For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.

You know how the saying goes: “New year, new you,” and your home is no exception. Whether it’s time to refresh your overcrowded vanity (makeup addicts, we’re looking at you) or you’re searching for new storage space for your heaps of designer shoes, as always, IKEA hacks are here to save the day. Seriously, what’s better than furniture that doesn’t break the bank? From living walls that’ll breathe life into your living room to bedside tables that will give your boudoir that extra trendy touch, IKEA DIYs help you achieve the bedroom of your design-junkie dreams. Say so long to your tired old bedroom and storage spaces that are less than ideal, and hello to a new, chicer way of living, with these IKEA hacks that will reorganize your life in a snap.

1. DIY IKEA Desk Hack: This super stylish (and sturdy) desk is the creative blending of many different IKEA parts. You can even customize the table legs and drawers! (via Lovely Indeed)

2. DIY IKEA Hack Floating Shelves Color Block: If you love floating shelves and want to try a variation on white, then you’ll love this simple hack that shows just a little contact paper goes a long way. (via A Bubbly Life)

3. DIY Geometric Pinboards: Sure, you use your phone to keep track of important dates and meetings, but there’s really nothing quite like a paper to-do list. And why not pin it to something eye-catching like this colorful (and easy to make) geometric pinboard!? (via Enthralling Gumption)

4. DIY IKEA Ribbon Organizer Hack: Ribbons stay organized with this handy and smart hack that’ll keep the knots away and let you flawlessly get your gift wrap on. (via Heathered Nest)

5. DIY IKEA Aneboda Wardrobe Hack: Turn a classic IKEA piece of furniture into a farmhouse-inspired wardrobe. Hang your threads in style and then add some rustic wicker baskets for extra organization and storage. (via Angela Marie Made)


6. DIY Wall Planter: It’s a fact: Plants liven up any space. From adding a fresh pop of color to simply brightening your mood, this living wall/art board is the perfect way to revamp almost any room in your home. (via Lana Red Studio)


7. Drawer Wall: Whether you’re still hoarding a crazy amount of CDs (à la Lane Kim) or you’re a bona fide queen of crafts (and all the supplies that come with it), this larger-than-life storage system made from wooden IKEA CD drawers is a life-saver. Just be sure to label each drawer to save you a world of time. (via Design Sponge)


8. IKEA Mail Rack: It’s mail time! This year, avoid eyesores on your console table by setting mail cubbies in place. This system is ideal for separating magazines, bills, and all the lovely little invites you’re sure to get throughout the year. (via IKEA)


9. DIY Hanging Beauty Organizer: Finally, it’s time for a vanity counter that’s not crowded with supplies. Stylishly store your beauty tools with a hanging organizer that’s just too easy to set up. (via Glamour)


10. Floating Shelves: It’s never too early to start getting your kiddies organized. Keep your child’s room in tip-top shape with IKEA’s photo ledges, which are great for keeping your little one’s books in order. (via Daffodil Design)


11. Drawer Dividers: Gone are the days of rustling around your drawers on the hunt for that missing top. Make sure you’ll always find garments at the drop of a hat with these simple box dividers. (via Life Flix)


12. DIY Mudroom Benches: We’ve all got that chair that never ceases to generate piles of coats. This year, instead of throwing your jackets on a measly old chair, hang ’em up nicely with this super sweet coat station. (via The Mombot)


13. DIY Framed Corkboard: Your future looks bright! Whether you’re creating a vision board for 2018 or simply looking for a pretty way to put your reminders on display, this IKEA cork placemat hack is sure to add a beautiful statement to your design-hungry living space. (via Infarrantly Creative)


14. Laundry Cart: Even your detergents can use some reorganization. Turn your tiresome daily chores into a total breeze with this super handy cart that can be hidden next to the washing machine and wheeled out on laundry day. (via Better Homes and Gardens)


15. DIY IKEA Job Charts: Chores are an important part of your family’s routine. Help your little ones stay on top of their schedule with a chore chart to track their newfound responsibilities. (via Crafting Chicks)


16. Snack Drawer Containers: Could your snack drawer be any more enticing? Apparently it can, with these compartmentalizing storage boxes. Drop the cardboard packaging and turn your snacks into a visual treat with containers that show off all their tasty glory. (via People)


17. DIY Storage/Platform Bed: Bed frames that function as purely decor are SO overrated. Transform your sleeping setup into the ultimate storage space with this easy-to-build platform frame, made from IKEA kitchen cabinets and doors. This storage system is great for small living spaces! (via Oh Yes)


18. DIY Bathroom Storage: Live every day like you’re on vacation. Bring those beach house vibes to your bathroom by adding understated nautical accents to an IKEA nightstand. (via Redbook Magazine)


19. DIY IKEA Mandal Headboard Hack: Bookworms, rejoice! This headboard is perfect for your cozy reading addiction. Snuggle up nightly with your fave reads under a headboard that doubles as a bookshelf. (via Apartment Therapy)


