Genius IKEA Hacks to Take Your Kid’s Room to the Next Level

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IKEA lovers, take note: you can transform your kid’s room from drab to fab with a few clever IKEA hack ideas. We’ve rounded up the coolest ideas below, from a genius take on bookshelves to the cutest kid-sized stools. It’s amazing what a bit of paint and creativity can do. Check out all the things you can make with a simple box or shelf! Whatever you’re looking to add to your kid’s room, there’s an IKEA hack for it. If you let your DIY imagination run wild, these hacks will put the perfect, unique spin on your kiddo’s room.

Book Box

Check out this DIY book box made from the KNAGGLIG box. Your kiddo will have access to their books in an adorable way!

Toy Shelf

Try out this great shelf idea for storing your kid’s toys! This IKEA hack is made with the TROFAST storage set.

Instant Dollhouse

You know that adorable house bookshelf from IKEA? It can be a dollhouse too! This adorable version even adds extra rooms with a box shelf. 

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Biz Jones via Project Kid

Animal Stools

These pint-sized stools are the perfect blank slate for a whimsical upgrade. Get inspired by Project Kid to transform the FLISAT stool into your kiddo’s favorite animal.

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Little Lifelong Learners

Make-Believe Market Stand

With some KNAGGLIG wooden crates and a few other supplies, you can craft a mini market stand to help fuel your little one’s imagination. Get the full instructions from Little Lifelong Learners, including printables that will bring your sushi shop to life.

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LEGO Table

`While this storage system isn’t technically a table, all you’d need to do is glue a few base plates to the top of the unit. The colorful bins underneath make a perfect place to stash LEGO bricks, and you can easily buy two or three of these to create a whole LEGO wall! This IKEA hack uses the TROFAST set. 

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LA Book Mom

Book Wall

Some books are just as beautiful on the outside as the inside. Turn those colorful picture books into a wall of art by repurposing the MOSSLANDA Picture ledge into a book wall like this inspiring one from LABookMom.

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Arlene Armas

Play Kitchen Upgrade

The DUKTIG Play Kitchen is the perfect addition to your play room as is, but that doesn’t mean you can’t jazz it up a little. Your imagination is really the limit when it comes to this creative IKEA hack, a paint job, new knobs and even a tile backsplash are some options. To keep it easy simply grab some marble-printed contact paper and cover the countertop and the shelves for a classic kitchen made for a mini master chef.

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Cook Like A Champion

LATT Table Makeover

The $30 LATT Table Set at IKEA is one of the best bargains you can find. There are so many fun ways to upgrade the table and two chairs, but for a gorgeous makeover, you actually won’t mind having in any room of your house check out this hack from Cook Like A Champion.

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Shahrzad Warkentin

Changing Table

You don’t need to invest a lot of money in a changing table you only need for a year or two. A quick hack to IKEA’s Kallax Shelf unit gives you a changing area with plenty of storage, this is especially helpful for shared rooms. All you have to do is strap a changing pad to the top and when you’re blissfully done with the diaper stage just remove it and keep the storage.

Shahrzad Warkentin

Stuffed Animal Catch All

This IKEA hack is so simple, but it will change your life. If your kids have a zoo full of stuffed animals, clear the clutter quickly by popping open the FYLLEN Laundry basket and toss them in. It’ll keep the hoard of toys contained, and it makes for a fun game at clean up time tossing them all in.

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Shahrzad Warkentin

Art Supply Organizer

Keep all of those markers, crayons and art supplies organized and easily accessible with this easy IKEA Hack with the KUNGFORS Container. Hang the rail and containers from the wall above a desk or craft table, and you keep all your supplies front and center for craft time.

Keeping Up With The Souths

Car Magnets

An easy IKEA hack using the KUNGFORS Magnetic Knife Rack promises no more pointy toy cars stepped on. Your feet will thank you. Simply hang a few racks low enough on the wall for your kiddos to reach and pop those cars on. You can also use the rack to hang artwork or even paintbrushes, check out more clever ideas here.

—Taylor Clifton & Shahrzad Warkentin


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