The IKEA hack that will add Bridgerton style to your kitchen - and storage space

While we wait for the second season, we'd like to pretend we're living in the regency era

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The huge success of Bridgerton on Netflix last year really proved that what you see on the TV ends up on the cushions.

This IKEA hanging pot rack hack creates a subtle nod to the regency era, AND offers a handy kitchen storage idea that doesn't cost the earth. The hit series had us feverishly googling four-poster beds, Roman blinds, and the classic Wedgewood blue shade often worn by Daphne.

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But a hanging pot rack (a staple feature of kitchens in Georgian times) is an extra practical way to incorporate that traditional feel into your home. 

Tap Warehouse noted a 4,800 percent increase in searches for ‘regency interior’ just after the show dropped on Netflix. With the production of season 2 underway, the Bridgerton effect on our interiors is only going to snowball. 

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This IKEA storage hack not only creates a traditional feel harking back to the early 1800s, but it's also going to free up some of that space in your kitchen cabinets.

Your first option is to simply secure a rail to your kitchen wall and attach hooks. On this rail you can hang pots of herbs and kitchen implements. IKEA's HULTARP range will work perfectly for this.

The black hooks cost just £2 for a set of five, and the black rail comes in different lengths to suit the size of your space. A great small kitchen idea that means you can quickly grab the pots, pans and utensils you use all the time.

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If you're feeling more adventurous, you could chain the IKEA GREJIG shoe rack to the ceiling of your kitchen using ceiling hooks and a decorator chain. Then, you'd just need to add metal hooks for hanging pots onto it.

If your frying pans have seen better days, head to our guide to the best non-stick frying pan. Our kitchen essentials list will also highlight key items you're missing.

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We often forget to use the ceiling for storage solutions, but it can transform how you use a space. Adding a rail with hooks or an overhead hanging pot rack will also reveal which items you need, and which stay lurking in the cupboards and might well need a new home.

Will you be trying this Bridgerton-inspired IKEA hack?

Millie Hurst

Millie is a homes writer renting in North London. She loves vintage furniture, candles, Interior Design Masters and a Facebook Marketplace bargain. She has previously written for Fabulous, Stylist and Marie Claire.