I hope revisiting these 22 Best Ikea Hacks for Kallax Shelf inspires you to incorporate one or more of them creatively at home! Also enjoy a collection of inspirational quotes to hack your mental health and elevate your self-care.
22 Best Ikea Hacks for Kallax Shelf
At the time of this posting, I was making plans for a trip to our Arizona home to finish its makeover, collecting my thoughts on DIY projects to tackle. Our visits were always a whirlwind experience busy with renovation work and a little time for nature and family.
One area requiring attention was a niche in the living room about 10′ wide. The perfect space to house media, I had always loved the idea of a long, simple console we would construct ourselves.
Ikea’s Kallax series (which replaced their Expedit series) was a strong contender for such a media console since tweaking these shelving units is sort of legendary online.
You may know I’m a fan in general of great Ikea hacks, and already incorporated the easiest (and laid back luxe one) with my Ektorp sofas in this space.
So let’s revisit a bunch of projects (found via Pinterest) where Kallax was hacked with supreme success and gather a bunch of inspiring ideas to pin.
And let’s start with maybe my favorite way to use Kallax cubbies: in a mud room.
Kallax Hack #1
Mud Room Built-in Cubbies.
Kallax Hack #2
Chic low console.
Kallax Hack #3
Sleek record storage.
Kallax Hack #4
Slipcovered Media Console.
I love how Nicole Gibbons 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…
Kallax Hack #5
Baby Changing Table.
Young House Love used the shelf to create a changing table (above) in the nursery and trimming it with rustic wood planks.
Kallax Hack #6
Midcentury Mod & Minimal.
Kallax Hack #7
Chic Entry Command Central.
Kallax Hack #8
Artfully Ordered Firewood Storage.
Kallax Hack #9
Living Room Cubbies.
Kallax Hack #10
Craft Room Organizer.
Kallax Hack #11
Dresser & Decorative Bedroom Shelves.
Kallax Hack #12
Modern Chic Nightstand.
Kallax Hack #13
Modern Country Mobile Cupboard.
Kallax Hack #14
Rustic Cool Console.
Kallax Hack #15
Window Seat With Storage.
Kallax Hack #16
Kallax Hack #17
Storage Wall to Define an Entry.
Kallax Hack #18
Friendly Playroom Horizontal Storage.
Kallax Hack #19
Low Office Storage.
Kallax Hack #20
Kids Room Industrial Riveted Corral.
Create an industrial look (it’s not real metal!) with help from Grillo-Designs.
Kallax Hack #21
Teen Room Chic Dresser.
Kallax Hack #22
Airy Room Divider.
I love how the homeowner played with scale (above) in the lofty space!
Aren’t these creatives uses inspiring? Which Kallax Ikea hack is your favorite?
Inspirational Quotes to Pin
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like the bookcase with the covered stained wood, classy hack for sure !
agreed! thanks for reading! 🙂
In hack #20, where do you find the wall hanging book display shelves? Thanks!
Hi Kristi. There are a few great options here: https://rstyle.me/+FBv8UPwdm-ohWR_QghZhxQ Let me know what you think, and thanks for reading. 🙂
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?!
My parents still have their Billy bookcases which look like built-ins – we can never give those Ikea superstars enough credit! Happy Wednesday, friend.