Think of rustic style and the first thing that comes to mind are large logs and rough wooden surfaces that define the walls and the ceiling. While such a look is not natural for most modern homes you can give your kids’ bedroom a special makeover by adding a few beams to define the ceiling and add warmth to the room.
Whether it’s Frozen Beauty and the Beast or Snow White that your child dreams about chances are they’d love to see their fantasies come to life with a fanciful fairy tale bed of their very own.
Luckily a community of resourceful folks across the internet have been proliferating the notion that IKEA pieces are merely building blocks to help you create unique furniture customized for your home. There are some especially useful IKEA hacks for the bedroom – from storage beds to embellished night stands to plush window seats. Read on to see a roundup of our favorites.
Having a walk-in closet may seem like a luxury that most of us cannot afford but IKEA actually has its own DIY instructions on how you can create one using the PAX wardrobe system.
Nora of Oh Yes really outdid herself with a hacked DIY platform bed that effectively creates an entirely new level in her room while also adding storage space below. We especially love how the drawers pull out of the sides of the steps — ingenious!
If you have small children you likely shouldn’t show them this amazing bed fort because they probably won’t leave you alone until you build them one of their own. Designed by Gisela Vidallé the Little Forest House as she calls it is based on the KURA bed but slightly altered and wrapped in MDF with wood veneer. Download the plan for this delightful mini dwelling here.
Here’s a DIY storage bed tutorial that even the least handy of us can handle. All it consists of is an EXPEDIT bookcase laid on its side with a few wooden slats on top — easy peasy!
Instead of heavy wooden elements and weathered surfaces opt for more modern decor and accessories. Add a reclaimed bedside table or a wooden headboard that makes a big statement in the modern room. The important thing here is to keep the color palette warm and earthy and the bed frame rustic while adding a few modern touches to the room.