22 Best Hacks for Kallax Shelf

I hope these 22 Best Ikea Hacks for Kallax Shelf inspire you to incorporate them creatively at home! Also enjoy a collection of inspirational quotes to hack your mental health and keep you company on the journey.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving in chic mud room - found on Hello Lovely Studio

22 Best Ikea Hacks for Kallax Shelf

I hope to soon travel to Arizona to finish the makeover of our getaway home there and am collecting my thoughts on which projects to tackle. Our visits are always sort of a whirlwind experience where we work hard and also try to squeeze in family time.

KALLAX Shelf unit, white, 57 7/8x57 7/8 "

One area we need to address is a niche in the living room which is about 10′ wide. It is the perfect space to house media, and I have been toying with the idea of a long, simple console we would build ourselves.

KALLAX Shelf unit, white, 57 7/8x57 7/8 "

Ikea’s Kallax series (which replaced their Expedit series) may be a possibility if we want to tweak a few of these shelving units.

KALLAX Shelf unit, white, 57 7/8x57 7/8 "

You may know I’m a fan of great Ikea hacks, and already incorporated the easiest (and tres luxurious) one with my Ektorp sofas in this space.

KALLAX Shelf unit, white, 44 1/8x44 1/8 "

So let’s take a tour of a bunch of projects (found via Pinterest) where Kallax was hacked with supreme success and gather a bunch of inspiring ideas to pin.

KALLAX Shelf unit, white, 44 1/8x44 1/8 "

And let’s start with maybe my favorite one featured at top.

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Kallax Hack #1

Mud Room Built-in Cubbies.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving in chic mud room - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Kallax Hack #2

Chic low console.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving as chic console table - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Best Ikea Hacks for Kallax

Kallax Hack #3

Sleek record storage.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving as chic record collection storage - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Kallax Hack #4

Slipcovered Media Console.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving with slipcover as media console - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Best Ikea Hacks for Kallax – Nicole Gibbons Style

I love how Nicole Gibbons Style had her upholsterer create this slipcover for an Ikea bookcase!

Not only did she get a media console for her TV, she gained beautiful concealed storage!

Here is what she stores under the slipcover…

Nicole Gibbons Style

Kallax Hack #5

Baby Changing Table.

Young House Love used the shelf to create a changing table in the nursery by adding rustic wood planks to to all sides of it.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving with rustic wood for changing table in nursery - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Young House Love

Kallax Hack #6

Midcentury Mod & Minimal.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving with midcentury modern feet - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Best Ikea Hacks for Kallax

Kallax Hack #7

Chic Entry Command Central.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving for chic console table - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Kallax Hack #8

Decorative Firewood Storage.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving for firewood storage - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Best Ikea Hacks for Kallax

Kallax Hack #9

Living Room Cubbies.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving for media console and TV - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Kallax Hack #10

Craft Room Organizer.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving for craft supplies - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Kallax Hack #11

Dresser & Decorative Bedroom Shelves.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving to become chic dresser - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Best Ikea Hacks for Kallax

Kallax Hack #12

Modern Chic Nightstand.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving to become chic modern nightstand - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Kallax Hack #13

Rustic Mobile Cupboard.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving adding casters - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Kallax Hack #14

Cool Console.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving to make rustic chic storage - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Kallax Hack #15

Window Seat With Storage.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving to make chic window seat in kids room - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Kallax Hack #16

Scandinavian Sideboard.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving in Scandinavian chic room - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Kallax Hack #17

Storage Wall.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving to make wall - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Kallax Hack #18

Friendly Playroom Horizontal Storage.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving in chic kids room - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Kallax Hack #19

Low Office Storage.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving in midcentury modern office - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Kallax Hack #20

Kids Room Corral.

Industrial look (it only looks like metal) for an Ikea hack on Kallax shelf - Grillo Designs.

Create an industrial look (it’s not real metal!) with help from Grillo-Designs.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving in chic kids room - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Kallax Hack #21

Teen Room Chic Dresser.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving in chic room - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Kallax Hack #22

Airy Room Divider.

Ikea hack for Kallax shelving as room divider - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Aren’t these inspiring? Which Ikea hack is your favorite?

Inspirational Quotes to Pin

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Brene Brown inspirational quote handlettered - RaeLetteringCo on Etsy. #brenebrown #inspirationalquote #handlettered #quotes
RaeLetteringCo on Etsy
Inspirational quote to encourage, uplift, and inspire on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationaquotes #quotes #encouragement #personalgrowth #courage #kindness
Handlettered quote about peace - RaeLetteringCo on Etsy. #peacequote #quotes #handlettered #peacequotes
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Handlettered parenting quote - HancockCreativesShop on Etsy. #handletteredquotes #quotes #parenting #inspirationalquote
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Ram Dass handlettered quote Be Here Now - MeghanGarrityArt. #handlettered #quotes #ramdass #beherenow
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Inspirational faith quote from John Ortberg on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #faith #spirituality #christianity
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Barbara Brown Taylor inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio about loving the neighbor. #inspirationalquotes #barbarabrowntaylor #spiritualquote #faithquote #lovequote
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Inspirational quote about gratitude on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #gratitude
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6 Comments

    • August 13, 2017 / 8:12 am

      agreed! thanks for reading! 🙂

  1. Kristi
    February 8, 2020 / 4:47 pm

    In hack #20, where do you find the wall hanging book display shelves? Thanks!

  2. Mumbai
    September 23, 2020 / 10:13 am

    Even their quality (Ikea) is not as good as many years ago but they have always great ideas how you can enhance your furnishing problems. “Billy” accompanied us for centuries. Isn’t that true love. Ha?!

    • Michele
      Author
      September 23, 2020 / 1:46 pm

      My parents still have their Billy bookcases which look like built-ins – we can never give those Ikea superstars enough credit! Happy Wednesday, friend.

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