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35 IKEA Hacks That’ll Make You a DIY Convert

IKEA’s knack for providing us with a never-ending arsenal of versatile furnishings at affordable price points makes the retailer a must-shop. But there’s an added bonus: the DIY-friendly nature of those products. The simple Scandinavian style of everyone’s favorite pieces (we’re looking at you, Billy bookcase) is prime for customization.

From headboards and nightstands to outdoor furniture and dressers, there’s more than enough fodder for hacks. If your favorite IKEA finds are looking a little tired, here are 35 ideas to help you reinvent them.

Woven Headboard

The floating woven piece hanging above Julie Katrine Andersen’s bed is actually part of a bookcase. She used nylon webbing from eBay to upgrade the simple wood frame. It’s inspired by Alvar Aalto’s iconic 611 chair—a nod to the graphic designer’s Finnish heritage. 

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Ivar Side Unit, Ikea ($14)

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Cane Bed

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Domino’s lifestyle editor, Rebecca Deczynski, had grown tired of her Hemnes frame—so she gave it a 2020-approved revamp, thanks to a sheet of caning and a staple gun. It took 10 minutes flat and has completely transformed the space. 

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Hemnes Bed Frame, Ikea ($289)

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Cane Bookshelves

New mom and Holyoke Paper Co. creative director Christina Healy chose the most straightforward upgrade possible for her daughter’s nursery: a chic spin on two Flisat wall shelves with just a staple gun and some leftover strips of cane from an old DIY project. The design is also practical: The cute display makes it easy to find any book when it’s bedtime.

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FLISAT Wall Storage, Ikea ($15)

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Makeshift Entry 

Designer Kate Hamilton Gray’s 500-square-foot apartment lacks a proper foyer, but she still needed a place to stash her keys (and excess kitchenware). This floating cabinet was the perfect fit. For a personal touch, she drilled holes in the doors and added vintage knobs she found while on a trip to London. 

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EKET Cabinet with 2 drawers, Ikea ($90)

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Wall Shoe Rack 

Alyssa Coscarelli’s New York City closet essentially resembles a store thanks to a floor-to-ceiling shoe display mounted to the wall. Look twice at the slim white bars holding up her favorite heels—they’re actually curtain rods. 

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IRJA Curtain rod set, Ikea ($3)

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Painterly Stool 

Wallpaper designer and illustrator Kate Zaremba gave her two Frosta stools ($15 each!) literal facelifts by turning them into abstract portraits. In order to make the silhouettes of the figures really pop, she chose color combinations with higher contrast. There’s no special technique involved—simply draw the main features of the face, such as the forehead, nose, mouth, and chin. One stool should take only 30 minutes to complete. 

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KYRRE Stool, Ikea ($15)

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Mini Library 

When design blogger Elise Joseph asked a millworker what a custom built-in bookcase would cost, he quoted her $3,000. So she decided to make it herself for just $500 by nailing five Billy bookcases to one another and securing them to 2-by-4s on the wall. To hide the spaces between the individual cases and the ceiling, she added a trim board. 

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Billy Bookcase, Ikea ($84)

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Rainbow Credenza 

Before assembling the doors of her Besta cabinet, Ashley Rose, the DIYer behind Sugar & Cloth, coated each front in spray paint, adding a clear shellac coat on top to seal the vibrant hues. 

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BESTÅ Storage combination with doors, Ikea ($200)

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Colorful Console

A simple green wood stain takes this Ivar cabinet to the next level. Add some sleek black pulls, mount your storage system to the wall, and voilà: a piece that appears totally custom. If you want to kick it up a notch, paint the wall a similar shade of green. We have it on good authority from Scandinavian design pros that the monochrome look is the way to go. 

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Ivar Cabinet, Ikea ($70)

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Stenciled Drawers

Take it back to your elementary school days with a good old-fashioned stencil project. Wendy of Wendy’s Living Room has the right idea for updating a basic Malm dresser: She used a modeling paste to decorate the drawers with a 3-D motif, adding a coat of chalk paint at the end to emphasize the texture. 

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Malm 6-Drawer Dresser, Ikea ($159)

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Floral Sofa

Blogger Lana Red designed her own print and reupholstered her Ekebol sofa to create a pink botanical statement for her living room. If you can’t go the bespoke route, not to worry. Companies like Bemz and Comfort Works make specialty covers for IKEA couches. 

