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IKEA hacks – creative updates on best-selling buys that anyone can do

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  • We love imaginative IKEA hacks. You take a best-selling IKEA basic and give it a new lease of life – turning it into a ‘where did you get that?” feature for your home. Best of all, these simple ideas require next-to-no DIYskills. What’s not to love?

    IKEA Hacks: anyone can do

    Transforming an affordable piece of furniture into something totally unique for your home is a savvy way to decorate, ideal if you don’t want to splurge on new furniture. Equally appealing if you aren’t a fan of mass-selling pieces that will result in you having a carbon copy of your friends’ living room or bedroom.

    With imaginative upcycling furniture ideas and personalisation, you can transform these simple IKEA pieces into unique and expensive-looking features in your home. Take a look at these striking IKEA hacks that are cheap and easy to do.

    1. Save space with a skinny night stand

    Ikea hacks white bedside shelf on pink and white wall

    Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore

    This is one of the best bedside table ideas if you’re on a budget or even just lacking space. Take two of the IKEA Mosslanda picture ledges, attach one to the walls as ‘normal’ then take the second and turn it upside down and position on top. Affix this to the wall also, to form a small cubby space to keep bedside essentials to hand, such as books, reading glasses etc.

    To enhance the smart nightstand further add an LED strip light, to help shed subtle light on the contents. So you’re not feeling around in the dark looking for things.

    Buy now: Mosslanda Picture ledges, £5 each, IKEA

    2. On-trend blue furniture with gold detailing

    Ikea hack tarva drawers painted blue with gold plated edges

    Image credit: Rust-Oleum

    Painting Ikea furniture to turn it into a unique and expensive-looking item has been on our radar for quite some time, but adding metal detailing notches a DIY and decorating project up a gear.

    This unit has been transformed with Rust-Oleum furniture paint and finishing Wax to provide a matt finish for projects that require more durability against knocks and stains. With corner plates added for extra wow factor.

    Position the corner plates on the edge of the drawers pre-drill small holes, to make it easier when screwing in the fastening screws. Take your flat-topped screws and screw into place to secure the corner plates. Repeat this step to add the handles to complete your project.

    3. Build bespoke storage using Billy bookcases

    IKEA hack Billy Bookcase kitchen dresser

    Image credit:  Future PLC/ Joanna Henderson

    Think outside the box with the much-loved Billy bookcases. Use a single width bookcase attached to the side of a double width version to create an ‘end’ so to speak. This then frees up a side panel on which to mount a cut-to-fit vinyl chalkboard sticker – making it even more versatile and useful.

    In addition to providing all the storage a busy household needs, there’s now a memo board to jot down all the necessary family to-do lists etc.

    Buy now: Billy Bookcase, from £45, IKEA

    4. Customise a toy cupboard

    Toy cupboard IKEA hack

    Image credit: Future PLC/ Joanna Henderson

    Update a basic pine cupboard with a lick of paint to add personality to a playroom idea. With just a few tester pots and a bit of Frog tape the plain pine unit can be transformed to a welcomed colourful addition to any room that requires toy storage. Wall-mount the unit to maximise floor space for play – ideal for a small kid’s room idea.

    Buy now: Ivar Cabinet, £45, IKEA

    5. Turn a slimline bookcase into a swish bedroom bench

    Ikea hacks end of bed unit with pink bed and yellow bedding

    Image credit: Future PLC/Dominic Blackmore

    Place a sturdy Kallax shelf unit on its side to create a bespoke storage bench with cubbies to sit at the end of a bed. Perfect for basketfuls of shoes or spare bedding, cut foam to size and cover in a co-ordinating fabric to make a comfy cushion to sit on. Add gold longline feet at each end for a luxe finishing touch.

    Buy now: Kallax shelving unit, £29, Ikea

    6. Create a slimline vanity unit out of a shoe cupboard

    Ikea hacks white dressing unit with pink walls

    Image credit: Future PLC/Dominic Blackmore

    Pushed for space in a small bedroom? Make room for a micro-sized vanity unit with this clever hack. Ikea’s Hemnes shoe unit measures only 22cm deep, so will butt up against a wall taking minimal floor space. With a handy top ledge to store bedroom essentials, there are four pull out compartments for holding clothes and lingerie. Swap standard drawer pulls for chic leather tabs and add a smart mirror on the wall above.

