10 Awesome IKEA Hacks for a Kid’s Room!

This is a guest post by Heather Green

Ikea makes wonderfully simple and inexpensive furniture that provides a fantastic canvas for enthusiastic DIY’ers. With a coat of paint or some simple repurposing, many basic pieces can be turned into custom pieces of furniture that show off a personal sense of style.

Ikea furniture is great for creating fun and funky pieces for kids’ rooms. Here are picks for 10 awesome Ikea hacks for a kid’s room to help inspire your next project:

Train Table from Ikeahackers- Add some storage to a train table by repurposing a standard bookcase.

Reading Nook from Anything Pretty-This basic bookcase and some trim come together to create a reading nook that looks like it’s been professionally built-in.

Upholstered Dresser- Wall Fry– Adding brightly colored fabric to the front of an IKEA dresser creates a colorful addition to a childs room.

Bunk Bed- Ikea Hackers-This hack was created by stacking two beds on top of each other and putting in a little sweat equity to create the stairs and to make the whole thing sturdy enough for a child.

Bed and Changing Table by Kika y Luka– This daybed was shortened to accommodate a changing table and bed for a baby or toddler.

Sandbox by Crescent Moving and Storage- A underbed storage drawer and two side tables are combined to make this fun sand table.

Storage Boxes by Little Free Radical- Get a designer look for toys and other storage with these basic boxes, a little paint and some decals.

Firetruck Bed by Ikea Hackers– Some paint and a few other add-ons help transform this bed into a fun place to sleep.

Play Kitchen by Small and Friendly– Two old nightstands were transformed to create this great play kitchen.

Store by Domestic Candy– Check out this little home-made grocery store.  Made out of IKEA items such as the shoe rack, woven baskets and wooden boxes.

Have you seen any amazing Ikea hacks for kids’ rooms that aren’t included on this list? Share your finds in the comments!

Heather Green is a mom, freelance writer, pet lover and the resident blogger for OnlineNursingDegrees.org, a free informational website offering tips and advice about online physical therapy assistant classes