20 best IKEA hacks on Instagram 2019

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It’s been a while since I last did a round up of my favourite IKEA hacks on Instagram. And since then, the number of IKEA hacks on IG has grown leaps and bounds.

When I did a search, I found over 280,000 posts on #ikeahacks!

So, before the year ends, let’s dive in and check out some of the best IKEA hacks on Instagram.

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20 best IKEA hacks on Instagram

#1 MALM reading nook

A cosy reading nook from 2 MALM dressers (though the caption mentions HEMNES), framed. It even has space behind the cabinets for storage.

#2 KALLAX kitchen island

A lovely farmhouse style kitchen island using the KALLAX shelving unit as the starting point.

Watch the build process video here:

#3 Breakfast bar with the FINNVARD trestle

Want a breakfast counter? This is probably the easiest way to set one up. A FINNVARD trestle and butcher block anchored to the wall. And that’s it!

#4 Sewing room cutting table

Inspired by this sewing table hack, Johanna made her own version from 3 KALLAX units. The table provides lots of storage and a large surface for cutting. Perfect!

Watch her cutting table video below. Sewing room tour video here.

#5 The blue “yoga mat” bag

The FRAKTA trimmed to fit a rolled up yoga mat and protect it from the rain.


Always love a good IKEA-LEGO hack. This LEGO station is made from 2 TROFAST units back to back.

#7 Vintage style TARVA

A row of TARVA 3-drawer dressers given the faux drawer treatment. Classic.

#8 HOVET industrial mirror

Industrial mirrors have pretty much exploded on my Instagram feed. Most are pretty expensive. Make one from the large HOVET mirror and save some $$.

#9 Dog bowls using the IVAR

Isn’t this cute? Food and water bowls for your dog using short IVAR posts and a shelf. Cut holes in the shelf to fit your dog bowls.

#10 Hot air balloon with REGOLIT

Add a little whimsy to your kids’ room. A REGOLIT lamp shade, small basket and stick on dots completes this hot air balloon.

#11 A classy mirror cube

This looks a million bucks but it’s cheaper than you think. You’ll need 2 packs of IKEA LOTS mirrors, 24 angle brackets, masking tape and an adhesive that fixes to both glass and metal. Join the mirrors together, et voilà!

#12 KURA playhouse

A lovely KURA playhouse. Click the arrows to see how happy she is to call this her big girl bed.

#13 Cigar Box Guitar

When I see absolutely “far out” hacks like this, it gets me very excited. It also reminds me of this one. I hope the BRONSSOPP guitar sounds good.

#14 Toy box crate with seat

What an idea! A toy box with storage and seating. So useful, and I don’t mean just for kids. I can think of a number of ways I can use this handy storage crate ottoman at home.

#15 Mobile phone loop

No instructions found. But it seems pretty straightforward. Snip the handle off the FRAKTA blue bag and glue the ends to inside of a phone case. Done!

#16 Release the KROKEN

If plain clear glass is boring, jazz up the KROKEN with art. These personalised water bottles make great gifts too.

#17 FROSTA chair

So simple but make a difference. Just take one more FROSTA seat and leg and attach the short curved section under the seat. Sadly, the FROSTA seems to be discontinued, which is a major bummer. It is definitely Number 1 on my “IKEA, Please Bring Back List“.

#18 LEGO brick cabinet

These LEGO brick cabinets are adorable. Cilla made them from EKET cubes and round discs. Catch her Stories at @designbycilla for the tutorial.

#19 Prehistoric DUKTIG

This Jurassic theme DUKTIG play kitchen is so rawrsome. Be sure to check out the entire room @sweet_home_of_mine. And this post for more DUKTIG hack inspo.

#20 Rustic coffee table

Probably the simplest hack ever. The SNIDAD basket (handles removed) topped with a round wood table and there you have it! A coffee table for your patio.

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