21 Best IKEA Storage Hacks for Small Bedrooms


Inbetween Chaos

Your pint-size bedroom is in complete disarray. Clothing, shoes, and other essentials are piled everywhere even after tiding up KonMari style. It's called tiny bedroom syndrome, and lucky for you, it's 100 percent curable. In fact, the right furniture and accessories will clean up bedroom clutter stat. To get you started, we dug deep to find the best IKEA hacks for creating a stylishly organized sleeping space.

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    IKEA Picture Ledge

    Ribba picture ledge clothes rack
    Dos Family

    Whether you dislike hangers or despise folding, here's a clever way to organize the piles of clothes in your bedroom.

    This IKEA picture ledge hack by the Dos Family makes hanging clothing a snap using IKEA GRUNDTAL S-hooks. To make you'll need to attach a stainless steel rail from IKEA's GRUNDTAL collection to the bottom of an IKEA MARIETORP picture ledge.

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    Under the Bed Storage

    Rolling underbed storage

    Get your analog photos, important papers, and old magazines nicely organized with this rolling under bed storage box by Curbly. The key ingredients are two IKEA RIBBA frames and four caster wheels. Novice do-it-yourselfers can whip this project together in less than two hours.

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    IKEA Kitchen Cabinet Hack

    IKEA platform bedroom hack
    Oh Yes Blog

    Lots of folks outfit their cooking spaces with IKEA kitchen cabinets. But the truth is, the latter can provide convenient storage in any room in your home.

    For instance, this dreamy, platform storage bed by Noraelli from Oh Yes Blog was built using nine IKEA kitchen base cabinets. The blogger's swoon-worthy yet practical creation not only freed up valuable closet space, but it also carved out a bedroom in the single room apartment.

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    IKEA Wardrobe Hack

    Modern Farmhouse IKEA closet hack
    Angela Marie Made

    Desperate for storage in your closet-less bedroom? Here's a brilliant hack by Angela at Angela Marie Made. The blogger turned an IKEA wardrobe purchased for cheap via Craigslist into a modern farmhouse inspired armoire.

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    Ultimate Storage Wall

    IKEA closet makeover

    When a closet-less New Yorker needed to get her bedroom organized, she turned to IKEA's Home Squad for help. Here, rails, racks, shelves and other IKEA components created this epic storage wall featured on Refinery29.

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    IKEA Shelf Hack

    Shelf clothing rack hack for bedroom
    IKEA Ideas

    Ran out of room in your closet? This ingenious tipfrom IKEA Ideas transforms a simple shelf into a second closet. To make, just add a metal rail from one of IKEA's hanging systems like FINTORP or GRUNDTAL to a solidly anchored, wall mounted shelf.

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    IKEA RAST Hack

    DIY bedroom storage IKEA hack
    Homemade by Carmona

    If your skimpy bedroom closet leaves you feeling space deprived, consider this IKEA RAST hack by Ursula at Homemade by Carmona. Her project shares how to create custom wall storage for less than $200.

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    BRIMNES Bed Hack

    ikea malm bed hack
    One O

    We believe front and center storage solutions should be just as cute as practical. Case in point, this chic hack by the adorable duo behind One O. Their project shares how to dress up an IKEA BRIMNES storage bed with beautiful brass pulls.

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    IKEA TRONES headboard hack
    IKEA Hackers

    When Timothy Barrett and his wife needed more room for their baby's stuff in their bedroom, they transformed six IKEA TRONES cabinets into a storage headboard. This tutorial on IKEA Hackers explains how they tricked out their IKEA BRIMNES bed frame.

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    IKEA BILLY Bookcase Hack

    IKEA shoe storage Billy bookcase hack
    Tatianas Delights

    Not sure what to do with that heaping pile of shoes on the floor? Get your flats and heels beautifully organized with this IKEA BILLY bookcase hack by Tatiana at Tatiana's Delights. She says her finished project keeps her shoes looking their best.

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    Ich Designer

    Show off a collection of stuff in your bedroom with this IKEA LURÖY hack by Kristina at Ich Designer. The project uses the slated bed base to hang shoes, handbags, and other items. 

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    DIY Necklace Rack

    IKEA hack jewelry storage
    Broader Borders

    Inside your jewelry box is a knotted heap of baubles and trinkets. This DIY necklace rack by the crafty blogger who pens Broader Borders prevents delicate chains and strung beads from tangling.

    To make you'll need an IKEA picture ledge like the KNOPPÄNG or MARIETORP, and a screw in hook for each necklace. Next, install the hooks on the underside of the picture ledge. To do, drill a small hole and then twist each hook into position. Afterward, mount your new jewelry rack to the wall.

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    DIY Night Table

    IKEA hack night stands
    IKEA Hackers

    Turning an IKEA EKET cabinet into a night table is child's play with this hack by Todd at IKEA Hackers. After assembling the cabinet, he attached four hairpin legs. You can find the latter on sites like Etsy.

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    Media Console Hack

    DIY media console for bedroom
    In Between Chaos

    Create a media console that packs a ton of storage for your bedroom with this thrifty IKEA RAST hack by Marianne at In Between Chaos. You'll need four RAST dressers to get started. FYI, they cost $35 each.

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    Built-in Dresser Hack

    DIY built-in nursery dresser IKEA hack
    IKEA Hackers

    This brilliant storage idea spotted on IKEA Hackers transforms an awkward corner in an attic bedroom into a built-in dresser. To make you'll need a PAX wardrobe, one BRIMNES dresser, and a single BILLY bookcase. FYI, you can save a bundle if you buy the items secondhand on Craigslist.

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    IKEA MALM Hack

    Bed with a dresser

    Don't have room for a chest of drawers? Look no further than this clever IKEA hack spotted on Bjurfors that converts a MALM dresser into a platform storage bed. So that you know, you'll need to anchor the furniture to the wall to avoid tipping.

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    IKEA BEKVAM Spice Rack Hack

    IKEA BEKVAM spice rack hack
    Piper and Poppies

    We heart this easy storage hack by Ashley at Piper and Poppies. The blogger hangs her children's clothing on an IKEA BEKVAM spice rack. The rack was painted white before mounting to the wall. 

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    IKEA night stand table hack
    The Everygirl

    IKEA's KALLAX series features boxy shelving units that can beautifully suit a large number of storage needs. Here the smart bloggers behind The EveryGirl use a four compartment KALLAX ($49.99) as a bedside table with built-in storage.

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    IKEA LACK Hack

    IKEA shelf hack for nursery
    Fresh Mommy Blog

    Whip up room to hang onesies in a cramped nursery with this shelf hack by Tabitha Blue at Fresh Mommy Blog. To do, just attach an IKEA rail to the bottom of an IKEA LACK wall mounted shelf and presto you have bonus storage space. 

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    MALM Dresser Hack

    IKEA dresser hack
    Preciously Me

    Spice up an IKEA Malm dresser with this golden idea by Nadia at Preciously Me. The Parisian blogger gave the plain chest of drawers the glam treatment with gold contact paper. 

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    Spice Rack Hack

    IKEA spice rack storage hack

    Get your baubles beautifully organized with this IKEA BEKVÄM spice rack hack by Caitlin at Cupcait. To make you'll also need a couple of dozen small screw hooks and a hammer.