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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And take a look at this lego table with a built in tray! // Lego Table with Tray // IKEA Hackers
This art table was made from the super affordable kids table and chairs set. With a few tweaks, you’ve got an art center that will hold your paper roll and all your art-making supplies. // Art Table and Chairs // Freckles
All you need for this update is paint – and what a difference it makes! Your littlest ones will love the contrast between the black and white. // Play Gym Revamp // Live Well Travel Often
Speaking of paint, if you’re not feeling the bright red moose, don’t worry! You could always turn it into an adorable fuzzy sheep for your playroom! // A Rocking Sheep // Stories by Sarah Sherman Samuel
A simple bookcase? No! It’s a dollhouse, of course! I love that this dollhouse can pull double-duty as storage. // Billy Bookcase Dollhouse // The DIY Village
Of course, IKEA has a play kitchen for sale, but you could also turn an IKEA bedside table into a kitchen as well! // Bedside Table Turned Play Kitchen // My Poppet
Not surprisingly, any IKEA bedside table or nightstand will work! Just look at this kitchen! // Nightstand Turned Play Kitchen // Little Red Window
If you really want to go all out, make an entire cafe for the kids using IKEA pieces! // Play Cafe // The Mama’s Girls
If your kids play a lot of board games, you’ve got to check out this lazy susan IKEA hack. // Lazy Susan Board Game Trick // The Heathered Nest
These sweet little cordless lamps would add some whimsy and style to your playroom. // Cordless Wall Lamps // Remodelaholic
Toys that double as wall art? That’s just genius! This mini figure display is storage, artwork, and functional toys all in one! // Lego Minifigure Display // Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls
Add a magnet board in your playroom for lots of fun alphabet magnet play. You can paint it to match your playroom’s theme, like this one. // Painted Magnetic Board // Average But Inspired
Making sure your little one can reach everything has never looked so stylish! // Updated Step Stools // This Little Street
What’s your favorite IKEA item to hack?
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Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin’ and Instagram.