20+ Beautiful IKEA HEMNES Hacks: Tips and Ideas

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The IKEA HEMNES range is a series of beautifully crafted tables, cabinets, shelves, bed frames, chests of drawers, and more. It is ideal for every area of your home to give it a timeless feel of traditional-styled furniture made from solid wood.


The traditional details and the country-style mix are perfect for organizing. They can be coordinated to create a country-style flowing décor in each room. The robust and durable furniture has an heirloom feel that can be found in a range of colors that lends a warm natural feeling to the space.


From living room to hallway or bedroom to bathroom, you can perfectly coordinate the timeless pieces to be decorative and functional.


5 series in the IKEA HEMNES range


1. Bathroom Series


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The bathroom series has a range of sink cabinets with double and single drawers, mirrors, vanities, storage sets, stools, and benches that can be combined to create the perfect cozy bathroom setting. They have pieces that will be perfect for large spacious bathrooms down to the small items that fit perfectly in tight spaces. 


2. Bedroom Series


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The bedroom series has a wide range of options, from beds and day beds to chests of drawers, bedside tables, mirrors, and much more. The elegant furniture is sustainably sourced, with each piece having a unique look thanks to the solid pines’ natural texture, color, and grain variation. The perfect décor to create that cozy cottage touch.


3. Hallway Series


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The hallway series is perfect for those entrance halls to create an inviting atmosphere in the home. A combination of hat racks, open wardrobes, shoe cabinets, and benches can quickly clear up and organize the clutter, keeping your entrance chic and tidy.


4. Living room Series


IKEA HEMNES TV stand hack


The living room series offers solid wood furniture like TV stands for a traditional and practical look and feel. Combinations can be used to create wall units for decorating or organizing. The cabinets have interchangeable shelves with dampers on doors for a soft and quiet close. The series comes in various colors that can easily be matched for uniformity or mixed and matched for an eclectic décor.


5. Workspace Series 


L shaped HEMNES desk hack


Creating a relaxed and inspiring workspace is easy with the HEMNES workspace series. Solid pine wood furniture complements each other with a traditional look yet with all the modern functions. The series has a range of desks to choose from, with an easy add-on unit desk for organizing your table and a beautiful bureau that can add charm to your creative space.


IKEA Hacks for the HEMNES Range


There are so many IKEA hacks where you can convert a chic piece of furniture into a fun or functional centerpiece.


HEMNES diaper changing table


Parents will love the diaper changing table using a chest of drawers unit and adding converted CD racks to increase the depth of the top and, of course, storage space. It’s the ideal project to create storage for all your baby essentials.


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Speaking of storage, if you need to increase the storage space, the built-in HEMNES bookshelf hack will provide walls of space for books, décor, or office space. Combining multiple bookshelves creates space and adds depth and character to a room.


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If you need a centerpiece for your kitchen, use the kitchen island with drawers hack to create storage space and counter space to prepare extra delicious meals.


HEMNES sink cabinet hack


In the bathroom, if you want the look of a modern bathroom vanity the HEMNES 2-drawer sink cabinet may be just the thing you’re looking for.


There are so many more IKEA HEMNES hacks waiting for you to explore. Just scroll down and be inspired.


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Turning IKEA Hemnes into Built-Ins

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Hemnes add on unit transformed into console

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Hemnes Lift-top Coffee Table

Hemnes Lift-top Coffee Table

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