We love IKEA for its affordability and how you can mix and match lamp stand with different lamp shades. That’s part of the fun of IKEA but there are times, you want a table lamp that’s totally unique, totally you.
Take a look at these 18 IKEA table lamp hacks and how each IKEA hacker personalised regular IKEA lighting fixtures into one-of-a-kind lighting pieces.
They may not all be your style, but they are sure to make you take a second look.
Unusual lamp base ideas
Terrarium lamp with a miniature garden
Light up that little garden of yours with a
IKEA table lamp hack featuring vintage camera
Kala loves photography and got her hands on an old Canon AE-1 35mm camera. Rather than sticking it in a display cabinet, she wanted it to have pride of place in her home. After meticulously hacking the IKEA tripod lamp (LAUTERS), it is now a cool conversation piece in her living room. The camera is undamaged and can be removed from the lamp should she ever want to use it. And she knitted together 35mm slides to form the shade. The end result is a
Bottle rack lamp stand hack
Marta Chao Cifuentes constructed this lamp using two VURM bottle racks, fastening them together with some screws. She then added a pretty wood grain lampshade for a new original lamp.
IKEA Candlesticks as lamp stand
Unique IKEA table lamp shade hacks
Light up with a limited edition baseball cap lamp
This IKEA hack was concocted out of a used cap sample from Hansel’s Captain Cheese collection and a second-hand lamp stand from IKEA. Hansel, a Singaporean fashion brand, was invited to take part in an exhibition called Utterrubbish, which was a witty review of recycling and recourse through design, an ironic look at how one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Hansel designer Jo Soh decided to look into re-appropriating the use and role of clothing as furniture, hence the Cap Table Lamp.
Box as DIY lamp shade
For a Valentine’s event, this IKEA hacker turned the red LEKMAN storage boxes into lampshade centerpieces by placing them upside down to rest on top of tall glass vases. She put flowers in the vases and lit the LEKMAN boxes from inside with battery powered LED lights. The resulting centerpieces were hip and unusual, and no one could believe they were IKEA storage bins. For a bit of fun, she added provocative phrases on each box.
IKEA rattan lamp shade you never thought of
A BRANÄS basket used to create a warm, atmospheric light fixture. It’s probably the simplest IKEA lamp hack ever. First, get the separate bottom piece and place a light socket on it. Tape it in place. Place the assembled sides of the box upside down on to the bottom piece, with the power cable going through one of the handle openings. On the inside attach some tracing paper to reduce glare and create an even glow. An IKEA basket light that’s cheap and easy to DIY.
Globe light of a different kind
All you need to recreate this hack by Konrad are ping pong balls and one of the table lamp bases from IKEA. The balls are glued together on an old
Quaint cross stitch for the IKEA LAMPAN lamp
Anat of Anenet Studio used cross stitch to upgrade the otherwise plain white IKEA lampshade on the LAMPAN lamp. It takes a bit of work making all those little holes for the pattern. After that, you’ll need to lightly sand it down to scrub out the plastic bits. Finish with the embroidery using regular
Cute kids room lamps
IKEA MAMMUT globe lamp
You probably love the
Kitty Lamp with IKEA FADO
To make this adorable
Miffy lamp hack
This Rosandra’s version of a
Creative IKEA table lamp hacks
Turtle shaped table lamp
IKEA Owl lamp in stone
Turn the ordinary IKEA SOLBO owl lamp into a stone sculpture. It looks awesome as a
Industrial style IKEA desk lamp
Yann Dupuy made a cement base (use a rectangle plastic container to mix), wooden stand and adjustable arm for the RANARP wall/ clamp spotlight. A beautiful modification of the clamp spotlight into an
Adjustable lamp with stain steel shade
Vintage style table lamp
Chris made this vintage style
Multicolor GRÖNÖ lamp to suit every mood
Whether you want something cool or warm, this
Which is your favorite IKEA table lamp hack? Tell us in the comments below. Or if you have your own IKEA table lamp hacks to share,