The IVAR system is, by design, modular and customizable — which makes it particularly fun to see all the ways it gets wrangled and reshaped by its buyers. It turns out there's a use for it in pretty much every room in the house.
This folding screen was made from IVAR parts and a little bit of William Morris pattern fabric by Mokkasin and can be used anywhere you want to hide clutter.
Adam & Daniel's "Boclectic Craftern" Loft uses a plant-filled shelving unit as a room divider in their open-plan apartment.
Leaning ladders are great impromptu storage units that also look decorative, like this one from Livet Hemma made from IVAR side units. It's a perfectly pretty solution for extra clothes lying around in the bedroom.
When arranged all in a row, IVAR provides endless affordable storage for props and supplies for Joy Cho in her studio. All the bright color really stands out against the neutral wood.
Adding legs, then painting it blue, turns IVAR cabinets into a dining room credenza that looks chic and functional in Caterina's home.
A simple curtain is added to this shelving unit to create space-saving storage in Natasha's New York City apartment. Via IKEA Hackers.
The IKEA catalog itself holds a wealth of ideas. Here a basic unit becomes a useful kitchen organizer, with a wealth of storage opportunities.