    Buy now: Hemnes shoe cabinet, £75, Ikea

    7. Upgrade basic flatpack wardrobes with designer doors

    Ikea hacks green wardrobes and bed with blue bedding and floral wallpaper

    Image credit: Future PLC/Dominic Blackmore

    Built-in floor-to-ceiling storage puts alcoves either side of a bed to good use. Give flatpack wardrobes a swish new look by swapping standard doors for an on-trend option with decorative Deco-style fluting and accent gold door pulls.

    Co-ordinate bed with wardrobes by adding a full-width headboard in the same colour to give a streamlined shelf for books and other bits. Fill wall space above with a flamboyant wallpaper.

    Buy now: Pax standard wardrobe, from £60, Ikea

    8. Use simple spice racks to make a mini beauty station

    Ikea hacks beauty shelving on blue painted wall

    Image credit: Future PLC/Dominic Blackmore

    Supplement a crowded dressing table with handy wall storage for hair styling kit and beauty products. Fix a couple of Bekvam spice shelves on the wall to hold bottles and tubes, fixing the bottom one upside down to create a hanging rail. Add a few S-hooks so you can hang hairdryer, straighteners and tongs.

    Buy now: Bekvam spice shelf, £3.50, Ikea

    9. Pep up a plain chest of drawers with fancy fretwork

    Ikea hacks white and green chest of drawers in white bedroom

    Image credit: Future PLC/Joanna Henderson

    Stick-on fretwork panels are an easy way of giving a simple white chest of drawers a snazzy designer look. Stick directly onto plain white drawer fronts for an understated look or for a colour contast, try painting drawers a vibrant shade first.

    Buy now: Malm chest of three drawers, £60, Ikea
    Buy now: Porto fretwork panels for Malm drawers, from £45 for one set, Moonwalk Stickers

    10. Turn wall space into a drinks station

    Ikea hack cocktail shelving with chalkboard wall

    Image credit: Future PLC/Dominic Blackmore

    If you’ve no spare room to squeeze in a cocktail cabinet or drinks trolley, why not utilise some un-used wall space instead. Slimline picture ledges sit close to the wall, but are just wide enough to hold glassware and bottles.

    Make your drinks station a focal point by painting the wall area behind in a standout colour or go one better and opt for chalkboard paint so you can chalk up your favourite tipples.

    Buy now: Mosslanda picture ledge, £9, Ikea

    11. Put wall space to work with a bespoke pegboard

    Ikea hacks white pegboard with green shelves

    Image credit: Future PLC/Dominic Blackmore

    Swap a shabby sheet of corkboard for a Pinterest-worthy office upgrade. Kit out your desk wall space with a sheet of pegboard painted in a soothing shade to match your scheme.

    Add a couple of super-versatile Bekvam spice racks, put to use as mini shelves for holding stationery and office bits and bobs. Paint a complementary colour or in a contrast shade for a standout look.

    Buy now: Bekvam spice shelf, £3.50, Ikea

    12. Fashion a work space with painted panel and floating shelves

    IKEA hacks

    Image credit: Future PLC/ Joanna Henderson

    Create the ideal place for youngsters to work from with this simple hack, a winning small home office idea. Dedicate an area of the room by painting a panel section, cleverly mounting two floating shelves to create the illusion of a wall-mounted unit. Complete the space with a wire memo rack, compact desktop and a chair to provide everything they need.

    Adding clever magnetic strips helps to store everything from toy cars to pens – brilliant alternative toy storage idea.

    Buy now: Lack Shelf, £9, IKEA

    13. Create a simple and stylish media unit

    IKEA hack media storage unit

    Image credit: Future PLC/ Jo Henderson

    The Bekvam birch step stool is a resident hero in most households (everyone on the team has one!). But never before has it been used to such an extent as this. Thanks to two Fonnes wardrobe doors through the middle a simple pair of steps are now acting as a bespoke media unit. This design could also be made using sheets of MDF, salvaged floorboards or scaffolding boards – providing they can safely support the items placed on top, anything goes.

