Create a Stylish Wine Bar with IKEA KALLAX

If you’re a wine enthusiast looking to create a stylish wine bar in your home, the IKEA KALLAX series is the perfect solution. With its sleek design and functional features, the KALLAX cube series offers the ideal storage solution for your wine collection.

Why Choose IKEA KALLAX for Your Wine Bar

When it comes to choosing a storage solution for your wine bar, the IKEA KALLAX series ticks all the boxes. Not only does it offer functionality and versatility, but it also provides excellent value for money. Compared to other similar storage options on the market, the KALLAX series is highly affordable without compromising on quality.

But it doesn’t stop there. The KALLAX series offers a wide range of accessories, such as storage boxes, inserts, and drawer units, which can further enhance the functionality and aesthetic of your wine bar.

The KALLAX series also offers a variety of colors and finishes to choose from, allowing you to match the unit with your existing furniture and decor. Whether you prefer a classic white or a trendy wood grain, the KALLAX series has got you covered.

Our friend Ashley @clearspacesorganizingco who is a professional organizer based in the Seattle area, was kind enough to share the process of how she created a wine bar using the IKEA KALLAX.

Let’s first take a quick look at her reel and then we’ll dive into these simple DIY steps.

Step-by-Step Guide to Assembling Your KALLAX Wine Bar

Alright, let’s take a look at what steps Ashley took, and the easy steps you can take to bring your wine bar to life.

Assembling the KALLAX Cube Unit

Start by unpacking and organizing all the parts of your KALLAX unit. Follow the provided instructions carefully to ensure a smooth assembly process.

Once you’ve done that, determine which side of the KALLAX cube system you’d like to install the wine racks on.

Once you’ve decided on the placement of your wine racks, flip the cube system accordingly. This will make it easier to drill the wine racks into the cube.


Adding Wine Racks and Glass Holders

Once the main unit is assembled and prepped, it’s time to add wine racks.

Align the wine rack to the center of the square on the KALLAX.

Using your drill, secure the wine rack in place with the four screws provided in the hardware package..

Attaching IKEA KALLAX Wine Bar

Return the KALLAX Cube to its Original Position

After installing the wine racks, flip the KALLAX cube system back to its original position. Your wine bar is now beginning to take shape!

returning IKEA KALLAX Wine Bar

Adding Decorative Elements

Style your new wine bar with baskets, wine bottles, and your favorite decor or bar accessories. Personalize your wine bar to reflect your taste and personality. These small touches can transform your wine bar into a stylish and inviting space.

Styling a IKEA KALLAX Wine Bar

Additional Ideas

  • Some users have added legs to the Kallax shelf for a customized look and functionality.
  • Accessories such as LED lights, drop pulls, and additional shelves can be added for personalization.
  • The Kallax shelf can be used to store coffee machines, wine bottles, glasses, and other bar essentials.

Cheers to Your New Chic and Functional Wine Bar

And there you have it – your very own elegant wine bar created from an IKEA KALLAX cube system! A special thanks to Ashley @clearspacesorganizingco for this idea and inspiration.  Be sure to check out her website at

Thanks for reading!

Mike & Nicole

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