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 for the holidays

Looking for some holiday decor inspiration?
Check out these fantastic fall IKEA Hacks and make some classy and chic DIYs this holiday season.
DIY Advent Calendars: 8 easy hacks for a fun countdown

DIY Advent Calendars: 8 easy hacks for a fun countdown

It’s never too early to get ready for Christmas. A surefire way to get into the holiday spirit is to set up an advent calendar. What’s advent? For most parts…

12 IKEA Christmas decoration hacks for the unexpected sparkle

12 IKEA Christmas decoration hacks for the unexpected sparkle

So you want to decorate for Christmas but at a loss for ideas? We got you. Take a look around at the IKEA items you may already have. With a…

Make delightful mini Christmas trees in rainbow colors

Make delightful mini Christmas trees in rainbow colors

I wanted wire mini Christmas trees that were in fabulous rainbow colors and didn’t want to pay top dollar. FEJKA mini Christmas trees | IKEA.com These…

The best Christmas Tree when you live in a small space

The best Christmas Tree when you live in a small space

Merry Christmas! Elly shows us how she turned the IKEA Christmas tree fabric into a 3D wall hanging, complete with presents. She bought this wonderful IKEA christmas tree fabric over…

This IKEA Christmas decor is fun, cute and yummy

This IKEA Christmas decor is fun, cute and yummy

It’s the Christmas decor that gives most bang for your buck. It’s an activity for you (and your kids), it’s so very Instagrammable and it tastes good. The IKEA Gingerbread…

10 last minute Christmas decor ideas to deck your halls and walls

10 last minute Christmas decor ideas to deck your halls and walls

Just 10 more days to Christmas and if you’ve not gotten the holiday decor up, it’s now or never. Here are 10 last minute Christmas decor ideas you can quickly…

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Find hacks for an IKEA furniture

Enter your keywords, eg: ‘KALLAX”, “SKADIS’, “room divider’ “KURA climbing wall”

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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.

Jules IKEA Hackers at IKEA Concept Center
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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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