10 Cool Ikea Hacks for Your Kids’ Bedrooms

You can’t correctly pronounce the name of a single piece of furniture, you’ve got a secret stash of those little hexagonal wrenches and thoughts of mini meatballs smothered in lingonberry sauce dance through your head.

It’s no secret, you’re an Ikea addict, and your home look something like a photo spread from the Swedish super-store’s catalogue. Even though you already marvel at the genius behind the Billy bookcase’s connectivity and the Besta storage combos, the brilliance of Ikea’s products doesn’t stop there.

Who knew so many already awesome Ikea products could morph into the coolest gear for kids for next to nix? #GAMECHANGER

10 Cool Kids’ Bedroom Ikea Hacks

Check out how these Ikea hacks for kids’ rooms add flourishes of functionality and even allow you to upcycle!

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Don’t want to invest in a pricey shelf for your 4-year-old’s room? Heath & the B.L.T. Boys’ repurposed Bekvam Spice Rack bookshelf rings in at a low, low $4.99!

Photo: Heath and the B.L.T Boys

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Polkadot Chair’s kid-sized lockers were made from Ikea’s Billy bookcases. Get your little one’s organised, minus the hefty price tag.

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As if turning a simple spice rack into a bookshelf wasn’t cool enough, On the Banks of Squaw Creek’s Ikea hack adds little Bekvam’s to the side of a dresser to make a cool kids’ combo!

Photos: Polkadot Chair (left) and On The Banks of Squaw Creek (right)

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Got an Aneboda dresser (no longer available for sale) hanging around? Little Red Window’s hack takes the birch veneer version and transforms it into a kids’ play kitchen. This is seriously crafty and cuts the cost of a store-bought version by bushels!

Photo: Little Red Window

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This Little Street’s stepping stools are over-the-top adorable. With a pat of wallpaper, you too can take a plain Bekvam stool ($19.99) and turn it into a decorating dream.

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Make your child’s room museum-worthy. Mommo’s imaginative art display is created with two packs of Losjon hangers ($9.99 for a 5 pack).

Photos: Mommo (left) and The Little Street (right)

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Just a Girl and Her Blog’s kids’ room hack defies gravity and makes use of metal and magnets. Even though Ikea’s Kungsfors knife rack ($19.99) is technically for kitchens, it can double as a toy keeper! For instance, holding trucks, trains, cars and other metal-made small toys off of the ground. Genius!

Photo: Just A Girl And Her Blog

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Turn an inexpensive Lack table ($19.99) into a Lego play area and storage unit! Centsational Girl made this double-duty unit that lets you keep all of the teeny tiny pieces together while getting imaginative with play.

Photo: Centsational Girl

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If you have a Besta shelf unit ($115), you’ve got a dollhouse! Alternatively, you could use the Eket shelf unit ($75) too. Let Kids Create transformed the Ikea storage solution into a fab place to play with pretend friends. It’s an Ikea hack, pint-sized real estate dream!

Photo: Let Kids Create

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Ikea Hackers is obviously packed with cool ways to use the Swedish stuff. This Lego play land is made with a 2×2 Kallax ($50) and a pinch of creativity. As a result, it’s one of the ultimate Ikea hacks for Lego lovers!

Photo: Ikea Hackers

We’re hard stretched to decide which one of these 10 brilliant Ikea hacks tickles our DIY muscle the most. How about you?

Read More:

If you love Ikea as much as we do (and who wouldn’t?) be sure to check out these posts – Ultimate Ikea Toy Kitchen Hacks and How to Store Small Toy Collections (in other words, I’m looking at you pesky and pointy Shopkins and Littlest Pet Shop!).

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Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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