Brilliant Ikea Hacks for Kallax Shelf

Brilliant Ikea Hacks for the Kallax Shelf is an updated round up of mostly thrifty ways to transform a simple storage unit. Love seeing what creative DIYers around the internet are building and hacking with a head start from Kallax? You’ll find inspiration here for an Ikea Kallax shelf.

IKEA Kallax Hack to a pretty console table with overlay fronts and brass hardware. The Every Girl. #ikeahack #kallaxhack #kallax #diy #homedecor
The Pink Dream…in case you love a dramatic makeover for Kallax.
Ikea Kallax Shelf - Come discover Brilliant Ikea Hacks for the Kallax Shelf! #ikea #kallax #ikeahacks
IKEA Kallax Shelf…in case you love these cubbies.
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Brilliant Ikea Hacks for Kallax Shelf

Kallax has a simple geometric design with shelves that may be used vertically as well as horizontally or combined in a multitude of configurations.

In Case You Love Kallax

There are amazing ways to customize the Ikea Kallax, and I’m sharing a handful of creative ones today.

Ready to check out some smart Ikea hacks?

1. Custom Console

When you turn this shelving system horizontally, a whole new world opens up.

Visit Ceres at The Pink Dream to learn how she elevated her Kallax for gorgeous toy storage.

Kallax Ikea Hack with doors and overlays. Ikea cube toy storage. #ikeahack #kallaxhack #kallax #ikeahacks #consoletable
The Pink Dream…certainly a beautiful custom console for Kallax.

Think of all the spaces a lovely console with storage could live in! Here’s what Remodelaholic did with her Kallax:

Kallax hack for a console storage unit with a clever built up base and addition of natural baskets. #ikeahacks #kallax #consoletable #homedecor #diy
Remodelaholic…in case you love a brilliant kallax hack!

Find the HOW TO and details here:

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2. Room Divider Cubbies

Detail of KALLAX shelving unit with plants, framed artwork and boxes on it's shelves. #ikeahacks #kallax #roomdivider
Ikea hacks for kallax…in case you love to get crafty.

Apartment Organization Cubbies with Ikea Kallax shelves. (above) also serve as a room divider.

A studio apartment divided into separate living areas using a KALLAX bookcase and other furniture. #kallax #ikeahack #diy #roomdivider #homedecor
Kallax Shelves as cubbies and room divider via Ikea…certainly functional indeed.

Find the Kallax Shelf at Ikea HERE.

Come discover 6 Brilliant Ikea Hacks for the Kallax Shelf! #ikea #kallax #ikeahacks
Ikea Kallax Shelf…certainly a basic building block with awesome potential.

Even when Kallax is not dividing a room, it can still transform a room when it becomes ultimate storage. This craft room, for example, puts those cubes in Kallax to work!

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3. Kitchen Island

This genius DIY Kitchen island by Jen Lou Meredith is certainly a clever hack!

Ikea Kallax Kitchen Island Hack by Jen Lou Meredith. Come discover Brilliant Ikea Hacks for the Kallax Shelf! #ikea #kallax #ikeahacks #barcart #kitchenisland #diy #thriftydecor
Jen Lou Meredith…certainly a hardworking island.

Just covering Kallax with wood can do wonders in turning it into a work table or more functional table.

Need to raise your Kallax kitchen island, console, or storage cabinet with legs or feet?

Kallax cabinet legs (to work with Besta cabinets and more Ikea cabinets) from Detroit River Supply on etsy. #kallaxhack #ikeakallax #customkallax #ikeahacks #diy
Legs for Ikea Kallax – DetroitRiverSupply on Etsy…certainly modern indeed.

Also find ready-made kitchen island options RIGHT HERE.

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4. Bar Cart

This smart bar cart looks high end as well as stylish.

DIY Bar Cart. A Kallex shelving unit and some casters produce a very chic mini cart for all your bartender needs. Come discover Brilliant Ikea Hacks for the Kallax Shelf! #ikea #kallax #ikeahacks #barcart #diy
Sugar and Cloth…certainly an “after” with high style factor.
Adding feet to an Ikea Kallax shelf can transform it into a bar - The Every Girl. #kallax #kallaxhack #ikeahacks #barcart
TheEveryGirl…certainly a functional bar with the addition of feet.

If you’re feeling less crafty, discover bar carts that may also serve your needs RIGHT HERE.

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5. Dresser

You gotta love a clever dresser and all that delicious symmetry too.

Another creative idea to upgrade Kallax shelving units from IKEA by adding doors or drawers, legs and hardware.  Come discover Brilliant Ikea Hacks for the Kallax Shelf! #ikea #kallax #ikeahacks
Fabric Paper Glue…certainly a smart use for these Kallax.

Find a few ready-made storage options RIGHT HERE too, and check out this record console:

6. Banquette

A bench or banquette topped with a custom cushion or left naked is truly a functional as well as an architectural hack.

How about a custom cushion for your Kallax banquette/bench?

