15 Ikea Hacks For Your Child’s Dream Bedroom

Chances are your kid won’t be so into firetrucks in three years. Here’s how to avoid dropping too much money on a themed room.

1. Transform the KURA bed…


into a playhouse.

Instructions here.

2. Or convert it into a fire truck.

Instructions here.

3. Or even a princess castle.

Instructions here.

4. Turn an ODDVAR stool…


into a play kitchen.

Learn how here.

5. Turn a Duktig tool bench…


into a puppet theater.

Learn how here.

6. Transform a few TROFAST storage units…


7. Turn a MALM drawer set…


into a gigantic pair of Legos.

Directions here.

8. Turn the HENSVIK wardrobe…


into a royal themed closet.

All it takes is some wooden molding and paint. Instructions here.

9. Turn a BESTÅ shelf unit…


into an American Girl doll-sized playhouse.

Learn how here.

10. Transform the SUNDVIK bed…


into a Jeep.

Learn how to customize the bed using contact paper here.

11. Make the EXPEDIT bookcase…


into a temporary dollhouse.

Use contact paper to line the wall and place the shelf accordingly.

12. Use the Grundtal magnetic knife rack…


to easily organize and display toy cars.

13. Customize the MALM dresser with stickers.


To create scalloped edges, cut circular stickers in half.

14. Sew owl shaped slipcovers for the LÄTT set.


Learn how to make it here (original instructions in Spanish).

15. Transform basic MAMMUTT stools…


into whimsical mushrooms.

Buy the handmade cushions here.

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