This was my concern with our own IKEA Kallax. I love its practicality - it makes fantastic toy storage. But I wanted something that looked just a little more special in our space. So I decided to give our old unit a little facelift (or hack, if you will!).
KALLAX Shelving unit with underframe, Black-brown/black, 57 7/8x37 ". The KALLAX series adapts to taste, space, needs and budget. Smooth surfaces and rounded corners give a feel of quality and the underframe creates an airy look. Personalize with inserts and boxes. Particleboard.