Beautiful & Stylish IKEA Bench Hacks

A bench is a useful piece of furniture for all rooms of your home. Here are 12 beautiful and stylish benches that upgrade and hack existing IKEA pieces into something more magnificent.

 

IKEA sells quite a few benches, all of which are attractive and useful.  These include the stylish Skogsta bench.

There are IKEA benches that are designed to be used as benches, that can be hacked (such as painted and more). Then there are other pieces that IKEA sells, such as nesting tables, that can be turned into benches too with a little DIY and elbow grease.

Then there are the pieces of furniture and shelving that IKEA sells that can be turned into benches, especially the popular and versatile Kallax unit.

Benches are incredibly useful pieces of furniture.  They can be used in hallways and entrance hallways, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and so many more places in your home.

Benches can create extra seating, extra storage, and beautiful decor for your home. They can add to a bland room. They can provide additional utility and purpose.

So here are 12 DIY hacks that use and upgrade either a ready-made IKEA bench, or upgrades and turns another piece of furniture that IKEA sells into a bench!

 

Blue and wood bench.

 

Upholstered Skogsta Bench Hack

The Skogsta bench from IKEA is an attractive wooden bench. It comes in two different sizes.  For this hack I used the larger sized Skogsta bench.

IKEA Upholstered Bench Hack

This is an easy hack for Skogsta, that turns a hard wooden bench into a pretty upholstered bench.  In this hack I had wanted a softer looking bench for my bedroom, for a space in front of my windows that was bare, and just needed something.

This upholstered bench hack is very easy to do, you can choose the colors of fabric to match your bedroom decor, and it will last and add a pretty look to your room.  You can see the complete DIY hack here.

Cute Accent Bench

This cute little bench was created using the smaller sized IKEA Skogsta bench.  By painting the legs and base, and adding a macrame-type wrap, it creates a stylish boho style bench. You can see the DIY tutorial right here.

Related: IKEA Boho Style Items you will Love

Paint Dipped Outdoor Bench

Bright yellow painted outdoor bench.

This beautiful colored bench hack uses the IKEA Nornas bench.  The bench itself is a long solid unfinished wooden bench that can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Painting the bench in this beautiful bright yellow color turns it into a beautiful and stylish outdoor bench. You can see the DIY tutorial here.

Related: The Most Colorful IKEA Hacks

IKEA Besta Bench Hack

This hack uses the IKEA Besta unit, which is stained and turned into a pretty storage bench.  The whole thing is finished off with a pretty homemade cushion on the top. You can see the DIY tutorial right here.

Bench with Lots of Storage

Here is another hack using IKEA Besta. This makes a storage seat with ample storage (additional units are added at each end for more storage too). You can see the DIY hack right here.

Metal Bench IKEA Hack

This glam looking bench is made from IKEA Vittsjo nesting tables. They are spray painted and a lovely cushion added on top. This is the perfect bench that is pretty enough to be on display in an entrance hallway. You can see the complete DIY tutorial right here.

Related: 14 IKEA Hacks that are so Chic & Stylish! 

Mudroom Storage Bench

This pretty mudroom storage bench uses the IKEA Besta unit.  Adding legs and handles and painting the unit totally transforms it into such a useful storage bench. You can see the complete hack here.

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Yellow painted bench.

DIY Window Seat

This beautiful and functional window seat is created using the IKEA Nordli 2-drawer chest.  As you can see it is not just beautiful, it is incredibly functional and so stylish too. You can see the complete DIY tutorial right here.

Kallax Bench Hack

This pretty bench is created using the IKEA Kallax unit. Mid Century style legs have been added, and baskets (all available from IKEA) placed for ample storage. You can see it here.

Stylish Bench

This is another great bench hack using the Kallax unit.  This hack creates a gorgeous banquette style seating area, that is so perfect for a breakfast or dining nook. You can see the complete DIY right here.

Fitted Bench

This fitted bench is made using IKEA products.  Pretty little leather pull handles have been added, which gives a plain bench a decorative stylish touch. You can see the complete DIY tutorial here.

Built-In Storage Cabinet

This built-in storage cabinet is so useful in any room of your home. It uses a couple of IKEA basic storage units, and the magic part is built around it.  It takes a little bit of work, but it is so worth it in the end! You can see the DIY hack right here.

 

IKEA Bench Hacks

 

A bench is a really useful piece of furniture and decor in your home. A bench can be used in bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, offices, laundry rooms, entrance hallways and so many more places!  

A bench is a useful piece of furniture for all rooms of your home. Here are 12 beautiful and stylish benches that upgrade and hack existing IKEA pieces into something more magnificent.

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