Who doesn’t love a good Ikea hack?  With Ikea furniture, the possibilities for creating a bespoke piece are endless and the best part is, it can all be done on a budget.  The only limit is your imagination.

Chest of drawers are really handy in a kids room – they’re an easy way to hide a lot of things away.  But most chest of drawers are bland and functional.  That is, unless you get a basic one from Ikea and then put your own creative touch on it.  If you’re looking for ideas, I have found 5 fabulous Ikea chest of drawer hacks for kids rooms to inspire us all:


This chest of drawers was originally a functional piece with an unusual shape but beyond that it was a bit bland.  But look what it’s been turned into?  How gorgeous is this chest of drawers now that it’s been hacked? The different pastel shades on the drawer fronts are so pretty and to add an extra special touch, they’ve replaced the drawer handles with range of really fun and playful ones.


Next up is this double chest of drawers.  The shape and style of this is as simple as a chest of drawers can be.  But with just some paint it has been transformed in to a playful piece for any kids room.  The uneven mountain shapes are fun and I also love the playful touch of painting the handles in different colours.


It’s hard to believe this is the exact same chest of drawers as the one above as it’s been given a completely different look.  This one has been given a slightly more retro feel.  I love how they’ve cut the legs at an angle and then just opted for a soft green with brass handles.  The best part about this hack is that once the child outgrows it, it can be used anywhere else in your home.


If you’re a fan of natural materials and neutral tones, this next hack will inspire you.  This Ikea chest has been transformed by replacing the drawer fronts in natural wood but they’ve kept the frame white.  This is a lovely piece for a natural nursery look and once again this is one chest of drawers that you will never outgrow.


For a funkier look, I’m loving this Ikea chest hack.  These humble pine drawers have been transformed in to a colourful and striking piece that will add a pop of colour to any kids room.  Also, they’ve removed the handles leaving holes which are perfect for little hands to open drawers — a clever idea that I had never thought of before.

Which one is your favourite?

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