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Some IKEA hacks are small. A little paint here, some new hardware there—they get the job done. And then there are the IKEA hacks that are so big and so dramatic, they make the room. If you have a wall to fill, or a problem to solve, check out some of these genius solutions.
This movable art display wall from Sinnen Rausch has so much going for it, starting with that dusty rose paint job. It’s both modern and practical, and also a great temporary solution for renters that can be switched up in endless ways.
Have a big blank wall that you need to fill? When hung, IKEA rugs cover a good amount of real estate and bring instant color and pattern for not a ton of money. Turn one into a piece of art with a quilt hanger.
These PAX wardrobes are so much more than storage. Fiona of Around the Houses actually inherited a long line of these units when she moved into her home, but needed to change up the plain MDF panel doors. Using some discarded curtains, she created a wall mural of sorts that is so beautiful.
From IKEA comes this monochromatic storage wall using METOD cabinets. Even though the cabinets are the same color as the painted wall, the little amount of texture on the doors adds nice detail and interest. Plus, think of ALL THAT CLOSED STORAGE.
Walls don’t get much better than this. One stretch of Lola’s room is both a reading nook and a series of IKEA cabinets and closets for keeping things.
From Crate & Barrel Kids comes this storage-meets-art idea for hanging toy race cars. Installing a series of FINTORP magnetic knife racks not only gives you a place to keep all those loose ankle-sprainers, but it makes for some very dramatic decor.
Here’s another rug idea. Liz Kamarul hung a large hide on her wall, overlapped with a mirror for a massive statement, which she shared on Design Sponge. You can try this with one of IKEA’s KOLDBY cow hides.