IKEA’s Besta cabinet is an easy, affordable option for a media cabinet or console. I’ve always been a huge fan of Ikea’s soft-close drawers and doors, but sometimes the finishes can be a little simple.
Luckily, there are many ways you can customize your Besta console to add a little personality to your space!
6 Ways to Hack Your Ikea Besta Cabinet
- Custom hardware
- Replace the doors or drawers
- Paint your cabinet
- Add a custom top
- Swap out the legs
- Use contact paper or adhesive fronts
Adding custom hardware is a great way to add some shine to your Ikea Besta cabinet – try mixing knobs and drawer pulls in the same finish, or use unique hardware like leather or agate.
Gold brass cabinet knobs, pack of 10
Handmade leather drawer pulls, pack of 6
Brushed antique brass cabinet pulls, pack of 10
Replace the doors or drawers
You’ll probably find the most ready-made options for door and drawer customization from retailers that specialize Ikea hacking – like Semihandmade, Norse Interiors, and Modern Twig. From real wood veneer to patterned drawers and doors, there is no shortage to how you can customize your Besta console.
But there are also some amazing ways to hack your Besta with DIY doors and drawers – like adding your own wood or cane fronts!
Norse Interiors Walnut Door Fronts
Semihandmade SSS Beaded Front for Besta
Modern Twig Mahogany Door/Drawer Front
Paint your cabinet
Painting your Besta storage cabinet is an affordable way to add some personality – mix and match some new hardware with a dark or jewel-toned paint color to add some depth to your space.
Add a custom top
Although IKEA has glass tops available, getting a custom top in marble, quartz, or butcher block for your Besta media console is a great way to add some more interest.
There are plenty of retailers that offer tops specifically for Besta, but I’d also recommend checking out your local countertop suppliers so you can pick out your top yourself!
Norse Interiors Walnut Besta Top
Superfront Carrara Marble Besta Top
Ikea Oak Veneer Top Panel for Besta
Swap out the legs
After updating doors and drawers, custom legs for your Besta console are another option that’s readily found through various retailers – from major brands known for Ikea hacking to handmade legs on Etsy or similar websites.
Pretty Pegs Elsie Adjust
Norse Interiors Sara Leg
Superfront Big Balls Legs
Use contact paper or adhesive fronts
If you’re not ready to purchase entirely new doors or drawers for your Ikea Besta console, you can still add some color or pattern using contact paper or adhesive designs!
Pretty Pegs front covers
Burl contact paper
Terrazzo contact paper