Get inspired with our IKEA Trones hacks
We all know that IKEA are great at producing furniture that works…functional and stylish, but what we often find is that it is very transferable. I’ve already put together a number of articles highlighting other IKEA products, today is the turn of the humble IKEA Trones. In this article, I will showcase some real world examples of IKEA Trones hacks.
The first question that we need to establish is what an IKEA Trones is. Originally, this IKEA product was designed as shoe storage, holding three pairs of shoes.
They were a way of hiding them away so that your environment looks a little cleaner. Wall hung, they proved incredibly popular and at a relatively low cost too. Their functionality and style meant that people started finding other uses…let’s take a look at some of them.
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These Trones IKEA hack ideas will inspire you
A classic use of the IKEA Trones that have become ever popular. Simply lining up a few Trones on a wall and adding a wood top, can create a great storage space in a hallway. Not only is it cheap to put together, it is ultra modern and ultra functional too. Who said hallway furniture had to be expensive! IKEA shoe storage ideas that deliver.
This IKEA Trones piece is another hallway storage example, a great way to add a storage space close to the coat rack and the door. As you can see, they take up little room yet add plenty of storage away from the eye. As you can see in this interior, it really adds to the space. A perfect spot to use as shoe storage boxes and as a rack.
The flexibility of the IKEA Trones and colors available mean that there are options that complement the interior. This is another example by an IKEA hacker, of a wooden tabletop added which enhances the style whilst retaining the functionality.
A key benefit is the storage that they offer, allowing you to store things away from the eye. This is a great example of a nursery where you can create storage space, yet easily accessible. Their lightweight nature means that you can hang them with ease. Perfect to add on to the face of an IKEA wardrobe, closet and in a craft room too.
This example of the IKEA Trones storage unit represents an attempt to up-cycle them. The lovely addition of leather pulls deliver a sense of uniqueness and add a little premium look and feel to them. Whether you use it as an IKEA shoe storage solution, or simply a place to hide your trinkets, this IKEA hack works.
Add character to a plain space by introducing IKEA Trones. As you can see in this image, previously, this wall would have been a plain separation between rooms. Add a use to the wall and some much needed storage space by adding this storage cabinet.
This is a great example of the functional use of the IKEA Trones. This example places a shoe box next to the bed to create a bedside cabinet without the drawer…and doesn’t it look great? Stylish…functional…and very cheap too!
Use IKEA furniture to add a little more storage into your IKEA kitchen cabinets with ease. The design of them is relatively thin, so they can be tucked away with ease. In this example, it is tucked away discretely but a wooden top added to make it even more purposeful and the perfect IKEA hack. Consider using them as an actual kitchen cabinet too.
This black look with a brown wooden top is very popular for good reason…its damn stylish. To buy a console that achieves the same would cost you significantly more. This setup using a IKEA Trones shoe cabinet also has the benefit of being quite slim, making it more practical in smaller hallways. Perfect for shoe storage ideas where you want to hide them away in a entryway.
Available in a number of colors, they give you the flexibility to design your space in your vision. This yellow Trones example delivers a very fresh and vibrant look. Adding a frame around it makes it look like a premium bit of furniture and a great entryway bench, a Trones shoe rack, storage bench and storage unit.
Tucked away in the corner, the IKEA Trones is a great example of creating IKEA storage without dominating the space around you. Highly functional design in practice.
This is a wonderful example from IKEA themselves, visioning how flexible this design is. Placing a few Trones together has created this wonderful media unit. Look how wonderful it looks!
Perfect as part of a mudroom, it can create a place to put away your dirty shoes. Added together as part of a ‘cloakroom’ setup, it can really add a feature to that space.
As simple or as complicated as you want things to be…simply placing a Trones near the door gives you a great place to put your keys and other things that you need at hand.
This is a very creative example of highly functional design. The headboard of a bed is wasted space to some. Create a functional purpose by constructing a headboard from Trones…plenty of storage at hand here which would work especially well in a smaller room.
Very popular in bathrooms, the functional design makes them a great option. Use this storage box to hide away things whilst also creating a shelf is a fantastic use of them.
Do you have plenty of kids? No problem…give them a Trones each so that they have the equivalent of their own locker!
Add a vertical set up for Trones to create a wonderfully stylish unit. As you can see in this example, it really adds to the style of the room whilst also allowing you to hide away your things.
This monochrome look fits perfectly into this environment whilst really adding to the design perspective.
Originally designed as shoe storage, they are plastic units that affix to a wall. Their design makes them flexible meaning that they have a variety of uses. They provide a great way of creating storage space since their design is modern and their footprint small.
An IKEA Trones cabinet is designed to be affixed to a wall. They are simple to attach to the wall using fixings.
IKEA Trones can hold up to three pairs of shoes. They are 52 cm x 39 cm so that leaves plenty of room if you want to find other uses.
Yes, IKEA trones can be painted. You can create unique designs that suit your environment by customizing the look of your IKEA Trones.
IKEA Trones are simple to paint. Most people prefer to use spray paints. You need to prime them first before adding a couple of coats of your final spray paint finish. If you want to do a more thorough job, i would recommend that you ‘key’ it first which gives it a better surface to hold the paint. This is simply giving the surface a light sandpapering before you prime it.
Some wonderful examples of IKEA Trones hacks here…using them for a purpose that they were not initially designed for. As you have seen, the Trones are highly flexible and the simplicity of the style makes them perfect for so many locations….and so many functions.
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