We’ve never come across an IKEA hack we didn’t like, and these genius IKEA storage hacks are no different.
When your home feels packed to the rafters with stuff, weave a little IKEA DIY magic with these trendy, but inexpensive storage solutions.
CLEVER IKEA HACKS FOR SMALLER SPACES
From mobile work stations to clever pantry organizers to bespoke bedroom storage solutions, these IKEA storage hacks are perfect for maximising space in smaller areas of your home.
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BESPOKE STORAGE BILLY BOOKCASES
Billy bookcases might just be the holy grail of IKEA storage hacks; and they don’t have to be a bookcase either.
Think outside the box and create a mega storage solution that could easily be bespoke.
Attach a single width bookcase to a double width one to create an ‘end’.
With a side panel free, mount a cut to fit vinyl chalkboard sticker and use as a family command center or a simple memo board to jot down daily tasks and jobs.
Not only does this IKEA hack provide extra storage for a busy household, but it’s practical and helps organize your days too.
CUSTOMIZED TOY CUPBOARD
This is easily a DIY IKEA hack you can complete in a weekend.
Transform a basic pine cupboard into a child themed toy storage solution with a small lick of paint.
With just a few sample pots, some white paint tape, this plain pine unit can add a splash a color to any child’s room.
To maximise space, wall mount it to allow for a bigger play area.
DIY KIDS WORK SPACE
With more homeschooling happening than ever, stay ahead of the curve by creating the place for your kids to work from.
This simple hack involves dedicating a small area of your home to a kids work space; paint a panel section, mount two floating shelves to create the illusion of a wall mounted unit and complete with accessories.
A wire memo rack, desktop and a comfy chair are must have essentials to complete this studious look.
Short on space? Build a storage headboard by stacking IKEA Trones shoe holders together and fix them to the wall for safety.
Use them to store bedding sheets, light night reading or even pyjamas.
Build more than one storage space and pack away seasonal bedding and out of season clothes for an easy organization fix.
TRANSFORM KITCHEN STORAGE INTO OFFICE STORAGE
Overhaul a scoreboard and IKEA’s famous spice rack with a lick of paint and turn it into office storage.
This simple hack repurposes basic IKEA kitchen storage into a wall-hung system for your workspace. Use some Stugvik bathroom holders for storing general bits and bobs.
WALL RACK STORAGE HANGER
When life becomes particularly busy and you need items to grab and go, this simple wall rack storage hanger is ideal for small hanging items.
These $15 wall rack bed slats provide a perfect storage solution for small, compact spaces in an apartment or even a townhouse.
MOVABLE WORK STATION
Work from anywhere in your home with this genius movable work station.
If you don’t have space in your home for a dedicated office or prefer to switch up your work environment once in a while, transform an IKEA bookshelf into a desk with wheels. Versatile and practical.
CREATE UNDER BED STORAGE
Whether you’re drowning in clothes or just don’t have enough bedroom storage space, mount your bed on top of these sturdy IKEA cabinets to add some much needed extra space for sweaters and shirts under your mattress.
TRANSFORM BOOKSHELVES INTO A KITCHEN ISLAND
Remember how we said the iconic Billy Bookcase doesn’t have to be a basic bookcase? This is yet another genius IKEA hack you’ll want to try.
Form a kitchen island by positioning them side by side.
The shelves create a home for all your favorite cookbooks, snacks and even baking supplies! Perfect for budding bakers.
ROLLING RASKOG CART
Warning: The Raskog cart might be the most versatile product in all of IKEA (seriously) and you may or may not want to use it in every area of your home.
In this IKEA hacks post, we showed you how one blogger transformed a Raskog Cart into a mobile make-up organizer, and it looks amazing!
And in this post, we showed you how to turn the RASKOG cart into a minimalist nightstand.
The IKEA Raskog Cart is just as useful in your kitchen to hold spillover pantry items, spices or even baking supplies.
PICTURE LEDGES CHILDREN’S BOOK STORAGE
Most parents love to buy their children books (it also means you don’t have to listen to the same story every night!), but knowing where to store them after a bedtime read can be difficult.
Books are bulky, and take up a lot of space so they often get thrown into a tub. Not a pretty look.
Use IKEA’s picture ledges or even their spice racks to create gorgeous floating shelves.
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ENTRYWAY MAIL ORGANIZER
Keep on top of your paper clutter as soon as it comes in with this three way magazine holder.
Attach three magazine organizers to the bottom of a floating shelf to decide which papers, mailers and flyers to trash, recycle or keep.
NAPKIN HOLDER MAIL ORGANIZER
Another way to keep mail organized, and keep your entryway looking neat and tidy.
This IKEA napkin holder is perfect for mounting onto a wall.
Store bills, mailers and circulars here and sort later if you’re busy.
CLEVER MALM DRESSER BEDROOM STORAGE HACK
The famous MALM dresser is one of IKEA’s best-selling pieces of furniture, and for good reason! It’s so versatile.
Here, painted blue to fit the tones of the room, it fits nicely under a child’s mattress to provide lots of extra storage.
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Whether you’re a pro organizer searching for your next DIY project, or an amateur DIYer seeking to up your storage skills, these IKEA hacks are sure to take your fancy.
Which IKEA hack are you thinking of trying?