    This clever and not to mention affordable storage solution can be updated further with a splash of paint, to disguise the different elements altogether.

    Buy now: Bekvam Step Stool, £13, IKEA
    Buy now: Fonnes Door, £12, IKEA

    14. Mount a rail to display houseplants

    IKEA hacks wall mounted plant rail

    Image credit: Future PLC/ Joanna Henderson

    Here’s a fine example of when something so simple becomes something so unique. The IKEA Racka curtain pole takes on a new life as a bespoke hanging plant rail. The simple curtain pole, sold complete with fittings, comes in black, white or grey and can be easily used to create a wall display of plants.

    Simply affix to a wall and suspend your macramé plant hangers at different heights to create an interesting house plant idea.

    Buy now: Racka Curtain Rod Combination, £7.75, IKEA

    15. Hang a handy kitchen roll

    Kitchen with hanging kitchen roll menu

    Image credit: Future Plc/ Joanna Henderson

    The stylish leather cabinet handles are transforming kitchens in more ways than one. Here we’re used the attractive Osternas leather handles to fashion a home-made kitchen memo board. Fix two of the cabinet handles to the wall and slip in a wooden dowel to make a stylish holder for the kitchen.

    You could also use this quirky idea to attractively store your kitchen towels, baking paper or foil.

    Buy now: Osternas Leather Handles, £10 for 2, IKEA

    16. Make a bespoke lampshade with a basket

    DIY basket lampshade over dining table

    Image credit: Future PLC/ Joanna Henderson

    Never have natural materials been more popular as home accessories. This clever hack turns a simple storage basket into a designer-look lampshade with very little effort. We started with an IKE Snidad rattan basket, removed the handles and sprayed it black to instantly transform it. You could leave it in it’s natural state to retain a more natural element in your decor.

    Drill a small hole in the base to add a bulb and hanging cord and presto – cool basket lampshade complete.

    Buy now: Snidad Rattan Basket, £25, IKEA

    17. Fashion a hairpin-leg console table

    hairpin console table in white hallway

    Image request: Future PLC/ Joanna Henderson

    Transform shelving units into a sleek hairpin-legged console table for a hallway or living room. Double-stack the shelving units and attach the metal legs to create a one-of-a-kind space efficient and stylish storage solution for a smart hallway storage idea.

    Buy now: Ekby Drawers, £44, IKEA

    18. Give a chest of drawers an industrial luxe look

    Malm chest of drawers in grey bedroom

    Image credit: Future PLC/ David Giles

    For this hack, you’ll need a Malm chest of drawers and a bit of confidence with a screwdriver. First attach a set of hairpin legs in your choice of metallic finish – The Hairpin Leg Co has a wide selection. Then paint the strips between the drawers with paint to match – we recommend going for gold for the ultimate glam look.

    19. Fake a high-end, marble-topped side table

    Rose gold and marble topped upcycled side table in grey living room

    Image credit: Future PLC/ Max Attenborough

    Glam up a table with metallic paint and marble-effect sticky-backed plastic. Carefully remove the table’s glass top, and spray the frame with Plastic-Kote metallic paint, making sure you pick a well-ventilated spot that’s protected with newspaper.

    Measure the width and length of the glass top, adding 5mm to each side. Cut your plastic to these dimensions (including the mm allowance). Peel and stick the plastic to the top, allowing the 5mm to overhang. Smooth off with a cloth as you go. Finally, trim away the excess with a craft knife and replace the top.

    Buy now: Vittsjo Nest of Tables, set of 2, £45, IKEA

    20. Hang alternative vertical storage

    IKEA MOSSLANDA picture rails used as hallway storage

    Image credit: IKEA

    Being smart with space is always a must for any room, especially in a small home where storage space is premium. Vertical storage helps to keep things streamlined – ideal for brollies and sporting equipment, rather than bulky alternatives.

    When affixing to the wall turn the ledges facing inwards, so the lip of the design is not visible from a side view. Choose decorative knobs to attach at the top and bottom of each one. Then using a chosen string or even a colourful flex, securely intertwine around each one to create a fence-like effect.