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Ekebol Sofa, Ikea ($399)

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Floating Desk

This desk DIY from blogger The Crafted Life is ideal for small spaces lacking in floor space. Use Granhult brackets to craft a modular shelving unit (painted in the color of your choice for a fully custom workspace) to make the most of an empty wall. Vibrant books and baskets not mandatory but definitely encouraged. 

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Granhult Connecting Bracket, Ikea ($7)

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Toy Cubbies

Trust Oh Joy! to come up with the most fun organization solution ever. With a bit of spray paint, Joy Cho turned mobile IKEA coffee tables into cheerful toy storage. Take a cue from Cho and paint yours in tonal hues to really pack a punch. 

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Lallerod Coffee Table, Ikea ($59.99)

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Makeshift Workspace

Who says you need to buy a proper desk for your workspace? Not Asa Dyberg. The IKEA stylist used a combination of drawer units, a pegboard, and a floating shelf to concoct this improvised home office. The best part is that you can reuse each piece individually, rather than be saddled with a clunky workstation that will eventually end up in your attic. 

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Alex Drawer Unit, Ikea ($89)

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Headboard Alternative

A chic bed frame can be a splurge, but this DIY from A Pair and a Spare proves that bespoke on a budget can look just as stylish. To realize this IKEA bedroom hack, simply wrap one of the retailer’s cushy bench pillows in your favorite fabric and adhere it to the wall with leather straps. If you sleep on crisp white linens, use this opportunity to make a statement—maybe a bright orange print or bold stripes. 

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Hemmahos Bench Pad, Ikea ($14.99)

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Dressers-Turned-Desk

If your files are constantly overflowing the drawers of your traditional desk, it’s time to think outside the box. That’s what Emily Lex of Jones Design Company did here, using three (!) Hemnes dressers and a wood IKEA countertop to make one giant workspace in her garage. Be sure to upgrade your dressers with custom pulls or knobs, too—DIYs are all about getting creative, right? 

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Hemnes 3-Drawer Dresser, Ikea ($179)

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Balloon Lamp

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Filled with mini stuffed animals, this whimsical DIY from Husligheter is the ideal adornment for a little one’s room—regular pendant lights have nothing on this fixture. You’ll have to Google Translate the instructions, but trust us: It’s worth it. Use any leftover leather scraps to update the pulls on an old dresser.  

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Regolit Pendant Lamp Shade, Ikea ($4.99)

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Graphic Bar Cart

35 IKEA Hacks That’ll Make You a DIY Convert

Here’s the stylish entertaining station you never knew you needed. The multipurpose piece can be used in a multitude of other ways—a library on wheels, coffee cart, side table—and your choice of wallpaper prints means you can totally tailor this to the room’s color palette. It’s a small-space dweller’s best friend.

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Sunnersta Utility Cart, Ikea ($29.99)

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Statement Storage

You show us an IKEA cabinet system and we’ll show you a front replacement that instantly transforms it into a luxe statement piece. Installing Copenhagen-based studio Reform’s contemporary cabinet fronts is basically the easiest craft project ever. Opt for the Lines design to introduce some texture to your bathroom cupboards.

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Sektion Base Cabinet, Ikea ($486)

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Book Organizer

What was once a standard Lack shelf is now the ultimate book nook. This gorgeous living room from Atelier de Curiosite features the unassuming shelf turned on its side, used to prop up a sofa cushion—a genius way to free up the floor space a standard bookshelf would take over.

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Lack Wall Shelf Unit, Ikea ($59.99)

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Built-In Shelving System

Can you spot the hack? Blogger Designsixtynine arranged a fleet of the ever-popular Billy bookcases in differing sizes in his living room, then coated them in a shade of deep gray so they blend right into the wall like custom built-ins. This trick is a handy way to keep bulky storage from overwhelming a small space.

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Billy Bookcase, Ikea ($84)

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Home Study

35 IKEA Hacks That’ll Make You a DIY Convert

No budget for a proper desk? Fake it till you make it. This DIY from Livet Hemma only requires a trestle and some thrifted books, making it a great solution for first apartment renters or college students on a budget. Scour garage sales and thrift stores for vibrant hardbacks to stack in an ombré formation for the other leg.

