11 Ways to Use IKEA's Lack Shelves in Every Room of the House

11 Ways to Use IKEA's Lack Shelves in Every Room of the House

Nancy Mitchell
Dec 28, 2017
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IKEA's Lack shelves are as useful as they are ubiquitous. Here are 11 ways you can employ these little workhorses in every room of your house.

From VT Wonen, a wall of little Lack shelves creates an unexpected and totally modern library in the living room.

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The picture above is a shot of Rita Hazan's NYC apartment, designed by Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus and spotted on Domino. The Lack shelves' hidden brackets, which make them appear to float on the wall, create a clean look that's perfect for shoe storage in and out of the closet.

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From Mi Llave Allen, here's a clever way to fit quite a bit of shoe storage into a small space—smaller Lack shelves, hung at a diagonal for maximum efficiency.

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A Lack with retro-fitted glass storage underneath is perfect for a home bar or small kitchen, as seen on I Heart Decorating.

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Blogger Cori from Hey Let's Make Stuff turned her Lack into a slim console table by adding legs underneath. This is a great solution for a tight hallway, foyer or, basically, any small space in need of a narrow piece of furniture.

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A Lack shelf with a rod underneath (this one's a towel rail) makes a perfect place to hang baby clothes in a nursery. Shared by Tabitha of Fresh Mommy Blog.

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Don't forget the cats! These wall-hung Lack shelves create a playscape for some lucky kitties, as seen on Pampered Petz.

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From Kelsey Design, a little Lack shelf makes a great bedside table when space is at a premium.

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Don't have much space in your entryway? Create a little storage with some bins and two parallel Lack shelves, as seen on Parts of Sweden.

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Apartment Therapy contributor Sarah Coffey paired a Lack shelf with some Trones storage boxes for an efficient entryway.

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We love the look of a long, low console, and we love this idea, as seen on Design*Sponge: a Lack shelf hung just high enough above the floor to allow for record storage underneath. By painting it the same color as the wall and moldings, it looks totally custom and high end.

Can't get enough? Here are 10 more uses for IKEA's Lack shelves.

*Re-edited from a post that originally appeared 9.8.2015. - AH

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