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7 Home Decor Hacks Using IKEA Products

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Stephanie MialkiGuest Blogger
June 21, 2016 · 4k Views

Ready to make your house look like one out of a magazine, but totally NOT ready to spend all the money to do so? Well, lucky for you, you don’t have to! There are tons of easy ways to turn simple, affordable pieces of furniture into revamped, stylish designs with just a cheap trip to IKEA. Here are some of our favorite money-saving IKEA home decor hacks you must try when upgrading your home!

Don't forget - one of the easiest ways to save is finding coupons and deals before you purchase. DealsPlus has plenty of IKEA offers to help you get started! 

P.S. For some of these hacks, you'll need some supplies from The Home Depot. Luckily, DealsPlus has The Home Depot coupons and deals, too. 


1. From BILLY Bookcase to Kitchen Island

Source: Golden Boys and Me

The half-sized version of the classic BILLY bookcase is perfect for creating your own fully-functional kitchen island. For just around $50 each, you can buy several of these bookcases from IKEA and arrange them however you please to make your own kitchen island. When positioned side-by-side, you can create a one-sided, open-faced island. If you’ve got the extra money and the extra space, consider buying twice as many bookcases and creating a double-sided kitchen island, perfect for cookbooks, canisters, fruits and veggie bowls, and more!

Find the tutorial at Golden Boys and Me.

2. From BESTA Cabinets to Credenza

Source: Closet Case Files

Don’t have enough space in your kitchen for all of your regular dishware AND your fine china? If you’ve got a dining room and a little extra wall space in there, consider using IKEA’s BESTA cabinets for creating your own credenza! These are perfect for storing extra dishware, fine china, serving bowls and platters, and the like.

Find the tutorial at Closet Case Files.

3. From KNUFF Magazine Files to Hanging Mail Center

Source: Ninemsn Homes

This IKEA hack is super convenient and super cheap! All you need is a set of two KNUFF magazine files (or two sets if you’ve got a lot to organize - they are only $10 for a set of 2), a piece of plywood for the shelf, and some glazing paint or stain. Connect the magazine files to the bottom of the plywood to create mail holders with shelf space on top. Hang this DIY floating mail center on your wall and you’ve got yourself a cheap, easy, and convenient way to keep your mail organized and off the counter!

Find the tutorial at Ninemsn Homes.

4. From RAST 3-Drawer Chest to Vintage Nightstand

Source: Vintage Revivals

While the RAST 3-drawer chest isn’t the most gorgeous piece of furniture in the world, you can’t beat the price! Just $35! Not to mention, it’s made out of solid wood and it’s durable. Add a few new brass handles or knobs and a light shade of chalk paint, and you’ve got yourself a cute DIY vintage-style nightstand!

Find the tutorial at Vintage Revivals.

5. From EKBY ALEX Shelf to Modern & Chic Vanity

Source: A New Bloom

For only about $47, the EKBY ALEX shelf with drawers from IKEA is perfect for making your own vanity! Simply add two legs to the front-end of the shelf and attach the back-end of the shelf to the wall for support. Just like that, you’ve created a super chic and glam alternative to a typical vanity. Take it a step further by adding a complementary bench or stool to give yourself a perfect place to get ready in the mornings!

Find the tutorial at A New Bloom.

6. From TARVA 3-Drawer Chest to Fold Out Desk

Source: In My Own Style

Although this hack requires quite a bit more handiwork than the others, the TARVA 3-drawer chest is only $80 and the transformation is totally worth it in the end! Throwing on some paint and adding new pulls is the simple part. Transforming the top drawer into a desk surface is the part that is a bit more complicated. But with enough craftiness, skill, and confidence, it can certainly be done! Consider taking it a step further and adding some wheels to the bottom of the desk to make it mobile.

Find the tutorial at In My Own Style.

7. From MOSSLANDA Picture Ledge to Bathroom Shelving

Source: Make Space

In need of some extra storage space in your teeny tiny bathroom? The $10 MOSSLANDA picture ledge isn’t only good for displaying pictures, but it’s also ideal for adding some extra storage to your bathroom. This shelf is so thin and narrow that it will fit perfectly right above your sink and right underneath your mirror. Use it to hold soaps, toothpaste, lotions, candles, perfumes, and the like.

No matter what you’re looking to upgrade or update in your home, don’t feel like you have to spend a fortune doing it! As you can see, you can find IKEA hacks for almost anything in your home!


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Stephanie Mialki is a mommy of two under two, a fitness enthusiast, and a digital marketing guru. She spends all of her spare time….oh wait, what spare time? She has a passion for business building and has successfully assisted more than 20 entrepreneurs start their own companies.

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