IKEA Bed and Bedroom Storage Hacks

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We like IKEA beds for their affordability and versatility, but what we love is how easily they can be customized to fit our needs and home decor style. 

There are a lots of clever IKEA bed hacks to cater to your living situation, style, and storage requirements. From clever storage beds to one-of-a-kind design modifications, these IKEA bed hacks can make a significant difference in your sleep space without breaking the bank.

So, if you're looking to enhance your bedroom while staying within a budget, it's worth considering some of these innovative ideas.

What are IKEA bed hacks?

IKEA bed hacks are creative ways to modify, customize, or repurpose IKEA furniture - not limited to their beds - to better suit one's needs and personal style.

These hacks can help enhance the functionality, aesthetics, and versatility of a bedroom space, providing unique and personalized solutions for various bedroom challenges.

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stora double bunk bed

From STORÅ loft bed to double bunk bed for 4

Our weekend house is quite small (only 20 m2), so I needed a space saving, fast solution in order to have a double bunk bed option without overcrowding the house.…

kallax full size bed frame with storage

Full-Size Bed Frame With Storage Hack — No Tools Required

The IKEA KALLAX units are multi-functional enough as they are. Yet, they still have so much unlocked potential. We were able to hack the versatile product into a full-size bed…

upholstered bed frame ikea neiden hack

How to make an Upholstered Bed Frame on a Budget

I love all the Ikea hacks I’ve ever done, but none have brought a room together as much as this one. I knew I wanted to do an upholstered bed…

Improved IKEA bed with easy DIY tufted headboard

Improved IKEA bed with easy DIY tufted headboard

I am an interior designer and I love to do things by myself and very often I use IKEA products. This time, I made a tufted headboard for the bed…

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IKEA Headboard Hacks

IKEA headboards are often barebones. With some creativity, you can transform a basic IKEA headboard into a luxe focal point for your room.

Some popular ways to upgrade an IKEA headboard is to use paint, cane webbing, or to totally reupholster it. This technique is especially good for headboards like the TARVA or BRIMNES bed.

A quick and easy method is to use wallpaper on the bed frame, allowing you to incorporate a wide range of patterns, colors and texture to your bedroom design.
Stylish and affordable built-in headboard with IKEA RAST drawers

Stylish and affordable built-in headboard with IKEA RAST drawers

From the very beginning of our master bedroom renovation, we wanted to create a built-in headboard at the back of our bed to provide more storage. The project had to…

how to attach headboard to BRIMNES bed

How to attach a headboard to BRIMNES bed?

BRIMNES bed | IKEA.com I really like the BRIMNES bed frame but I also do miss that there’s no headboard.So, I was wondering what to do with the lack of…

Grand Bissa Storage Bed Head

Grand Bissa Storage Bed Head

This version is the same as Bissa Storage Bed Head, but elevated using the wooden planks to create drawers under the Bissa cabinets. This allows access to the bottom compartment…

Bissa Storage Bed Head

Bissa Storage Bed Head

IKEA items used: 3x Bissa 2-compartment shoe cabinets Optional for extra shelf(ves): shelf pegs wooden shelf(ves) cut to size (~45.2cm x 23.9cm) screws (for tissue box height shelf) Super easy…

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IKEA KALLAX bed hacks

IKEA KALLAX Queen Storage Bed

IKEA KALLAX Queen Storage Bed

I built this prior to knowing this website existed, this probably would have saved some contemplation. For difficulty reference, I…

KALLAX Platform bed

KALLAX Platform bed

I made this bed for my daughter after she had been begging me for bunk beds and I totally knew…

Kallax Storage Bed and Malma Headboard

Kallax Storage Bed and Malma Headboard

IKEA items used: 16 1/2×57 7/8 ” Black brown Kallax x2 10″x10″ black Malma mirrors x 18 21 ¾ “x…

All our IKEA Bed Hacks

How to hack a DIY Murphy bed with desk

How to hack a DIY Murphy bed with desk

The need for a multi-functional room quickly arose in our small Copenhagen apartment. The outcome was an office/ guest room which turned out to work really well. With an old bed, a kitchen table in hand and some leftover IVAR sections the idea was born – a DIY Murphy Bed…

Metre-high Loft Bed with Hammock from Tuffing Bunk Bed

Metre-high Loft Bed with Hammock from Tuffing Bunk Bed

Item hacked: Tuffing bunk bed First assemble the bunk bed omitting one of the lower bunk long horizontal beams. For the upper bunk, there are 7 bed slats and netting. I inserted only the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th slat into the netting and attached it to the upper bunk…

KALLAX Platform bed

KALLAX Platform bed

I made this bed for my daughter after she had been begging me for bunk beds and I totally knew she would out grow them way too fast. She loved this bed and it was super easy to make! Materials: (2) KALLAX 8 cubby (1) KALLAX 4 cubby (1) Large…

Malm Platform Storage Bed

Malm Platform Storage Bed

Have a small bedroom but need lots of storage? Then this Hack is for you! Tons of drawer space plus lots of hidden under bed storage! Materials List Stuva Combination with drawers Rill wheels Malm 3 drawer Malm 6 drawer Bekvam step stool Fjellse bed Step 1: Cut the legs…

From Lappland to Nappland!

