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.

You’re an Ikea addict, and your home look something like a photospread 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.

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

1. Spice Rack Bookshelf

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 $6.95!


2. Mudroom Makeover

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

3. Bookshelf Dresser

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!


4. Toy Turnover

Got an Aneboda dresser 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!


5. Step Up

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

6. Art Display

Make your child’s room museum-worthy. Mommo’s imaginative art display is created with two packs of Losjon hangers.


7. Magnetic Wonder

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 is technically for kitchens, it can double as a toy keeper – holding trucks, trains, cars and other metal-made small toys off of the ground.


8. Lego Raceway

Turn an inexpensive Lack table 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.


9. Delightful Dollhouse

If you have a Besta shelf unit, you’ve got a dollhouse! Let Kids Create transformed the Ikea storage solution into a fab place to play with pretend friends.


10. Lego Playcube

Ikea Hackers is obviously packed with cool ways to use the Swedish stuff. This Lego play land is made with a 2×2 Kallax and a pinch of creativity!



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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