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Komplement Shelf, Ikea ($10)

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Floating Centerpieces

Set the scene for your next dinner party with plenty of ethereal textures, like these net “chandeliers.” The tablescape idea (which comes straight from IKEA) is ideal for intimate outdoor weddings or special occasions where you want to go all out.

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Solig Net, Ikea ($24.99)

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Woven Accent Piece

35 IKEA Hacks That’ll Make You a DIY Convert

Here, the popular bamboo fixture is reimagined as a sculptural accent just waiting to be plopped into your living room in lieu of a side table. With the simple addition of wood peg legs, it doubles as a low-sitting floor lamp.

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Sinnerlig Pendant Lamp, Ikea ($69.99)

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Tiny Herb Garden

Not much of a baker? Use this muffin tin as a handy mini garden instead. Either place it on a deep kitchen windowsill or your dining room table as a living centerpiece. Pro tip for the black thumb: Start with mint and chives, two hard-to-kill herbs.

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Vardagen Muffin Pan, Ikea ($9.99)

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Bohemian-Style Seat

The original Stockholm 2017 chair in this Brit + Co DIY is unfortunately out of stock (consider yourself lucky if you nabbed one while they were available). But thanks to the fortuitous resurgence of rattan decor, IKEA still has plenty of woven seating that will work just as well. A little jersey cotton and yarn goes a long way in transforming this boho staple into a more colorful statement. Color-code the design to your heart’s content or embrace a single hue.

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Albacken Armchair, Ikea ($79)

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Wall-Mounted Storage

35 IKEA Hacks That’ll Make You a DIY Convert

Stack four sets of Ivar cabinets side by side and mount them to the wall for this fun IKEA hack. Then go to town picking out a splashy wallpaper to cover the doors—or get creative and try your hand at a painted mural. Something simple like color-blocked abstract shapes is a great idea for a rookie.  

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Ivar Cabinet, Ikea ($70)

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Entryway Board

The secret to a tidy entrance is keeping everything you need where you can see it. Mail, reminders, and even a hanging basket for keys fit neatly on this DIY wall-mounted storage from Ich Designer. You’d never guess it used to be a slatted bed base.

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Luroy Slatted Bed Base, Ikea ($9.99)

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Scandi-Chic Planter

35 IKEA Hacks That’ll Make You a DIY Convert

If you only have a couple hours to DIY, turn your attention to revitalizing a tired old plant vessel. Blogger Trendenser proves the power of paint with this foolproof pot hack. A deep gray one will mimic the look of über-trendy concrete.

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Ingefara Plant Pot, Ikea ($4.99)

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Dream Vanity

Superfront, a Swedish company that will help you hack your IKEA cabinet fronts, is here to cure your bathroom of its drab cupboard woes. Couple your new doors with an equally lustrous faucet for a vanity that exudes effortless elegance.

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Godmorgon/Tolken/Horvik, Ikea ($359)

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Artful Details

Forget painting your frames—give the mats a fresh coat of color instead. The Sweetest Digs shares the how-to for this super-easy (yet super-impactful) DIY. All you’ll need are a few inserts in different bold hues. Wallpaper samples work perfectly.

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Ribba Frame, Ikea ($9.99)

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Textured Planter

Take it back to your art-class days with this dressed-up planter project. Dust off your glue gun to get cracking on the fun upgrade, perfect for the plant parent looking to spruce up her fleet of greenery. Blogger Poppytalk shows us how it’s done.

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Muskot Plant Pot, Ikea ($14.99)

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Trendy Catchall

Paint transforms these basic coasters into one-of-a-kind trinket dishes. Whether you choose to use them as catchalls for your daintier jewelry or keep them as (much more exciting) table protectors is completely up to you.

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IKEA 365+ Coaster, Ikea ($1.99)

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Cozy Lighting

All you need to make over blah overhead lighting is some yarn. Design Love Fest’s high-contrast DIY is all about the details, which add subtle texture to an otherwise basic piece.

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Jara Lamp Shade, Ikea ($5.99)

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Floor Pouf

All you need is an hour and a few inexpensive cushion inserts for this plush seating. Get the how-to from Poppytalk, just in time for your next cocktail party—a couple of these are great to have around for guests.