20. DIY IKEA SKURAR Plant Pots As Makeup Brush Holders: Put your makeup love on display with a brush holder that flaunts every beautiful tool in your collection. We’d take a bouquet of brushes over a potted plant any day! (via Makeup Savvy)


21. DIY Multiple Inboxes: Many freelancers will agree that working from home is no easy feat, especially when balancing a ridiculous amount of work. Convert your messy desk into a model of *perf* organization with a filing system that’ll keep you on track for the busy year ahead. (via The Decor Fix)


22. IKEA VARIERA Hack: Looking for a fun way to stash all those pesky but oh-so-necessary cleaning supplies? Bring order to your chaotic cleaning closet by adding these crisp caddies. (via IKEA)


23. DIY Nail Polish Rack: You’re all about rocking those flawless nails 24/7. Keep your vast amounts of nail polish under control with gorgeous racks that’ll give your nail station that salon-worthy status. (via This Mom’s Gonna Snap)


24. DIY IKEA RIBBA Hack: Minimalism is your new mantra. Keep only the essentials by your bedside with this super sleek, floating nightstand. (via Coulda Woulda Pica)

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25. DIY Car Organizer: Your car is a sacred space, so it’s definitely important to keep it that way (or at least try to). Lend your tiny passengers a hand when it comes to keeping the car clean by using a remote control caddy for storing everything that keeps the little ones happy on long rides. (via IKEA Hackers)

26. DIY IKEA Hack Floating Credenza: A floating sideboard is as good as it gets when you’re working with a small floor plan. The piece takes on a custom, high-end vibe with some natural wood elements. (via Sugar & Cloth)

27. IKEA BEKVAM Bedside Shelf Hack: Bedrooms just keep getting smaller and smaller, which means a lot less space for a side table. Hacking the BEKVAM spice rack is a genius use of the materials, but with an entirely different purpose. (via Apartment Therapy)

28. IKEA BEKVAM Stool Mini Garden: Organization is sometimes as simple as corralling items together in a neat collection. The stool lets you do just that without sacrificing on space. Place it near a window so your plants can bask in the light. (via Kati on Clouds)

29. Painted IKEA Basket: You may only be painting this basket, but it makes a world of difference when you’re trying to add some color. With the ability to create custom patterns with the paint, you’ve got a unique piece on hand. (via Tell Love and Party)

30. Hanging IKEA Frosta Shelving Hack: Did you ever think that the FROSTA stool could be a floating shelf system? For the cost of some extra seating and rope, you can make a stand-out piece that no one else is likely to have. (via VTWonen)

31. IKEA SIGNE Rug Basket: The SIGNE rug makes for a durable and stylish basket in your living room or bedroom. The fringe also adds natural tassels while you’re at it. (via Kreativk)

32. IKEA Plant Drawers: While you’re not organizing your books or knickknacks, you are creating an efficient and super fun home for your plants. Just make sure you waterproof them well! (via DIY in PDX)

33. IKEA Cabinet Dresser Hack: Sure, IKEA sells dressers, but by combining cabinets with custom legs and a marble top, you can design a piece that fits your exact needs without breaking the bank. (via Design Love fest)

34. IKEA EKBY LERBERG Closet Hack: YES! A space-saving closet hack for those of you with too many clothes for the tiny space you have. Flip some shelf brackets upside down and voilà! (via IKEA)

35. IKEA TARVA Bookcase Console Hack: You probably wouldn’t have known that this entryway console that doubles as a bookshelf started as a dresser. It’s amazing what a little paint and some well-placed wood panels can do. (via Thistlewood Farms)

36. Colorful IKEA Socker Herb Garden: The power of paint is undeniable when it comes to brightening up your indoor garden. Color-code your buckets for easy reference, or just for fun. Whatever you do, make sure they’re colorful! (via A Beautiful Mess)

37. IKEA FINTORP Entryway Organizer: You really don’t need to use most pieces for their intended purpose. This knife rack doubles as a slim-profile entryway system with the help of magnets. Get yourself some easy organization with this project. (via IKEA)

38. IKEA TARVA Bar Cart: A custom bar cart is out of reach for most because of the price tag, but this hack is actually just a side table in disguise. A repurposed top drawer is the secret to versatile storage. (via City Farmhouse)

39. IKEA Cork Board Hack: Use cork trivets to create a memo center in a tight space where a classic board wouldn’t fit. The painted pops of color are a bonus, but you could also leave them au natural. (via Oh Everything Handmade)

40. IKEA RAST Secretary Desk Hack: When you’re in a small space, carving out an office area isn’t always easy. A converted dresser with faux cabinet fronts makes an ideal desk that can be easily hidden away when you’re not using it. (via In My Own Style)

41. IKEA FROSTA X,Y & Z Wall Tree Hack: A true piece of wall art adds great depth and dimension. This hacked wall tree is made for narrow hallways that need storage and organization. (via Coroflot)

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(Additional reporting by Ariel Garneau)