17 IKEA Hacks that Look Designer & Expensive

These IKEA DIY Hacks look designer & expensive – yet they are using affordable and readily available IKEA products! Check out how to create your own amazing creations.

 

Just because IKEA sells affordable products, doesn’t mean that those products have to look store bought and basic.

By hacking and changing IKEA products in a certain way you can totally create a unique, one of a kind piece for your home that looks designer, expensive and high-end.

You will agree once you have taken a look at these amazing examples of DIY IKEA hacks below!

See 17 ways to make IKEA products look so different, unique, expensive and high-end!

 

IKEA Hacked kitchen island in blue green.

Terrazzo Side Table

Terrazzo and gold side table

 

Round terrazzo table top.

 

This hack uses an affordable IKEA tray table, and turns it into a beautiful Terrazzo side table. This really is an amazing hack using a low cost IKEA product.

The end result looks like you purchased it from an expensive high-end furniture store!  You can see the complete DIY tutorial right here.

Floating Cabinets

Floating white wall cabinets.

 

These beautiful expensive looking floating cabinets, which would work well in any room of your home, are made by hacking and upgrading the IKEA Akurum cabinets.  

By adding expensive looking handles, and creating a stylish wooden top to the cabinets, these cabinets look like they a designer and installed completely custom!  You can see the hack right here.

Gold Nested Coffee Tables

Gold nested coffee tables.

This hack takes the IKEA Vittsjo nesting tables and makes them look like an expensive up-market item that you paid a lot of money for!

By spray painting them and adding a marble top, this hack creates the perfect coffee table center piece for your living room! You can see the hack right here.

 

Bar Cart

DIY Bar Cart IKEA Hack

In this hack the IKEA Nissafors cart has been turned into an expensive-looking and stylish bar cart.  I am very proud of this particular item as it is one of my own!

The cart has been spray painted a beautiful soft gold, and wooden shelves have been created and added to add more class to the cart.  This will become a stand-out item in your home! You can see the hack right here.

Farmhouse Kitchen Island

Green painted kitchen island.

This is an amazing piece of furniture! A kitchen island that started life as a mere IKEA kitchen base cabinet.  By painting it, adding handles and the perfect wooden top, it creates an outstanding feature for your kitchen.

This kitchen island cabinet looks absolutely amazing! You can see the DIY hack right here.

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Built-in Bookshelves

White built-in bookshelves.

These built-in bookshelves look so custom-made and high end, yet they were created using the IKEA Billy shelving unit.

They would create an amazing center-piece for your room, that nobody would ever guess started life as an IKEA piece of furniture! You can see the hack right here.

Related:14 IKEA Billy Shelving Units that look Custom Made & Expensive

 

Hidden Custom Pantry

Tall white pantry wall units.

A pantry is a wonderful thing to have! But not everyone is lucky enough to have a pantry. But you can totally create your own with this hack!

This DIY hack uses the IKEA Pax cabinets.  By adding molding and carefully carving it into the space available it looks like something so custom and specially ordered and made! You can see the hack right here.

Rustic Buffet

Brown wood plank buffet unit.

In this extraordinary hack, the IKEA Besta cabinet has been turned into a beautiful rustic wood buffet unit.

The cabinet is covered in reclaimed wood and stained, to create a really beautiful piece of furniture. You can see the complete DIY hack right here.

Woven Cane Storage Unit

Black cabinet with rattan cane door panels.

This hack uses the IKEA Besta TV unit, now totally transformed into something quite remarkable looking.

This unit looks like it came from a very high end furniture store, and cost a lot! You can see the DIY hack right here.

Built-In Bookcases

Tall white built-in wall bookcases.

 

These amazing white built-in bookcases were created using the IKEA Borgsjo bookcases. 

By carefully styling the bookcases with hardware and designing them completely to fit the space, it creates something truly amazing for your home. You can see the complete hack right here.

Mid Century Dresser

White and gold Mid Century modern dresser.

This beautiful hack uses the IKEA Tarva dresser, which is turned into a modern Mid Century dream of a dresser.  

Bought anywhere else this piece of furniture would be expensive to buy.  You can see the complete hack right here.

Pastel Modern Dresser

Green pastel modern dresser.

Here is another beautiful dresser hack using the IKEA Tarva dresser.

By painting it a beautiful pastel green, adding beautiful handles, and trimming the legs, it creates an amazing high-end looking piece.

You can see the complete DIY hack right here.

Copper Barn Pendant Lights

Copper pendant lights.

These pretty and stylish copper pendant lights, were created using Ottava pendant lights from IKEA.

By just spray painting the lights in a beautiful copper paint, it creates a light fitting you will want to show off in your home.  You can see the hack right here.

Chic Media Console

White floating wall cabinet.

This hack uses the IKEA Besta unit, which is turned into a beautiful and stylish media cabinet.

Bought anywhere else, this cabinet would cost you quite a lot in a high end store! You can create your own unique piece for your home with this hack. You can see the hack right here.

Marbled Chair

Marbled chair

The IKEA Vilmar chair is marbelized with paint in this clever DIY hack.

The resulting piece looks like something you would buy at a designer high-end furniture store! You can see the complete DIY hack right here.

Mid Century Modern Coffee Table

White Mid Century Modern style coffee table.

Taking an old square IKEA table unit and adding some DIY touches, turns the table into this beautiful Mid Century Modern style coffee table. You can see the DIY hack right here.

Plexiglass Table

Square grey plexiglass table.

This plexiglass table started out its life as a simple Lack table from IKEA. 

The end result looks completely designer and unique.  Certainly this does not look like it started life as a simple IKEA table!  You can see the hack right here.

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These IKEA DIY Hacks look designer & expensive – yet they are using affordable and readily available IKEA products! Check out how to create your own amazing creations.

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