20 Jan 2016

10 Ikea Hacks To Freshen Up Your Space In 2016

You know I love a good Ikea hack! I’ve completed two ikea hacks myself since moving to New York. Ikea’s Tarva dresser which all it needed was a little paint and new hardware and Ikea’s Rast dresser (not the best picture but you can see it here). Anywho, I’m determined to get some more Ikea hacks under my belt in the New Year but theres only one problem…I’m running out of space! So in the meantime, I thought we’d kick off the new year with 10 Ikea hacks that can easily freshen up your space in 2016!! Because… frugal goals. Am I right?! Let’s get to it.

One. The Ikea floating cardenza is one of my all time favorite ikea hacks. Whether you need to spruce up a hallway, need a piece for under your TV or a dresser in your bedroom, the Ikea floating cadenza is sleek and functional.


Sugar and Cloth

Two. Speaking of Ikea’s credenza dresser, Design Love Fest killed her ikea hack! Rather than using the credenza dresser as a floating dresser, she replaced the plastic legs with brass pegs from pretty pegs, company that makes stylish legs just for Ikea furniture! Genius. Last but not least, she ordered a white marble top for the piece to instantly give it a polished, finished look.


Design Love Fest

Three. The Ikea Kallax shelf is another must-buy from Ikea. The kallax shelf is so dynamic, you can really use it a multitude of different ways. I love how Sugar and Cloth turned her shelf into a bar cart utilizing brass hardware. Yes, please!


Sugar and Cloth

Four. These DIY jewelry speckled coasters are both affordable and stylish!



Five. What’s better than turning striped rugs into pillows? Martha Stewart has you covered.


Martha Stuart

Six. This DIY Ikea upholstered bench belongs in a hotel in Montauk. Get the deers on Style Me Pretty.


Style Me Pretty

Seven. This cobalt blue chair Ikea hack is one I get down with. With a smart paint color choice, a pop of leopard and brass feet, this chair is pretty much unrecognizable from it’s original state.


Style Me Pretty

Eight. Bar carts are the prettiest home accessory in my opinion. This Ikea table turned chic, turquoise bar cart feels anything but mass produced.


Style Me Pretty

Nine. This ikea hack nightstand is a must for fretting up your space in 2016! With a little spray paint and contact paper, you can easily recreate this look in no time.


Kristi Murphy

Ten. How CUTE is this gold chevron table ikea hack? This table would be perfect as an end table, great for a little corner that needs some love or as a nightstand. Get the deers on Dwell Beautiful.


Dwell Beautiful


  1. I love all of these hacks, especially the night stand.

    • Lauren Nelson wrote:

      Thanks, Esraa!!!


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