3 Ways to Style and Use Ikea Kallax (Expedit) Shelf

Anyone who has ever wasted an hour (or a whole afternoon) can browse Pinterest has seen some version of an Ikea shelf EXPEDIT (recently renamed Kallax – Also confuse everyone ). The small shelf-shaped cubes are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors make them one of our favorites from the Swedish production powerhouse. And most often used.

Ikea Kallax collection have sneaked into just about every tour Everygirl home (not surprising when you consider this 4-cubby puppy comes in at a meager $35) And the best part? How the people around the world take this unique and individually decorated put their twist on it. Different books, home decor accessories and necessities, and location in a room turn Kallax (we call it that?) In something completely unique. We’ve seen it used as a shared room in an apartment, a TV stand in a small one bedroom, and an intelligent storage solutions for the launch of this office.

We think we want to put our own spin on styling EXPEDIT / Kallax using $35 4 cube shelves smallest and most affordable. We have partnered with the company to customize the frame Framebridge to demonstrate how investing surprising piece luxury and practicality may suit some of the needs of your furniture: bar fashion, led the realistic media, or bedside table dreamily. All what you need? A quick style change for a whole new purpose!

2 Style Ikea Kallax
2 Style Ikea Kallax

All custom frame for the arts in this photo shoot, from 5″ option Instagram photos to your frame (see headboard designs) to 30×40″ oversized frame (see prominent media style) made by Framebridge. If anyone ever needed a large piece of framed art can attest that the costs often astronimical. Even in big box stores crafting with coupons, a framework for a 16×20″ artwork can run you up to $300. We were first-time users to Framebridge and can attest process and price worth your while. Options smaller frame start at $39 and the large frame (up to 40×40″) with a carpet only cost $150 it is a fraction of the price at most custom frame shop! They offer 26 different frames, and prices vary depending on the size of the art, not the frame style.

Ikea Kallax as a BAR

All Ikea Kallax Bar
All Ikea Kallax Bar

Styling A BAR

The composition Obvious: Booze. All kinds. Your favorite guest and preferences often ‘your. Bonus points if they are delicious and beautiful.

The Little Clear: Do not be afraid to use the open shelves for storing the piece of glass and serve. We know dust can collect, but do not rinse or wipe off rapidly beyond repair. And if you’re anything like us, use glass cleaner does not often enough to have time to collect. Games every Friday night at our place! Yes please.

Ikea Kallax as a NIGHTSTAND

Ikea Kallax Nightstand Bar
Ikea Kallax Nightstand Bar

A bedside Styling

The composition of the obvious: A reading lamp, a novel proposal, a scented candle, glass and fresh flowers when you treat yo’self.

The Less Obvious: The bottom shelf can be used to store anything and everything you put in the bedroom: clothing and accessories, perfume and jewelry, even more difficult. Think creatively about using the bin! We propose a mix and match look for more than an easy, comfortable feeling. Baskets, bins, boxes of glass, porcelain dishes … the options are endless! Practical and pretty.


 The composition of the obvious: A TV Duh (Note: this is a tiny screen but also consistent bigger TV on 8-cube EXPEDIT Er Kallax We’ll never get used to it…)

The Less Obvious: Media stand should also include other forms of entertainment… you know… things that do not have a screen so you can stare at. Mix in books, games, magazines, and the album (because you are super trendy and requested a tape recorder for Christmas). This way, when you plop down to turn last week’s good wife, one of the other items can distract and even entice you to do something other than zoning out on TV. (In particular, we are sure to be guilty).