Ikea Hack Ideas: New Legs for your Ikea Furniture

Ikea furniture is great, but sometimes it just doesn’t look quite right. You know you don’t want to carry out a complicated Ikea hack but you want to make some sort of change. Perhaps all you need are some different legs for your Ikea furniture.

Changing the legs on Ikea furniture is a really easy way to add your own style and make them look a bit more up market!

There are lots of options available to you and we thought we’d gather together some of the best legs for Ikea furniture we could find so that all you have to do is choose.

Let’s have a look at these stylish leg options!

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Mid Century Modern Tapered Legs

Mid Century Tapered Legs

Turn any piece of Ikea furniture into a mid century modern classic with these tapered legs. You can choose any length of leg to suit the function of the furniture. For example, a dining table would need legs that are around 27-29 inches.

With some pieces of Ikea furniture, such as sofas, you can simply unscrew the old legs and screw new ones back on. For things like dining tables or adding legs to a Kallax to make a sideboard (check out this stunning Kallax sideboard transformation tutorial) you may need a bracket to screw on to the underside. The legs then screw into this.

We’ve used these mid century modern style legs for Ikea furniture in the past and they instantly add some style to any piece.

Some of Ikea’s more basic furniture is designed to just sit on the floor, such as the Rast dresser. By adding these elegant legs you give it a bit more height and grandeur.

The example shown above is from New Raetro Made who are a UK based company. For people in the US, try Thirteen Colonies.

Curved Metal Corner Legs for Ikea Furniture

Metal Corner Legs for Ikea Furniture

For a more contemporary style of legs for Ikea furniture, these metal corner feet from Alfa Modern Furnishing offer a really sleek and stylish look.

They can simply be screwed to the underside corner of any piece of Ikea furniture to add a little bit of height, a little bit of bling and an awful lot of glam transformation!

If you are wanting to take a sofa from traditional wooden legs to something a bit more modern then these are perfect!

Stylish Hairpin Legs for Ikea Furniture

Long Hairpin Legs of Ikea Furniture

Hairpin legs are taking the furniture world by storm right now. They were originally developed in the 1940’s to marry together a need for elegant style and minimal material cost.

Today they are back due to the high demand for mid century style elements. The gorgeous hairpin legs shown above are from The Leg Shoppe, who create a variety of lengths and finishes.

There is also a fantastic company based in the UK called The Bespoke Carpentry who make hairpin legs that are finished in a wider range of colours such as copper, a black and gold combination and yellow!

These types of legs are great for Ikea furniture as they also just screw on to the underside. You can easily make a really stylish desk by taking an Ikea desk top and adding these hairpin legs.

Industrial Style Box Section Table Legs

Industrial Box Section Metal Table Legs for Ikea Furniture

For something a bit more industrial, these amazing box section metal table legs are also from The Leg Shoppe.

These would work really well as desk legs, using any of the great Ikea table tops, such as the Hilver bamboo top, to attach them to.

You can select the height and width to create you perfect legs and use them for just about any purpose. They could even be used under sofas if you select a 6″ height and whatever depth your sofa is.

They are unfinished but you can then add your own colour with a metal paint.

Metal Mid Century Modern Tapered Legs

Gold Mid Century Modern Tapered Legs for Ikea Furniture

Now here we have the metal version of the tapered legs above and we think they bring a whole different perspective to the party!

These gold finished steel legs from ECLV could be used for so many purposes, despite only being 6″! We love the use of them on a smoothed down tree slice as a stool or coffee table above. However, they could be used so well as legs for Ikea furniture. Replace the legs on a Landskrona sofa to instantly make it look like it was double the price!

You can get them in other sizes from the same company.

Slender Detailed Gold Legs

Slender Gold Legs For Ikea Furniture
Source: Superfront

Superfront have a stunning collection of legs that can be used on Ikea furniture to add a bit of glamour. These amazing slender gold legs are a prime example.

Use these on Besta units to turn a really simple unit into something elegant and worthy of any room. You can also get some fantastic panels for the fronts of the cupboards from Superfront.

Copper Pipe DIY Legs

Copper Pipe Table Legs
Source: Madelaku

Of course, you could always go down a DIY route and create some amazing legs for your Ikea furniture out of copper pipe!

This incredible copper pipe table leg creation by Madelaku brings together amazing geometric lines and slender looks.


When you buy some Ikea furniture, you’re certainly not stuck with it the way it is! An easy way to update the look is to add some different legs to it.

Hopefully we’ve shown you plenty of ideas here to get your creative juices flowing. These gorgeous legs for Ikea furniture are a great way to take your Ikea piece from basic to beautiful in one easy step.

It’s a really easy Ikea hack that anyone can carry out.

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