the brass legs created by adding masking tape before spraying with brass spray paint.
As you can see, the team at Style Me Pretty haven’t added the drawer from the original desk, but if you were looking for more storage you could certainly add it on. (Image credit)
A slightly more advanced Ikea hack, this DIY rattan fronted cabinet looks nearly as stylish as the limited-edition piece mentioned above. Except this is half the price, and well, available.
The Ikea Ivar cabinet gets an update with sheets of cane and the addition of hairpin legs – I can’t believe how un-Ikea this looks! (Image credit)
Interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel adds stylish storage to her bedroom makeover by updating the Ikea Tarva chest of drawers, by cutting 2” off each leg for a better proportioned piece of furniture, spray painting the base in a brass paint, covering the rest in a chalk white finish and adding brass handles. (Image credit)
Kimberly Duran, founder of interior design blog Swoon Worthy, is known for her Ikea revamps and to be fair, it was hard to choose from her back catalogue.
However, the simple idea of repotting Ikea’s range of artificial plants looks so effective!
And the fact that even her green fingered mother-in-law couldn’t tell the difference speaks volumes for this easy Ikea hack. (Image credit)
One of our favourite websites to visit for pretty pastel inspiration is Sugar and Cloth, and we love this Ikea hack we spotted recently.
By adding a stained wooden top cut to size and fixing to the wall, the Ikea Besta shelf unit in white gloss suddenly becomes a super stylish floating wall credenza – a great piece of storage for a teen’s bedroom. (Image credit)
One thing every home needs are a couple of Ikea picture ledges. What you can see here, however, is how stylish they look when painted the same colour as the wall to create a camouflaged gallery wall effect.
Starting at just £5, the Ikea Mosslanda is a must-buy for displaying prints and pieces of artwork. (Image credit)
Finally, we have this stunning, bold drinks cabinet from one of our favourite DIY bloggers, Melanie Lissack. Another example of how to change the classic Ikea Ivar cabinet into something noteworthy, Melanie added a splash of vibrant green, a mirror to the back of the cabinet and gold hardware. This is potentially one of our favourite Ikea hacks to date. (Image credit)
Have any Ikea hacks caught your eye here? How about creating a drinks cabinet or a new console table for your hallway? It just goes to show, you don’t have to spend the world to create a stylish piece of furniture.