    21. Create a fun cat climbing wall with shelves

    IKEA picture ledges as cat climbing wall

    Image credit: IKEA

    If you have the wall space and a cat you adore, why not give them the run the house! Quite literally, with this ingenious climbing wall creation. The team at IKEA have shown us how the picture ledges can be staggered on one wall to create a playground for feline friends.

    Affix the picture ledges at various heights and distances on one wall, even line one with slithers of matting to provide a scratching surface. The team have even used wall brackets to dangle toys, to make the attraction more appealing. This is a great idea for house-bound cats especially. 

    22. Make a home office desk drawer with a picture ledge

    home office desk with DIY drawer

    Image credit: IKEA

    Got a makeshift home office desk? Add a makeshift desk draw to keep it free of clutter. Attach two picture ledges on their sides  to the underside of a desk. Leave enough with space in between for a storage box, to run along the ledge – to slide in the same way as a pull out draw would. (The IKEA team suggest left 23.5 cm).

    23. Give a desk a glam makeover by spraying it rose gold

    Pink home office desk with swivel chair

    Image credit: Rust-Oleum

    Give your home office a stylish feminine makeover by spray-painting your desk with rose gold paint. Remove the glass top from your desk, and take the frame to a well-ventilated area. Clean the frame with a damp cloth, then leave to dry.

    Spray with primer, leave for four hours, then spray with metallic spray paint. Leave to dry for 24 hours, then place the glass back on top an admire your brand-new desk.

    Get the look
    Buy Now: Vittsjo Desk, £30, IKEA

    24. Sew small mats together to make a bigger rug


    Image credit: Future PLC/ Philip Lauterbach

    Need a large rug but don’t have a large budget? Follow the lead for this clever homeowner, who, desperately wanting a floor covering to cosy up her bedroom, had this genius idea! To save money, this savvy homeowner took nine £1.90 Ikea mats and sewed them all together to make a larger rug.

    25. Use kitchen and bathroom storage in your home office

    Grey home office with IKEA space rack wall storage

    Image credit: Future PLC/ Dominic Blackmore

    Repurpose basic Ikea kitchen storage idea into a wall-hung system for your workspace. Give a scoreboard and a spice rack a complete overhaul with a simple lick of paint that tones in with your colour scheme.

    The spice rack transforms into a shelf, while Stugvik bathroom holders become storage for bits and pieces that can clutter up a drawer. Simply tap a nail into the wall to hang them up.

    26. Build a bespoke storage headboard

    storage headboard storing blankets

    Image credit: Future PLC/ Simon Whitmore

    Build a storage headboard by stacking Ikea Trones shoe cabinets and fixing to the wall for safety. This DIY headboard idea can be useful to store bedding, pyjamas and out-of-season clothes where they are easy to grab. Changing the sheets just got a whole lot easier!

    Buy now: Trones Shoe Cabinet, £22, IKEA

    27. Use furniture wax to transform a simple desk organiser

    Wooden storage box on home office desk

    Image credit: Future PLC

    Give an untreated wooden desk organiser a luxe makeover by staining it with finishing wax. Give the drawers a wipe over with a damp cloth and leave to dry. Using a paint or wax brush, apply finishing wax all over the item, then immediately wipe away any excess using a clean rag. How much wax you remove is up to you – we applied plenty to give a lovely deep colour. Leave to dry, and then buff to a soft sheen.

    28. Paint an office shelving unit gold for a style upgrade

    home office with gold painted IKEA desk and storage unit

    Image credit: Future PLC

    Cover the shelves of the unit with newspaper and tape down with masking tape. Wipe down the frame with a damp cloth and leave to dry. Spray with a metal primer spray, then spray with a metallic spray paint. Leave to dry before applying a metal sealer.

    Buy Now: Fjalkinge Shelving Unit, £115, IKEA

    29. Do the shelf switch

    IKEA shelving unit in white living room

    Image credit: Future PLC/ David Giles

    You really can’t beat Ikea for affordable storage, as these homeowners know well. However, finding the glass shelves of this shelving unit a little impractical – especially when it came to gathering dust – they decided to switch them out. These cut-to-fit plywood shelves are a sturdier alternative.

