IKEA hacks: 10 ways to glam-hack IKEA furniture

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I’m going to round off this budget week with some smoking hot hacks from people that have realised that Ikea is so much more than just… Ikea.

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Here is a collection of some of my personal favourite glam-hacks in Ikea furnitre. Yes, Ikea can actually be glamourous with the right makeover. I hope you’ll get inspired by these images and start your own furniture hacks there at home.

IKEA hacks: 10 great tips

IKEA hacks

Hack #1: Lack

The classical Ikea side table has a glamourous and rock-n-roll look with this hack. Use small silver domes and stick them to the edges of the legs. Then, cut a thin mirror to use as the table top. Voila! A table a la Hollywood has been born :)

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Hack #2: Expedit

A rather boring, cloned bookcase has been transformed into a hot side table/TV table in no time.


Hack #3: Kolja

A regular flat and round Ikea mirror has been magically transformed into a sun mirror.


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Hack #4: Klubbo

Low lounge tables with new tops made of marble. This is definitely my favourite of allIkea hacks. A very hot table! :)


Hack #5: Vittsjö

A two part table painted in gold.

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Hack #6: Grundtal

A round mirror has had a hip pattern added with the help of steel rods and silver paint.


Hack #7: Vittsjö

A computer desk has had a total transformation with glas and light shades. Super glam :)


Hack #8: Angenäm

The bowl has been turned into a lampshade – sexy and modern :)


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Hack #9: Malm

Classic side board has been papered with seaweed. Wallpapering furniture is a simple and cheap way to make a quick transformation.

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Hack #10: Vittsjö

Smart shelving with a real dose of hot glamourous gold paint.

What a cool table! Was it expensive?

No, it was IKEA! :)

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IKEA hacks

Hacking Ikea furniture is hot in the decor world. The term to “hack” here means to re-do (pimp) IKEA furniture. Starting with rather boring avergae furniture, you can easily transform Ikea bargains to luxurious decor pieces in the living room. The best thing about hacking Ikea is that it is easy and cheap to make lots of effective changes.

Renovating furniture is the best budget tip I can give you – it’s also a great way of being creative. Friends and family are guaranteed to be impressed when they ask if that beautiful table was expensive and you answer “No, it was IKEA:)

I hope you’ve enjoyed my budget week! Have you made any bargains recently?

Have a great weekend! :)



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  • Reply
    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 09:32

    People always look down on Ikea, but I think you can make it work and look fabulous – if you’re smart.:) Which you’ve proven here quite beautifully, all of the pieces look great revamped! All you need is a little bit of imagination. Or if you don’t have it yourself – ideas from imaginative people like yourself.;) I really like that mirror (#6)!!

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    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 11:24

    Vilka smarta lösningar :)

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    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 15:24

    I love the first and sixth one!


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    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 16:07

    Verkligen snygga “hacks”!!!
    Ha en fin helg!
    Kram Anna

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    aix parisienne
    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 16:47

    I used to change my ikea furniture this way ! I really like the way people hacks it !

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    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 19:08

    These are great!

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    Gina @ On the Daily Express
    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 19:11

    Beautiful selections here! Thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog. :)
    On the Daily Express

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    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 21:22

    OMG !!!!
    You website is so cool !
    I discovered it at the best moment since I want to get an apartment next year.
    Perfect <3

    Hug and kisses


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      Maria Ljungström
      Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 19:11

      AWWW That really made me SO happy Sarah dear :) I hope you come back soon love

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    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 21:38

    Who doesn’t love IKEA!? :) Thank you for sharing such great ideas! Hope you have a great weekend :)


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    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 22:41

    Great collection of ideas, Maria. I love #1. This is totally my furniture style. We have an IKEA right by our house. May need to try this.

    Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

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      Maria Ljungström
      Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 19:12

      Im so glad you liked it and YES go to that ikea store noww haha :)

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    Wear Wild | Sara Salah
    Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 17:12

    wow looove the second picture… this wood shelving is just perfect <3<3

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    Min plats i solen
    Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 22:06

    Snyggt! Vilken härlig kreativitet!

