10 IKEA Bed Hacks That’ll Give You a Boost in Style, Storage, and More


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From headboard redos to full-on transformations, these IKEA bed hacks will inspire you to think of new ways to approach one of your most-used pieces of furniture. 

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Create a cozy, kid-friendly
reading nook

Make bedtime fun with this KURA bed upgrade. You can’t beat story time with these added fairy lights, fluffy shag rug, and IKEA photo ledge shelves for book storage underneath.

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Maximize organization
with bookcase storage

No storage? No problem. Create a platform bed with built-in storage and decor using two BILLY bookcases and wooden planks as an anchor. 

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DIY a luxe upholstered headboard

Extend the headboard height of an old frame to create a modern, more elegant bed look using leftover plywood, uprights, batting and fabric. The old wooden frame is similar to the TARVA. 

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Hack a canopy bed

Sometimes, down is up. Once the KURA bed was flipped upside down for this girl‘s bedroom, it became the perfect setup for a canopy bed with added privacy.

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Make a woven headboard

This open headboard on a TARVA frame was transformed using woven canvas straps to create a stylish, yet minimalist headboard to complement an elegant apartment. 

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Add wallpaper accents

This KURA bunk bed upgrade offers style that’s just right for a shared girls’ room. For a custom look, use the same wallpaper on one wall of the room as on the  bunk bed's accent panel.

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Slipcover a plain headboard

Upholstery is made simple with this black linen headboard cover on the TARVA bed. Rather than fully upholstering the headboard, this hack employs a slipcover-like style to get the look without the fuss.

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Build a super private fortress

Adding wooden bars to the upper level of a KURA bunk bed and curtain rods for the bottom turns an open bed into a super cozy and chic enclosure.

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Double up on storage space

Turn two TROFAST storage units into a cool sleeping arrangement with wooden slats from an old bed. Painted black and attached to the wall with timber, it makes for a cool bed that optimizes space and storage.

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Make a boho-style floating
caned headboard

This simple floating headboard hack uses caning wrapped around a wood frame (the IVAR was used here). The effect is a little boho and a little modern, and extremely easy to pull off.


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