15 Beds Made Much Cooler with IKEA Hacks

You'll rest easy in these clever creations.

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the divine living space

These intrepid DIYers threw the typical sleeping set-up out the window. A new paint job, strategically placed curtains, and faux canopies take these beds from boring to brilliant.

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Graham Yelton for A Beautiful Mess
Add a coat of paint.

Sometimes it's the most simple DIY that makes the biggest difference. This blogger painted her bed frame sage green to make it one of a kind and totally on trend.

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The Divine Living Space
Hang a curtain.

$179 for a KURA bed

All this blogger did was hang a colorful curtain on the bottom of a loft bed to turn IKEA's basic KURA design into the ultimate play place.

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Courtesy of Oh Yes
Use kitchen cabinets.

If you want extra storage, a raised bed is the way to go. But finding the right organizer to place your mattress on top is another story. Here, nine sturdy IKEA kitchen cabinets with doors hide personal items.

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Make a whole hideout.

$179 for a KURA bed

Sure, the loft is fun from the start (what kid doesn't love a bunk bed?). But when these parents added a tented sleeping area up top and a cozy hammock on the bottom it officially became the coolest bed of all time.

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Courtesy of Instagram/wanderingtheworldbelow
... or a Super Bed!

$179 for a KURA bed

What was once two IKEA beds is now a super bed that sleeps an entire family of seven (whoa!). These parents created cozy, but separate areas for each of their five children (plus themselves) to get quality shut-eye.

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Courtesy of Hester's Handmade Home
Try a four-poster frame.

$199 for a MALM bed

This gets a sophisticated update with the addition of four beams and a chic piece of white cloth draped on top. Bonus: It's a fraction of the price of your average four-poster piece.

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Courtesy of IKEA Hackers/Chiri 305
Create a clubhouse.

$179 for a KURA bed

The lofted frames are the ultimate structure for playful tree house-like exteriors. Here, blue and purple houses sit on top of the beds and conjoin in the middle so siblings can play together.

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Courtesy of Manhattan Nest
Add footwear.

A boring pine bed frame gets a brand-new look with the help of some felt, wool fabric, and 1,250 staples (no big deal). We also love how the thin wooden legs give it a midcentury modern vibe.

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Sarah Rainwater
Look up for storage.

Recognize this headboard? You might. It's two IKEA pieces on top of each other and are connected with IKEA , resulting in a dynamic and storage-savvy installation.

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Courtesy of Remodelaholic
Upholster with prints.

Before, this plain pine bed frame had a rectangular headboard that was super generic. But a tiered shape on top and graphic pink-and-white fabric gives it brand new life and is basically a pre-teen's dream.

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Courtesy of Honey Bear Lane
Play with textures.

$299 for a HEMNES bed

Daybeds are ideal for a bedroom that needs to serve as both a sleeping area and a hang out area, which is why this blogger opted for this IKEA for her daughters space and added a feminine headboard that makes it feel special.

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Courtesy of Hitta Kem
Install drawers upon drawers.

$179 for a MALM dresser

The famous MALM dresser is one of the best-known pieces of IKEA furniture — but this hack is truly genius. Here, it's painted blue and a mattress is placed on top to provide lots of storage in a child's room for clothes, books, and toys.

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Courtesy of YouTube/Eric Strong
Go all in with a slide.

$179 for a KURA bed

Want the coolest parent of the year award? Try out this nifty DIY that's the ultimate sleeping set-up for a kid. It requires three pieces of IKEA furniture (the , , and ) and, of course, a slide.

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Courtesy of IKEA Hackers/Stephanie
Hang a faux canopy.

$25 for a LENDA curtain

Craving an enchanting canopy on the cheap? IKEA curtains will give you the privacy you want with the help of steel cables — just pull 'em closed and you'll feel like you escaped into a private room.

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Courtesy of Nur Noch
Install long, narrow drawers.

Drawers from an IKEA dresser are the perfect pieces to slide under a bed, creating bonus storage that looks chic and organized. We especially love how this room matches the white drawers to the bedding to create a serene vibe.

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