    Ta hand om dig Maria.

    Kram Lotta

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    Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 22:47

    Great inspiration! I love Ikea in the first place, but I also love the endless possibilities creativity can add to the mix! Thanks for sharing!

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    PS Lily Boutique
    Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 09:44

    Great ideas and inspirational post! Love Ikea :)

    Enjoy your day xx,

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    Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 15:04

    Maria, vilket bra inlägg med praktiska tips! Älskar bordet med marmorskivan! kram Caroline

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    Maria Ljungström
    Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 19:13

    Im so glad you got inspired dear :) XO

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    Monday, January 27, 2014 at 18:49

    Wow, amazing ideas! I don’t own any IKEA furniture but might have to re-consider after seeing this, since with as simple DIY’s as these you can make those minimalistic, mass-produced pieces look your own. <3


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    Amanda Johansson
    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 00:27

    Åh vad inspirerande!
    sv; Visst är änglar fantastiska? Har massor :D

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    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 07:12

    Love the redo’s


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    Eva Trillian
    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:00

    Tack för din kommentar hos mig så att jag hittade hit till din fantastiska sida :)

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    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 22:30

    Vilka bra hacks! Riktigt inspirerande!

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    Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 13:10

    I love a good ikea hack! I’d never seen # 7 so thanks!

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    Jackie Harrison
    Monday, March 10, 2014 at 00:52

    Awesome ideas. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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    Emily Tang
    Friday, March 14, 2014 at 08:27

    it just gives fabulous idea of how to get our homes look nicer ^^

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    Ashkan Heidari
    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 03:07

    Supersnygga hacks!! Hade en fråga bara Maria! Kan du ge mig tips på hur man fixar hjul till laptop-bordet som du har på bilden? #7 :)

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    Elizabeth Thampi
    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 19:17

    how did you get that finish on the expedit.. i so love it

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    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 19:06

    Fabulous. Helt enkelt underbart och påh

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    Margaret Dallospedale
    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 23:51

    Amazing ideas babe
    The Indian Savage Diary

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    antonella c'est moi
    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 10:47

    great ideas!!!

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    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 00:05

    Amazing designs! Great tips, thank you for sharing :)
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :D


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    Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 22:41


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    What Kate Made Next
    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 22:16

    Beautiful pictures. Very creative ideas. Also, super impressed your site is bi-lingual!

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    What Kate Made Next
    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 22:19

    Ps. The table is definitely my favourite! Where do you get the stones? X

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 23:03

    Very innovative. I like this :)

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    Kim Sall
    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 01:11

    Wow! I hooked! This is amazing! Love the gold tables!
    I actually own that desk. It’s a pretty neat idea to turn into a bar.



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    Kim Sall
    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 01:15

    Wow! I am hooked! Such awesome ideas! I love the gold tables! :)
    I actually own the desk which I use as is, but pretty cool idea to turn into into a bar cart down the line. :)




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    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 21:31

    I love all of these ideas, they’re perfect !


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    Grace Tien
    Friday, June 6, 2014 at 23:58

    Wow, this is such a cool post! I’m definitely bookmarking it for future uses. Thanks so much for sharing! :)


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    alisia e
    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 04:32

    love these ideas!!! my husband and i are always on the lookout for ikea hacks!


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    Friday, February 6, 2015 at 23:04

    Vilka smarta förändringar. Ha en fin helg. Kram Suss

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    Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 08:18

    Hej! Jag undrar vilken guldfärg du använder? Jag lyckas inte hitta någon som blir så blank, tycker de jag provat blir matta trots att det står att de ska vara blanka! Är verkligen ute efter att det ser ut som äkta mässing som på dina bilder! :)

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    Bevin Chu
    Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 17:31

    IKEA is my go-to place for home furnishings.

    But I’m very selective. For example, definitely give the LACK series of merchandise a pass, unless you like furniture made from cardboard!

    I usually restrict my purchases to IKEA items made from sturdy metal. I recently remodeled my kitchen using seven stainless steel GRUNDTAL kitchen shelves. Nothing flimsy about them.

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