The modular cube system has become a very popular way to organize over the past years. Almost every big home furnishings store has its own version of 2 to X number of cubes linked together in an open shelving format. IKEA’s version is called Kallax and it’s one of my favorites.
The Kallax system is affordable, comes in white, light tan, a dark espresso color, a neutral blue, and even a bright green in some configurations. It’s not so much the availability of color that is exciting about these shelves, but more the versatility.
Because of the number of cube arrangements and complimentary accessories available, Kallax can be used for a lot of different things.
Bookshelf This one is pretty obvious – Kallax’s open shelving style makes it a lovely choice for displaying books. And since the shelves are deep, it’s possible to arrange books two rows deep, maximizing the amount of storage available.
Dresser By using the storage bins available that fit in the Kallax shelves, you can convert your unit into a chest of drawers for your clothing. Bins come in an array of colors, styles, and materials so there’s plenty to choose from to match your decor.
Room Divider Since Kallax can be purchased in large units, you can use them as a dividing wall in your apartment. I love the look of open shelving as a room divider because it allows the space to remain airy while still dividing it up properly.
Record storage If you like to collect LP’s like me, Kallax is perfect for storing your records. IKEA created Kallax with such great versatility that it’s perfectly sized to fit 33’s and makes an excellent record cabinet.
TV Stand The four-cube Kallax is wide enough for a decent sized TV and provides ample storage below. It turns out a Playstation also fits perfectly into the Kallax compartments, making it a great media shelf.