Oh, IKEA. How we love you. You always have just what we didn’t know we needed, be it a $3 stool or a small crate of soft felt vegetables. And let’s not forget the meatballs… Sometimes, however, you might go to IKEA with a plan in mind (shocking, I know). And today’s plan is to update that playroom. Believe it or not,IKEA has more for your playroom than tiny tables and wooden easels. There are so manyIKEA hacks that can make your playroom really pop – unique storage solutions, clever dual-use items, money-saving furniture flips – sometimes it’s overwhelming! But the following 30 IKEA hacks are the perfect place to start – for boys, girls, young or a little older, we’ve got you covered.
30+ Clever IKEA Hacks for the Perfect Playroom
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Attractive, large storage baskets can be pricey, but not if you make them from an IKEA rug. These baskets would be perfect for stuffed animals, but you could really put any kind of toys in there. // Storage Basket From a Rug // Brit + Co.
Turn a large bookcase into stylish and functional lockers. It’s perfect for a playroom, because each locker could be designated for a specific toy – board games in one, art supplies in another, etc – and then everything can be hidden away out of sight. No toy clutter! // Bookcase Turned Lockers // Little House of Four
A simple shelf gets an industrial makeover, which is cute for book or toy storage – but this shelf holds a secret. The drawer pulls down into a murphy bed for stuffed animals to sleep on! What kid wouldn’t love that? // Industrial Shelf (with secret stuffed animal “murphy bed”) // Grillo Designs
Another way to give your toy storage a high-end look is to wrap an Ikea bookshelf in wood. // Wood Wrapped Kallax Cube Shelf // Remodelaholic
These already very functional bookshelves pull double duty as a bench. // Bookshelf Storage Bench // I Heart Organizing
This amazing desk/shelf unit was built from IKEA bookshelves and would be such a great art or craft spot in a kid’s playroom! // Built-in Desk Nook // Remodealholic
It looks like a cozy, fuzzy nest to read in, but when you pull the top away it’s also stuffed animal storage. // Teddy Cubby and Reading Nook // IKEA Hackers
Create a train and activity table from a shelf with pull out plastic drawers and a table/counter top. // Activity Table Hack // The Crazy Craft Lady
OR, put two tables together to make an incredible, versatile addition to a playroom that the older kids will love. // 3-in-1 Tennis Table/Two Dining Tables/Giant Boardroom Table // IKEA Hackers
This lego table is on wheels! Pull it out for playtime and slide it aside when not in use. // Side Table Into Portable Lego Table // The Decorated Cookie
What’s your favorite IKEA item to hack?