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Published on January 16th, 2015 | by Jules Yap


IKEA Idea of the Year 2014 … Vote now!


Hello there!
This is the second year I am honouring IKEA “ideas”, the not so glamorous sister of “hacks”. (I will be posting the top 10 IKEA hacks of 2014 tomorrow, so stay tuned!) It is easy to dismiss these ideas as too easy or too little done but that’s exactly why these ideas are so great. They are accessible – you don’t need to know how to chop, saw, sew or karate chop to do them.

So I will give them their place in the sun too. Because seriously, some of them are genius!

Without further ado, I present my 10 favourite IKEA ideas of 2014 (in no particular order). Vote for your favourite at the end of the post. If you think some other idea should have made it to the list, do let me know in the comments section.

Quick and easy privacy screen

Jens wanted some privacy and made this screen from the MULIG clothes rack and SYRLIG curtain rings with clips. Read more.

DRAGAN toilet roll holder

Paul made an incision on the DRAGAN bathroom container, cut a broomstick to the right length and it became a gorgeous TP holder. Read more.

LAMPLIG trivet makes a good tie rack

Two hooks, a trivet and all your tie sorting problems are over. By theonlylady007. Read more.

LEGO and RIBBA key holder

RedBarberry’s cute idea of using LEGOs and a RIBBA shelf to hold his keys. Read more.

Death Star Explodes

Naja helped the IKEA PS 2014 lamp embrace its true identity, using some sticky tape, a picture of the death star, a scalpel and some grey plastic paint. Read more.

LILLABO train track tree

Rosandra makes some the cutest hacks and this one is no exception. LILLABO train tracks reimagined as a tree! Read more.

Oh My GODMORGON! It’s beautifully organised

Caroline affixed a kitchen pot lid organizer to the back of her BILLY bookcase and slotted in acrylic GODMORGON trays. Finally, an easy to sort and see makeup holder. Read more.

Auto Trash

Guy C. made this kitchen trash can that automatically opens with the cabinet’s door. The key is a string. Read more.

Memories captured in a RIBBA

Ronja made this for her teen. All you need to do is cut a slot at the top of the RIBBA. Read more.

ALGOT notice board for the desk

Ciubasia was wondering for a few months on how to keep memos on her desk. Finally, she figured out a way to combine an ALGOT shelf with the EKBY TÖRE brackets, all installed without damaging the desk. Read more.

And that’s my shortlist. What do you think?


(If you are reading this on your mobile or tablet, the poll above may not be visible. Please use this direct link to the poll to vote. TQ)

Voting ends Jan 25, 2015, 11.59pm (EST time).

And the prezzies…

The winner of the IKEA Idea of the Year 2015 gets a $250 Amazon gift card, as an appreciation of his/her ideas. The world needs more of your brilliance.

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

20 Responses to IKEA Idea of the Year 2014 … Vote now!

  1. tbr says:

    As a Star Wars fan my choice was clear, especially as this hack brought me to this site via google pics!
    But the tree and the LEGO hack are very nice as well…

  2. debra says:

    Quick and easy privacy screen gets my vote! I can think of a dozen places it would be useful.

  3. Lillabo tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Julie Runge says:

    The clear drawers for make up

  5. Julie Runge says:

    The clear drawers for make up

  6. Jonah Hart says:

    Death Star. That’s was my first thoughts when I saw it!

  7. Mo Ira says:

    all great but a woooooow for the tree !

  8. othelie says:

    I love the toilet roll holder. It’s on my wishlist for when I fix-up my bathroom.

  9. Being a giant Star Wars nerd, I had no choice but to vote for the Death Star. Resistance is futile.

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