11 Gorgeous Ikea Bekvam Stool Hacks

The Bekvam range from Ikea is a group of bare-wood furniture that is both simply designed and practical. It lends itself perfectly to Ikea hacks! In particular, the Bekvam stool is a versatile product that can be customised in so many ways.

The Bekvam stool is so useful for everyday life, especially if you have kids.

We have found the best Ikea Bekvam stool hacks that you can use to make the most out of this brilliant Ikea product and turn it from simple to spectacular!

Ikea Bekvam Stool Hacks

Woven Leather Seat Bekvam Hack

It doesn’t take much to turn the Bekvam into something a bit more stylish. This amazing Ikea Bekvam hack from Tidewater and Tulle uses leather strips to create a designer stool.

They have woven the strips together over each of the Bekvam stool surfaces to create a unique look.

The versatility of the stool means this can be used as a make shift dining chair, plant stand, step to reach high cupboards, nightstand. The list could go on!

White and Wood Dipped Bekvam Step Stool

The original tutorial from Yesterdays Sweetheart is no longer available, but this is a simple concept.

They have used a medium dark wax on the lower part of the Bekvam stool and contrasted it with the white ‘dipped’ paint effect on top.

Just to clarify, the ‘dipped’ paint effect does not involve actually dipping things in paint, you just paint up to a masked level that is the same height all the way around the stool.

We love the contrast between waxed wood and white. It’s a classic look that can be used in so many situations.

Ikea Bekvam Stool with Sheepskin Seat

You can achieve this fantastic sheepskin upholstered Bekvam stool hack from A Home For Design using all-Ikea products. Ikea sell some really inexpensive sheepskin rugs in a variety of colours.

The Bekvam stool does come in white too so you don’t even need to paint it! You can just add the ‘dipped’ effect paint to the legs if you want (and Ikea sell a few paints too!).

If we were doing this hack we would add a little bit of upholstery foam underneath the sheepskin for some added cushioning.

Mid Century Modern Bekvam Nightstand Hack

We adore this mid century makeover of the Bekvam stool (and the Moppe drawers) by Hand Und Fuss.

They have created a stunning nightstand out of two very cheap pieces of Ikea furniture. It’s a fairly simple job to create the structure. The real transformation is in the staining of the wood to create the mid century style.

I’ve never seen a set of Moppe drawers look so good! It’s also a really creative way to make some wooden legs out of the Bekvam stool.

Star Spangled Bekvam Learning Tower Hack

We’ve seen plenty of learning tower hacks using the Bekvam stool, but this one from A Beautiful Mess is our favourite!

It’s been really well made, especially the little star cut outs that really make it stunning.

If you are particular about the look of your kitchen, but still want something your kids can use to get involved in cooking then this is a great solution.

Dark Wood Bekvam Step Stool

This is such a simple Bekvam stool hack from Lovely Etc, but completely transforms the look of the stool.

All they have done is give the stool a dark stain and added some ‘dipped’ paint finishing touches to the legs.

Dark wood furniture is making a return to popularity and this simple Ikea hack will help turn a cheap blonde wood stool into something that looks a bit more expensive. If you have other pieces of dark wood furniture then this transformation will let the Bekvam stool fit right in.

Dark wood is also a lovely backdrop for indoor plants if you use it as a plant stand.

Decoupaged Ikea Bekvam Stool

This is a stunning transformation of an Ikea Bekvam stool from Dos Family. it simply involves wrapping the stool in wallpaper, napkins or even washi tape before covering with a finish of mod podge to seal.

We love this tiny dalmatian spotted look they have created and think you could do something similar with this black and white spotted tape. Obviously you could go for any style of washi tape you fancy!

The best way to do this is to wrap the pieces before you assemble the Bekvam stool.

White and Wood Bekvam Stool Hack

Going back to the classic look of white and wood, this hack from Lilyfield Life is beautifully traditional.

This one have the frame in white and the steps in dark stained wood.

It totally looks like something you would get from a high end home store for much more money!

Colourful Ikea Bekvam Stool Hacks

These colourful Bekvam stool hacks from The Little Street are great for kids furniture. The Bekvam stool becomes so much more versatile when used as kids furniture. It can be a picnic bench, toilet or basin step, learning tower (see above) and just a simple stool.

We love how colourful these designs are and think they are perfect for kids. You can personalise them to your own kids style by using any design of wallpaper (get free samples to do the job!).

Ikea Bekvam Stool Clothes Horse Hack

This is a genius hack from MiCasa. They have added an upright piece of wood to the back of the Bekvam stool with a clothes hanger attached to the top to create a clothes horse.

This is such a great way to keep your clothes laid out for the next day in a way that keeps them from getting creased and looks stylish!

It always amazes us how clever people can get with Ikea hacks and this is a prime example!

Stencilled Ikea Bekvam Stool

These gorgeous stencilled Bekvam stools from Nicolette Tabram are really easy to do. The stencils have come from Nicolette herself and can be used on a wide variety of projects.

It’s such a simple hack, but creates a stunning look, especially when combined with a dark stain.

We love the way they have been used as plant stands.

The Ikea Bekvam Stool is a really versatile piece of furniture and these hacks add in an extra element of versatility.

Hopefully you’ve been inspired to create your own unique stool from the Ikea Bekvam.

I think we might be seeing lots of these stools popping up all over the place!

I’m off to carry out my own Ikea Bekvam hack for a much needed plant stand!