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Fjadrar Inner Cushion, Ikea ($6)

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This article was originally published on March 4, 2016. It has been updated with new information.

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21 IKEA Desk Hacks for the Most Productive Workspace *Ever*

With the weather getting warmer (and calling your name), the last thing you want to think about is being in your office, let alone staying productive. But making your workspace uber productive isn’t just about purging your pen drawer — after all, a beautiful workspace is a productive workspace. At least, that’s what the pros say.


1. Gold Spray Paint: If you don’t like the look of something, pull out the spray paint. Instantly make your workspace feel more luxe by painting the legs of the IKEA desk gold or copper. It’s a super easy DIY that only takes a few minutes, and you can change it up whenever you’re in the mood for a new color. (via The Everygirl)

2. DIY Mounted Wall Desk: Raise your hand if your craft supplies have completely taken over your desk. Take the storage vertical with a wall-mounted desk and tons of shelves. The shelves can be moved up or down, so you can change it up to fit new needs. Add pops of color to fit your decor by spray painting the brackets or the edges of the shelves. (via The Crafted Life)

3. Minimalist Color Palette: For a more minimal or modern look, paint the legs of your desk black and keep the rest of the room simple with white, black and wood tones. Set up an inspiration board on the wall above your desk and make sure your space is well-lit with a moveable task lamp. (via 79 Ideas)

5. Butcher Block Desk: Give yourself double the storage by putting a piece of wood on top of two sets of drawers. The thicker the wood, the more expensive your DIY desk will look. Finish off the look with a wall-mounted pinboard and a basket underneath for hiding wires. (via Desire to Inspire)

6. DIY Desk Combo: The desks at IKEA definitely come at a perfect price, but sometimes they’re lacking that wow factor. Combine an IKEA desk and a laptop table to make one ultra-functional workspace. Give both pieces a coat of gold paint, and you’ve got the desk of your Pinterest dreams. (via Chic Street Style)

7. DIY Kate Spade-Inspired Desk: Every gal needs a little glam in their lives and no one knows how to rock a gold-and-black color palette quite like Kate Spade. Paint the legs of your desk gold, then add black and white striped paper inside the drawers for a fun peekaboo accent. (via Personally Andrea)

8. Inspiration for Days: Use the legs of a sawhorse desk as a sneaky storage space — keep the clutter hidden away in pretty baskets and boxes. Forget Pinterest; sometimes you just need to have your inspiration out in front of you for real. If you like switching up your art on the daily, mount a wire photo holder with clips for easy swaps and zero nail holes. (via Refinery 29)

9. DIY Kids Desk: When considering materials for your workspace, don’t knock a good piece of plywood: It’s cheap and gives the space a warm, natural texture. Hack IKEA’s bedroom storage by using plywood to hold them together and give the space a more fitted, built-in look. (via Growing Spaces)

10. DIY Modern Desk: Switch the legs off your IKEA desk for something more fashionable. Hairpin legs are modern + feminine, and look stellar when painted a soft pastel color. (via Style Me Pretty)

11. Twice as Nice: Keep your workspace streamlined and stylish with white accessories (hello, faux fur) and a natural wood desktop. All-white everything can be the perfect blank canvas for you to start your brainstorming. (via The Everygirl)

12. Floating Shelves: Use two IKEA STUVA modules as the base of the desk and a sturdy piece of wood as the desktop. Add even more storage with floating shelves above the desk to pile on a few books, framed art or even pegs to keep your bag off the floor. (via Peek it Magazine)

13. DIY Office Desk: Keep it light and bright with lots of gold accents against white, and you’ll be on your way to a super stylish workspace. Add an inspirational quote to get you through those long afternoon work slumps. (via Beauty Ressort)

14. Multiple Work Stations: Can’t decide if you want to sew or paint today? Make your desk work double time by using the IKEA ALEX unit to separate the desk into two distinct work stations. (via Welke)

15. Nordic Chic: There’s a reason Nordic style is on trend — it just looks so good. Put your desk in a corner for a great way to double your workspace and save room for more fun projects. After all, having a space dedicated to your hobbies is a great way to stay creative.