    30. Create colour-coded dressing areas for the kids

    kids dressing area with green, red and blue painted wall panel and steps

    Image credit: Future PLC/ Dominic Blackmore

    Give the kids their own tidy areas by painting wooden stools in bright colours. Ikea regulars will instantly recognise these as the Bekvam step! Once dry, space each along the wall – mark vertical lines just the width of each seat from just below the top step. Use the same colour to create a panel up the wall for a fun finish.

    31. Turn a boring pine chest of drawers into beautiful storage

    Bedside table with alarm clock and vase of fresh flowers

    Image credit: Future PLC

    Simply cover the chest of drawers in a wallpaper of your choice. Begin by painting the sides and top of the chest of drawers with a furniture paint that has a chalky finish.

    Next, remove the drawer handles and cut your chosen wallpaper to fit flush to the edges of each drawer front. Use a ready-mixed wallpaper paste to stick the wallpaper onto the drawers. Finish it off by adding smart ceramic knobs.

    32. Update a headboard to match your new chest of drawers

    Duck egg bedroom with floral wallpaper

    Image credit: Future PLC

    Choose a fabric in a co-ordinating shade to the bedroom wallpaper idea – used to transform your chest of drawers. Measure the height and width of your headboard, double the amounts and add 2cm more on each side to allow for a hem.

    Cut your chosen fabric to size and machine-sew a 2cm hem. Fold it in half widthways, then sew fabric or ribbon ties a third of the way from the top, and then the same again from the bottom. Slip the cover over the headboard and tie at the sides.

    33.  Add a pop of fun fluoro

    Fluoro painted feet on Ivar Ikea cupboard

    Image credit: Rust-Oleum

    We love this funky spin on Ikea’s simple Ivar cabinet. Cut four wooden spindles to length using a handsaw to make legs. Sand, then cover with Rust-Oleum pink neon spray paint. Apply several light coats. Once dry, attach the legs to the cabinet.

    Buy now: Ivar cabinet, £45, Ikea
    Buy now: Rust-Oleum neon pink spray paint, £5.45 for 150ml, Homebase

    34. Paint wooden stools in two colours for a modern look

    Kitchen bar stools ate kitchen breakfast bar

    Image credit: Future PLC

    Give wooden stools a dipped effect by painting them in two shades. Sand the stool all over, then clean it thoroughly to remove all traces of dust. Apply masking tape around the legs where they meet the struts. Paint the top part of the stool white and leave to dry. Turn the stool upside down and remove the tape. Apply fresh tape to protect the new paint, then paint the bottom part of the stool in a mid-grey shade and leave to dry.

    35. Turn a picture ledge into a pretty jewellery display

    pink floating shelves as jewellery organisers

    Image credit: Future PLC/ Dominic Blackmore

    Repurpose picture ledges as a jewellery organiser and put all your favourite treasures on show. Make tangled necklaces and missing earrings a thing of the past with the ultimate jewellery organiser as a smart bedroom storage idea. Turning the shelves upside down will double storage space: screw hooks and eyes into the front and back edges for hanging necklaces and earrings, leaving the flat top surfaces free for make-up and accessories.

    36. Turn a basic sideboard into a coastal-style piece with wallpaper

    coastal theme living room with wallpaper reclaimed wooden effect sideboard

    Image credit: Future PLC

    Use a plank-effect wallpaper to give a sideboard a weathered look. Remove the sideboard’s handles, then sand it down all over. Wipe away the layer of dust, then use a ready-mixed wallpaper paste to stick washable wallpaper onto the sideboard’s front, sides and legs. Apply a decorator’s varnish to protect the wallpaper, then leave to dry. Stick laminate flooring to the top of the sideboard with a high-strength contact adhesive. Paint the sideboard’s original wooden knobs to match your chosen wallpaper and screw them back onto the sideboard.

    37. Give a coffee table a distressed look to match your reinvented sideboard

    White coffee table in living room

    Image credit: Future PLC

    Cover this simple coffee table with textured laminate planks. Choose a pale laminate – you’ll need at least six planks. Measure the table top and shelf, and cut the planks to size. Lay the planks on the table top and on the shelf below to work out how to arrange them to fit. Stick the planks down using a high-strength contact adhesive.

