ikea-hack-dollshouse-top-imageWhich little kid doesn’t love a dolls house?  I think I would still play with a dolls house if I had one.  You can buy some amazing dolls houses out there but I think making one for your little girl or boy is so much more personal. You could start building one from scratch if you wanted but I’ve got something a little easier for you today. Simply turn a piece of Ikea furniture into a dolls house. Wondering how?  Read on.

The beauty of Ikea furniture is that it lends itself to so many hacks.The only limit is your imagination. While you can turn Ikea furniture into practically anything, today I’m sharing some of the best dolls house Ikea hacks. One of them requires a little time and effort to make while the others are so easy to do, you’ll wonder why you haven’t thought of it already.


This minimal dolls house is made using 2 Ikea Rast nightstands. It makes the perfect 2 room villa for any doll in need of a stylish home.  This is the only one on our list that takes a bit of effort – but it will be so worth it. If you prefer something easier, then read on.


This Ikea hack dolls house wins hands down for me. It requires absolutely no making, just customising the inside of the Ivar cabinet. And when it’s not being played with, close the doors and it’s gone. This is one that is ideal for your kitchen or living room.


Do you know the Ikea Stuva range for kids? This is a Stuva cabinet with doors that has easily and quickly been transformed into another charming dolls house. The washi tape roof completes this dolls house with little effort but lots of imagination.


Ikea’s most famous piece of furniture has to be the Billy bookcase and it is the perfect piece to turn into a dolls house or a playhouse like a fire station as they’ve done here. The Billy bookcase lends itself to all kinds of combinations so you can design your house as you wish. The dolls house pictured at the top is also made from the billy bookcase but is completely different to this play house.

Are you tempted to make a dolls house for your kids? Which one will you choose?