Bedroom Hopen+Bed+Hack

Published on June 10th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


Bedroom series #2: Bedposts can be hacked too

Continuing our series on beds and bedrooms, check these out.

Bedpost hacks
Maxd made me laugh with these 2 bedpost hacks. We don’t always have space for the things we want to put next to our beds – so why not use the bedposts instead?

Maxd says, “Here are two hacks for my Ikea bed (name of bed forgotten)! It ends up that the inside diameter of the bedpost is perfect for snugly fitting 1.5″ abs pipes. I will probably expand this abs structure when I need more space, or get a cool idea.”

bedpost hacksThe first is this hanging wardrobe. Jump out of bed and into clothes. How about that?

bedpost hacksSee flickr photos with notes.

The second is this ingenious use of pipes to connect his 5.1 speaker, alarm clock and lamp to the bedpost.

See Maxd’s step by step instructions for making a pipe alarm clock.

Tanja’s canopy bed
“I used half of a Index curtain rod, two Andrea tie-backs and the Gava finials and two ready made curtains from a different store to make a beautiful hang for my old irish metal/brass bed. I just painted the rod white, and stuck it between the knots of the Andrea tie-backs, to hold them.

brass bed with canopyThe lamp stand was a heritage piece from my grandmother, but the shade was awful so I got a new one from Ikea and mounted it on the old brass stand (I don’t remember the name I think it’s no longer produced). The little drawer beside the bed was in natural wood when I found it at a flea market. I painted it white, and put new handles from Ikea on it (the old ones were rusty and didn’t look good) to fit the interior of my bedroom.”

Hopen underbed storage

Florence and Tim found a simple solution for underbed storage.

“The Talbo 32″ drawers with casters fit perfectly under the Hopen bed. No adjustments, no hacks. The freestanding kitchen drawers perfectly complement the Hopen. Four 32″ drawers provide plenty of extra storage space for bedding and extras. We put this set together in 2005 and I haven’t seen the Talbo collection recently but it definitely works for us.”

More hacks on

Bedroom series #1: Kid’s bedroom is the place to play with ideas
Bedroom series #3: Bedside tables to complete the look

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

8 Responses to Bedroom series #2: Bedposts can be hacked too

  1. Santosh says:

    awesome work…really this will solve my clothes hanging on the door..I am going to place a stand to hang my pressed clothes exactly beside the bed which is left empty-space.

    thx buddy

  2. That bed is looking like ” ROYAL BED “

  3. Anonymous says:

    The bed drape and the clothes hangers are inspired and inspiring–great ideas!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I believe the Talbo kitchen series was discotinued sometime around 2005, so don’t expect an “IKEA link” for that…

    Which is too bad, as I always thought that Talbo looked cooler than Udden or Bravad. :(

  5. wemephi says:

    The abs pipe hack is simply AWESOME. That’s one of the most creative things I’ve seen posted on this blog. I love the fact that you wired in a lamp and an alarm clock. Very creative! Also, tux is a cute touch.

  6. Liz says:

    Is that the Hopen bed without its headboard? It looks nice. I always thought the Hopen bed looked kind of like a park bench… but it looks very nice in that picture.

  7. Markus says:

    “The Talbo 32″ drawers — IKEA link?

  8. kimberly says:

    The canopy is brilliant. I have a sari as a canopy right now, and I’m ashamed to admit that I used thumbtacks in the ceiling to make it stick. I like the curtain rod solution much better. Thanks for the inspiration!

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