10 Creative Decals to Upcycle IKEA Kid’s Furniture

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IKEA is fantastic for kid’s furniture because it’s so simple and affordable. However, that Scandinavian style is not for everyone and sometimes the overall aesthetic is a little cold. There are so many ways to spruce up and upcycle IKEA Kid’s furniture, so think again before you give that old LACK table the boot. Not everyone has the skills to DIY, paint and transform furniture, but decals are a really easy way to give a piece of furniture a new lease of life!

10 Creative Decals to Upcycle IKEA Kids Furniture Etsy

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I have a love/hate relationship with IKEA. I hate that their carts only hold one child (read my open letter on the subject here), and the mirror maze layout of their stores is stressful at the best of times. However, I love that some of their furniture is cheap enough to play around with. The Twins’ IKEA KALLAX custom closet is still going strong and it was was an absolute bargain to put together. I love their clean and simple style and it appeals to my minimalist tendencies.

I’m also a huge fan of Etsy and the genius creative ideas that small businesses come up with. This post mashes these two together and I’m showcasing my top choices for creative decals that with easily upcycle your IKEA kid’s furniture.

10 Etsy Decals to UpCycle IKEA Kid’s Furniture

DUKTIG Play Kitchen

I love these juice bar decals for the DUKTIG Play Kitchen. The same company makes a bakery, a burger joint and more! We often give our little kitchen a makeover and recently turned it into a popcorn stand, and this juice bar is just adorable.

Juice bar decals IKEA kitchen

Flip your kitchen back the other way and there are also plenty of decals you can use to upcycle and personalize. These watercolor cactus decals are a particular favorite of mine… you know I love a cactus design!

Watercolor cactus IKEA kids kitchen decals

KALLAX Storage Unit

The Kallax storage unit is so versatile. This unit was the basis for the Twin’s closet makeover and we also have another unit in the playroom with storage boxes. I picked this design because I notice flamingos are becoming the new unicorn… have you noticed? These flamingo decals are will give any room a boost!

flamingo KALLAX decals

LACK Table

LACK tables are so affordable and versatile! I’ve seen many an IKEA hack using these tables and I love how this monochrome roadmap decal looks. My boys love the roadmap play mat in their bedroom and I know they’d have fun with this too.

Road LACK decal


The KURA bed is so clever and a great price. It has a number of different configurations and it’s simple design calls out for some creativity. The tropical cheetah decals shown below are gender neutral and a lot of fun, it’s making me what to get a bedroom makeover on the go!

Speaking of bedroom makeovers… if you want to see more of this adorable bedroom, check out the big reveal at The Divine Living Space. Spoiler alert: The bed actually has a pretty flower design on the side and a leopard print ceiling… it’s gorgeous, check it out –> here.

Jungle KURA decals

I couldn’t resist also including these bug kids bed decals… too cute!

Bugs IKEA kids bed decals

MALM Dresser

The MALM dresser is another IKEA staple, super simple in design and perfect for decorating. These vintage style flower decals for the MALM dresser work perfectly for kids and grown ups alike.

Flower MALM decals


Although the chairs in the image below are not SUNDVIK, the decals are made to fit kid’s chairs including those sold at IKEA. These monster design chair decals bring bold color and fun to any playroom.

Ikea chair monster decals


STUVA Storage bench

The Lack table is not the only piece of furniture you can upcycle into a car play table. This roadmap decal for the STUVA storage unit is perfect too!

road map decal for STUVA toy storage



This one is for the ultimate toy organizers among you… declutter and sort your toys with these colorful toy bin labels. I do like a bit of geeky organization!

Storage decals kids IKEA storage

Cabinet doors

This adorable hedgehog decal is perfect for any cabinet or storage unit door. The company that makes them have a gorgeous selection, including some for full scale doors… it was tough to pick my favorite!
Hedgehog IKEA cabinet decals

Whether you’re buying new or bringing new life to an old piece, have fun when you upcycle IKEA kid’s furniture!

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Katherine is an electrochemist, hiking enthusiast, and family lifestyle blogger. As a mom of three, including twins, she enjoys DIY, travel, and eating good food. British born, Katherine moved to the US in 2014, and now called Las Vegas home.

3 thoughts on “10 Creative Decals to Upcycle IKEA Kid’s Furniture”

    • Hi Stephanie! We spoke about this last year. You said I could keep the image up if I linked over to your site to the original room reveal. If your thoughts have changed just let me know and I will remove 🙂


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