Chic IKEA Organization Hacks That Will Change Your Life
It’s almost spring, and with the change of season often comes the desire to organize, declutter, and spring-clean our homes. If you’re starting to feel that itch, read on! We’ve found the top IKEA hacks to transform your home into an organized oasis. Keep scrolling to discover seven genius ways to declutter your space.
Baskets are a great fuss-free way to organize clutter, but sometimes you want storage solutions elevated off the ground. Use a woven basket as a laundry hamper, or organize a general mess and keep it off the floor by hanging it on a hook. Livet Hemma takes this chic solution one step further with customized oversize chalk labels.
Organize your sprawling pile of books with this chic home library idea. It’s as simple as adding some trim to cover an IKEA item’s telltale melamine edging, giving it a coat of crisp white paint, and adding a rustic wooden ladder for an authentic library vibe.
Tidy loose papers and organize your to-do list with a board that’s both corkboard and chalkboard. Using cork IKEA placemats as the base material, cut out the desired shape and fix tape diagonally across the board. Paint half with acrylic paint and the other half with chalkboard paint. Add gold paper fasteners to finish the look.
IKEA’s Billy range is the perfect basic frame to create a built-in bookcase. Lonny executive editor Irene Edwards created a polished charcoal bookcase using IKEA extensions. Edwards even managed to customize the bookcase so it included storage for a baseboard heater to keep the interior streamlined. “The framework was spray-painted in a deep high-gloss gray that echoes the fireplace surround. [It’s] the defining feature of the finished space,” she says.
If shoes tend to mount up at your door, try this handy hack. Fix IKEA steel shelves to the wall to organize guest shoes. The metal rack is easy to clean and will instantly declutter your home entrance.
This organization hack is perfect for those beautiful photographs or sentimental cards you have lying around. The genius idea involves repurposing an IKEA Barso trellis by removing the base and spray-painting it with metallic paint. Use the wire frame as a display board, and fix artworks to it with wood pegs or industrial clips.
IKEA is a great source for basic home accessories, but we’re always on the lookout for ways to make them that little bit more personal. Organize your pantry essentials with chalk labels for a rustic finish.
DIY tutorials often focus on adding doors or hardware to transform a basic piece of furniture, but this handy hack takes the opposite approach. Give your bedroom a Scandinavian-style, minimalistic face-lift by removing the doors of a Pax wardrobe. Just be sure to organize the contents so they’re ready to be on display.
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