Kallax Ikea Hack inspiration for a banquette or bench in a kids room topped with a custom cushion from Hearth and Home Store. #kallaxhack #ikeahack #kallax #kallaxshelves #diy #banquette #kidsroom #bench #windowseat #ikeahacks #diy
Custom Cushion from HearthandHomeStore on Etsy…certainly a sweet hack for Kallax in a girly bedroom
Kallax Ikea Hack inspiration for a banquette or bench in a kids room topped with a custom cushion from Hearth and Home Store. #kallaxhack #ikeahack #kallax #kallaxshelves #diy #banquette #kidsroom #bench #windowseat
Cushion for window seat from HearthandHomeStore on Etsy…certainly a cheerful custom cushion.
Kallax Ikea Hack inspiration for a banquette or bench in a bright pink kids room topped with a custom cushion from Hearth and Home Store. #kallaxhack #ikeahack #kallax #kallaxshelves #diy #banquette #kidsroom #bench #windowseat
Kallax Custom Cushion – HearthandHomeStore on Etsy…in case you need a comfy top for your Kallax.
Kallax Ikea Hack inspiration for a banquette or bench in a bright yellow sunshine kids room topped with a custom cushion from Hearth and Home Store. #kallaxhack #ikeahack #kallax #kallaxshelves #diy #banquette #kidsroom #bench #windowseat
See cushion options from HearthandHomeStore on Etsy…certainly charming indeed.
Hearth and Home custom cushion on Ikea Kallax shelf used as bench. Come discover 6 Brilliant Ikea Hacks for the Kallax Shelf! #ikea #kallax #ikeahacks #bench
HearthandHomeStore on Etsy…certainly adorable for a kids room Kallax hack indeed.

See a few readymade wood banquette options HERE too, and if your home needs shoe storage:

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7. Customize With Stickers & Containers

Is this the easiest hack for Kallax of all? You can also order custom stickers, decals, and containers to fit!

Colorful cacti stickers cover the front of a Kallax Hack Console thanks to StickersColoray on Etsy. #stickers #kallaxhack #ikeahacks #consoletable #diy #homedecor
Stickers for Kallax – StickersColoray on Etsy…in case you love DIY customization.
Colorful geometric stickers cover the front of a Kallax Hack Console thanks to StickersColoray on Etsy. #stickers #kallaxhack #ikeahacks #consoletable #diy #homedecor
Decals and Stickers for Kallax – StickersColoray on Etsy…in case you love DIY customization.
Kallax shelf hack for a kids room with custom stickers from DaisyDesignsBespoke on Etsy. #kidsroom #storage #homedecor #kallax #ikeahacks
Iron-on Vinyl Decals for Kallax – DaisyDesignsBespoke on Etsy…certainly custom indeed.
Whimsical and adorable Indian animal soft storage boxes for a nusery with Ikea Kallax storage - EnitkaLovelyBabyRoom on Etsy. #kallax #ikeahacks #kidsroom #nursery #storage #homedecor
Whimsical Soft Storage for Kallax – EnitkaLovelyBabyRoom on Etsy…certainly darling indeed.
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8. Platform Bed

Is an Ikea Kallax platform bed also in your DIY future?

Queen platform bed made from Ikea Kallax shelves. Come discover Brilliant Ikea Hacks for the Kallax Shelf! #ikea #kallax #ikeahacks #bed
Ikea Hackers…in case you need an idea for a bedroom.
Kallax hack for a platform bed. #kallaxhacks #ikeahack #platformbed #kallax #bedroomdesign #diy
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You may also be surprised to see the range of platform beds available no matter what your design style…see a bunch right here.

Similar Storage to Kallax

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Closetmaid 8 Cube Organizer…certainly similar to Kallax

Which Ikea Hack is your favorite?

See creative hacks for VITTSJO right here as well.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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9 Comments

  1. October 6, 2017 / 10:20 am

    okay .. your site is looking amazing (I need help with mine!) IKEA is great and I don’t go nearly enough. Love these hacks! xo

    • michele
      Author
      October 6, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      Thanks, gorgeous! xox

    • michele
      Author
      October 7, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      Thank you! Yours always looks beyond lovely! xox

  2. Ellen Shook
    October 6, 2017 / 10:25 am

    This post is so timely because we just ordered three of these! I will let you know how it works out if you are interested.

    • michele
      Author
      October 6, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Ha! That’s awesome, Ellen. Can’t wait to hear. I need these!

    • michele
      Author
      October 7, 2017 / 3:04 pm

      Happy weekend, friend. 🙂

  3. Lubna
    April 10, 2019 / 8:39 am

    I love these ideas..
    Example like the benches, do they hold weight well nd are they sturdy?
    U know the max weight for these shelves? The 5×1 ones..

    • Michele
      Author
      April 10, 2019 / 1:36 pm

      I don’t have them in our home, but keep in mind I believe they are hollow. If possible, seem them in person and ask an Ikea employee for the particulars.

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