From Lappland to Nappland!

Items Used: Lappland TV Storage Unit Dioder Flexible LED Lighting Strip Kallax Insert with Door x 3 Kallax Insert with 2 Drawers White paint So the time had come to update the darling daughter’s bedroom. The problem being, it’s a fairly small room with not a lot of options in…

Mood Headboard

Mood Headboard

I needed a new headboard, and after having another project stopped for months, I really needed to do something about it. So I decided to try and have something done, the original idea it was to have something more temporary but after seeing the final result, I think I’ll keep…

Leirvik bed with LED night lights

Leirvik bed with LED night lights

IKEA items used: Leirvik Bed The IKEA Leirvik Bed Frame is top when it comes to stability and price. As my self-made bedside tables are quite small (intended) the night light need to be integrated in the bed directly. The following solution I’ve been thinking and successfully implemented: Materials: 12V battery…

Kallax Storage Bed and Malma Headboard

Kallax Storage Bed and Malma Headboard

IKEA items used: 16 1/2×57 7/8 ” Black brown Kallax x2 10″x10″ black Malma mirrors x 18 21 ¾ “x 4 3/4 ” Black Mosslanda picture Ledge x 3 Tjena boxes with lids Non Ikea Items: No More Nails Glue 10 Tap-Con concrete screws Hammer drill (because drilling in concrete…

We hid a full size Murphy Bed in our IKEA closet

We hid a full size Murphy Bed in our IKEA closet

We wanted a budget but full size Murphy bed in a closet that does not take too much space. There are many Murphy bed-kits, but they are quite expensive, so we chose to go for a cheaper version which makes it slightly harder to pull up and down. But you…

IKEA SEKTION Hack: Platform Bed DIY

IKEA SEKTION Hack: Platform Bed DIY

This Platform bed DIY shows you how to turn seven standard SEKTION kitchen cabinets from IKEA into a platform bed with storage underneath. It’s a perfect solution for anyone with limited closet or attic space. The approximate cost of this project was $480, roughly broken down as follows: $355 -…

TRANSFORMERS! Bulk-Storage-Bed into a Lounge!

TRANSFORMERS! Bulk-Storage-Bed into a Lounge!

Beds with a lot of bulk storage is a classic Ikea hack. Our bed design is SO easy that anyone can do it. No alteration of the original Ikea furniture, virtually no work, it’s THAT easy! But when we made our bed, we would never have guessed that our hack…

Tarva bed goes four poster bed

Tarva bed goes four poster bed

Materials: Ikea Tarva queen bed The four legs were exchanged against four long legs of same width (42*42mm). The old legs were used to drill the holes in the new legs at exactly the same place (no new screws needed). Four top bits of 42*18mm added (attached with new screws…

Monster Expedit King Bed

Monster Expedit King Bed

Materials: 4 x Expedit shelving unit, BEKVAM stools, Sultan bed slats Space restraints led me to design and build this monster of a king size bed frame. I used the EXPEDIT shelves to dictate the size of the frame. With the gap on one side to allow for access below we…

BRIMNES too basic? Here’s how to add a headboard, lights and side tables

BRIMNES too basic? Here’s how to add a headboard, lights and side tables

I wanted a new look for my IKEA Brimnes bed. I bought a Perfekt Sofielund cover panel (217cm 86″) for 2 euros! You can do this with all kind of cover. I also bought a LED strip. I have also two Billy shelves from a Billy bookcases. And you need…

Raised Bed inside built-in Wardrobe

Raised Bed inside built-in Wardrobe

I really wanted to wake up and be able to look out my window from my bed every morning, but having a built-in wardrobe in the way made it impossible. I decided I would simply just remove the contents of my wardrobe and create a bed within it. I did…

TARVA headboard makeover

TARVA headboard makeover

I needed a new double bed but after searching around and unable to find a perfect bed that suited me and my budget, I decided to get creative and create my own version. Photo: IKEA.com I purchased the TARVA double bed frame for £105 and also purchased wood,…

Boring Lillehammer Bedframe Goes Mid Century Modern Daybed

Boring Lillehammer Bedframe Goes Mid Century Modern Daybed

Materials: Lillehammer twin bed frame I’ve had this blah, but functional, bed frame for several years. We originally got it in the ‘As Is’ section to help us stage our former home for sale. It ended up in our new house as an afterthought, but it is a decent guest…

Hemnut Headboard

Hemnut Headboard

Materials: Hemnes and Applaro I used sandpaper to bring the natural wood ; I applied stain and glossy finish

Castle playhouse & loft bed

Castle playhouse & loft bed

Materials: SNIGLAR bed, STOLMEN pole & climbing ladder I always dreamed of having a castle bed as a kid and now since I have a little 4 year old that loves castles I decided to just make it! What we used from Ikea was; a SNIGLAR bed, STOLMEN pole &…

Turning a HOL side table into a single bed with drawers

Turning a HOL side table into a single bed with drawers

Materials: HOL side table; Observatör cross-braces Hol’s dignified and delicate design merits more than its fate as a mere “side table.” And I really needed a single guest bed and a lot of storage in a room that was less than 2 meters (7 feet) wide. I started by building a…

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