I have a very small master bedroom, one of the (not so) great joys of living in London. Like most of us I needed as much storage space as possible. Utilising a recessed space along the back wall of the room I have installed 4 meters of wardrobe space. Great joy!
To save on money and space I used Vivan curtains as a light alternative to heavy wardrobe doors. A single Racka curtain pole was long enough for the entire length of the room. By recessing Billy bookcases either side of the bed I was able to make a ample bedside storage space for my many bits and pieces.
The enormous ‘vanity’ dressing table contains all my girly essentials, the Malm tall narrow drawers are fantastic for make-up, nails polishes and hair bits and pieces. I cut a channel in the back of the drawers to allow for electrical cables for my straighteners, curlers etc. And for safety purposes I linked all the electrics to the vanity lights mounted on top. This allows me to easily see if the power is off to all the electricals.
Farkost lighting mounted above each wardrobe (again connected to a remote control) means each wardrobe is lit wonderfully. Helpful for the many hours spent each week staring into the wardrobe trying to decide what to wear.
And the final touch was a wall mounted fireplace to make the room uber cosy in the long wet winter months we have here in the UK.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.