Let’s be honest, decorating a home can get so incredibly expensive. We recently went from a one bedroom apartment in LA to buying a house so we had so much to buy to furnish it. I didn’t want to spend a fortune, so I have used Ikea hacks like these to decorate my home on a budget. For instance, I recently used Ikea Billy bookcases to create gorgeous built-in shelves in my office like you will see below.
I’ve scoured the internet for the best Ikea hacks and am going to share with you room by room. With these ideas, you can easily decorate your home to look amazing for a fraction of the price. So, let’s start the Ikea hacks home tour, shall we?
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Entryway Ikea Hacks
1. Color-Dipped Entryway Table Ikea Hack
Looking for a fun entryway table that is budget-friendly? Look no further than this Ikea SVALBO hack. It is perfect and less than $100. I love that it adds a fun pop of color to your space. (via The Sweet Beast Blog)
2. DIY Entryway or Mudroom Bench
Ok, so I just fell into a black hole of Ikea hack YouTube videos. I just couldn’t stop watching all the amazing ideas including this one. Using the Ikea shelf, you can create this cute & super functional storage bench for your mudroom or entryway.
Bedroom Ikea Hacks
3. Ikea Apothecary Cabinet Hack
This Ikea hack using the TARVA dresser is such an amazing DIY furniture project! It looks like an apothecary cabinet that would cost a fortune at West Elm or Anthropologie, but no! This DIY apothecary cabinet is perfect for any budget. (via Dupetitdoux)
4. $10 Leather Pulls Dresser Hack
Instantly make your Ikea dresser look more expensive with this super simple modification! (via Sugar & Cloth)
5. Cheap & Easy DIY Painted Basket Ikea Hack
I love buying storage containers and baskets. They instantly make a cluttered space look tidy and organized. However, you want your storage pieces to add to your home decor and not look out of place. That is why I love this DIY storage basket. It is adorable, colorful, and the perfect piece to help organize your bedroom or a kid’s room. It is truly as easy as painting an Ikea basket and adding some pom poms, but makes all the difference. (via Tell Love & Party)
6. Ikea Tarva Hack
Can you believe how different the before & after look? The Ikea Tarva dresser is transformed into this glam white & gold beauty for this Ikea hack. (via Sarah Sherman Samuel)
7. Ikea Hack Headboard
If you have never heard of Stikwood before, prepare to be amazed! This stuff is a DIYers dream. It is reclaimed wood with adhesive backing. In the Ikea hack above, it is stuck to the plain Ikea MALM bed frame to create this gorgeous custom look that is so cheap & easy to recreate. (via Sugar & Cloth)
For more ideas, check out our post: 21 Unique DIY Headboard Ideas to Transform Your Bedroom
Living Room Ikea Hacks
8. Easy DIY Built-Ins From Ikea BILLY Bookcases
This is an Ikea hack must that I have done myself and am obsessed with! Built-in bookcases instantly upgrade your house to look custom and expensive looking. However, there’s a reason that they look expensive…they are. Well, not these! This Ikea hack using the BILLY bookcases, lets you create gorgeous built-ins for a fraction of the price. (via 11 Magnolia Lane)
9. Under $50 Marble & Copper Side Table
If you have read my other posts, you know that marble contact paper (I bought mine cheap on Amazon here) is one of my favorite DIY supplies because it can transform just about anything to make it expensive looking for practically nothing. Then, combined with the copper legs, this ikea hack side table hits it out of the park! (via Style Me Pretty)
10. DIY Light Ikea Hack Using a Bowl
Ikea hacks are not just limited to furniture! There are all sorts of DIY home decor accessories you can make as well like this gorgeous and inexpensive light fixture. Would you believe this is made out of a Ikea bowl?! Watch the video to see just how simple it is to make.
11. Cheap Ikea Stool Hack
I love home decor pieces that bring the outdoors in like this side table Ikea hack. All you need to recreate this gorgeous piece is a cheap Ikea stool and a slice of wood. Talk about budget friendly! (via burkatron)
12. Ikea Painted Furniture Hack
If you saw a photo of this gorgeous furniture piece, would you ever believe it was made from an Ikea piece? I sure wouldn’t! It looks like one-of-a-kind and that really is the great thing about Ikea hacks: you can turn budget-friendly items into unique items that look so expensive. I would have never dreamed of painting a piece of furniture this dark olive green color, but I’m kind of obsessed with it.
13. Ikea Rug to DIY Pouf
Poufs are such a hot home decor piece right now, but they can be surprisingly expensive. Well, not this one! She covered an old Ikea cube/footstool that she had, but the Ikea Jordbro bean bag cube would also be perfect. Then, you can select the perfect fabric to match your home decor and you have a custom DIY pouf. (via Kristi Murphy)
14. TV Stand Ikea Kallax Hack
This genius Ikea Kallax hack (formerly the Expedit) creates a super functional TV console with an incredible amount of storage! It is a great example of a project that is both super functional and great looking. It would be perfect for a family room with lots of kids. (via HoneyBear Lane)