    How do I make my Ikea bookcase look more expensive?

    The easiest way to make your IKEA bookcase look more expensive is to give it a style makeover! Take any IKEA piece of furniture, change the handles and give it a coat of on-trend colour and it will instantly feel bespoke – and therefore more expensive.

    Changing the handles can make all the difference, and gives you the freedom to make it totally personal – our guide to how to fit a door handle has some top tips if you want to give this a try.

    All of these imaginative IKEA hacks are a great way to update your home on a budget.


    14 Space-Saving Bookcases You Won't Believe Are From IKEA

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    BILLY Bookcase

    The classic Billy bookcase does not disappoint, even more than forty years after it was first designed. It boasts a simple look that will never stop being highly functional and minimalist (with a low price to boot). While it comes in a variety of styles with different combinations of drawers and cabinet doors, the original style with open shelves is made in a timeless bookcase design suited for any space in the home.


    IKEABILLY Bookcase, Black-Brown$79


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    BEKANT Shelf Unit

    For a chic, industrial look, consider this black metal shelf unit. The metal material allows the bookcase to hold magnets for notes, while the adjustable shelves make the piece completely customizable. This bookcase is especially functional if you have a collection of books of varying heights, or plan to style dynamic décor alongside your library.


    IKEABEKANT Shelf Unit$299


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    This version of the iconic Billy Bookcase features a natural wood veneer frame and tempered glass doors to keep your belongings safe and neatly organized. It's a modern twist on the classic design. Opt for styles like these when you need extra storage shelves for items you don't necessarily want to put on display.




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    SMUSSLA Side Table

    This versatile bookcase can fulfill multiple purposes depending on your needs. With a finished back, the piece can be placed anywhere in your space—and the shelves of varying sizes can fit any items you'd like to store. This piece could work as stand-alone shelving or underneath a large desk in a home office.


    IKEASMUSSLA Side Table$34


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    BILLY Bookcase

    Get the most out of any available vertical wall space you have with this tall bookcase. Since it comes with a height extension unit, you'll be able to decide how much storage you need and opt for a taller version with additional shelving. There are also glass doors to keep objects like glassware safe and clean, and the deep paint color on natural wood veneer looks timeless.


    IKEABILLY Bookcase$284


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    An innovative horizontal bookcase, this shelving unit maximizes wall space by offering two compartments behind glass doors as well as an additional vertical shelving unit. You can even customize the piece by placing fabric or photos in between the glass and panel of the doors. If you're really in the DIY spirit, add extra fabric to the walls of the inner shelves for a cohesive finish.




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    BRIMNES White Bookcase

    Ideal for a kid's bedroom, this white piece features four shelves and two drawers for ultimate bookshelf organization. Since the drawers are located at the bottom, it's easy for children to reach anything they need. Style the upper shelves with playful décor, or utilize the additional storage for off-season clothing.


    IKEABRIMNES White Bookcase$99


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    BRUSALI Brown Bookcase

    This classic bookcase could work in just about any space. From the bedroom to the living room (or even a hallway), its elegant look adds both function and style wherever it's displayed. The shelves are adjustable to fit your needs, perfect for showing your favorite pieces in a timeless design.


    IKEABRUSALI Brown Bookcase$95


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    BILLY/OXBERG Bookcase

    A narrow bookcase like this is perfect for a snug dining room or kitchen. Use it to display dishes and glassware in a minimalist fashion, or for extra storage on shelves in the bathroom. You can also pair it with a Billy height extension unit or corner hardware to create a larger bookcase that expertly fits your space.

    Measure the available space in the area you plan to style a bookshelf, and play with different combinations of IKEA's versatile bookcases for a shelving unit that fits perfectly every time.


    IKEABILLY/OXBERG Bookcase$89


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    LAIVA Bookcase

    This IKEA bookcase can be yours for just $20. It's a simple piece featuring five shelves and an open style, similar to a leaning bookcase without the angles. Use it to hold books, picture frames, and other decorative objects styled together for a dynamic design.