16. DIY Mid-Century Desk Hack: Blend IKEA’s Scandi look with a retro mid-century vibe. Pick up a few things from the hardware store and transform your IKEA desk with new legs and a backer board. (via eHow)

17. Full-Length Workspace: Transforming your workspace isn’t just about finally alphabetizing your file cabinets; it’s about making it beautiful too. Minimal decor and desk accessories can help maintain an uncluttered mind. (via Sugar & Cloth)

18. DIY Color-Blocked Storage Top: Even the most minimal workspace can benefit from color-blocked storage drawers and a cozy faux fur seat. Add a tiny bit of gold and a plush faux fur to warm up your space. (via Livet Hemma)

19. DIY Marble Desk Hack: It’s all about that marble-topped desk in this sleek home office. If you’re thinking it’s time to update your desk, use contact paper to DIY your own glam desk, and add gold hardware for a super luxe look. (via Ann Lee)

20. Shared Workspace: Sharing a workspace or home office can be challenging (especially if you’re coworkers are your kids!), but you can make it work by giving them their own space and a bank of drawers to fill with art supplies. (via Nalle’s House)

21. Extra Book Storage: Looking for a creative way to showcase last year’s reading list? IKEA hacked their own desk with this fun and unexpected DIY. (via Livet Hemma)

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Seasons in Colour

So many of us have spare rooms that cost us thousands of pounds to get. One study suggests that an extra bedroom can add up to 15 per cent to the value of your home, especially if it's a loft conversion with an en suite bathroom. In the north, adding a new bedroom could increase the value of your home by as much as 46%. So why do larger homes tend to have so much unused space?

And it is not just me. If you own a home outside London, chances are you have a spare room that becomes the sum of all shame. In my home, surprisingly, this title goes to the guest bedroom, which serves better as a dumping ground for all clean but yet to be ironed clothes, because, you know, there is a bed and it calls out for clothes to be spread freely over it.

But let's get back to the spare bedroom. This is what we started with, it's an average sized room, with some kind of large recess in the wall, that happened to fit two large PAX wardrobes perfectly. It has served occasionally as an additional guest bedroom but mostly it is a room that we don't even air that much, it sees no foot traffic at all. Oh and yes these are indeed IKEA wardrobes that have wallpaper on them, an easy and cheap DIY that has lasted years.

Disclosure: This post contains a link to a gifted product - the HAG CAPISCO Puls 8020 chair.

Fast forward to the start of secondary school however and somehow this set up in the kid's room just didn't seem to be great. There simply was not enough storage to get the 11 year old organised in the way we wanted him to.

Room Reveal: Spare room turned home office | seasonsincolour.com | a room with blue wall Dulux steel symphony 1 and shark chair by made.com, wall stickers with rocket and ikea kallax storage, a white bed with duvet covered in stars

Changes we made to this bedroom later on, to accomodate the reading during the last two years of primary school showed us that there was still a lot of room for improvement and that we were not using the space correctly. We could make a lot of changes in here, but we would need to call in a joiner and custom build storage and a desk to make this room great.

That was not an option due to cost.

At some point I even thought we should remove part of the wall to the left of the bed and unite this bedroom with the spare bedroom, to create one large play and work room (with one access point / door completely replaced with anew wall). Again that seemed excessive from a cost perspective and it would also de-value the house by losing one bedroom.

In the end, logic prevailed and we just gave the spare bedroom a new lease of life.

Our inspiration

We looked up for projects that we liked on Pinterest and saved the ones that resonated the most with our aesthetic, in a secret mood board. our style could be summarised as follows:

  • Industrial vibes

  • One dark wall

  • Pops of mustard yellow

  • Wall-hung Storage

  • A long working surface

What we did:

  • The wardrobes stayed put and with their current wallpaper on - for the time being!

  • We painted the wall behind the desk in Dulux Cobalt Night. I had this mixed in Soft Sheen and it took 3 coats to get a good consistent colour. In comparison, Little Greene or Farrow and Ball need only two coats for a deep even colour.

  • We moved 2x IKEA MICKE desks from my office and from the kid's room in here to create a longer working surface, to accomodate the computer screen and writing area.

  • We moved the IKEA Billy bookcase from my office for extra storage and to create a reading nook.

  • We added the IKEA EKET wall shelves about the desk.

  • We moved the orange floor lamp (Made.com) from the kid's room here, together with a garden bean bag that would otherwise be stored in our shed throughout winter. This way we created a reading nook that is cosy and comfortable.

