23 Home Decor Ikea Hacks

You may have already seen the 31 Brilliant Ikea Hacks You Need to See which is filled with inspiration on upgrading your Ikea furniture and making it one-of-a-kind. This article is focusing on home decor (plus a few small furniture pieces) to bring you even more Ikea-related inspiration! If you are new to the whole DIY thing, these ideas are a great place to start.


Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers shows how to get an faux antique finish on an Ikea lamp in only 3 steps!

ikea lamp hack faux antique finish


Shannon at AKA Design shares her Moppe Drawers makeover…they’re the little drawers you see on top of that dresser.

ikea moppe drawer hack


Christine from Where the Smiles Have Been gives a step-by-step tutorial, showing us how to create a personalized lazy Susan.


 Medina at Grillo Designs has SO many Ikea hacks to choose from. If you’re an Ikea fan, I’d highly recommend spending some time on her website. I love her industrial wall planter…


Jess at Make & Do Crew shows us how to store wrapping paper. This is a definite must-copy project for me, since our wrapping paper situation is out of control.


Laura Beth from A Step in the Journey creates bookshelves for her walls, which means a bunch of extra storage space without taking up any living space!


Medina at Grillo Designs (yes, another one from Grillo…there are just so many) shows us how to upgrade an Ikea craft box and even add some handles.


Christine from Where the Smiles Have Been shares this really unique coaster hack. You need to see how she did this!

ikea hack


Claire at Pillar Box Blue turns this crate into a denim ottoman.

ikea hack crate


Brynne from The Gathered Home shares a tutorial on how to create these accordion sconces.

ikea hack light accordion sconce


Melissa at Polkadot Chair turns her regular Ikea cart into a vanity cart. Just look at this and think about how much bathroom storage space this would free up for you!

raskog cart ikea hack


Cassie at Little Red Window created this amazing play kitchen. Check out her blog to see how.

ikea hack play kitchen


The girls over at The Crafting Chicks made these magnetic chore charts…way better than the velcro I’ve used for chore charts before. Love this idea!

job chart ikea hack


Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body took an Ikea wall storage unit and made it into a portable Lego table.

lego table ikea hack


Bre at Average But Inspired used paint on a magnetic Ikea board to create something really fun for her wall.

painted magnetic board ikea hack


Shannon at AKA Design customized some Ikea placemats with some stenciling.

placemat ikea hack


Jessi at Practically Functional made the cutest wall art with this Ikea hack.

painted picture mat ikea hack


Sarah from The Ugly Duckling House completely changed the look of this lamp and I’m loving the result!

ikea lamp hack painted gold


Here’s another one from Claire at Pillar Box Blue. She added maps to the inside of some Ikea lamps.

ikea hack lamp with map


Stacey, visiting and sharing her idea at Grillo Designs, shares a tutorial on how to create storage for stuffed animals.

ikea hack animal storage toys


Jacque at The DIY Village turned a basic bookcase into this super cute dollhouse! Considering the cost of a new dollhouse, this one is a huge money saver.

bookcase to dollhouse ikea hack


Katie at View from the Fridge took some plain white, boring magazine holders and gave them personality and uses them to help get organized.

magazine holder ikea hack organization


Kathy at Up to Date Interiors gave some glass Ikea canisters an upgrade by painting the lids and adding chalk paint labels. Check out her blog to see how easily she did it!
glass canister ikea hack storage


If you made it all the way to the bottom of this post, I’m assuming you love Ikea hacks as much as I do! Not only are they a frugal way to go, but you end up with a completely unique piece of furniture or decor and you have the pride that comes with creating something. Here are a few more Ikea hacks for you to check out:

Kitchen Island Ikea Hack


Ikea Side Table Hack



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  1. Yes I did make it all the way through the post, I do love to see IKEA hacks. there were some ideas here (many actually) that I hadn’t seen yet, so thanks for rounding up new ideas for me to think about. #HomeMattersParty

  2. Oh for a close IKEA but then most likely better there isn’t one closer, would be broke all the time.
    Last June got to go to an IKEA for first time ever.We didn’t get there til didn’t have enuf time. Hadn’t
    been back to San Diego since we left in 1992 so things had changed whole bunch and it was dark. Did get one thing I wanted which was white metal table. Was so tired out after walking and walking to see as much as we could was glad didn’t have more time.
    Always enjoy seeing IKEA hacks, pretty doggoned clever. Could order online but don’t like to pay s&h on top of price for an item. All these hacks are so smart, leave it to bloggers to find ways to emulate an item.
    Great post.

  3. I love that craft box! I have that blue cart, I use it for storing onions, garlic and condiments are on the top! Best of all that cart was only like $30! I ‘ve had it for years now and I love it! Thanks for the great Ikea Hacks!

  4. What a great post, I love IKEA. Also, love all these hacks you shared with us. Thanks o much for sharing at Creative Mondays, you are one of my featured posts this week 🙂

  5. I love the lego organization. I definitely need that at my house. With a 4 year old lego enthusiast in the house I’m finding them ALL over the place! Organizing them I’m sure would take some of the stress out of it! Thanks so much for posting this on the FanDayFriday Link Party this week!

  6. Genius Lineup Sara, thanks so much for putting it all together! Sharing this on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. Hope it helps. Thanks for sharing this at the Dishing It & Digging It Link party.

  7. I’m so inspired by this collection of ideas. Guess I know what I’ll be doing this weekend. Congrats, you’re featured this week at the This Is How We Roll Link Party.

  8. Lots of cool ideas. Amazing what you can find at Ikea! I’ll have to pass the map lampshade idea along to my friend — her son has an airplane and map themed room.

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