    IKEALAIVA Bookcase$20


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    BILLY Bookcase

    This birch veneer Billy bookcase is about as simple and streamlined as it gets. The narrow design was made for tight quarters, and four of the shelves are adjustable to accommodate your storage needs. In its light, natural wood finish, this bookcase is perfect to fit earthy designs and neutral décor.


    IKEABILLY Bookcase$69


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    BILLY Bookcase With Glass Doors

    No one would guess that this chic gray and metallic bookcase with glass doors was sourced from IKEA. The large storage unit would look stylish in the living or dining room, and it's perfect for holding a variety of books, knick-knacks, art, and various décor. If your ceilings are tall enough, you can even use the top surface to display a potted plant or a leaning framed print.


    IKEABILLY Bookcase With Glass Doors$179


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    BILLY/MORLIDEN Bookcase With Glass Doors

    Give any room in your home a modern storage upgrade with this black-and-white bookcase. A few open shelves allow you to display visually appealing objects out in the open, while glass doors offer more discrete extra space. This piece is perfect for rooms in need of storage for a variety of items that will be housed in the same place.


    IKEABILLY/MORLIDEN Bookcase With Glass Doors$149


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    BRIMNES Bookcase

    This tall black bookcase looks sleek and sophisticated despite its affordable price tag. Place it in a home office, bedroom, or living room to hold all of your spare belongings. Thanks to its combination of open shelves and drawers, this IKEA find is easy to store both hidden items and decorative pieces alike.


    IKEABRIMNES Bookcase$99

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    Metal shelving units

    The strength and versatility of their design make IKEA metal shelving units the perfect storage solution. We have a whole host of models to make sure your shelving is perfectly suited to the needs and style of your home.

    Choose the style of your shelving

    Need help choosing your shelving units? Below you'll find information about each of our metal shelving ranges, including their main features and customer reviews.

    HYLLIS: metal shelving units suitable for both indoor and outdoor use

    HYLLIS shelving units are made from galvanised steel, making them perfectly suited for your patio. Have you seen our HYLLIS shelving unit set featuring a waterproof cover?

    ★★★★★ Practical, functional and durable

    "A perfect storage solution with an understated, stylish design, and great for decorating with a few plants too", Jess2

    OMAR: modular shelving units that can be assembled in seconds

    OMAR modular metal shelving units are incredibly easy to assemble — you don't even need screws or tools to install them.

    • Suitable for bathrooms
    • Adjustable shelf height
    • Adjustable feet for improved stability

    ★★★★★ The best modular metal shelving unit I've ever bought

    "I've been buying OMAR shelving modules for the past two years now, and I'm really happy with them. They're easy to assembly, aesthetically pleasing and affordable", CLV

    BROR: all-purpose shelving

    BROR shelving units are incredibly strong and can withstand heavy loads, ideal for holding large, weighty objects.

    These metal shelving units are modular, so sections and shelves can easily be added to adapt to your needs Plus, if you prefer, you can combine the metal frame with wooden shelves to give your shelving a less industrial feel.

    Using our planner, you can create your own, customised combination of modules and see how they'd look in your home.

    ★★★★★ Easy to assemble, functional and durable

    "Despite being so lightweight, it's really easy to assemble and install. Its look suits any kind of storage area, casual living space or home office. It can hold a lot of weight, making it really useful in pantries or garages", gbsGlòria

    JONAXEL: perfect for the whole house, even in the bathroom

    JONAXEL storage system shelving units are suitable for any room in the house, even the bathroom.

    These shelving units are made from steel, an incredibly tough material, ensuring your shelving lasts for years.

    ★★★★★ It's a great, multifunctional accessory

    "I loved it from the moment I saw it in the catalogue. It's simple and provides a solution for loads of situations. It's also durable", Jodger

    FJÄLLBO: a metal shelving unit with a rustic, industrial-style design

    If there's one thing that defines FJÄLLBO shelving it has to be its design and industrial style, which are loved by everyone. The units are designed using both steel and solid wood, guaranteeing their durability.

