Ikea is a modern wonder. Sure, you can lose a whole day in that place, and furniture assembly is challenging, but when it comes to getting high-style for low cost, it’s pretty darn hard to beat.
Whether you’re decorating on a budget or just love a good DIY, these stylish and affordable Ikea hacks for nurseries and kids’ rooms are guaranteed to please.
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Bookshelf Turned Storage Bench
This tutorial to transform a bookshelf into seating requires no sewing! Turn a Kallax shelving unit that costs about $50 into a beautifully personalized nursery bench with built-in storage for toys or clothes.Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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Posh Upholstered Rocker Hack
Elegant wingback rockers are a chic and comfortable alternative to a traditional nursery glider, but the price tag - usually around $1,000 - will hit you hard. Looking for a more reasonable option? See how one ambitious DIYer turned an inexpensive Ikea chair into a $335 dream rocker.Continue to 3 of 12 below.
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Fresh Print Poang Chair
Available in both a rocker and stationary chair, Ikea's budget-friendly Poang is a popular choice for the nursery. Want to make it customize it? Learn how to create your own slipcover with this detailed tutorial.Continue to 4 of 12 below.
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DIY Drawing Table
Create your own charming art table, complete with chalkboards, drawing roll, and art supplies, using Ikea's wallet-conscious Latt table and chair set for toddlers.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Keep those sweet little cheeks happy with this padded seat upgrade for the Latt chair.Continue to 6 of 12 below.
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Money-Saving Gallery Wall
Gallery walls are a great way to personalize your nursery, but at around $5 to $10 a pop, those individual picture frames start to add up. Need a money-saving alternative? Learn how to repurpose Ikea Malma mirrors as $2 picture frames!Continue to 7 of 12 below.
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Spice Rack Bookshelves
These low-profile, space-saving bookshelves are actually painted spice racks from Ikea's Bekvam collection. Think that’s unbelievable? Try the price: just $5 each!Continue to 8 of 12 below.
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Changing Table Storage Rail
Originally intended to keep spices and cooking utensils close at hand in the kitchen, the Fintorp storage rail also makes for a handy changing table storage system. Simply choose the accessories that work for you!Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Rolling Retro Diaper Caddy
Ikea’s versatile Raskog utility cart, painted in cheery turquoise, makes for the perfect rollaway diaper caddy. Stuff it full of changing table essentials, and wheel it to wherever the action is!Continue to 10 of 12 below.
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Letting baby bunk in? Using Ikea’s simple and affordable Sniglar crib, recreate this sweet crib with a detailed co-sleeper tutorial that comes with important safety instructions. There are tons of options for crib bedding that match your own sheets.Continue to 11 of 12 below.
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Short on space? One urban mother of three made room for her fourth child by transforming her sons' Mydal bed frame into a baby-friendly bunk bed.Continue to 12 of 12 below.
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Amazing Kura Bed Hacks
Looking for more ideas? You won't believe the possible budget-savvy parenting hacks with Ikea’s basic Kura bed frame!