Ikea hacks for your entryway

IKEA is perhaps one of the most famous furniture brands that offers simple and neutral furniture designs that work well in modern interiors. However, if you wish, you can customize them to suit your space. There are tons of ideas and tutorials out there for hacking an IKEA piece for any room that will and won’t change its function. Today we are looking at some ways you can hack IKEA furniture and elements for your entryway. Let yourself be inspired!

entrance benches

The most popular piece in an entryway is a bench, which is suitable for both seating and storage. You can take IKEA Mockelby, Skogsta, Bjursta or any other bench or even a table and then simply repaint, stencil or even upholster the bench to make it more comfortable to sit on. Use all kinds of colors and fabrics that perfectly suit your space. You can add metallic accents to just the legs or paint the whole piece. You can swap out the table top or seat for a better one – a contrasting color or upholstered – and try many other ideas.

Incoming storage units

Storage is very important for any room, especially entryways where you need to carry scarves, caps, hats, gloves and all kinds of shoes that you wear. Entryways are often small and you won’t be able to find a suitable gadget for all accessories, but don’t worry – grab an IKEA part and hack it up for a cool storage item.

Let’s start with consoles that don’t have a lot of space and still allow you to put your little things there. IKEA Micke desks tend to be sleek and airy, so they don’t look bulky or require a lot of modifications. IKEA Lisabo desks and IKEA Kallax units are also beautiful pieces that can be turned into comfortable consoles that don’t take up much space.

Storage and shoe cabinets and shelves are very important for entryways and IKEA Trones, Metod, Hemnes, Bissa, Expedit, Malm and Ivar can be hacked into stylish pieces for any entryway. There are countless ideas to be implemented: painting, stenciling, adding countertops, legs or making floating pieces and much more! Get inspired!