Lux Hax customers show us their ah-mazing IKEA MALM hacks
Want to save thousands on bedroom furniture? Or elevate your flat-pack furniture into something not so… umm… IKEA-ish? You’re in the right place! We’ve put together a selection of IKEA MALM makeovers from our creative customers. Read on to see fabulous examples of humble flat-packs being transformed into hero pieces.
IKEA Malm: A great value bedroom suite and sweet storage solution
IKEA’s Malm bedroom furniture series includes single, double (full), queen and king sized beds, and a range of chests featuring from two to six drawers. The complete Malm range includes desks, tallboys and under-bed storage. Malm’s clean lines exemplify Scandinavian design with modern, minimalist good looks and loads of storage. And when it comes to affordability, Malm bedroom furniture is brilliant value. The countless bedroom suite configurations suit any sized room and budget.
Malm is a blank canvas waiting for your creative touch
Two serves of Swedish meatballs and ten Allen key related blisters later, you’ve constructed your Malm bed or drawers, or perhaps an entire bedroom suite. You step back to admire your effort. Nice work. But something’s missing. Lamps? Cushions? Greenery? Nope. You grabbed all those little styling extras in the IKEA self-service hall. Your new bedroom furniture ticks all the boxes for budget and storage. And that’s when you realise that your bedroom looks too much like the IKEA catalogue!
Luckily, there’s a way to transform even the Scandiest bedroom into a Hamptons haven or a Boho Chic retreat (or any other style you love) in just minutes. Lux Hax Styl-Panels offer myriad looks to elevate your IKEA Malm to other interior design heights. Consider white-on-white panels for a textured look, mirrored panels for glamour or personalise your furniture even further by painting your Styl-Panels. What’s your style in the bedroom? (*wink*)
‘Clutter be gone!’
Think of all the bedside detritus that can ruin your best planned bedroom styling: books, lotion, jewellery, hair accessories, tissues. No such problem for Gail, who reconfigured an IKEA Malm three-drawer chest into a bedside beauty and storage beast. Top marks for such clever bedroom ideas!
"Super easy! Within 20 minutes our bedroom was instantly upgraded!" This boxy IKEA Malm bedside table gets a personality transplant with some fresh styling and handles and Styl-Panel Kit #1114. And all in less than 20minutes.
“Everyone on my social media has been asking about the 'custom cabinetry' and so I've been telling them all very excitedly how it's just plain old IKEA taken to the next level with Lux Hax.” Proud customer Livia Tassanyi is understandably excited about the good looks—and savings—on her ‘custom cabinetry.’ It’s a home run for DIY decor.
"Our visitors yesterday already asked where to get the decals from!” Sandra’s visitors were made to feel extra welcome with beautiful bedroom styling, fit for a five-star hotel. No one would guess her bedside chest is an IKEA hack.
Browse Now: Lux Hax Styl-Panel Kit #1134 in paintable white to suit IKEA Malm chest of three drawers and added handles.
‘Trash to treasure’
“Can’t believe the difference they have made to these old Malm chest of draws which were facing eviction from our home!” What’s not to love about this customer’s transformation of her unwanted set of IKEA Malm drawers into the sexiest drinks cabinet to ever have the pleasure of nesting next to a midnight-blue velvet sofa. Saved from the curbside in spectacular fashion!
This happy customer says, “How cute are these additions to the Ikea Malm furniture from @lux_hax? I absolutely love them!! " The only trouble with this room is that you might never get out of bed.
Tarsha says, “We love our new look." We do, too. Looking for bedroom ideas for a girl’s bedroom? Look no further. Our Styl-Panels are designed to elevate your furniture as your little ones grow from nursery to school to ‘tween and beyond.
Planning a bedroom makeover? Try these luxury IKEA hacks yourself.
This small selection of Ikea hacks indicates how Lux Hax Styl-Panels can transform Malm furniture into a customised bedroom suite. Our panels are available in rigid three-millimetre mirrored gold or silver aluminium composite or paintable white foamed PVC. If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out our step-by-step video for painting your Styl-Panels and the full range of Styl-Panels to customise Ikea Malm bed heads.
Browse now: Lux Hax Styl-Panel #1118 painted black to suit IKEA Malm bed head and bedside table.
Watch our step by step guide on how to paint Lux Hax paintable Styl-Panels:
‘What’s your style in the bedroom?’
There are currently seven different Styl-Panels to take IKEA Malm from basic to bespoke—and more designs coming all the time.