29 Jaw-Dropping Ikea Besta Hack Ideas
The Ikea Besta product line’s simplicity just begs to be personalized. Here are 29 incredible Ikea Besta hack ideas that will make you wonder if they really are from Ikea!
Ikea’s Besta collection is a very simple collection that may look plain, but what it lacks in interest it more than makes up for in functionality and affordability.
While not as well known as the Kallax or Billy systems, the Besta Ikea collection is ideal for smaller spaces and might be even more versatile than its better-known counterparts.
Thanks to Ikea’s simple product designs, DIYers everywhere love “hacking” or personalizing the products to make them more interesting and unique. The Besta line lends itself well to personalization through changing out the front pieces, crafting legs, or adding hardware.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to hacking Ikea Besta products!
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To get your ideas churning, here are 29 of my favorite examples. From media consoles to a tufted banquette and everything in between, these Ikea Besta hack ideas will make you ready to transform your Besta unit (or run out and buy one to personalize) today.
29 Favorite Ikea Besta Hack Ideas
I had to do a double-take with some of these hacks because they look so custom that even I didn’t know they were made with a collection from Ikea – and I was searching for Ikea hacks! These Besta personalization ideas will inspire you to hack your own unit and create a piece that uniquely fits you and your home.
1. Lower Cabinets | Couch Style
Add a different top and some leather pulls to create a super stylish and very functional storage cabinet that’s perfect in an entryway or under stairs.
2. Built-In Family Room Entertainment Center | Shirley and Chris
Wow! This amazing unit is almost unbelievable – and definitely unrecognizable as Ikea Besta products. By combining several shelf units and adding doors to the bottom row to create cabinets, they created a very custom-looking piece.
3. Modern Media Console | Caitlin Marie Design
Even with purchasing two Besta frames, doors, hinges, legs, and shelves, the entire cost for this beautiful chic console was under $400 – saving this DIY-er hundreds of dollars over buying a similar product brand new.
4. Custom Office Storage | The Gold Hive
This Ikea Besta Hack yields a product that provides an unbelievable amount of storage – perfect for taming the clutter in any office! I love the addition of those 8-inch brass pulls.
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5. Media Cabinet | Crismatec
Oh my, I love the door panels on this unit. Even monochromatic patterns can be really interesting, right? The brass circle pulls complement this hack perfectly.
6. Ikea Besta Bench Hack with DIY Cushion | Angela Rose Home
Adding custom doors with fun handles and a DIY cushion provides a custom-looking window seat or bench seat for any room of your home. Customize it even further with a touch of color!
7. Besta Wall Unit Hack | Tomfo
Here’s one of the easiest hacks in this list – just add wooden legs! It may not sound like much, but adding the wooden legs changes the entire look.
8. Floating Credenza Hack | Dans le Lakehouse
Using suspension rail kits to mount 3 large Besta units and topping it off with a walnut gray stained plywood top creates a modern chic fauxdenza (floating credenza).
9. Mid-Century Modern Cabinet | Petite Apartment
How cool is this hack? Take two Besta shelf units and add some metal legs to it. Then, cover 2 pieces of fiberboard with wood grain contact paper to create doors and a very cool mid-century modern cabinet.
10. Corner Desk Hack | Free and Unfettered
I love the creativity of this Ikea Besta hack! It’s perfect for a kid’s room or any area where a lot of workspace is needed. Turn four Besta shelf units into a huge corner desk by adding a corner leg support and a long top that ties all the pieces together into one unit.
11. DIY Fauxdenza/Ikea Besta TV Stand | Closet Case Patterns
Hairpin legs raise this unit to an ideal TV viewing height. Tie it all together with a stained wood top for a simple, classic mid-century look!
12. Reclaimed Wood Hack | Popsugar
I love the look of reclaimed wood. Turn your Ikea Besta unit into a West Elm copycat piece by covering the front with reclaimed wood.
13. Floating Sideboard/IKEA Besta Cabinet | The Post Home
This Besta hack just oozes glam vibes! Take Besta cabinets in walnut gray and add a Besta white glass top. Then, hang it on the wall with Besta suspension rails.
Finish the project with some fun stylish doorknobs of your choice.