    ★★★★☆ Practical, strong, stylish and affordable

    "Its modular design, great price and sleek appearance alone are enough to make this product stand out", Antonio1111

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    The design for VITTSJÖ series shelving units is based on straight lines and simplicity. Which is why they're so versatile, they tie in perfectly with any style.

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    Here's Why Ikea Is Discontinuing Everyone's Favorite Shelf

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    Expedit, we hardly knew ye. Ikea recently announced that the popular shelving system is not long for this world, and the internet responded with rage. But there's a really good reason for Ikea to get rid of Expedit. And in fact, it's not really going away at all.

    Ikea says it's replacing Expedit with a new line of shelving, called Kallax, beginning in April. The furor over the decision has been swift—especially from vinyl collectors, amongst whom Expedit is something of a cult item. In fact, there's even a 20,000-person strong Facebook page devoted to saving the easily-stackable shelves.

    But chew on this: Ikea uses a whopping one percent of the world's wood supply. That's 17.8 million cubic yards of wood. Much of that goes into making the veneer you find on many of Ikea's most popular products, including Expedit.

    Now, let's look at Kallax. Ikea reports that the internal dimensions of the system are exactly the same as Expedit—so Kallax will still fit your vinyl collection just fine. So what's changing? The thickness of the wide outer edge that makes Expedit so distinctive. It seems like a minuscule change to us, but it's not. Sales numbers for Expedit aren't public, but we know that Ikea sells some 41 million similar Billy bookcases a year.

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    If Ikea can cut even a centimeter of wood on each of those products, it will save massively on material costs. It's also going to help them make good on their claim of sustainability. Right now, 25 percent of Ikea wood is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (though, as one commenter points out, the certification was recently thrown into question). Last year, they pledged to increase that number to 50 percent within five years. And when you're selling hundreds of millions of products a year, even the smallest savings count.

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    So this decision probably has nothing to do with design, and not much to do with stirring up excitement—though that doesn't hurt—either. It's just good business at a truly massive scale. So mourn for Expedit—but remember that it's being replaced by basically the same thing, and it's coming from a more sustainable company.

    Still, it's sad to see Expedit proper go. As the proud owner of one unit, it's by far the most photogenic shelf I've ever owned (see below). Drop your own images in the comments—who knows, maybe Ikea will change its mind.

    Update: Ikea has released images of Kallax, and it looks pretty damn nice. The company also comments that the surface will be more scratch-resistant and more child-friendly, thanks to a slight corner bevel. Crucially, Kallax is described as "a new name" for Expedit.

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    25 Best IKEA Kallax Shelf Hacks - DIY IKEA Makeover Ideas

    📦READY STOCK📦 🚛SHIPPING ON WEEKDAYS & SATURDAY 🚚NO DELIVERY ON SUNDAY & PUBLIC HOLIDAY PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:- This storage unit is perfect for plant pots and plants ⎼ and can easily be transformed into a greenhouse if you complete with HYLLIS cover. Can be used both indoors and outdoors, and is just as suitable on the balcony as in the kitchen, hallway or bathroom. With HYLLIS cover you protect your things from rain and dust, sold separately. If you want a larger storage solution, you can combine several shelving units from the same series. The included plastic feet protect the floor against scratching. This shelf must be fastened to the wall; the back panel has predrilled holes to make it easier. Different wall materials require different types of fixing devices. Use fixing devices suitable for the walls in your home, sold separately. Designer IKEA of Sweden Basematerial: Galvanized steel Foot: Polyamide plastic Wipe clean with a soft cloth dampened in water and a mild washing-up detergent or soap, if necessary. The material in this product may be recyclable. Please check the recycling rules in your community and if recycling facilities exist in your area. HYLLIS Shelving unit Article no: 104.283.27 Packaging size Width: 30 cm Height: 4 cm Length: 74 cm Weight: 3.71 kg Product size Width: 60 cm Depth: 27 cm Height: 74 cm Max. load/shelf: 25 kg NOTE: THIS PRODUCT REQUIRES ASSEMBLY #ikea #bhome #furniture #chair #table #desk #kitchen #sofa #livingroom #homeliving #homie #room #bedroom #bed #mattress #homeappliance #office #officeappliance #rack #stool


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