IKEA Hackers is about fans transforming their affordable IKEA furniture into stylish home decor. From customizing shelves and cabinets to creating new items from scratch, you’ll find plenty of inspiration to IKEA hack, IKEA DIY, and upcycle flat pack pieces from the Swedish furniture store.

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


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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 a 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 customization of IKEA products. It could range from a repurposing, reassembly, upgrade, update, personalization, 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 furniture hacks. These projects are shared by professionals and IKEA fans alike, all joined by a common love for IKEA mods, upcycling IKEA furniture, and putting their personal stamp on mass-produced products.

So take a look around … whether you’re looking for IKEA desk hacks, bookshelf hacks, or 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 IKEA hacking project and inspire others to put their stamp on their IKEA furniture. 

Here’s how to send in your DIY IKEA hack.

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 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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