Brilliant Ikea Hacks for Kallax is an inspiring parade of mostly thrifty ways to elevate and 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.
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10 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. Just Add These to Kallax
Let’s start with the easiest hack of all: customize those cute cubbies and corral all the things with these smart looking storage basket cubes:
2. 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.
Just think of all the spaces a lovely console with storage could live in! Here’s what Remodelaholic did with her Kallax:
Oooooh, I love that minimal look!
Find the HOW TO and details here:
3. Custom Closets
Sarah of Thrifty Decor Chick showed us HERE what a huge difference Kallax cubbies made in her pretty closet:
I love how Sarah used soft-sided bins as well as drawers in her organization. In my own DIY closet, I also used a combination of bins and baskets to organize the stuff of life without having to see it in the open.
Have you considered Kallax for a customized closet?
4. Room Dividers
The units can also be put into service when your space needs more privacy or division.
Apartment Organization Cubbies with Ikea Kallax shelves. (above) also serve as a room divider.
I’m thinking of how many of us work from home now, and Kallax may be just what is needed to define a home office space (find more inspiration for small home offices HERE).
Find the Kallax Shelf at Ikea HERE.
Even when Kallax is not dividing a room, it can still become ultimate storage and transform it! This craft room, for example, puts those Kallax cubes to work!
I would feel so inspired to get creating with the cheerful storage above!
5. Kitchen Island
This genius DIY Kitchen island by Jen Lou Meredith is certainly a clever hack!
Also find ready-made kitchen island options RIGHT HERE.
Just covering Kallax with wood can do wonders for turning it into a work table or a more functional table.
Need to raise your Kallax kitchen island, console, or storage cabinet with legs or feet?
6. Bar Cart
This smart bar cart looks high end as well as stylish.
How fun to have those four cubes to style and change with your mood.
If you’re feeling less crafty, discover bar carts that may also serve your needs RIGHT HERE.
Need cube storage, want it to look more custom, but no time for DIY? Great price on this one below:
You gotta love a clever dresser and all that delicious symmetry too.
Find a few ready-made storage options RIGHT HERE too, and check out this record console:
A bench or banquette topped with a custom cushion or left bare is truly a functional as well as an architectural hack.
How about a custom cushion for your Kallax banquette/bench?
See a few readymade wood banquette options HERE too, and if your home needs shoe storage:
9. Customize Kallax With Stickers & Containers
Is this the easiest hack for Kallax of all? You can also order custom stickers, decals, and containers to fit!
10. Kallax Platform Bed
Is an Ikea Kallax platform bed also in your DIY future?
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
Which Ikea Hack is your favorite?
See creative hacks for VITTSJO right here as well.
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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
Thanks, gorgeous! xox
Thank you! Yours always looks beyond lovely! xox
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.
Ha! That’s awesome, Ellen. Can’t wait to hear. I need these!
Great ideas!!! Such a versatile piece!
Happy weekend, friend. 🙂
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..
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.
I love your diy with the leather looking bins and the striped bench cushion. Do you have a link to where you bought all those items? Specifically the camel colored leather looking storage bins. And the white cushion with the blue strips. Thanks!
Hi there. These are inspiration photos and not my own so do locate in the caption the source for further info.