Reversible and versatile, the IKEA Kura bed is shaping up to be a firm favorite of Scandi-style and budget-loving parents the world over. Its low profile means its perfect for small spaces and younger kids. But...is it possible you could make the Kura sleep two? Here are examples of some families who have done exactly that.
First, a health note about mattresses on the floor: most mattresses benefit from "breathing" and some mattresses, especially foam ones, can develop mold from being on the floor. Ideally, even floor beds will rest on slats or a box spring. You can find more information at Nest Bedding.
The affordable Kura holds its own in this stylish kids bedroom. Here, it is kept simple and white with nice modern bedding.
Tiny tot in the house? The lower "bunk" on this Kura bed is the size of a toddler bed, surrounded by pillows. And check out the Expedit tucked neatly into the end there, for added storage!
This Kura bed finds its happy home in a vintage-eclectic room, with mismatched bedding and a cute DIY privacy curtain.
The Kura bed goes retro! The kids sharing this room each have their own monogrammed pillow, which they rotate depending on which bed they're sleeping on that night. This way, everyone gets their his share of the top bunk!
This Kura for two was gussied up with textured wall flats from Inhabitat Living.
Since the child using the bottom bed here was younger than two her parents wanted to create more of an enclosure which they accomplished by adding a board of MDF to the side.
(Image credits: Tara Belucci; Nanette Wong; Fawn And Forest; Kinder Im Gluck; Cocoon Home; Nessa Does; IKEA Hackers)