The Endlessly Hackable KURA Bed: Ideas for Getting a Whole New Look
Thinking about getting a Kura bed? Think about all the possibilities. Whether in the low position, shown above, or as a lofted bed, this is one IKEA product that parents have hacked, tweaked and customized to their hearts’ content. Check out all these ideas for giving the Kura a new look or making it work better in your space.
This bed, covered in bold black and white striped fabric, has the feel of a grown-up circus tent. A fun, cozy spot for a child and easy on the eyes for parents.
Ashley kept the frame of the Kura natural and applied Panyl (an adhesive product) to the side and end panels for a pop of color. I love the palette she choose with the darker taupes grounding the pink and purple.
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Here’s a classy version of the Kura with tufted fabric panels attached with Command strips. It gives this budget bed an upscale, upholstered look.
This family elevated the Kura to add a second, off-the-floor, mattress for a sibling which also left room for pull-out drawers and some stow-away spots on the end.
Here’s another take on a circus-like feel with a “big top” tent and a fabric window on the end.
There’s a lot going on with this project so pay attention: not wanting to put a mattress directly on the floor, these parents took an IKEA Kritter bed and cut the legs down to fit in the bottom bunk spot. They also used the Trofast as stairs and, brilliantly, adapted the side rails of a no-longer-needed crib as a stair railing.
This is not a hack, but a clever way to use the Kura in a room for multiple kids. Two were put together in a corner to make three beds and one playspace. The mother reports that the siblings love sleeping so close together.
This is a KURA upgrade most kids will be on board with! The parents attached a climbing wall to the bed with a changeable route up.