• Jess Blake

10 of The Best IKEA Hacks You Can Try At Home


One of the biggest retailers of home furnishings, IKEA is loved for its affordability and dependable style. Not only has the brand brought us meatballs and lingonberry jam, but it has also helped to shape British tastes and transform our attitudes towards modern design. In fact, some insane decor bargains can be found at IKEA and the best bit? A little customisation can transform a piece into something totally unique! From a fresh spin on the KALLAX to some DIY magic with cane, here are ten unexpected ideas you can try at home...



1. DIY cane TARVA dresser


Cane furniture is big right now, and if you’re also a fan, this hack is really easy to do! Follow these tips to try it out for yourself for a piece that oozes soul and style.


2. IKEA cane bedside table


Still smitten with the simple texture of cane? Try this other great hack; the classic RAST nightstand with a natural twist.


3. The DIY industrial mirror


Filling a wall with mirrors is one easy way to make a small room feel bigger. This industrial hack from the sorry girls will put on a bold spin on any room in the home.


4. The modern white dresser hack


Worried a modern white dresser is out of your reach? Relax, this hack will bring the glamour right home. A West Elm inspired look, an IKEA pine dresser and a bit of creativity will do just the trick.


5. Black and white VIKHAMMER nightstand


IKEA’s VIKHAMMER nightstand is a clean, straightforward design and currently available in white. If you have white walls and worry that this will get lost, Free & Unfettered have you covered with a clever monochrome hack.


6. Mini (and oh so dreamy) apothecary storage


MOPPE is IKEA’s mini draw-set made of birch plywood and crying out for a change. To create beautiful apothecary storage have a read of this post - you don’t even need to tell anyone it’s actually IKEA!


7. Another spin on the TARVA dresser


An alternative to the TARVA dresser in cane, a dark wood stain will create a nice, weathered effect. As TARVA is such a flexible piece, it can also be used for all sorts - check out this handy post from House On Longwood Lane.


8. RAST faux apothecary cabinet


Another one for fans of apothecary-style, this little hack uses a set of IKEA’S RAST chest of drawers. Beware, however, it can be a fiddly job to fit the handles and tags but so worth the time to create a thing of beauty.


9. The BILLY hack with cane doors


A staple of IKEA’s collection, the BILLY bookcase, is a must-have for any modern home. And because the brand knows we love it so much, they’ve made it even simpler to change - why not try this BILLY hack which features cane doors?


10. A fluted KALLAX sideboard


IKEA’s KALLAX is eager to please and can be used in a million different ways. My favourite? An effortlessly cool sideboard with ingenious fluting - read the post, style and enjoy!



A few of my absolute favourite DIYers to follow on Instagram are @mishkashoe, @thestylepad, @the_house_acc, @cracktheshutters and @lonefoxhome - I'm sure you'll find plenty more inspiration on their pages!


So there we have it; I hope you’re feeling super inspired and have found these ten IKEA hacks helpful. If you need any help in your quest for that perfect customisable piece, please give me a shout - I’m always happy to help.


Thanks so much for reading.

-Jess x

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