14. Colorful Starburst Buffet | Semigloss Design
Take a set of Besta shelf units, add doors and legs and then, decorate to your heart’s content.
Adorn your Ikea Besta product with fun colors and patterns to create something truly one-of-a-kind (and oh, so interesting!).
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15. DIY Tufted Banquette | Back on Festive Road
Turn the popular Besta shelf on its side to create a base. Then, make your DIY tufted cushion seat and backrest, complete with the seat skirt to hide your storage in this incredible transformation.
It’s a great hack for someone who needs extra storage (umm…like me!).
16. DIY Wine Rack | Homedit
This DIY wine rack can be the perfect addition to any home mini bar!
Combine a Besta frame with a Besta glass door and a few other parts to end up with a very organized wine rack that’s perfect for any wine lover.
17. Center Floating Console | The Heart and Haven
If you love shiplap, this hack is for you! The Besta TV unit is the center focal point as a floating console that ties this entire built-in entertainment unit together.
Light and stylish, you will be sure to receive many comments about a project like this one.
18. Cane Sideboard | Burkatron
Here’s a boho kind of twist on the Besta product. Take a large Besta storage cabinet and cut cane webbing to size for the door panels. Glue it onto the cabinet for this quick and easy transformation to this storage unit.
19. Illuminated Ikea Besta Bookcase | Ikea Hackers
A built-in wall unit like this requires several pieces from the Besta collection, along with doors, hinges, and shelves. Piece everything together and then add rope lights on a dimmer for a very cool visual effect!
20. Teal Blue TV Unit| Ikea Hackers
Paint a light coat on your Besta unit with teal blue chalk paint and then add leather pulls and hairpin legs for a mid-century twist on Ikea’s Besta product line.
21. Modern Floating Wall Credenza | Sugar and Cloth
If you are looking to stay light and bright with your design, this stained aspen wood top is perfect! It gives this piece of furniture a woody and chic twist while also keeping that light, modern vibe.
22. Coffee Table Hack | Instructables
Hello, affordable coffee table!
Coffee tables are expensive – but not anymore after seeing this hack. Take a couple of Besta bases and top them with a beautifully stained wood top to create a seamless looking piece of furniture.
If you want to accessorize this coffee table, think about adding some of these DIY pom-pom coasters for a pop of color!
23. Floating TV Unit | DKOR Interiors
This Ikea Besta hack takes a couple of storage units and wraps them in chocolate gray wood veneered panels before mounting them on the wall. With a finish like this one, no one will ever suspect this is Ikea furniture!
24. Wood-Wrapped TV Table | Dans le Lakehouse
Two Besta shelf units come together side by side to look like one cohesive, custom piece of furniture after being wrapped in wood paneling on the sides and top. Add some wooden legs to complete the look and raise the unit to that perfect TV viewing height.
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25. Voice-Controlled Lighting | Color My Living
Here’s a cheaper alternative to Ikea’s Besta Light Door – with the added bonus of being voice-controlled!
This cupboard, with its sleek white doors and frosted glass doors at the top, looks very modern and classy.
26. Mid-Century Media Console | Stephanie Mae Foster
Attach Besta glass doors to Besta frames and add mid-century style legs for a modern, stylish media console that provides tons of storage and fits vinyl records like it was made for them.
27. Entertainment Center | The Stoneybrook House
Sometimes a couple of coats of paint is all you need to change the entire feel of a piece. Here, the original unit was black and was painted white to create a very different-looking piece of furniture.
Add a bit of trim to the base to finish the project!
28. TV Console Hack | Boomstam Tafels
With honeycomb-patterned door panels, oak wood tabletop and leather pulls, this piece looks very custom. I’m going ga-ga over the texture of the doors. No one would ever guess it’s Ikea Besta!
29. Two-Tone TV Stand Hack | Place of My Taste
The white Ikea Besta unit looks amazing with dark brown wooden doors. Add wooden legs for a very mid-century look to a DIY TV stand.
Some of these hacks are quick and easy and can be completed in a short amount of time. Others are more complex and take longer to complete.
Either way, there’s no doubt about it: these Ikea Besta hack ideas yield very custom-looking pieces that look amazing in any décor.
I hope you found some inspiring ideas in this list that motivate you to take your own simple Besta unit and turn it into something extraordinary!
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