#4: FLEKKE Daybed
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Dabney Frake
Jan 11, 2017
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IKEA says: The FLEKKE daybed is four functions in one: seating, single bed, bed for two, and two big drawers for storage. The backrest mounts on the right or the left side of the daybed. Real wood veneer will make this bed age gracefully.

What We Predict: Buyers will find countless ways to make this daybed more custom, not to mention comfortable. DIYers will capitalize on the built-in storage and make it even more functional for small spaces.

(Image credit: Med et lekent sinn)

Envision a wraparound, upholstered headboard that cradles you in comfort. It creates soft padding against the wall for a sofa-like hangout space and also offers a lot of versatility in small studio apartments. Above, a beautiful DIY rendition with tutorial by Ann Sandy of Med et Lekent Sinn.

(Image credit: Stadshem, via Anita Sienudzi)

And it will only go up from there. We've shown you ways to turn basic IKEA storage cabinets and dressers into multi-functional lofts (and not just for kids' rooms!), and the FLEKKE is ripe for this type of hack. Above: a smart way to address the problem of small space — stacking multiple units gets you both beds and storage in the same footprint.

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