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15 Brilliant Storage IKEA Hack Ideas!

Storage is constantly an issue it seems living in small spaces and I’m always searching for better ways to make our home run more smoothly. IKEA has an amazing amount of storage ideas, but sometimes things don’t always fit, or fill the needs, so I’m always open to a hack and love checking out ikeahackers.net for ideas.  Here’s a little slideshow of some cool storage ideas with hacks that I’ve come across lately.


  • Billy Built-in Bookshelves 1 of 16
    Billy Built-in Bookshelves
    This hack creates a built-in look and transfroms a room into a library.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Expedit in the Closet 2 of 16
    Expedit in the Closet
    Half shelf inserts are installed to an Expedit for a cool closet hack.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Huge Expedit Wall 3 of 16
    Huge Expedit Wall
    A big storage wall for a children's play-room is created using Expedit shelving.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • A Sewing Room Hack 4 of 16
    A Sewing Room Hack
    This is not a true hack, as much as using an Ikea product somewhat differently from the intended use.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Bigger, better, cheaper drawers for Expedit 5 of 16
    Bigger, better, cheaper drawers for Expedit
    Pippa drawers are cheaper than Expedit and this hack allows the cheaper one's to fit in.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • EXPEDIT – Kitchen Storage 6 of 16
    EXPEDIT - Kitchen Storage
    An Expedit is hacked using different materials making the simple white expedit-style very unique.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Ikea Hyllis Shoe Storage 7 of 16
    Ikea Hyllis Shoe Storage
    A very budget-friendly idea for an entryway shoe storage set up.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Ivar library and storage 8 of 16
    Ivar library and storage
    A clever and attractive use of the IVAR system.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Double Up! 9 of 16
    Double Up!
    Two Expedits are doubled up to create this cohesive looking unit.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Leather Strap Hack 10 of 16
    Leather Strap Hack
    A RAST dresser gets a customized look with some leather straps!
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • BILLY Built-In 11 of 16
    BILLY Built-In
    Four Billy wall shelves are assembled on top of each other.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Grundtal Wine Rack 12 of 16
    Grundtal Wine Rack
    Stainless steel wine rack made from Grundtal 80cm double towel racks.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • EXPEDIT reshuffled 13 of 16
    EXPEDIT reshuffled
    An EXPEDIT gets reshuffled in this cool wall storage hack.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Thrifty Driftwood Deluxe 14 of 16
    Thrifty Driftwood Deluxe
    BESTA storage units are covered in Piet Hein Eek wallpaper.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Raw Wood Doors 15 of 16
    Raw Wood Doors
    An EXPEDIT storage unit gets a new look with raw wood doors.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Three bikes on a Stolmen 16 of 16
    Three bikes on a Stolmen
    Wanting a non-ugly bike rack, a New Yorker takes to a Stolmen.
    Via ikeahackers.net.

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Jan is the co-founder of Poppytalk, a blog about the beautiful, the decayed and the handmade and Poppytalk Handmade, an online curated marketplace. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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