22 Best Hacks for Kallax Shelf

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.

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

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.

Kallax shelf hack used as a room divider. #ikeahacks #kallaxhack

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.

Kallax shelf storage from Ikea in a living room. #kallaxhacks

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.

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

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.

22 Kallax Hacks for inspiration! #kallaxhack #ikeahacks
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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 shelf used as cubbies in a mud room entry in a farmhouse or country home. #ikeahacks #kallaxhack #kallax

Kallax Hack #2

Chic low console.

Kallax used as a low chic console with black and white Scandi vibe in a modern space. #kallax #ikeahacks

Kallax Hack #3

Sleek record storage.

Kallax used as vinyl album record storage and media organization. #kallaxhack #ikeahacks #vinylstorage

Kallax Hack #4

Slipcovered Media Console.

Slipcovered Kallax from Ikea used as a media console for a TV in a neutral space by Nicole Gibbons Style. #kallaxhack #ikeahacks
Nicole Gibbons Style

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…

Nicole Gibbons Style

Kallax Hack #5

Baby Changing Table.

Kallax hack with changing table trimmed in wood - Young House Love. #kallaxhack #ikeahacks #nurserydesign #budgetdesign
Design: Young House Love

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.

Midcentury Modern style Kallax hack with vertical display and storage. #kallaxhack #ikeafurniture #mcm
Best Ikea Hacks for Kallax

Kallax Hack #7

Chic Entry Command Central.

Ikea hack for Kallax as console with woven baskets in entry. #kallax #ikeahacks #consoletables
Amy Krist

Kallax Hack #8

Artfully Ordered Firewood Storage.

Kallax shelf for firewood storage and artful display. #ikeafurniture #kallaxshelf #kallaxhacks
Best Ikea Hacks for Kallax

Kallax Hack #9

Living Room Cubbies.

Living room console cubbies with Kallax from Ikea. #kallaxhacks #cubbies #livingrooms

Kallax Hack #10

Craft Room Organizer.

Craft room organization with Kallax from Ikea. #kallaxhack #craftrooms #ikeahacks

Kallax Hack #11

Dresser & Decorative Bedroom Shelves.

Dresser with Kallax in a bedroom for storage and display. #kallaxhacks #ikeahacks

Kallax Hack #12

Modern Chic Nightstand.

Simple and minimal, Kallax is used as a nightstand and elevated with MCM feet. #kallaxhack #nightstands

Kallax Hack #13

Modern Country Mobile Cupboard.

Rustic mobile console created with Ikea's Kallax. #kallaxhacks

Kallax Hack #14

Rustic Cool Console.

Kallax combined with rustic raw wood for an industrial modern rustic console. #kallaxhack

Kallax Hack #15

Window Seat With Storage.

Kids room with Kallax topped with cushion and used as a sweet bench and storage. #kallaxhack #kidsroom

Kallax Hack #16

Scandinavian Sideboard.

Scandi minimal style with Kallax shelf and Nordic chic. #kallaxhack

Kallax Hack #17

Storage Wall to Define an Entry.

Kallax wall of storage to define an entry in an apartment. #kallaxhack #ikeakallax

Kallax Hack #18

Friendly Playroom Horizontal Storage.

Horizontal storage in a play room with pink lamps and Kallax from Ikea. #kallaxhack
Kids room with floating shelves above Kallax from Ikea with black stripe baskets. #kallaxhack #kidsrooms

Kallax Hack #19

Low Office Storage.

Modern black and white home office with Kallax as low storage credenza console. #kallaxhack #homeoffice

Kallax Hack #20

Kids Room Industrial Riveted Corral.

Kallax hack with metal industrial rivet strips for an orderly storage solution in a bedroom. #kallaxhack

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

Kallax Hack #21

Teen Room Chic Dresser.

Teen room dresser with Kallax from Ikea. #kallaxhack #teenrooms

Kallax Hack #22

Airy Room Divider.

Airy room divider with Ikea's Kallax in a lofty space with white and sweet decor. #kallaxhack #roomdividers

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?

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Inspirational Quotes to Pin

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Inspirational quote to encourage, uplift, and inspire on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationaquotes #quotes #encouragement #personalgrowth #courage #kindness
Inspirational quote to encourage, uplift, and inspire on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationaquotes #quotes #encouragement #personalgrowth #courage #kindness
Inspirational quote to encourage, uplift, and inspire on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationaquotes #quotes #encouragement #personalgrowth #courage #kindness
Inspirational quote to encourage, uplift, and inspire on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationaquotes #quotes #encouragement #personalgrowth #courage #kindness
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
Inspirational quote to encourage, uplift, and inspire on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationaquotes #quotes #encouragement #personalgrowth #courage #kindness
Inspirational quote about gratitude on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #gratitude
Inspirational quote to encourage, uplift, and inspire on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationaquotes #quotes #encouragement #personalgrowth #courage #kindness

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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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Rustic Farmhouse Stool
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