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Enter the Ikea Hackers community!

DIY fans, unite! Ikea hacking is THE trend in customization. Impossible to miss, Ikea hacks are everywhere! The principle: to divert the Swedish furniture that we all have at home from their primary function. In short, nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed. Back to a global phenomenon that gives a boost to our interiors. 

The phenomenon of Ikea hacks

Where does this global movement come from? Originally a fan of the Swedish brand who, surfing the internet, realizes that it is not the only one to customize its Ikea furniture. She then decides to group her creations on a blog, immediately followed and supplemented by tutorials from other Internet users. These simple and accessible ideas appeal to a community that continues to grow and share its hacks. Now, the trend is riding DIY and upcycling by transforming basic objects into real design pieces.

Why customize your furniture Ikea?

The Ikea hacks allow above all to afford a new decor without buying new furniture. Unbeatable price level, this solution is new with old and is primarily intended for small budgets. In addition to the economic aspect, it makes it possible to transform standards into unique objects. A revolution in terms of interior decoration, which makes possible the customization, even with furniture sold in mass. The idea seduces designers who have fun imagining crazy ideas to twister and reinvent the furniture.

Ikea hacks in the kitchen

Due to the many possibilities of storage that it induces, cooking is very popular with Ikea hackers. Make an island with a library, a bar with wheels for dishes or a magazine rack under the sink, everything is allowed! These incredibly creative diversions revisit the traditional codes of cooking equipment.

The best of Ikea Hacks

They are called Billy, Malm, Lack, Kallax … and are sold by millions in the world (and this, despite their unpronounceable name). These icons of popular furniture now have a second life thanks to Ikea hacks. The most diverted is undoubtedly the Billy library, more original than ever with its new moldings, wallpaper or pop colors. Sold to 41 million copies in 43 countries (a Billy produced every 4 seconds), it was designed in 1979 as the “first democratic library” by its designer Gillis Lundgren.Its matte side is now legendary. 08165768-photo-island-kitchen-ikea-hack.jpg