8 Clever IKEA Hacks Using Renter-Friendly Command Products

updated Oct 25, 2022
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After seven years of renting, I am very familiar with the power of Command Strips. They’ve helped me install sunglasses racks, plant shelves, and gallery walls, all without risking my security deposit. Now, combine Command Strips with IKEA hacks and you’ve got perfect, renter-friendly solutions for all over your house.

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8 Clever Command Strip Tips to Use With Ikea Hacks

  1. I love seeing all the IKEA desktop and leg combos out there, like this one from the stylists at Livet Hemma. Speaking from experience, though, the rubber bumpers between the legs and desktop aren’t enough to withstand a rambunctious puppy running around the office. I use two sets of Command velcro strips to keep my extra-long LINNMON top in place and a Command hook on the side of the drawers for headphones.

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2. Erin of House of Earnest wanted to hang her sconces on a chimney wall. So, to avoid drilling into it, she used Command hooks to hang the fixtures instead. (Also, lead image above.) These particular lights aren’t available anymore, but the idea is still a good one —just make sure their weight doesn’t exceed the lbs. limit of the product you use.

3. For all of you obsessed with Monstera leaves, planning a wedding or helping someone plan a wedding, or just want some rad wall decor, this backdrop is big on impact but low on effort. Grab some SMYCKA leaves and adhere with Command strips for a beautiful, removable display your venue won’t have a problem with.

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4. Lindsey’s IKEA hack is personally my favorite. I’ve wanted a cake stand for a while but storing a one-use item never made sense in our tiny apartments. Lindsey uses Command strips on her IKEA candlestick & plate for a budget-friendly cake stand that easily disassembles! She used standard Command strips for a temporary DIY, but if you still want an easy-to-store, more permanent version, go for velcro strips instead.

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5. The FINTORP series gets new life as a charging station right off Maggie’s kitchen peninsula. The charging basket keeps your counter clean and large Command curtain hooks keep you from drilling into your cabinets.

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6. Display cases often get overlooked, but I love how they keep things front and center and away from dust. For a unique gallery wall addition, use Command strips to layer travel keepsakes that can’t be pinned or taped.

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7. Amelia framed an IKEA product a little differently. Remove the mat from a deep shadow box picture frame and add a column of small Command hooks inside for a quick sunglasses organizer or entryway catchall for keys and mail. No more scattered scratched pairs across the house!

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8. As soon as you label anything ‘industrial,’ another 0 gets added to the price tag. Suzy saw the potential in the $15 HYLLIS shelves, and after a quick coat of matte black spray paint, they were ready for wood shelves. Suzy screwed up from the bottom of the original metal shelves through the wood, but if you don’t have a drill, Command strips are perfect for keeping wood additions in place!