Idea of the Year 2

Published on January 15th, 2016 | by Jules Yap

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The best IKEA Idea of 2015? Vote now.





IKEA Idea of 2015 Well, well, well. I’ve got the list!

Yes, my list of favourite IKEA ideas for 2015 is out. These are my 10 favourites from over 600 hacks and ideas published last year. (I will be posting the top 10 IKEA hacks of 2015 tomorrow, so watch this space!) IKEA ideas, at least on this site, are easier, less heavy-duty hacking projects. I love IKEA ideas because some are so smart and some, too cute.

So let me present my 10 favourite IKEA ideas of 2015 (in no particular order) and see if you like them too.

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite at the end of the post. Voting ends January 23, 2016, 11.30pm (EST time).

ALGOT wall art

ALGOT shelves to wall art

The holes in the ALGOT shelves are just perfect for thread art. Cross stitch, anyone? Read more.

Bracket for clothes

Bracket as clothes hanger

This is a super simple idea. The EKBY ROBERT bracket looks like it has fulfilled a higher calling. Read more.

Swap out the MASKROS

Magnetic IKEA Maskros

Magnetic tips for the MASKROS lamp means you can personalise it any way you want. Butterflies, alphabets, flowers. Lovely idea. Read more.

Trolley to foldable drying rack

DUNSON drying rack

This trolley works as a drying rack too. No mods required, except fastening it to the wall. Read more.

Store your wine discreetly

Discreet RIBBA wine rack

RIBBA picture ledges turns an alcove into space for bottles. Read more.

IKEA box cinema

IKEA Box Cinema

Cut a hole for your tablet and voila! your kid now has a cinema. Read more.

Monitor stand with USB hub

LACK monitor stand with USB hub

A simple LACK shelf becomes a monitor stand with added USB hub. Read more.

Chip clips to the rescue

IKEA chip clips hair clips

Messy hair no more. Chip clips do the job of holding up hair. Read more.

RIBBA as personalised gifts

Personalised gifts with RIBBA frames

Great ideas for turning IKEA picture frames into meaningful gifts. Read more.

Mount it on the wall

IKEA VALJE Wall mounted bike rack

A wall shelf becomes a bike mount. Read more.

And that’s my shortlist for the IKEA Idea of 2015. Which is your favourite? Tell me in the poll below.

We want a fair poll. Please only vote ONCE per person. Even if you do vote multiple times, only your last vote will be recorded and taken into account.
Which is your favourite IKEA Idea of 2015?

Magnetic MASKROS
Bracket as clothes hanger
DUNSON drying rack
Discreet RIBBA wine rack
IKEA box cinema
LACK monitor stand USB hub
IKEA chips hair clips
Personalised presents with RIBBA frames
VALJE wall mounted bike rack
ALGOT shelves as wall art

Poll Maker

(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 23, 2016, 11.30pm (EST time).

The winner of the IKEA Idea of the Year 2015 gets an Amazon gift card. Just a small gift from me to ya!

IOTY gift card

GALANT office cabinets becomes a Barbie doll house
You decide: The IKEA Hack of 2015. Voting is on!


The Author

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".

3 Responses to The best IKEA Idea of 2015? Vote now.

  1. Daphne says:

    Dear Jules,

    it’s a great selection, with varied hacks. Your readers are brilliant so it has been hard to make a choice. I’m much looking forward to discover the results.

  2. Aikku says:

    These all are great ideas for all kind of people. Mothers & fathers probable need “Chip clips to the rescue”. Mountain bike owner who can’t have his bike anywhere else than at his flat definitely needs “Mount it on the wall”.
    In my culture, the way our apartment buildings have been build, give us a chance store bikes in to places that are build for them.

    All of these ideas have own target audience but of course it hit me: I’m in need of simple solutions for clothes, as “Bracket for clothes”, which is absolutely wonderful idea. I feel a bit stupid atm. I didn’t see that myself. =)
    And I definitely find “Trolley to foldable drying rack” useful. In many ways but also for laundry. =)
    These two are my fave. <3

    Congratulations, and thank you for sharing. :)

    Greetings from Finland, Helsinki

  3. My favorite is magnetic MASKROS, love it! (voted)

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