Enhance Your IKEA IVAR with These 6 Inspiring Hacks: Furniture Legs, Knobs, and Creative Ideas

Jan 9, 2020


If there was ever a piece of furniture crying out for an IKEA hack, it has to be the ivar cabinet. It's beautiful in its simplicity and can be varied infinetely with its untreated wooden doors. They are also beyond practical and fit perfectly in narrow hallways or passages as sideboard storages. Building storage combinations is also super easy and will make your space both stylish and practical. This is why we’ve gathered the coolest and brightest IKEA Ivar hacks you may love and repeat or get inspired to create something that is your very own. Enjoy! 


Check out this amazing IVAR hack by Charlotte from scandinaviangrey. It's a bit of work with attaching the wooden half round rods with glue and white pigmenting them, but man is it worth it! Our slim HEDVIG 160 BLACK pegs goes especially well with the wooden rods and gives an elegant and elevated impression. 

And if you don't want to cut your own quartz rods, we now offer ready-made panels, super easy to attach and ready to paint in your favorite color! Check out our entire Ivar DIY collection.

Hedvig Little 160 Shiny Chrome

Hedvig Little 160

175.00 SEK


Upscaling the doors of the cabinet with paint is the easiest idea to go, it’s a fast and simple DIY. Just pick your  favorite shade of pink and add our Carl 170 legs in Ash Natural, and voila! This IVAR hack by @husnummertjugo really made us wanna repaint EVERYTHING. How cool are those contrasting colors of the wall and cabinet, huh!? 

Carl 170 Ash natural

Carl 170

175.00 SEK


IVAR is undoubtely beautiful just the way he is. Keepin’ it natural in the nursery just like @lena_living with her two IVAR hacks and makes us want more wooden tones in our lives! Matching it with our Otto and Sigrid legs in white makes the space interesting with contrasting silhuets. 

Otto 100 White

Otto 100

195.00 SEK

Sigrid 300 White

Sigrid 300

175.00 SEK


Perfect toy storage solution that the kids (and you!) will love. To hack this hack, this is all you’ll need: IKEA ivar cabinet, your favorite grey (Charlotte used NCS code S2002-Y ), our CARL legs with leather socks and BILL knobs in Ochra yellow. Thank you for yet another stylish Ivar hack @scandinaviangrey ! 

Bill 30Ø Teak finish

Bill 30Ø

79.00 SEK

Carl 120 Ash natural

Carl 120

125.00 SEK


This hack also takes a bit of work with the jigsaw, painting and attaching the rattan weave, but it surely transforms the inexpensive IVAR cabinet into a real designer piece! We love the warm notes and the sense of craftmanship in this pic. Thank you @dekorationswut for inspiring us!

Hedvig Little 160 Shiny Brass

Hedvig Little 160

175.00 SEK


Last but (definetely) not least! IKEA Ivar dresser au naturel with our HEDVIG WIDE Leg and STINA knob adding a bit of glamour. Thank you @saltyinteriors for sharing this stunning piece.

Hedvig Wide 160 Shiny Brass

Hedvig Wide 160

445.00 SEK

Hedvig Little 160 Shiny Brass

Hedvig Little 160

175.00 SEK

Check out all our furniture legs that are suitable for the IKEA Ivar Cabinet.

For all different IKEA Ivar combinations - head over to IKEAs website.


We are proud to be in the forefront with a fresh design element in home decor styling – furniture feet! This grounding detail has been cast aside for too long and is now getting it's deserved attention. At Prettypegs we are passionate about details and design, and we all know that a unique accessory, like stunning jewelry or shoes will lift a personality. The same goes with furniture.