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5 of the best Ikea hacks

Almost everyone has found themselves trailing around the maze that is Ikea at some point. There’s no denying that a trip to Ikea involves functional furniture, arguments with your significant other and meatballs – but it can also be a great place to purchase everything you need to create something truly unique for your home.

Ikea hacks have become increasingly popular in recent years. These involve taking a standard piece of Ikea furniture and putting your twist on it to create something unique. We love the concept because it gives people who may not have the skills to build custom furniture from scratch a starting point to make something totally individual and useful for their lifestyle.

Take a look at some of our favourite Ikea hacks below…

1) TV cabinet hack

This hack turned already owned Ikea shelving units into the perfect TV cabinet with plenty of storage for all your entertainment needs.


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2) Walk-in wardrobe hack

Proving you don’t have to be a Kardashian to have an epic walk-in wardrobe, this hack combines various Ikea pieces to create a completely customised closet.


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3) Shared home office hack

If you work from home, having a comfortable and functional area is important to keep the productivity going. This hack combines Ikea units to create a double space desk perfect for couples or sharers that need a place to get stuff done.


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4) Wine rack and drinks table hack

Drinks trollies are on trend and useful, but reasonably priced units are hard to find. By converting a simple console table this hack gives you a stylish way to store your drinks, wine and glasses.


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5) Built-in bookshelves hack

This hack is a great example of how to use the classic Billy bookcase to create beautiful built-in bookshelves for your home at a fraction of the usual cost.


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We love seeing clever Ikea hacks so if you’ve created something unique using an item from Ikea, share it with us on Twitter.

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