Top 5 Favorite Ikea Hacks

If you follow any home decor boards on Pinterest, you have likely seen a boring piece of Ikea furniture recreated or transformed into a much more expensive high-end looking piece.

This is called an “Ikea Hack.”  Some are as simple as adding a simple embellishment.  While some involve busting out the power tools.  In fact, there is an entire website called Ikea Hackers dedicated to such hacks.

Ikea dressers are a great staple to have in your home, but they can be kind of dull.  The Ikea Koppang dresser is plain white, but looks amazing when dressed up with gold trim and hardware.

ikea koppang dresser

The Tarva dresser is transformed into an ombre wonder.  This would be so amazing in a girl’s room!

ikea ombre Decor8

Finally, the Rast dresser is given a makeover to look similar to a very expensive Dorothy Draper dresser.

ikea rast

ikea draper Roost-Home

The options are endless for transforming Ikea dressers.  From changing out the hardware to adding detailed paneling, let your imagination soar!

The Vittsjo shelving unit is basic black with glass.  It looks like a million bucks when painted gold.

ikea visjito shelf Home-Styling

Ikea’s Billy bookcases are beyond plain and ordinary, but when molding and overhead lighting is included, they look like expensive built-ins.

ikea-besta-billy-bookcase-combo cg Centsational Girl

Aren’t these transformations amazing?

Stay tuned as I will be posting this week about the most “beautiful” Ikea hacks and the Ikea Family Program!


  1. Hi Jennifer,
    I like what was done with the Koppang dresser & the bookcase combo! For the right space the bookcase combo would be so useful for a fraction of the cost. Seeing stuff like this opens up so many possibilities with dull furniture or furniture that needs a refresh.

    Are you going to do the canopy for your bed, or stick with the wall enhancement?

    • I totally agree that it opens up a world of possibilities!

      As for the bed, I think I am going to go with the wall enhancement. It is easier, cheaper and less of a long-term commitment!


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