ikea hacks 2022

The world of IKEA hacking has taken off, with fans transforming their affordable furniture into stylish home decor. From customizing shelves and cabinets to creating new items from scratch – there are constant upgrades available for all sorts of needs at your local Swedish furniture retailer!

To start, you can take a look at our quick guide, explore the latest IKEA hacks or begin your search for IKEA hacks.

IKEA Hacks to try in 2023

Whether you’re hacking IKEA for the first time or a pro at it, here are some fun IKEA Hacks to try this year.
Cover up the KALLAX bookcase in 3 easy steps

Cover up the KALLAX bookcase in 3 easy steps

A bookcase cover that’s cheap and easy? That’s right! Read on. The KALLAX is awesome and stores a motherlode of stuff. But come on, it’s hard to keep it looking…

10 best IKEA and LEGO storage ideas

10 best IKEA and LEGO storage ideas

IKEA and LEGO go so well together that it’s inevitable to use them together. While we wait for the fruit of their collaboration, we round up a few of our…

IKEA Laundry Room Ideas: How to Create a Functional and Stylish Space

IKEA Laundry Room Ideas: How to Create a Functional and Stylish Space

IKEA is a go-to source for many home improvement and home decorating ideas. Here we’ll share tips and ideas on how to use IKEA products, which may not necessarily be…

A painted KURA bed becomes the centerpiece of this toddler room

A painted KURA bed becomes the centerpiece of this toddler room

After IKEA hacking our two nurseries (plywood drawer front for the HEMNES chest, EXPEDIT plywood doors and a multi-tasking HEMNES nursery chest) it was time for a bit of a…

Hacking with your kids: “Lampan” mushroom lamp

Hacking with your kids: “Lampan” mushroom lamp

Today I would like to show you a little Ikea Hack which is perfect for the nursery. And best of all: you can do it together with your little ones.…

IKEA Desk Makeover in Hollywood Regency style

IKEA Desk Makeover in Hollywood Regency style

I have been searching for a desk for my new studio in Lawrenceville for weeks. Everything was either overpriced crap or the same old, same old. My style is pretty…

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It’s a love-hack relationship

You’re here probably because you love IKEA, the world renowned Swedish Furniture Store and its affordable flat packed furniture. You even love wandering through the maze and assembling chest of drawers using nothing but an Allen Key. And that’s all good.

What you don’t love about it is — how everyone has the same thing.

The reality. Take the BILLY bookcase for instance. There are over 60-odd million (and counting) of the humble bookshelf all over the world. That’s one for every 100 persons. That’s a lot of same-sameness.

So what do you do?

You hack IKEA.

And IKEA Hackers is here to help you get started.

What is an IKEA Hack?

In simple words, it means the alteration or customisation of IKEA products. It could range from a repurposing, reassembly, upgrade, update, personalisation or the creation of something totally new.

From what started as a hobby, IKEA Hackers has grown to be a library of thousands of IKEA hacks. These projects are shared by professionals and amateurs alike, all joined by a common love for modifying Swedish flatpack and putting their personal stamp on mass produced products.

So take a look around … whether you’re looking for IKEA desk hacks or bookshelf hacks, projects for your living room, bedroom or home office … let’s get the creative juices going.

How to submit a hack to IKEA hackers

Have you hacked IKEA?

Share your project and inspire others to put their stamp on their IKEA furniture. 


Here’s how to send in your project.

Why hack IKEA Furniture?

Ingvar Kamprad started IKEA in 1943 at the age of 17. He worked from his hometown, Älmhult, Sweden, selling household goods like pens, wallets and picture frames. Today, IKEA is a global home furnishing brand operating in over 50 countries. Yet Ingvar’s Småland roots still live on in IKEA — his innovative, no-nonsense approach to problem solving and the desire to make good design accessible to the many.

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There are many reasons to hack IKEA. Many IKEA hackers tell me their goal is to make an IKEA product serve a specific function. Reshape it to fit a space. Or alter it to suit to their style and décor. Importantly, IKEA’s price point makes all of this possible. No matter the reason, hacking IKEA is not easy all the time, but fun most of the time.

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