19 Stunning Ikea Pax Hacks that add Elegance to your Bedroom

The Ikea Pax wardrobe system, along with the Billy and Kallax, is one of the most popular Ikea products out there and therefore it gets it’s fair share of creative hacks!

There is so much you can do with the Pax wardrobe partly because it is such a basic piece of furniture but also because it has a huge range of options.

We’ve scoured the internet to find all the very best Ikea Pax hacks and bring them all together here. We are quite pleased with the ones we have selected. We’d be proud to have any of them in our own home…and most probably will have at least one!

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Let’s have a look at these impressive Ikea Pax hacks.


Elegant Bank of Ikea Pax Wardrobes

This stunningly elegant Ikea Pax hack from Helsingo seamlessly blends into the background, which is an excellent piece of design work.

They have introduced and entire wall of wardrobe space and it still looks largely like a wall!

Helsingo make designer doors for Ikea furniture, like the Pax wardrobes and these simple, yet beautiful doors fit perfectly into this high end scheme.

Edgy and Dark Ikea Pax Wardrobe Hack

We love the treatment of this Ikea Pax wardrobe on Style Juicer. This hack has made the Pax almost unrecognisable and adds a stylish, edgy look to the room.

The darker colour adds another amazing transformation and although it’s quite a masculine look, would still be great in any bedroom. Of course, you could paint it any colour you like!

Have a look at our guide on painting Ikea furniture for some awesome tips on this subject.

Dark Blue Ikea Pax Built In Entranceway Closets

These sophisticated looking closets from Bright Green Door are actually Ikea Pax wardrobes, honest!

With the basic structure of the Ikea Pax system you can build almost anything around it and add in trims to make it look that bit more custom built.

The colour of these built in closets go perfectly with that wonderful wallpaper on the ceiling.

Oak Edged Ikea Pax Wardrobe Hack

The use of oak edging on this Ikea Pax wardrobe hack from Helsingo is inspired and really makes the whole thing stand out.

Combined with a subtle pink door, it’s a really elegant and stylish piece.

This would work well in any bedroom and Helsingo have a range of colours to choose from.

Scalloped Fronted Ikea Pax Doors

Sometimes all you need to do is add a facade to your doors to totally transform a wardrobe.

These scalloped effect door panels from Superfront are the perfect way to upgrade a basic Ikea Pax wardrobe.

There is a huge range of styles you can get from Superfront and they make them for a large number of Ikea products. It’s a really easy way to hack some Ikea furniture.

Stunning Built In Ikea Pax Walk In Wardrobe

This is quite an amazing project from Erin Kestenbaum. They have used the Ikea Pax as a basic structure and then added some DIY steroids to create an incredible walk in wardrobe that looks totally custom made.

Of course, there has been a fair bit of work done to it so you could argue it is custom built anyway. However, using the Ikea Pax wardrobes has taken a fair bit of the work out of it.

Either way, it started off as an Ikea Pax wardrobe and got hacked, so….

Beautifully Simple Ikea Pax Hack on Legs

You don’t need to do a huge amount to the Ikea Pax to completely transform it, as demonstrated with this simple Ikea Pax hack from Design Sponge.

They have simply added a raised base in oak and some oversized wood door knobs but the look has completely changed to something playful and stylish.

Anyone could carry out an Ikea hack like this!

Pineapple Jungle Sticker Ikea Pax Hack

Another simple addition to the front of the Ikea Pax doors with this fantastic pineapple jungle print from 123Ikea.

This is just an example of what you could do with a vinyl sticker added to the front of the doors and there are so many different styles available.

No need just to stick to a flat colour painted surface. If you want pineapples, you go get them, tiger!

Cork Surfaced Ikea Pax Wardrobe Hack

I think this might be my favourite of all the Ikea Pax hacks!

It’s a great bit of carpentry to create the built in look in the first place, but the use of the cork surface on the doors of this Ikea Pax hack from Forstadsdromme is inspired!

This would be awesome in a kids room so that they could pin stuff to the surface.

