These IKEA Hacks Look Sharp and They’ll Solve Your Storage Woes

We’re back with more good IKEA hacks, this time with a bunch that not only look phenomenal, but also amp up the storage capacity of your space. These projects are triple threats: budget-friendly, functional, and also really stylish.

If you’ve got some empty space around a window, consider building an entire daybed with surrounding storage. House Homemade pulled off this project using IKEA BILLY bookcases, and the results speak for themselves. She’s got the entire process documented over on her website.

You have to love this restyled storage cabinet from Cup of Life. Shifra sanded and stained the front panels of the lower drawers, then added gold ring pulls for a completely new look. It’s so much warmer and more interesting than before.

This hack is from Anna Kubel, who flipped some IKEA bookcases on their sides, then inserted some extra shelves and added some legs for extra height. It’s a slight twist on a boring basic. (Also lead image above.)

Wioleta of Abbeyfeale Interior Design took an IKEA BESTA unit and added some laser cut inlays before painting it a muted gray green. It’s not looking like IKEA very much anymore, and that can be a very good thing.

To create a functional storage ladder, the Wall Whisperer used a piece of IVAR shelving secured to the wall with BJÄRNUM folding hooks. When s-hooks get involved, you can hang pretty much anything.

No bathroom is complete without the necessary storage, and that includes even smaller half baths. When Marti of Project Palermo redid her Chicago home’s powder room, she customized an IKEA SILVERAN vanity with paint, tapered legs, and brass knobs. It looks so classic and handsome.

Medina of Grillo Designs is always doing good things to her rental apartment. This time she did a whole entryway makeover, using a mounted IVAR unit and wire baskets for welcome closed storage.

And while we’re here, there’s a new company in town called Norse Interiors, which lets you upgrade basic IKEA units with new doors, hardware and legs. It’s one of the easiest ways to change up your favorites, and make them something so much more.

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