I bet we all love to hack IKEA! If you do then this roundup is exactly what you need – Christmas is just around the corner and we’ve gathered some cool ideas for hacking IKEA items for decorating. There are no links to tutorials as most of these articles can easily be made by yourself – no instructions are required, believe me! Check out what we have prepared!
If you need an additional or alternative Christmas tree, IKEA has some pretty items that you can easily remodel. Take IKEA Ribba moldings and create a tree on which to place various decorative items. This is a very cool idea that offers some storage space and you can put your family pictures there. An IVAR side unit can be decorated with ornaments, and lights can be used to create a tree right on the wall. There are many more ideas. Just turn on your imagination.
Use KNOPPANG frames to create modern wreaths or make any artificial sheepskin you have bought. A LATTJO tire can be used as a wreath frame to be decorated with various objects. Even an ordinary IKEA fake sheepskin can be used to make a cool Christmas wreath, and it’s a super easy and quick decoration to try out.
Create an advent calendar now – there are still enough days left! Use IKEA grilles or VINTER stands and lots of other IKEA things, depending on the look you want. You can even use multiple IKEA units to create a cool advent calendar on the wall.
Other decorating ideas
Take IKEA Rotera lanterns and design them as centerpieces or other decorations for your home and outdoor areas – fill them with pine cones, ornaments, blossoms, or just use them as candle lanterns surrounding them with vines, pine cones and lots of greenery. Template HEAT coasters, to make a cool Christmas present, hang up some GADDIS baskets decorated with greenery and pine cones. Use an IKEA gingerbread house kit to create a pretty decoration that is also edible. Get 365+ carafes from IKEA to create a cool vacation drink station. Get creative and do something very unusual and cool, Merry Christmas!
A gallery wall is a perfect way to decorate a simple wall or corner. We have already shared some original ideas that you can apply to your gallery walls. Choose different frames: black, white, gold-plated, make interesting combinations, vary the size - the same or different sizes.
Another very popular idea today is a gallery wall, which can be a perfect alternative to the usual one. Why? Since you will do less damage to your walls choosing moldings (this is crucial when renting), you don't have to draw schemes on the walls to hang them properly, and you can use them for storage and the combos every day too change if you need to.
The most popular strips are white and black, as they can easily light up almost any interior. There are bars of different widths and lengths. Go to the nearest Home Depot or IKEA and you can fit them into any room. If not, just see them. If you are not satisfied with two classic colors of moldings, try gold-plated, pink, or whatever one you like. Clip them as high on top of each other as you like. You can almost go to the ground. Use a layer to properly hang the bars and then the hard part of the job is done and you need to create your photo collage on top.
Play with frames. Choose white, black, or some contrasting, mix black and white together. But don't forget that frames that are too bold can distract attention from the images and graphics. Choose different sizes and styles of frames if you want, or choose the same size and color of frames for a consistent look. Place the frames at different distances from each other for a messy and relaxed look.
Now for the works of art and recordings. Putting your family pictures in this frame is the most popular idea, choose the best moments and cutest shots and enjoy them. It's up to you to keep them black and white or choose bold colors. You can also add posters and artwork, canvases and pictures, as well as some souvenirs, as these can easily be held by ledges so you can almost create an installation! The best thing about bars is that you can always change the look and get a new collage - just place different pictures and frames on the bars.
Enjoy the ideas below and buy some moldings!