Oak Veneered Ikea Pax Hack

Wood grain is always appealing and these oak veneered doors for the Ikea Pax from & Shufl are gorgeous!

The recessed minimal handles work perfectly with the look and this whole thing looks high-end bespoke.

Little would you know that these are in fact Ikea Pax wardrobes!

Ikea Pax Kitchen Pantry Hack

This stunning kitchen pantry, made using Ikea Pax wardrobes, from Jenna Sue Design is a great use of an Ikea hack to get an expensive look.

The majority of the work has been done by using the Pax wardrobes and the storage systems that come with the Pax lend themselves well to use as a kitchen pantry.

It may not be out of your reach to have a bespoke kitchen pantry in your own home!

Mirrored Ikea Pax Wardrobe and Dresser

There is quite a bit of work that has gone into this Ikea Pax hack from Domino. There are 24 mirrored panels incorporated into the door makeovers that completely transform the look of the Pax wardrobes.

The creation of a stylish dressing table within the wardrobe is also inspired.

We love the dark grey colour they have chosen to paint the wardrobes and the variety of drawers and shelving that have been used.

I think any girl or guy would be happy with this set up!

Chipboard Ikea Door Hack

There is always a great Ikea hack idea at Ich Designer and this, admittedly Billy bookcase, hack is one such idea. This was made for a Billy bookcase but can easily be used for a Pax wardrobe too.

The chipboard doors are a stunning industrial look that is bang on trend at the moment.

Simply swap the wardrobe doors for chipboard of the same thickness and you’re done! Chipboard is such a cheap material too.

Wall Hung Colour Block Ikea Pax Wardrobe Hack

There a a couple of great design ideas from this stunning Ikea Pax wardrobe hack by Reform. There is the fact that it has been hall wall to create a floating wardrobe effect that you don’t see very often.

They have also added their specially made colour block doors in a couple of colours to really make it stand out.

We particularly love this combination of rose pink and gold.

Lighting Hack for Ikea Pax Wardrobe

To add that little bit of extra sophistication to your Ikea Pax wardrobe, why not fit some down-lighters to the top as they have done on this elegant wardrobe from Ikea themselves.

The lights are unobtrusive, but add a touch of glamour to the room and are super helpful when you’re choosing your outfit.

Ikea Pax Walk in Wardrobe Hack

Always wanted a walk in wardrobe? Well it may be easier to create than you think, thanks to this awesome Ikea Pax walk in wardrobe idea from Een Goed Verhaal.

They have virtually created a new room with Ikea Pax wardrobes. The stand-alone ‘module’ design of this is actually an industrial style design trick but it really doesn’t look industrial at all.

The macrame hanging over the entrance is the ideal addition to take some of the hard edges away and conceal the clothing inside.

Pretty Pink Built In Ikea Pax Hack

There has been a fair bit of the use of pink paint to transform an Ikea Pax wardrobe among these ideas, but it is quite an on-trend colour right now and it does look amazing!

This gorgeous Ikea Pax hack from Apartment Therapy is a great example of integrating your Ikea Pax wardrobe into the colur scheme of your bedroom to make it stand out much less.

Elegant and Bold Ikea Pax Wardrobe Hack

This stunning transformation of an Ikea Pax wardrobe from Style At Home is a wonderful example of what you can achieve with the basic beginnings of the Ikea Pax wardrobe.

The combination of the dark blue green and gold knobs adds an element of elegance to the look.

Fabric Panelled Ikea Pax Wardrobe Hack

To finish, here is a stunning Ikea Pax transformation from Around The Houses, using an adapted curtain panel.

The finished look has both impressive visuals as well as a tactile surface.

Being able to add a little bit of nature into your bedroom design is always a good thing. We’re genetically conditioned to feel good when surrounded by natural elements.


There are some excellent Ikea Pax wardrobe hack ideas here. It’s amazing what you can do when starting from the basic framework of the Pax wardrobe.

We hope you’ve found plenty of inspiration to go forth and create your own Ikea Pax masterpiece.

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Good Hacking!