With our up coming move in December, I’m super excited to get decorating in our new place. One of the things I love about Ikea furniture is its simplicity and clean lines. It makes a perfect canvas for personalizing your furniture pieces to make them all your own with a little bit of creativity and flare. So for this post, I’ve put together a roundup of some of my favorite Ikea hacks to share with you.

15 Incredibly Chic Ikea Hacks You’ll Be Dying To Try

1. DIY Campaign Chest

Chic Ikea Hacks - This amazing plum colored chest was once just a plain wood Ikea campaign chest!

This piece has me just swooning! This amazing plum colored chest was once just a plain wooden Ikea campaign chest. Now it’s a stunning accent piece you can’t miss! Get the details: For Chic Sake.

2. Living Room Side Tables

Chic Ikea Hacks - Sometimes all you need is a little gold spray make for a complete makeover

Sometimes all you need is a little gold spray make for a complete makeover. This Ikea hack gives a fresh look to the PS 2012 living room sidetables. Get the details: Oh My Dear Blog.

3. Marble Ikea Coffee Table

Chic Ikea Hacks - Too good to be true! Marble-ize your coffee table with some marble contact paper

You don’t need to spend a fortune on a real marble table! This genius piece is an Ikea coffee table is covered with some marble contact paper. Honestly, I couldn’t even tell the difference! Get the details: Poppytalk.

4. Gilded Bedside Table

Chic Ikea Hacks - A great piece that looks and feels so much more luxe than you would imagine.

This great piece that looks and feels so much more luxe than you would imagine. With some gold leaf and wood pieces, you could craft this lovely night table for just $30. Get the details: Style Me Pretty.

5. Ikea Rast Hack

Chic Ikea Hacks - I love this two-toned number.  They look like they're out of a magazine!

I’m love this two-toned number! With some stain, white paint and gold pulls, I would have guessed that this dresser came straight out of a decor magazine! Get the details: The Little House.



6. Gold Gilded Lampshades

Chic Ikea Hacks - Gold and black has glam all over it.

This gold and black number just spells glam, but without the price tag. For the details: Haute Khuuture.

7. Ikea Hack – Gold and Marble Shelves

Chic Ikea Hacks - These gold and marble shelves are so gorgeous, you wouldn't believe they're from Ikea

There’s on doubt about it, gold is all the rage these days. These gold and marble shelves are so gorgeous, you wouldn’t believe they’re from Ikea! Get the details: Style Me Pretty.

8. Classy Floating Cabinets

Chic Ikea Hacks - These gold pulls give this Ikea floating cabinets an extra classy look!

These gold pulls give this Ikea floating cabinets an extra classy look! For the details: Made By Girl.

9. DIY Modern Desk

Chic Ikea Hacks - This modern desk is beyond chic! Love those mint hairpin legs!

This modern desk is beyond chic! Love those mint hairpin legs! Get the details: Style Me Pretty.

10. DIY Ikea Hack Side Table

Chic Ikea Hacks - These Ikea hack DIY side tables only cost $35 to make, and they’re pretty much one of a kind.

Can you believe these Ikea hack DIY side tables only cost $35 to make? They’s so cute and perfect for storage and display. Get the details: Sugar and Cloth.



11. Gold Ikea Brackets

Chic Ikea Hacks - These gold brackets with paired with reclaimed wood shelves make a stunning wall shelving unit

Give those boring brackets a makeover with some gold paint. This Ikea hack pairs these gold brackets with paired with reclaimed wood shelves make a stunning wall shelving unit. Get the details: Houzz.

12. Ikea Hacks – DIY Dresser

Chic Ikea Hacks - A little bit of paint can go a long way. This beautiful gold and white DIY dresser is a simple, easy to do hack that looks great.

A little bit of paint can go a long way. This beautiful gold and white number DIY dresser is a simple, easy to do hack that looks great too! Get the details: Smitten Studio.

