9 Brilliant IKEA Hacks for Baby Nurseries

updated Nov 1, 2021
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I don’t have any kids, but I imagine when I do, I’m going to have a “Disneyland” rule for their first Swedish flat-pack shopping trip: It’s not worth the money or the hassle to take them to IKEA before they turn 4 years old (at least, that’s when they’re first welcome at Småland). But you don’t have to take the babe shopping with you to give them their first taste of IKEA. Each of these hacks is completely inspiring, and so great for your baby’s nursery.

1. Repurposed Rocking Seat

Sarah Sherman Samuel turned a red rocking moose into this fuzzy sheep instead to match her nursery’s color scheme. Detailed instructions are on her blog.

Credit: Izzy K.

2. Dual-use BEKVAM rack

We love what Izzy K. did with some BEKVAM spice racks. Right side up they are small-scale shelves for toys and books. Upside down they become wall-mounted clothing racks. So cute, so cheap.

3. Revamped LEKA Baby Gym

Almost Makes Perfect gave the colorful LEKA baby gym a mini makeover, using some paint and stuffed animals from a hanging mobile.

4. Build A Structure Around their Crib

This tiny house GULLIVER crib hack from Vintage Revivals only cost $20 and is so fantastic I want to sleep there.

5. Portable Changing Cart by Desiree Schweiger

Use the RÅSKOG utility cart to cleverly stash your baby’s wardrobe and roll it wherever she needs. It’s also the perfect diaper caddy for your changing supplies..

6. Cut-Shaped Cloudinary shelves

If you can cut out a cloud shape, you can create these adorably whimsical library shelves from Petite and Small, using MOSSLANDA picture rails.

Credit: Gemma Leigh

7. Organize their Toys with TROFAST

TROFAST storage boxes are the perfect bins to keep the babe toys organized and off the floor. Take it a step further with design and add labels like this mother did for her kid’s playroom.

Credit: Bella & Josh

8. Changing Table Fit for the Corner Spot

Looking for a multi-purposeful changing table? Look no further. This SUNDVIK dresser provides versatility to maximize space. Once you finished changing your child, flip the table’s leaf to transform it into a chest of drawers.

Credit: Brit

9. Divide up their clothes the easy way

In Brit’s nursery, she used IKEA’s SKUBB boxes to arrange her babe’s clothing drawers. It is a simple, yet smart hack to keep the drawers organized and visually pleasing.