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You can get really creative when creating a great kids room.
But sometimes, you have to put as much thought into be financially creative as you have to put into being stylistically creative, in order to make a super kids space that doesn’t leave your bank balance with a massive dent in it.
IKEA hacks are one way to get creative on a budget.
You can take one of IKEA’s well designed, but simple pieces and use an IKEA hack to transform it into something kinda special.
We’ve put together a bunch of super duper IKEA hacks that will hopefully inspire you to get creative. Use the click-throughs to discover the how-tos and tutorials for creating your own IKEA masterpiece.
Great IKEA Hacks For Kids’ Rooms
1. Re-style an IKEA chalk board with chalk paint
Source: Na Lua Dolce blog Use this simple tutorial to re-style an IKEA chalk board / white board using chalk paint.
Click here to buy yourself some chalk paint and get started now!!
2. Add polka dots to an IKEA Regolit Paper Lampshade
Source: Solebich.de. Now this IKEA hack is SO simple… you can buy an IKEA Regolit paper lampshade right here and then cover it in polka dots using polka dot wall decals like some of these. What a great, budget way to brighten up a kids’ room!
3. Paint an IKEA Tarva Chest of Drawers Ombre
Source: Decor8. This is a great hack turns a plain IKEA Tarva dresser into something really beautiful, using graduated shades of apricot ombre paint. It’d make a lovely addition to a teen girl’s bedroom. Finish off the look by adding new handles and you’ll have a piece of furniture to treasure.
Click to buy an IKEA Tarva chest of drawers.
4. Hack an IKEA Billy Bookcase into Billy The Robot
Source: PinkFriday. Isn’t this just so delightful?! You take one humble IKEA Billy bookcase and transform him by way of a hack into Billy the Robot! I know a few little boys and girls who would LOVE a Billy the Robot in their bedroom or playroom.
Click here to buy an IKEA Billy bookcase.
5. Pirate theme IKEA Hemnes Chest of Drawers
Source: Solebich.de. Simply switch the drawer knobs on this IKEA Hemnes chest of drawers and you’ve got yourself a pirate themed piece of furniture to make any little boy or girl smile.
Click here to buy an IKEA Hemnes chest of drawers. And you can buy these actual Meingriff wooden pirate drawer knobs here on Meingriff.de.
I hope that at least one of these simple IKEA hacks has got you inspired. Creating kids rooms that are full of fun and beautiful things doesn’t have to cost a fortune… you just need to use a little imagination!
Read more: Polka dot wall decals are HUGE news for kids’ bedrooms and nurseries. Here’s some inspiration on how to create or update your child’s room decor with easy to use wall decals… Polka Dot Wall Decal Inspiration
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Luci is the founder of Mums Make Lists (Est. 2011). Over the last decade or so, she has used her experience as a mum to create useful guides to organising family life. During that time, she has found the most joy in creating lists of ideas and inspiration to make it easier for busy parents to plan and host kids’ parties and find great gifts. Read more.
Tuesday 3rd of February 2015
AWESOME ideas here! I pinned since I will be redoing my daughters room soon!
Wednesday 4th of February 2015
So glad you liked Lauren - keep your eyes peeled we've got a load more lovely ideas to come :-)