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diy floating furniture pieces

Floating furniture is popular because it has a cool, modern look and it saves space. While you can find many ready-made pieces in stores, you can also make some to fit your own space exactly. Sideboards, shelves, desks, and many other pieces of furniture can be made floating; Such pieces fit in Scandinavian, modern, minimalist, industrial and even vintage rooms – give them a look that you need. Now I want to share some tutorials for those of you who are feeling smart and ready to do something. Find the coolest floating shelves, sideboards and bedside tables here.

Floating shelves

This little shelf is so cool not only because it’s floating, but also because it offers some storage space inside. Keep your little things inside to make them hidden! Make as many shelves as you need – the tutorial is pretty simple – and enjoy!

Every dining room or kitchen needs some shelves to store dishes, photos, and other things. Make some comfortable and durable pine floating shelves and mount them on the wall for convenient storage and display. Read the instructions to find out how to make them.

This comfortable floating shelf is very small, but a little different: it also has a back! It makes it more stable and convenient for storage – even the smallest items don’t fall anywhere. Read how to make the piece in the tutorial and enjoy.

These stylish floating shelves have a live edge, which is a hot trend in modern decor: a live edge gives the room a rustic flair. This tutorial will walk you through how to make the shelves and attach them to each wall to make them stable.

Do you need something a little more creative? Here are floating bookshelves! And I’m not just talking about shelves for books – they’re real shelves made of books. Such a cool and interesting display! You can put anything on it: vases with flowers, cameras, souvenirs and other things.

Here’s another floating shelf idea, and this piece is eco-friendly because it’s made from driftwood. A great idea for a beach-inspired or boho room! Although any wood would be sufficient if you have other wood on hand, it’s fine. Read how to make and attach this shelf.

This shelf is a perfect piece for a girl’s corner as it is a floating shelf with a secret room. You will get storage space on and on the shelf – a good idea for storing jewelry and other things. Read how to make a shelf with a secret and enjoy the result!

Floating sideboard

Make a floating buffet for your dining area or breakfast nook! Such a buffet looks modern and yet neutral enough, offers plenty of storage space and is easy to put together. The basis for the vehicle will be the IKEA Metod cupboard, which has a pretty wooden panel made from a wooden panel. Looks good!

Here’s another cool floating piece, and it’s a floating sideboard. It’s a glossy white piece that’s covered with light-colored plywood for a more stylish touch. Offers plenty of storage space and fits perfectly into a modern room. Choose the plywood color that goes with your room decor.

We love to hack IKEA! The IKEA Besta shelf is a perfect piece to create a stylish floating sideboard. Take a white one and get some matching doors, then some aspen wood to make a cool sideboard top. Cover the top with polyurethane for durability.

This long and stylish sideboard was made from IKEA kitchen cabinet tops mounted directly on the wall in traditional sideboard. The sideboard received a plywood top and elegant buttons for a cool look. Check out how to peel the whole piece off and attach it to the wall.

Another IKEA hack is here! This floating sideboard consists of three IKEA cabinets (above the refrigerator cabinets with Applad doors) with the Ikea mounting rails and fittings. To make it look more stylish, the sideboard is covered with a natural wooden top.

Floating bedside tables

This small bedside table is ideal for those who don’t have space in the bedroom and perfect for those who love to read as the base of this bedside table is a pile of books. You can put anything you want on it: a glass of water, a phone, glasses and so on.

If your bedroom is modern or Scandinavian, this bedside shelf is a perfect fit! The piece is made from a couple of pine boards and is relatively small so you won’t put much on top of it, but it will only make a few pieces. Can be built in a few minutes, have fun!

A standard closet door can easily be converted into a floating bedside table. Renovate the door to your liking and give it a look that fits your bedroom style. Then just clip it to the wall and read the instructions – it’s easy!

This bedside table looks like a box and offers more storage space than a small floating shelf. Build the wooden box and paint or varnish it to your liking. Then add little finishing nails to make the box’s bedside table look cooler and bolder. Enjoy!

