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IKEA hacks are my absolute favourite thing to look at on Pinterest.

I love the idea of taking a piece of basic furniture that was super affordable and using my creative abilities to transform it into something one of a kind that looks super stylish and expensive!

I have put together a list of my favourite IKEA transformations in this post, and I really hope that this gives you some ideas for ways that you can re-vamp affordable pieces from IKEA in your own home.

30 Cheap & Easy IKEA Hacks To Make Your Home Look More Stylish!

30 Min IKEA ALEX Drawers Hack

This IKEA Alex drawers makeover by Grillo Designs is perfect if you want to add a bit of personality to the ever popular office furniture staple that is otherwise a little bland.

The Best Ikea Kallax Hack With Doors & Overlays

It’s hard to believe that this stunning piece of furniture started out as an IKEA Kallax unit!

The Pink Dream has done an amazing job of taking everybody’s favourite storage unit and transforming it into a luxurious looking focal point.

DIY Color Block IKEA Besta Storage Unit

This design by Sugar & Cloth is perfect for modern homes that are in need for a dash of colour and personality.

I love the selection of colours that have been used and the way the hues blend well together.

This would be a brilliant design for a children’s bedroom and a wonderful way to store away toys and games for a less cluttered environment.

For more tips and tricks on how to style kids bedrooms, check out 15 Sweet Kids Bedroom Decor Ideas To Delight Your Children.

DIY IKEA Bar Cart Hack

Another wonderful way to use the Kallax unit. Transform yours into a stylish but handy bar cart to add some serious class to your home.

I’ve always wanted a bar cart for my home so this is definitely one that I’ll be trying out for myself!

IKEA Ivar Cabinet with Cane Webbing

I really love furniture with cane accents!

This tutorial from Hunker shows just how easy it can be to create your own feature piece using the ever loved IKEA Ivar storage cupboard.

Hemnes Dresser With Cane Webbing

Here’s another stunning IKEA hack using cane webbing, this one’s a little more modern for those of you who want to have a more updated version of this trend in your home.

This design by Little House On The Corner would fit perfectly into so many styles of home and is super easy and budget friendly to recreate.

Vikhammer Nightstand Makeover

Stylish nightstands can end up being pretty expensive.

This tutorial by Free & Unfettered is perfect if you’re looking to create some stylish furniture for your bedroom on a budget.

Ikea Besta TV Stand with Gold and Cane Accents

The IKEA Besta storage system is one of the most affordable solutions for media storage that IKEA has to offer.

I’m totally blown away by the way that Style and Sugar has been able to transform this piece into something that looks like it came from a high end homeware store rather than the cheapest choice from IKEA!

Easy Ikea Shoe Cabinet Hack

Efficient shoe storage is an absolute must if you want to create a tidy and welcoming entryway in your home.

This IKEA hack from Lavender Julep takes one of the most useful storage solutions from IKEA and simply and easily adds that personal touch that makes it look so much more expensive than it really is!

For more tips and tricks on how to create a welcoming and stylish entryway for your home, check out 7 Perfect Ways To Style A Welcoming Entryway.

DIY Drinks Cabinet Hack

This one is definitely going to be popular with my readers who enjoy a bright dash of colour!

This beautiful statement drinks cabinet started out as a basic IKEA Ivar cabinet!

Melanie Lissack shows just how a coat of paint and a little bit of imagination can transform the even the most bland unit in your home.

If you’re not much of a drinker, then you could use this cabinet for other purposes such as hallway storage, office supplies or even to tuck away kids toys and other clutter!

DIY: Cage Light Sconces

Lighting can entirely make or break the overall appeal of a room.

Dingy, unbalanced or boring lighting will make a room look poorly styled, even if the rest of the room is adorned with expensive furniture, artwork and decor.

This idea by Nalle’s House makes stylish lighting easier and more affordable than ever with only a couple of items required to recreate these beautiful pendant lights!

IKEA Ivar Milled Hallway Unit

This IKEA Ivar hack might be a little more advanced as you’ll require some form of carpentry skills to mill the vertical pattern into the doors.

However, if you’re handy dandy with power tools, then this is a pretty simple DIY to recreate.

I personally love the subtle grey paint colour that Pretty Pegs chose but you could copy this idea and use any colour paint that ties in with the rest of your home!

Rattan IKEA Ivar Hack

What an incredible idea for hiding away your TV and home media in smaller living rooms and apartments!

Make It Boho has shown just how easy it is to take a bland piece from IKEA such as the IVAR storage unit and transform it into something totally unique.

DIY IKEA Satsumas Blanket Ladder

I’ve seen identical looking blankets in stores like Urban Outfitters and John Lewis and they cost a fortune!

This brilliant DIY project by Dainty Diaries is so simple and the perfect shabby chic accent to any farmhouse bedroom or living room.

Ivar Cupboards makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

This project is most certainly a statement piece!

There are so many different IKEA Ivar projects on this list, however I just love the creative ways that people transform this piece.

The floral design and chunky door pulls give this storage unit a stunningly vintage finish.

DIY Polka Dot Painted Chair

I feel like so many of us have a tatty old armchair knocking around the house which is in dire need of some TLC.

