21 Inventive Ways to Use Ikea Kallax Shelves Around the Home

Ikea's modular "Kallax" shelving units are famous for their flexibility. From using the largest sets as room dividers or bookcases to repurposing the smaller ones as coffee tables or hallway cabinets, there is a use for Kallax in just about every room of the house, and given how affordable the shelves are, you'd be a fool not to work them into your next home refresh. These real home designs show just a few of the creative ways you can use the cube-shaped shelving in fun ways, from creating low bench seating to using the cubes to house fish tanks (no, really) — there is no end to the ways people have customized and hacked their Kallax to suit their homes. If you're not so handy at DIY, even the smallest touches can set your look apart: try varying the boxes and drawers you put inside, or switching out the handles for something more customized. Read on for inspiration; a stylish new home is but a flat pack away!