20 IKEA KURA Bed Hacks Your Kids Will Love

The IKEA KURA Bed is loved by kids and parents alike. IKEA calls it the Reversible Bed and rightly so. The bed can be set up as a low bed or a high loft bed, giving you flexibility in arranging your kid’s room. 


When your child is young use the IKEA KURA bed as a low bed. Then as they grow, you can now flip it into a loft bed and make use of the space beneath the bed as a play den, study area, or reading nook.


Made from solid pine wood with fiberboard panels, it’s the perfect candidate for creative IKEA KURA bed hacks. At the most basic, a lick of paint will change its looks to suit your room decor. Next, you can make the bed more functional by adding storage drawers beneath or a safety rail.


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IKEA Accessories for the KURA bed


Alongside the bed, IKEA sells a bed canopy and bed curtains to fit the KURA. With these, you can easily create a cozy nook for your kid.


IKEA hacks for the KURA bed


1. Hack a themed bed


If your child wants a themed room, the KURA is a wonderful starting point. Firetruck bed, Treehouse, or a climbing wall, this is one bed you can get really creative with. Even a Montessori-style book display at the end of the KURA bed.


2. KURA grows with your family


Growing family? Turn the KURA bed into a bunk bed for two, even a triple bunk.


3. Add-ons to the KURA


Another popular way to customize the KURA is to add drawers under the bed for more storage, add a guard rail to the lower bunk and add stairs to the KURA loft bed.


Browse our many IKEA KURA bed hacks and be inspired to transform your kids’ room into a fabulous space to sleep and dream.