  • We added a new office chair that was gifted by FLOKK - this is the HAG CAPISCO Puls 8020 chair with extra cushion for comfort. It is completely configurable in terms of colour, headrest and footrest and it is very very comfortable. You can also sit back to front which I love!

Check here for the details on how the paint colour went on, what it looked like after the first coat of colour and how we put the EKET shelves on the wall.

The Reveal

Spare room turned home office for a teenager | seasonsincolour.com interiors blog | wall painted in Dulux Cobalt Night | Flokk Capisco Puls 8020 and PAX Wardrobe ikea hack, IKEA EKET SHELVES
Spare room turned home office for a teenager | seasonsincolour.com interiors blog | wall painted in Dulux Cobalt Night | Flokk Capisco Puls 8020 and PAX Wardrobe ikea hack, IKEA EKET SHELVES
Spare room turned home office for a teenager | seasonsincolour.com interiors blog | wall painted in Dulux Cobalt Night | Flokk Capisco Puls 8020 and PAX Wardrobe ikea hack, IKEA EKET SHELVES
Spare room turned home office for a teenager | seasonsincolour.com interiors blog | wall painted in Dulux Cobalt Night | Flokk Capisco Puls 8020 and PAX Wardrobe ikea hack, IKEA EKET SHELVES
Spare room turned home office for a teenager | seasonsincolour.com interiors blog | wall painted in Dulux Cobalt Night | Flokk Capisco Puls 8020 and PAX Wardrobe ikea hack, IKEA EKET SHELVES
Spare room turned home office for a teenager | seasonsincolour.com interiors blog | wall painted in Dulux Cobalt Night | Flokk Capisco Puls 8020 and PAX Wardrobe ikea hack, IKEA EKET SHELVES
Spare room turned home office for a teenager | seasonsincolour.com interiors blog | wall painted in Dulux Cobalt Night | Flokk Capisco Puls 8020 and PAX Wardrobe ikea hack, IKEA EKET SHELVES
Spare room turned home office for a teenager | seasonsincolour.com interiors blog | wall painted in Dulux Cobalt Night | Flokk Capisco Puls 8020 and PAX Wardrobe ikea hack, IKEA EKET SHELVES
Spare room turned home office for a teenager | seasonsincolour.com interiors blog | wall painted in Dulux Cobalt Night | Flokk Capisco Puls 8020 and PAX Wardrobe ikea hack, IKEA EKET SHELVES
Spare room turned home office for a teenager | seasonsincolour.com interiors blog | wall painted in Dulux Cobalt Night | Flokk Capisco Puls 8020 and PAX Wardrobe ikea hack, IKEA EKET SHELVES

Theme wall colour

After a very happy four years with my office painted in Farrow & Ball's Railings, I knew that the wall behind the desk needed to be painted in a delicious dark colour. A dark background helps focus and so looking at a number of paint colours I decided to have some COBALT NIGHT mixed in soft sheen at my local Homebase.

COBALT NIGHT is also included in the 2021 Dulux colour palettes and specifically the Earth Palette.

Spare room turned home office for a teenager | seasonsincolour.com interiors blog | wall painted in Dulux Cobalt Night | Flokk Capisco Puls 8020 and PAX Wardrobe ikea hack, IKEA EKET SHELVES
Spare room turned home office for a teenager | seasonsincolour.com interiors blog | wall painted in Dulux Cobalt Night | Flokk Capisco Puls 8020 and PAX Wardrobe ikea hack, IKEA EKET SHELVES
Spare room turned home office for a teenager | seasonsincolour.com interiors blog | wall painted in Dulux Cobalt Night | Flokk Capisco Puls 8020 and PAX Wardrobe ikea hack, IKEA EKET SHELVES

My next mini-challenge is to sort out the reading nook - styling and faffing, the fun stuff!

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12 Easy Hacks for the IKEA EKET Cabinet Series

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Replace the Top

Most of the cabinets in the EKET series are push to open, but when you have the opportunity to install gorgeous gold handles, it's hard to pass up. Gloribell Lebron of Know How She Does It created her own sideboard out of three EKET cabinets, a piece of wood, and some gold hardware.

