Ikea bedroom ideas – 11 practical, stylish spaces

1. Give Your Ikea Bedroom Furniture A Bespoke Paint Finish

Painted furniture ideas are a quick and easy way to bring personality to a plain piece. Here Ikea's Malm drawer unit has been painted in Farrow & Ball's Smoked Trout shade to bring a feminine touch to this dressing area.

2. Upgrade Your Closet Doors

Consisting of a range of self-assembly, standard-sized units, Ikea's Pax closet system allows you to create the perfect walk-in closet at a fraction of the cost of bespoke joinery. The units come with a range of internal solutions including rails, drawers and shelves, which can be adapted depending on your clothes storage ideas.

3. Introduce Space-Saving Solutions

Furnishing a small bedroom such as a second bedroom or a guest bedroom can be a challenge. To maximize floor space and create the illusion that the room is larger than it is, consider floating nightstands such as Ikea's simple EKET wall cabinet.

Reminiscent of mid-century modern designs, the BJÖRKSNÄS bed is another great piece for small bedrooms as it has an open wood frame that keeps spaces feeling light and airy.

4. Create Statement Pieces

It's not just the doors of Ikea furniture that can be upgraded, there are many companies that offer custom hardware and legs, too. This stylish nightstand has been fitted with umber wood doors, ball feet and knobs for a contemporary and sophisticated look.

5. Try Flexible Storage Solutions

While built-in closets are great for curbing clutter, they are a big investment and a cost you may not want if you're not in your forever home. Opting for open TURBO clothes rails from Ikea and disguising them with a simple curtain closet ideas is a quick and inexpensive storage solution.

6. Make The Most Of Wall Height

If floor space is at a premium in a bedroom then wall-mounted storage is a great way to maximize space. Here, Ikea's BESTA cabinet has been upgraded with sleek black doors from Norse Interiors to complement the chic Scandinavian decor.

7. Elevate Nursery Furniture

Organizing a nursery is essential, whether toy storage or solutions for storing baby clothes neatly. Here, Maggie Sciara of @eme.interiors hacked a Besta Ikea cabinet with Semihandmade white Quarterline doors to create a stylish cabinet to conceal the clutter.

Opting for a neutral color is useful when it comes to furniture for kids' rooms, as it means it will stand the test of time even when their tastes evolve. To finish the look she added large wooden door handles from Etsy.

8. Upgrade Your Bed Frame

It’s not just Ikea storage that can be customized – why not give your bedroom a beautiful focal point with an upgraded Ikea bed frame? Bemz offers designer covers for the Ikea GRIMEN, VANVIK and FLORÖ bed frames as well as a selection of its headboards allowing you to create a unique piece that will perfectly fit with your interior.

9. Transform An Ikea Closet With Wallpaper

If you love decorating with pattern why not customize your Ikea furniture with some beautiful wallpaper offcuts? It's quick, cheap and easy to do over a weekend.

10. Choose A Flexible Daybed

An Ikea classic, the Hemnes daybed is a popular piece for kids' rooms as it can be swiftly pulled out into a double for sleepovers and comes with additional storage built in for toys.

11. Add A Vanity Unit

Looking for clever bedroom alcove ideas, whether to maximize your layout or to make a small bedroom look bigger? An unused alcove is a great place to fit dressing table ideas or for bedroom layout ideas with a desk. Here @theresa_theposhbride upgraded two sets of Ikea's SEKTION 15 inch drawers with white Shaker fronts from Semihandmade and topped them with a countertop to create a clever vanity unit with plenty of storage for hair and beauty products.

Follow us on Social Media