14. Gold Leaf Ikea Desk Hack

Chic Ikea Hacks - You don't need to pay big bucks for this gorgeous gold number.  With a little bit of gold gild and elbow grease you can make it yourself.

You don’t need to pay big bucks for this gorgeous gold number. With a some gold leaf and elbow grease you can make it yourself! Get the details: Style Me Pretty.

15. Ikea Desk Hack

Chic Idea Hacks - The gold legs just give this table a whole new look!

The gold legs just give this table a whole new look! It’s amazing what a little gold paint can do. Get the details: Just Bella.

What’s your favorite Ikea hack?
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  • Robin Rue

    Ikea has such cute stuff, but there is only one in my area and it gets so crowded you can’t get near the place.

    • Same here! Weekends at Ikea are busier than the supermarket before dinner. But usually weekdays are better. Thanks Robin!

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    I can’t believe I’ve never been in an IKEA. I need to get in there and take a look at everything!

    • You should if you have a chance! Lots of well priced goodies there! Thanks Liz 🙂

  • Fi Ni Neachtain

    I’ve never been to Ikea before – can you believe that. I love all the furniture hacks you’ve featured though, great ideas.

    • You’re missing out! But you can still try the furniture hacks with all the other furniture too! Thanks Fi Ni!

  • Thanks Hanh, oh yes, gold just makes everything a better! Those 2 are my top faves too! 🙂

  • Thanks Candice! I think you can buy their products online too, if you don’t have one too close by. Cheers!

  • Lisa

    I LOVE that coffee table. It really does look like real marble. Gorgeous.

  • Kung Phoo

    Ikea has such great things.. We do not get their often enough to take advantage of all their things.. I like the living room tables..

  • This would be refreshing additions to the household. They also have nice contemporary designs.

  • Catherine S

    All the furniture is really nice. I love the marble coffee table.

  • I love number 14, that’s so my style!

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Omg being an IKEA fanatic this is just fantastic!!!!

  • Carly Anderson

    IKEA hacks are so great. I love bedside table the most for some reason.

  • Michelle

    Wow I love this!! This is so cool 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

  • My life is about re-purposing IKEA pieces, these suggestions are fabulous!!!!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

  • TheNewClassy

    I am loving all the gold! What great ideas. 🙂

  • Kae James

    I love love love all the designs! I’m going to have to take some these ideas and incorporate them into my own.

  • April Mims

    These are all great ideas! My daughter will be moving out on her own next month when she graduates college so these will be helpful.

  • Sandy

    You’ve got gorgeous designs. I love all the stylish ideas.

  • Nina Say

    Hacks like this are so useful Thank you, I would do every single one.

  • Mama to 5 Blessings

    Love Ikea, it is the best place to shop for anything and everything in your home!

  • I love the gold add ons! I am obsessed with Ikea and happy there is one close to me!

  • April Decheine

    I am obsessed with Ikea, but seeing this post makes me think… Their style is so simple.

  • Ikea is one of my favorite stores. I like the DIY Modern Desk.

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    These are all great pieces. We just furnished our new house with wonderful pieces from Ikea.

  • geanine petraglia

    Love the hacks, what a great way to personalize your furniture

  • Weekends With Winter

    I love love this! I want so much to be a DIYer but I can’t put together furniture to save my life!

  • Karissa Ancell

    These are so great and so beautiful.

  • Michelle

    I am redecorating and found this post so useful! Thank you!

  • Chrysa Duran

    LOVE all of the IKEA Hacks! My fav is that floating shelf. I need a lot of those!

  • Kristen

    I go Ikea everytime I go to Chicago. I love that headboard with the buttons!

  • By far Ikea is one of my favorite home centers. There’s always a gem to be found there. This is my first time on your blog and I love it.

  • Elizabeth Collins

    I absolutely love the rug in #2 and am looking for a simple rug that is gray and white. Does anyone know where the rug in #2 is from???

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