7 best Ikea hacks for every budget

I love Ikea. From their unpretentious approach to decorating to the food shop which reminds me of home with all the familiar brands. Meatballs in the restaurant. Super clever furniture and storage solutions for smaller spaces. No crazy constant sales, where everything is always -50% to the point that you start to suspect that’s actually the normal price and you have been tricked into believing you are getting a good deal. With Ikea you know what the deal is, with lower priced items you know that probably won’t be your family heirloom to be passed down generations.

chaise longue in a white living room

Having said that, that doesn’t mean I want my house to look like everything is from Ikea either. But sometimes the budget friendlier options are unavoidable. That’s where these cool and clever Ikea hacks come in handy!

1. Ikea-hack: Marble top bedside table with leather handles

This is one I have in my own house (but I had seen the idea from somewhere else). I had a pair of these off-white hemnes bedside tables, that were looking tired and uninspiring.

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I used Farrow and Ball’s minty grey paint for the wooden parts and marble effect sticky back plastic sheet for the top.

2. Ikea-hack: Dressing table fur stool

Just how cute is this fur stool? A perfect dash of glam in your dressing room!

dressing table with round mirror dressing table with fur stool


7 best Ikea hacks for every budget

Find the instructions here.

3. Ikea-hack: Bathroom vanity cupboard

This clever hack makes a statement piece out of this humble Ikea piece. Love the bold colour too!

7 best Ikea hacks for every budget

Instructions here.

4. Ikea-hack: Kura bed updates

These are my favourites! And there are so many of them too. It’s just amazing how clever and inventive some people are. This one was my daughter’s favourite when we were redesigning her room:

7 best Ikea hacks for every budget

Image from Domino magazine

5. Ikea-hack: Muffin tin as a table centre piece

This is a great idea for your herbs!

7 best Ikea hacks for every budget

Image here

6. Ikea-hack: Supercharge your Ikea pieces

This is more of an upscale approach for Ikea hacking but the results are incredibly stylish too:

7 best Ikea hacks for every budget

kitchen with diy doors light grey kitchen with brass handles navy blue sideboard combination of concrete effect wall and stunning bathroom vanity wall hung sideboard beige sideboard ikea hacked sideboard

A company called superfront creates legs, fronts and handles for Ikea furniture.

7. Ikea-hack: From spice racks to office shelving

I think my daughter would love to have these in her room:

7 best Ikea hacks for every budget

More info here

7 best Ikea hacks for every budget


7 best Ikea hacks for every budget

Or if you are after more vintage finds for your decor, I have listed here my 7 favourite vintage finds & where I found them!

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