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5 new ways to use your trones shoe cabinets

Sure, our trusty TRONES was created to store shoes, but it’s so sturdy and sleek we figured there had to be some other cool ways to use it. Here are some of our favourites.

Six white IKEA TRONES shoe cabinets are wall-mounted to create a headboard for a bed in this white bedroom.
Six white IKEA TRONES shoe cabinets are wall-mounted to create a headboard for a bed in this white bedroom.
Six IKEA TRONES shoe cabinets are arranged to create an entertainment center, with a TV sitting on one.

1. We spend a lot of time around our entertainment centers, so shouldn’t they be stylish? That means hiding away unsightly cables, DVD collections, and consoles. Here’s a simple solution.

An IKEA TRONES shoe cabinet that’s part of a bed’s headboard is open to reveal fresh and folded bed linens.

2. Create a headboard and linen storage in one. Line the edges with LED light strips for an extra dose of mood lighting.

Six white IKEA TRONES shoe cabinets create a headboard for a bed in this white bedroom.
An IKEA TRONES shoe cabinet in a hallway stores dog accessories and is mounted above a dog bed.
A wall-mounted IKEA TRONES shoe cabinet in a hallway stores dog accessories.

3. Dog owners, rejoice! You know that mess of leashes, toys and towels? Well, now you have one place to keep them all organised. Add a couple of TRONES boxes near the door so you and your pup are always ready to go.

A blue IKEA TRONES shoe cabinet becomes a drink station. It’s filled with ice, glasses, and bottles. Plants sit on top.

4. Create a temporary bar area by filling your TRONES with ice to keep your glasses and bubbles chilled. You can even place one on your balcony or back porch for those long-awaited summer nights. It’s also easy to remove from the wall to pour out the melted ice.

A black IKEA TRONES shoe cabinet is hung on a brick wall and used to grow mushrooms in an outdoor space.

5. How does your garden grow? In a TRONES? Why not? The durable plastic means it stands up to the elements. And since mushrooms require a nice, dark place to flourish, it’s the perfect place to grow your own!

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by
Interior designer: Martina Andersson
Photographer: Joakim Persson