IKEA truly is a godsend when it comes to home furnishings and decor. It provides everyone with an affordable way to fill up your home with modern and stylish pieces. The best part is that so many pieces are hackable! There are classic pieces for a reason, they’re just so versatile. We took a look around and found what expert-level DIYers consider to be the best underrated products that you can get at IKEA.
FLÅDIS Belly Basket
These baskets are so versatile: they’re collapsable and have endless possibilities for uses. You can use them as plant pots, baskets for you clutter, lampshades, or just general decor. They’re just $9.99 each, so you can stock up on them and use them wherever you might need them around the house.
HEAT Cork Trivet
So you might be thinking: I really don’t need this cork trivet in my kitchen. But who says that you have to be limited to the kitchen with these? For just $4, you can use them for so many different purposes, especially for decor! Faith Towers-Provencher of Design Fixation explains: “Because they’re made from cork, they lend themselves to being punctured with items like nails or thumbtacks.” Use them as cork boards or make your own mirror by gluing it on a trivet.
OSTBIT Bamboo Plate Holder
For those who are willing and excited to put in some effort, the Ostbit bamboo plate holder can be a fantastic hack as a shelving unit. You can also use it as a magazine rack and even an iPad or cookbook holder. As Nomita Vaish-Taylor of Your DIY Family says: “It’s often the little products that cost under a tenner that are infinitely hackable,” with these holders coming in at just $2.99 each.
BROR Work Bench
The phrase “work bench” conjures up and image of a warehouse, but it doesn’t have to be that way at all. The Bror work bench is super versatile and can be used in many different rooms. It can be used as an office desk or a kitchen island with plenty of storage. Carrie Waller of Dream Green DIY suggests: “To give it some character and make it look more expensive than it really is, we added hooks to the side, used peel-and-stick tile to upgrade the base, and stained the top a rich color.”
Ikea curtains are very useful for an DIY-er but the velvet ones can really bring a room to the next level. Even using them as curtains really takes the interior design to an elegant and sophisticated place, but you can also use these curtains in many other ways. Catherine Meschia of ctnrl + curate suggests: “I like to use them as is for extended shower curtains or photo backdrops or use them for various sewing projects. The deep green velvet one would be perfect for an oversized lumbar pillow cover!”