She and her husband routed out the wood on this top piece so it fit the cabinets similarly to a shoebox lid, but you could also use construction adhesive to fit a board on top.

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Make a Slim Console Table

If you need something slim to save space in an entryway, consider turning the EKET cabinet on its side. You can remove the interior shelves, turn it so the door opens down, and add some legs for a secretary desk-style console table.

Here, Vintage Fabriken added a beautiful botanical wallpaper to the inside of the cabinet, painted it teal, added a hook on the side (for bags or jackets), and used a strip of leather to act as a stop on the cabinet door. The finishing touch of the custom legs, which have woven leather details, is the icing on the cake.

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Make a Play Kitchen

For some reason, realistic play kitchens are ridiculously expensive, but why pay an arm and a leg for one when you could build your own custom one? Some DIY parents are creating play kitchens for their little ones with parts of the EKET series.

In this one created by Our Never Ending '90s on Instagram, the EKET storage combo with feet acts as a fridge, and a couple of the single cabinets make up the sink/oven area. Add some cabinet pulls as handles onto the door fronts and your little chef will be cooking up an imaginary masterpiece in no time.

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Go for Floating Cubbies

The EKET cubbies also come in a ton of different colors, and you can mount them to your wall for easy, colorful geometric storage. How cool do these multicolored blocks look in this primary-colored room?

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Use Under-Stair Space Efficiently

Most of us know the plight of having empty space under the stairs that's hard to make use of. It's awkwardly shaped, sometimes narrow, and it can be a pain to find storage that actually looks good. Thanks to Just Another Downham, we're inspired to use the EKET combo to fill that awkward stair gap with functional (and cute!) storage. The tops of each cubby beg for a décor moment, too.

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Make a Simple Sideboard

So this may or may not qualify as a real "hack," but when the cabinets fit this perfectly into a space, it feels like fate. Here, two EKET cabinets are simply pushed together to perfectly fill this awkward niche in a playroom. Not only do the cabinets hideaway toys and games, but they're the perfect place to display plants, books, and other décor items.

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Opt for Hairpin Legs

Ready for one of the simplest EKET hacks of all? Add some new legs to the cabinet and call it a day. We're huge fans of the midcentury, minimal vibe that hairpin legs give off, but you could go all out and add some turned wood legs, industrial-style metal legs, or add some fancy filigree-type legs.

Donna Keidel from Our Bright Road also added some vinyl to the cabinets to create a geometric pattern to jazz up the white piece.

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Make a Fluted Bedside Table

Fluted furniture is all the rage right now, but the price...not so much. Thankfully, you can make your own fluted furniture with some half-round moulding from the hardware store. Kirsty of Our Home at 29 turned her EKET two-drawer cabinet into a sleek, fluted nightstand with some glue, half-rounds, table legs, and paint, and she was even kind enough to post the tutorial on her Instagram.

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Create a Custom Bar

If you live in a small space, finding a bar cart that fits perfectly into the teeny corners of your home is a pain. But, with some imagination and an EKET cabinet combo, you can make your own drink station for coffee or cocktails.

We love that this one by Every Home on Instagram has both open and closed storage, so you can display things like glassware and bottles, and hide the less aesthetic bar accessories behind closed doors.

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Go Art Deco

We're in another phase of the roaring '20s, right? Or at least we can pretend to be? Channel the opulence of the era by jazzing up your cabinet fronts with a washi tape pattern inspired by art deco pieces of the decade.

All you need is the cabinet and some washi tape to complete this hack—and perhaps the patience of Sarah of Home 2 Style who created this piece.

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Add Gold Touches

Add a little bit of spice to a plain cabinet set by putting on gold drawer pulls and matching legs on it. This EKET-turned-bedside-table adds a glam elements to a room full of neutral colors, and we love how the legs bring the table up to the height of the bed.

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I had no idea how to do it correctly, but I understood that the pussy should be lowered onto his mouth and. Pressed hard, so I did. after sitting and fidgeting for half a minute, I finally managed to squeeze out the first drops from myself.

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There was something humiliating in this strange position for me, but I could not help myself. I wanted her to never stop. Suddenly, with her long, sharp fingernail, she scratched me inside, and I instinctively twitched. Wait, she opened the drawer of the nightstand again and took out a shiny black plastic case from under the mascara, covered with a rounded gold.



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