Genius Ikea Hacks You Have To Try

Ah, the good old IKEA hack. We’re all big fans, right?

Let’s be honest, decorating a home can become expensive very quickly. That is why we LIVE for epic Ikea hacks! Lilla Rugs love Ikea furniture for its simplicity and clean lines, a perfect canvas for personalising your furniture to make them all your own with a little added creativity and flare. Besides as Ikea’s business continues to thrive, the Ikea Hacks industry grows along with it. So should you hack your Ikea furniture? The answer is yes; we have put together a roundup of some of our favourite Ikea hacks to share with you. These exciting reinventions are well worth trying, so take some inspiration, you’ll want to start DIY immediately.


INGO Table

We’ve been so focused on paint, we forgot about the power of a good stain until we saw this beauty. Believe it or not, this gorgeous farmhouse dining room table was once the simple INGO. You'll have to get out the power tools for this hack, but the stunning result is well worth the effort.

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Photo Credit: East Coast Creative Blog


BILLY Bookcase

When it comes to hacking great storage, no other IKEA product works a room like the BILLY bookcase. We still cannot believe this stylish home library was fashioned from three BILLY bookcases, adding a little architectural moulding brings a refined look to the shelves.

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Photo Credit: Left to Right - The MakeristaA Beautiful Mess


BESTA Storage Unit 

Ikea BESTA is simple and truly Scandinavian that fits most modern spaces, however, it may seem a little too lackluster. Only good things can happen when you get inventive and build a custom wood frame for your Besta, or add some custom handles. So get your DIY on, resurrect the BESTA storage units and bring them to new life.

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Photo Credit: Left to Right - Happy Grey LuckyComfy Dwelling


SINNERLIG Pendant Lamp

Ikea's SINNERLIG pendant lamp is easily the most popular statement light on social media. While this light fixture stuns as is, we are not opposed to a new decorative take on it. Blogger and Designer Anita Yokota enhanced her lamp shade by attaching some fun pompom tassels to the base of the lamp (left photo) & Stephanie Watkins, writer of the blog Casa Watkins Living, takes a more scattered approach (see right photo).

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Photo Credit, Left to Right: Anita Yokota, Stephanie Watkins 



The EKBY ALEX shelving unit attaches to the wall adding extra storage to any space. If you're looking for a chic alternative to your standard vanity, pair it with old-school wooden legs and a sheepskin-covered bench to create a gorgeous place to spend your mornings, or even an old school stool, as seen in the far right image. 

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Photo Credit: Apartment Therapy


SEKTION Kitchen Cabinets

IKEA hacking is all about thinking outside the box. We love the concept of IKEA kitchen cabinet uppers being mounted directly to the wall at a traditional credenza height. The no-leg look is clean and airy and perfect for small or awkward spaces.

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Photo Credit: Left to Right - Architectural Digest, The Spruce


RAST Dressers

Pumped to get your DIY on? These unexpected, wow-worthy hacks will make you look at the build-it-yourself furniture in a whole new light. You won't believe how simple IKEA products can look with just a little paint, some tools, and a whole lot of creativity.  

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Photo Credit: Left to Right - 2nddoorontheright, Hemmafix


HYLLIS Shelving Unit

Such a striking way to create an industrial wall planter to display your plants and the project is so simple. The Lilla Rugs team are always big fans of out-of-the-box places to keep your plants, and this one might be one of the best we’ve seen!

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Photo Credit: Grillo Designs


VITTSJO Coffee Table

Kirsten managed to turn the VITTSJÖ coffee table; a practical, but not very exciting item into a chic cocktail ottoman. It's rare you get something so classy from IKEA's flat-pack furniture, but she created something classic and entirely chic.

Photo Credit: Pinterest


PAX Wardrobe

Pax is that you? The PAX wardrobe is a perfect blank canvas for you to work your magic on, applying a super smooth IKEA PAX Hack will turn it from ordinary and characterless into seamless and expensive.

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Photo Credit: Comfy Dwelling


However you decide to spruce up your IKEA Furniture, we hope to have brought you some inspiration with our IKEA Hacks roundup.

As always, do get in touch if you have any questions. If you need some free rug recommendations following your DIY just let us know!

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