There is something I love but dread at the same time because the second I walk through those doors, something happens. I am left with billions of items in my giant trolley, a suffering purse and a bunch of things I need to figure out what to do with.
Thankfully I LOVE Ikea and it brings me great joy to find a fun challenge and figure out how to customize an Ikea piece into my own creation. One of the BEST EVER pieces of furniture Ikea makes are the Kallax square shelves and today I’m showing you the best Ikea Kallax hacks with twenty different ways you can use them in your home!
But first, let me reiterate my point about how awesome Ikea really is! Ikea furniture is possibly one of the most fun, affordable and adaptable brands out there and with good reason. Ikea creates their furniture to look great, be completely functional and simple enough that it allows us, the buyer to change and modify pieces as we please to suit our taste and style. With a little imagination and the right supplies you will be well on your way to being an amazing ikea hacker!
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Read on to see the BEST Ikea hacks for you home.
Ikea Kallax Hacks and 20 Different Ways To Use Them
RUSTIC CUBE SHELVES
When it comes to customizing your Ikea Kallax, the possibilities are almost endless. Get some reclaimed wood and get your hands working! Who would have thought such a modern piece of furniture could be transformed into a Rustic beauty!
DIY Rustic Cube Shelves by AKA Designs
READING CORNER WITH STORAGE
This ikea kallax hack is the perfect solution to getting your kids to read more. Honestly, who wouldn’t want their own personal reading nook. Better yet, look at all the added storage space you get as a bonus… perfect for extra bedding or off-season clothing.
Teddy Cubby and Reading Corner from Ikea Hackers
LIVING ROOM STORAGE UNIT
Just think of everything you can organize and store in this long storage unit. It’s so spacious, chances are you’ll have room left over. Change the look completely with a different styles of baskets, galvanized tins and seasonal decor.
Ikea Expedit Into Long Storage Unit from honeybearlane.com
These lockers have to be one of the coolest Ikea kallax hacks we have ever seen! Wouldn’t it look great in a rec room or basement? Better yet, in a large entranceway where your family and guests have plenty of place to store jackets, shoes, bags and more!
Ikea Hack: How To Turn A Bookcase Into Lockers from littlehouseoffour.com
A MID CENTURY MODERN BEAUTY
This Ikea hack is great for smaller spaces. Give any space mid century modern elegance in a few easy steps. Decorate with books, collectables and other decor and you can use this in any room in your home. It would be perfect as bedside tables, for the living room or even a smaller entrance.
Mid Century Modern Kallax from hawthorneandmain.com
KIDS WINDOW BENCH
Have you always wanted a window seat but budget is tight or you live in a rental and can’t make large changes? This project can transform wishes into reality. Ad storage and comfort into a special spot in your home. This Ikea kallax hack doesn’t have to be for a kids room. Take inspiration and create a stunning bench for any adult space in your home too.
Ikea No Sew Window Bench Tutorial from mommyvignettes.blogspot.com
INDUSTRIAL IKEA KALLAX HACK
Ikea Kallax hacks come in all styles and this Industrial hack is simple fabulous! Check out the clever tutorial on how to get this faux metallic look without adding extra weight or spending a fortune on materials and tools!
Ikea Kallax Industrial Storage Hack from grillo-designs.com
Ikea Kallax Hacks for the Garage!
Let’s talk garage storage for a moment! There’s never enough of it. Am I right? Open IKEA storage cubes and pegboard is what makes this hack so simple yet so genius! Just think of how great it would be to never have to blindly search for your missing hammer or flashlight again.
Ikea Garage Storage Solution from Polished Habitat
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A Beach Style Hack
Love beachy decor? How about this unique etched octopus hack? This piece really is a statement in any coastal style room.
Etched Octodraws For Expedit/kallax from ikeahackers.net
VINTAGE CUBBY HACK
Speaking of vintage, the look is obviously here to stay. A great place to display your glassware and vintage decor, hit is a perfect addition to any kitchen or dining area. Aren’t the label holders a fabulous touch? You honestly won’t believe how inexpensive they are!
Ikea Vintage Cubby Hack by Petal and Ply
RUSTIC BEDSIDE TABLE
This is another example of a fairly simple rustic shelving unit that fits in with all types of decor. The Ikea Kallax really is a perfect option for cheap bedside tables. Wrapping wood around the cube itself is a fantastic idea, don’t you think? See the tutorial for exact details!
Rustic Ikea Shelf by Making It In The Mountains
CHIC STORAGE UNIT
It’s hard to believe that this beauty is the result of an IKEA hack. In this case, all of the doors are store-bought. But, that doesn’t mean you couldn’t make them yourself. The simple overlays only add to the piece’s overall appeal. This is style and elegance of a small budget!
Ikea Kallax Storage Unit Hack from thepinkdream.com
Looking for more unique Ikea Kallax hacks? Create a unique design on the surface of your Kallax cubes for an original design. Add cute storage boxes for closed storage, which keeps things looking all the more tidier.
Transforming Expedit Shelves With Paint Sticks from amykrist.org
MAKE A TV STAND
This hack is self explanatory but we had to include it here. Yet another great way to use an Ikea kallax in your home and another way to make it personlized.
Shelving Unit To TV Stand from infarrantlycreative.net
FROM KALLAX TO KITCHEN ISLAND
If you’ve priced kitchen islands lately or ever, you’re probably aware that they’re quite expensive. But, there’s no need to panic! This particular island might be just what you’re looking for. Thanks to the Kallax, it’s affordable to put together, provides lots of storage for your kitchen goods and works well in small spaces.
Ikea Kallax Kitchen Island Hack from jenloumeredith.com
Changing Table with plenty of storage
I remember looking at change tables for my son’s nursery and noticing how expensive they are if you want a really nice one and the storage options where not great. WHY not make your own? Plenty of storage, looks super cute and you can completely personalize to suit your baby’s room decor.
Bookcase To Wood-Wrapped Changing Table from younghouselove.com
Like kitchen islands, bar carts can be on the expensive side. This one, on the other hand, will cost you a fraction of the price. Since it’s on casters, it’s easy to serve drinks inside or out. The choice is up to you.
Ikea Hack Bar Cart from sugarandcloth.com
I’m totally in love with this craft room worktable. It’s just the right height and has scads of storage space. There’s no need to worry about ruining the work surface. Why? It’s easy to replace, if and when the time comes.
Ikea Hack: Craft Room Work Table from landeeseelandeedo.com
SIMPLE BOOKCASE HACK
Don’t you just love the legs attached to this bookcase? They give a basic piece of furniture a mid century modern look, without even trying. Whether you use it for books, photos, plants or collectibles, you won’t regret the very minimal amount of work you put in to creating this beautiful piece of furniture.
Kallax Expedit Hack from deliacreates.com
CONVERTIBLE TOY STORAGE
And lastly the Ikea Kallax is PERFECT for all things kids storage! I hide most of my kids toys in Kallax Cubes around the house. If you’re looking for a convertible toy storage option then this one might do the trick. It features both open and closed storage, which makes it easy for kids to quickly locate what they’re searching for.
Quick And Convertible Toy Storage from themakerista.com
So next time you see a plain Ikea Kallax think of ALL the possibilities this one item can have! I hope these Ikea Kallax hacks have inspired you today and you find new purpose in your Kallax!
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