IKEA is everyone's love, there is literally no other brand that makes furniture and accessories that are as popular around the world as IKEA. Now that it's summer and everyone is headed for the outdoors, I want to share some cool DIY IKEA hacks that will make your outdoor spaces and parties a lot cooler. Let's take a look!

Tables and benches

The Ikea NORNÄS bench is more of a simple piece, but you can make it bolder very easily and quickly. The author of this tutorial will tell you how to make this bench light yellow and add dipped legs. Such a bold yellow bench will make a colorful statement in any outdoor space, no matter how simple it is. Get inspired - try any super bold color you like!

A coffee table is a very popular piece for any outdoor space, especially for parties. This piece consists of Drona storage box, Ekby Mossby stainless steel shelves, LACK table - all these items from IKEA and have a number of advantages. Firstly, it is very durable because it is covered with metal, secondly, it is mobile because there are wheels, and thirdly, it has storage space inside. Make one to enjoy your time outdoors!

If you are a wine lover, you might want to make a small wine table to place next to your seating. The good thing about this table is that it is tiny yet practical and can even be built into a small balcony. This little wine table consists of two ubiquitous IKEA stools and a base of a chair that you don't need. Fortunately, the IKEA stool legs fit snugly into the triangular holes in the base. Enjoy!

This bright and fun picnic or side table is an amazing idea for a small room or a real picnic. The table is made with IKEA's Vildapel plant stand, and the light-colored top is made using the decoupage technique. Choose any paper or wallpaper that will give the table a desired atmosphere. The piece is foldable. When you don't need it, just hide it.

How do you turn an ordinary Marius stool from IKEA into a stylish and durable side table? Light! This tutorial will show you how to add a slab of concrete that you can use as a side table. This piece is on the small side - it fits in a tiny outdoor area or balcony and gives its concrete structure an edgy touch. Let yourself be inspired and give your outdoor area a touch of edges. Then use it indoors too!

There is no such thing as an outdoor party without a table! This tutorial will show you how to make a colorful low picnic table that is suitable for any type of party. The piece is long and consists of 8 IKEA KNAGGLIG boxes. What I especially love are the bold colors that the table is painted with - blush and pink, so summery! Let yourself be inspired and beautify your outdoor area with a colorful picnic table.


Having drinks outside is so pleasant! In this tutorial, we'll show you how to make an outdoor bar station with 12 IKEA KNAGGLIG boxes - so easy and cool! The sides are painted in peach colors to make the bar look outdoors and in summer. The bar has plenty of storage space for your drinks and other stuff, do it and enjoy!

A bar cart is what you need for serving drinks, but make it bold, bright, and summery to upgrade your outdoor space! In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use a Satsumas Ikea plant stand and bright spray paints to create a super colorful gradient that looks so summery! Put the piece on wheels and take it indoors to organize indoor parties as well.

This bar cart is ideal for both indoor and outdoor parties - it can be used in both rooms. The tutorial includes instructions on how to make a sleek bar cart using an Ikea Bygel cart and some gold spray paint - that's all you need! Just add more spray paint to your shopping cart and you've got a stylish piece for any party. Get inspired!

Marble is timeless and will never go out of style, just like gold, which is why these two things are used on this cart. In this tutorial, we'll teach you how to make an IKEA Sunnersta cart really amazing with marble contact paper and gold spray paint. Such a chic piece will add a sophisticated touch to any contemporary space. Use it both indoors and outdoors!


Do you have an IKEA Ammero sofa? It's rather plain and boring and requires a bit of freshening up! In this tutorial, we will teach you how to dye the usual Shibori style pillows and cushions. Shibori is very popular now, it is a Japanese technique of dyeing in shades of blue, and such pillows will make your sofa super bold. Get inspired!

A couple of pillows will never be excessive for your outside space, and you can make them cheaply with IKEA tea towels and pillow inserts. There are several different ways to make them, choose what you like, and make some cool pillows!

About Warwick

Warwick Zach Godfrey is a farmer with a happy marriage. He also writes about plants on various blogs.

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