75 Best DIY IKEA Hacks

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Need some new home Decor ideas but don’t have the budget for expensive, designer furniture and accessories? You may have seen the trend lately for taking cheap IKEA items and hacking them to create fabulous creative version, but if not, you absolutely have to check out these ideas. Some of them are truly brilliant. You would never believe they started as simple items from an IKEA store. From bedroom and living room furniture to fun kitchen Decor and DIY gift ideas, these crafty projects will have you heading over to IKEA to pick up some cheap items to DIY this weekend. I love the dressers and beds, the creative pillows, chairs and bar stools, but all of them are pretty awesome. Check out these cool DIY furniture ideas that are perfect for those looking for creative home Decor” ideas on a budget.

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75 Best DIY IKEA Hacks

1. Mid Century Modern and Bright IKEA Rast Hack

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This IKEA Hack for bedroom Decor is one of my favorites. Learn how to turn a plain, boring IKEA Rast dresser into a showpiece in your room. I love how colorful and unique this is, reminds me of a work of art. For cool DIY bedroom Decor, look no further than this project complete with step by step tutorial and instructions.

2. DALFRED IKEA Bar Stools Makeover IKEA Hack

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Why have plain bar stools when you can make DIY bar stools that look like this? Turn IKEA Dalfred stools into gorgeous custom seating that looks as good as any designer bar stools I’ve seen. This budget friendly IKEA hack belongs in your kitchen or dining room, don’t you think? Quite the creative DIY furniture makeover!

3. IKEA Fintorp System Hack DIY Charging Station

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Learn how to make this DIY charging station from inexpensive IKEA items. Loving this in my kitchen, as everyone’s phones are now in the basket instead of on the counter. An easy DIY, this one could make a nice DIY Christmas gift idea. Not all IKEA hacks are difficult furniture ideas, this little project proves it. Perfect for rustic farmhouse decor, this is simple enough to go with most home decor.

4. IKEA Hack DIY Kitchen Island

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Even if you’ve never tackled a big furniture making project before, an IKEA hack just might be where to start when you want cheap furniture for the kitchen or any other room in the house. This kitchen island looks far better than anything for sale around this price point, and it is super funcitonal, too. Did I mention easy to make? Turn an expedit bookcase into a kitchen island with this step by step tutorial.

5. Frosta Shelf Ikea Stool Hack

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I just love the look of these simple DIY shelving project for the bedroom. I made this for my teen son’s room and it really is a nice accent piece he uses, but it looks great and was super easy to make. Far better than the other MDF Target options I looked at around this price point. Save some money decorating but get the designer look you want – make this IKEA hack shelf made from 3 Frosta stools and some rope.

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6. IKEA Mandal Headboard Hack

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Here is a DIY headboard idea that is easy to make and super functional. I love this project so much after making it for our guest bedroom. Simple to style with books and art, but inexpensive and far from complicated to build. Simply install several Mandal headboards for a wall installation that will not damage the walls of your room.

7. DIY Ottoman IKEA Hack

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This basic IKEA furniture hack is a super way to update your living room Decor” without breaking the bank. Cheap and modern looking but looks as good as what we see in expensive designer furniture stores. When it comes to DIY Living room Decor” ideas, a creative and colorful ottoman can really make a huge difference.

8. Leather and Brass Campaign IKEA Rast Hack

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How cute is this DIY dresser for a room decor that adds some creativity to the mix? I’ve seen IKEA rast dressers turned into quite a few things these days, but this DYI project looks so amazing. Paint the IKEA dresser in the color of your choice and add these gold accents to the drawers and voila. I made this project for my daughter’s room but am now thinking I may need one in a different color for my bedroom. See what you think of this DIY IKEA upgrade tutorial.

9. IKEA Wine Rack Indoor Herb Garden

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I just love shopping at IKEA, mind you. So many of their products are just well designed and don’t need any sort of upgrade or transformation tips. However, there have been more than a few IKEA hack ideas that really turned my head over the years, and here is one of them – a wine rack turned indoor herb garden. If you love having fresh herbs to cook with but are short on outdoor space and/or cash, learn how to make an herb garden form an IKEA vurm wine rack. Step by step instructions on the DIY blog link above or click the photo to see how to build one.

10. IKEA Bathroom Sink Hack Using BEKVAM Kitchen Trolley

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Need some bathroom decor ideas that don’t cost tons of money? I would not have thought of turning something from IKEA into a sink vanity, but this DIY blogger sure did, plus gave instructions for making a vanity.Turn a Bekvam kitchen trolley into a fully functional DIY bathroom idea that costs way less than buying something premade like this. Takes up little space, too, which is super important in small houses. This DIY decorating idea could even go in a tiny house, it’s that compact and small.

11. Uneven Vintage Painted Crates

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Turn plain wooden crates from IKEA into vintage, farmhouse style crates that look like they’ve been around forever. I was surprised that something so basic and new looking could be transformed into a decor idea with so much rustic charm. Love having these for a living room or office storage idea, especially when you mix a few colors and finishes together. Learn how to make an IKEA hack that is quick but looks great with this step by step DIY decor idea on a budget. Set some on or under a DIY desk, and your creative work space awaits.

12. IKEA Hack Modern Mountain Dresser

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When it comes to dressers, you can’t beat the price of the offerings at IKEA, which look pretty good as they come. However, if you are wanting something a little more unique, there are plenty of creative ways to makeover an IKEA dresser and turn it into a work of art, or at least something kinda cool. You decide… For modern DIY bedroom decor idea on a budget, this black and neutral DIY furniture piece will be a nice accent, plus it can hold your clothes.

13. DIY Ikea Hack Floating Shelves Color Block

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Here’s an idea for DIY shelves that are cheap but look far from it. If run of the mill plain shelves are not the look you are going for in the bedroom, kitchen, office or pretty much any other room of the house, then try this IKEA hack for updating shelves into this color block floating shelving display idea. Arrange with some pretty frames and art, home accessories and you will transform a boring space into something more fitting. Learn how with the photo tutorial and step by step instructions.

14. IKEA Hack Embellished Pillow

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Wow. I am still, after years of blogging, impressed with some of the creative DIY projects I see, especially those made from IKEA basics. I did a double-take on this pillow because it looks so much different than the one you buy at the store. How smart to just adorn the pillow so it looks like an expensive handmade item that you could pay $100 for at Anthropologie.

15. DIY IKEA Hack Cage Light Sconce

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