IKEA PAX Wardrobe Hacks

IKEA doesn’t have to be boring. Just take a look at these IKEA PAX wardrobe hacks. Using the IKEA system can get you a custom looking closet at a fraction of the cost. I have used IKEA products for so many great hacks including this kids craft table and chairs, an ombre dresser and my Billy Bookcase Entertainment centre. I will be working on my own IKEA PAX Wardrobe, so I have just been researching ideas.

Update: We finished the wardrobe! Here’s all my IKEA PAX Wardrobe Building tips that you MUST read before building your own wardrobe. It will save you so much time and money!

There are so many gorgeous IKEA wardrobe hacks that you would have to look twice to believe they started from IKEA. Here is a collection of ideas that I will be basing my IKEA PAX Wardrobe off of. This gives you a custom fit, while saving thousands of dollars by doing it yourself!

1. Victorian IKEA PAX Wardrobe

IKEA PAX wardrobe HACKs Victorian style

Readmore House took the basic PAX and added crown moulding and box trim to match the Victorian style of their home. They used the most basic IKEA doors to add the chair rail. They gave it a fresh coat of paint and the result is a stunning Victorian IKEA PAX Wardrobe!

2. Dramatic IKEA PAX closet walkway

IKEA PAX wardrobe hacks black

Jenna took transformed the walkway between her bedroom and bathroom. It’s only 94″ high but the moody colour transforms this space. She used the basic IKEA Cabinets but went for a high end finish with custom cabinet doors and drawers fronts. It doesn’t look IKEA at all!

3. Wallpaper Vanity Hack

IKEA PAX wardrobe hack bunk bed room

For Julia’s daughters’ bunk room, tore out the closets, and installed 2 PAX units. In between she made a dramatic statement with a bold mirror and wallpaper. This is fun and dramatic, while still being whimsical for 2 little girls

4. Extending the Wardrobe with wood panels

IKEA PAX wardrobe hacks built-in to ceiling

If you’re going to have a gap between the ceiling and the top of the wardrobe, you can also extend the doors. Here’s a great tutorial on how to make the doors look taller by repurposing an additional PAX door. This really helps elongate the eye in a modern way.

5. Painted PAX

IKEA PAX wardrobe hacks painted green

Number Twenty Seven took the standard PAX and painted it a rich colour. You can’t even tell that it’s IKEA with this beautiful shade. Turns out you don’t need power tools to elevate IKEA.

6. Mudroom IKEA HACK

IKEA PAX wardrobe hacks mudroom

Another use for the IKEA PAX wardrobe is in a mudroom. Check out how Marly used the PAX cabinets to store jackets and boots. She also added a bench for a functional element. My kids always need a spot to sit down to take their shoes on and off.

7. Rich Green IKEA Custom Closet

IKEA PAX wardrobe Hacks closet

Of all the IKEA PAX Wardrobe hacks, this one is my favourite! This last one is an IKEA PAX closet, but I had to mention it because it’s stunning. If your clothes are immaculate and you don’t mind leaving them with the doors off, this is for you. Erin’s IKEA PAX wardrobe hack has a lot of the same elements as other DIYers, but she took it to the next level with the deep rich green colour. If you’ve been here for a while, you know my love for green runs deep. This Green IKEA Closet is a show stopper.

Reveal: My IKEA PAX Wardrobe

Here’s my IKEA PAX Wardrobe Hack! I was inspired by so many of the DIYers featured here. I decided to add crown molding to the top. It was an easy $52 investment that was SO worth it. I used the standard IKEA Doors.

I’ve also written a detailed post on all my tips to build this wardrobe. Trust me, you won’t find these tips anywhere else because I get real with you on what worked and where I really struggled.

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  3. I thought IKEA did not do floor to ceiling wardrobes the ones I have just viewed look amazing Are you a separate company?

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