Having a bed that is also a storage space is really one of the best life hacks out there. There’s nothing like functional furniture, and this one combines both comfort and convenience. While you can buy beds that have storage space in them already, they tend to be very expensive. You can actually assemble your own with just a few different pieces of Ikea furniture. This way you can also customize it to fit your space and your personal taste. Here are some ideas.
A woman named Lummi decided that it would be best to balance her mattress on top of two KALLAX Ikea bookshelves. The best part is that she can store anything that she doesn’t want displayed in the cube baskets and keep things that she does want out in the shelves without any baskets.
MALM Dresser Bedframe
By taking Ikea storage cabinets or dressers, you can create elevated loft beds that can create extra room in small spaces. By using the MALM dresser with a mattress placed on top of it, Erica Massey was able to create way more useful space in her small bedroom.
Another clever use for the MALM shelves can be seen done by the Hitta Hem blog. Two MALM dressers were used with a mattress and also painted blue to fit into a young boy’s room and add a pop of color. Notice that the desk was hung at the same level as the bed so that everything looks uniform, continuous, and looks built-in.
Bedroom Kitchen Cabinets
Here we can see true creativity: why are these cabinets considered by many to be for the kitchen only? Well, they don’t have to be. The creators at the Oh Yes blog show us how to use kitchen cabinets and doors in order to create steps and storage space in an elevated bed. This created a lot of luxurious space in a small apartment.
DIY Dino Bed
This is any dinosaur lovers’ dream come true. Weekday Carnival shows us that you can incorporate kitchen cabinets with DIY dinosaur hardware as pulls in order to create a bed with plenty of storage that is still loads of fun.