This DIY could actually be recreated using any armchair in your home but Sugar and Cloth have used an old IKEA chair for this transformation.

DIY Legged Basket Planter

I love a stylish way to house my houseplants. I have so many plants in my house that it’s getting a bit out of hand!

That’s why I am always looking for stylish planters and pots to dress up all the foliage in the house!

This hack by Fall For DIY is especially great for taller plants as the legs add even more height to show off your favourite green friends!

For more tips and tricks on houseplants you will love this post – 9 Low-Maintenance House Plants For Super Busy People.

DIY Minimal Shelving IKEA Hack

What a brilliantly budget friendly storage solution for your home. I can picture this unit above a desk in a home office or even in a child’s bedroom to display stationary and artwork.

This HEJNE shelf is just £6 for a two pack making this one of the most affordable IKEA hacks on this list.

You could leave this one natural or add even more personality by glossing it over with your favourite paint colour.

IKEA Tarva Dresser Hack

I love this use of overlays to take a basic Tarva dresser and give it some modern, asymmetric and three dimensional visual interest.

Dressers in this style can be very expensive from furniture stores, but this project is super affordable.

You could even use the same technique to make matching nightstands for your bedroom!

IKEA Billy Bookcase Cabinet

Another impressive use of cane webbing to take the ever loved Billy bookcase and turn it into a bohemian decor lovers cabinet of dreams.

If you’re sick of clutter around your home such as books, DVD’s games and more, then this is a brilliant solution to tuck those items away out of sight.

IKEA Lack Mirrored Side Table

Mirrored furniture always has a very luxury feel to it.

Bedrooms which are decorated with nightstands and dressers with glass or mirror finish always look so polished in my opinion.

This brilliant hack by Ich Designer using plexiglass is such an affordable way to hop on this trend without having to fork out all that money to buy from a furniture store.

Mid Century Modern Ikea Stockholm Sideboard Hack

Pinterest is totally flooded with mid century modern pieces just like this one by Kristi Murphy.

This sideboard is slightly more on the expensive side when it comes to the IKEA range, however just because its pricier, doesn’t mean that a little DIY touch can’t improve this piece even more!

If you wanted to make this one more more budget friendly then there are definitely cheaper sideboards available from IKEA which you could apply the same technique.

Vintage Style Gold Malm Dresser

This IKEA hack shows that sometimes less is more.

Sometimes all you need to do to totally transform a piece of furniture is make a small modification.

The gold trim on this dresser adds the perfect amount of class and glamour without going overboard.

On Trend DIY IKEA Skogsta Dipped Stools

This project by Style Me Pretty is not only super affordable, but it shouldn’t take you more than a half hour to makeover a set of three of these stools.

These stools are so versatile and would be perfect for a child’s dining area or homework/reading corner.

Or, if you’re really feeling creative, you could use a stool as a plant stand to add some height to your favourite houseplants.

Log Slice Ikea Marius Table

I love a IKEA Marius hack as this stool is possibly one of the most affordable furniture items in the entire IKEA range.

Take this basic staple and transform it into a natural, bohemian focal point in your living room or bedroom by following this simple tutorial by Sea Kettle.

Pretty in Pink IKEA VITTSJÖ Shelves

These pretty pink shelves by Alice and Lois are the perfect finishing touch for a girly girls home office or teens bedroom.

Simple and easy to recreate, all that you need to make one of these for yourself is a simple metal VITTSJÖ Ikea shelf unit and a can of pink spray paint (or any other colour that you might prefer).

It’s actually amazing what a lick of paint can do for a boring, tired piece of furniture!

IKEA Kallax Entryway Organization Hack

It’s so important if you want to create a tidy and welcoming entryway in your home, that you provide the space with stylish and efficent storage.

Whilst the entryway is the first impression to your home – not only for yourself when you make it home but also for visitors – it’s also the area of your home that can be most susceptible to becoming a disorganized mess.

When you walk through the door, if you don’t have a designated home for keys, letters, shoes and outerwear, these items are just going to get tossed on the closest surface or even chucked straight on the floor.

That’s why I love the way that Remodelaholic has made a few simple modifications to the IKEA Kallax unit to perfectly fit her entryway storage needs!

Ikea Hack Mudcloth Upholstered Bench

I really love a re-upholstery project and I promise it’s really not difficult for anybody to try their hand at upholstery!

The aztec print mudcloth that Alice and Lois have used is very much my style but you could customize yours to fit the rest of your home decor – perhaps you’d prefer a more neutral, bright or floral choice?

Ikea Hack DIY Fur Stool

I feel like teenage me would have been totally in love with this idea to transform the IKEA Marius stool.

This stool is just £4 from IKEA, so even with the cost of the spray paint and fur cushion this project by Dainty Diaries is very affordable!

To Finish Off…

I hope that you enjoyed this post and that it gave you some inspiration for ways that you can transform Ikea items easily and on a budget.

If you have any IKEA projects of your own, then please let me know in the comments below or tag me on Instagram @TheAngelinaArchives – I would love to see all my readers creations!

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