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CHIC IKEA hack - Wardrobe makeover


I will never say anything against IKEA. The Swedish giant has given us a lot of good quality furniture which can be mixed with vintage pieces, up-cycled, and generally made to look way more expensive than it really is. In this post I will show you how I added wallpaper on my IKEA PAX wardrobes to given them a totally different look.


Pax wardrobes are ideal for this quick DIY because they are flat and the width of each door is less than the width of the average wallpaper. You can also use fabric instead of wallpaper.


This post is a paid collaboration with IKEA UK. As always, all views are my own.


1/ The Background


In our previous home, which happened to be rented, the master bedroom was a massive 25 sq meters - enough for us to play football in. Surprisingly, it came completely bare of any furniture. Unsurprisingly, I felt like I had to fill it up. This is how I ended up with four (!) double door PAX wardrobes. Fast forward to 2014 when we purchased our current home which had fitted wardrobes, albeit not in all bedrooms.


Undecided about what I should do about the IKEA wardrobes, I took them to the new house and just put them in the garage for storage. Two of them made it into one bedroom which has no purpose or real use other than being the room where we dump a lot of stuff. I hated that. In the end, the wardrobes had so many jumbled up clothes in them, I felt like lighting them on fire.


Instead, I decided to de-clutter and give the room purpose. I removed all other furniture and turned this room into a reading space for my son, b