Published on June 25th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Cosy nook for the bed

Dear John and Sherry Petersik,
If you ever need a housesitter, call me. ~ Jules

Sherry says, “Back in January we used a pair of Pax wardrobes (along with the customizable Komplement interior fittings) to create to ‘built-in’ closest in our bedroom. When we first installed them they looked pretty ghetto… and a bit too Ikea. But with a little effort, we persevered and pimped them out to look like an expensive custom built-in.


Ikea moves in

All it took were some curtains (also from Ikea) instead of doors, some baseboard installed as crown molding to bridge the gap between the top of the wardrobes and the ceiling, and a wooden header to make ‘em look a lot less like doorless Ikea wardrobes and a lot more like a soft and cozy sleeping nook that just happened to triple our closet space.”


Check out the full bedroom makeover here and whatever you do, don’t miss their house tour. It’s so so awesome.

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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".

18 Responses to Cosy nook for the bed

  1. John Taylor says:

    Love it.. But i have a suggestion about the window. I think it is more beautiful if you put also roman shades for the window since i think you can not close the curtains because of the lamps.
    John Taylor

  2. Raven says:

    **LOVE** this! moving into a place with a similar bedroom (size, window placement) and may steal the idea. :)

  3. This is an absolutely fabulous idea! I’m just planning some updates for my bedroom at the moment and this definitely goes on my list of possible things to do!

  4. Celia says:

    Wow, it’s so cute and a big, big change!

  5. Totally, totally awesome! I am so gonna copy this :)

    I’ll send you pics when I do. Thanks a million.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I like your bedspread. Where did you find it?

  7. loveseats says:

    hey damn good. fantastic idea.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Me ha parecido una idea fantastica. Eso si, creo q quedaria mas bonito si pusieras puertas al armario PAX.
    Un saludo

  9. Zeiber says:

    rly nice!

  10. Anonymous says:

    absolutely love the bedroom’s colour scheme and decor (the shell ceiling light is to die for!!) and the hack really made the wardrobes blend in seamlessly…


  11. linknblogs says:

    I love what you’ve done to triple your closet space! Very, very creative and I’m sure a lot more cost/time effective than say, knocking a hole in an existing wall and making a closet out of it. You have taken empty space and gave it utility. I also like how you created crown molding out of the baseboard. It gives a more complete look to the project. Great work! Thanks for sharing!

  12. mikepickard says:

    How do you close your curtains?
    It looks like the lamps are in the way…

  13. Anonymous says:

    love! it looks like a chic hotel room, love the color scheme.


  14. Anonymous says:

    Aha! It’s The Youngsters! I’m addicted to their blog :)


  15. Kari says:

    I checked out their house tour and am blown away! Great work!

  16. *Alidiluna* says:

    Hello, my name is Julia, I am Italian and live in Florence, I wanted to share with you the bedroom of my son that I created with Ikea.Trones
    for shoes has become a comfortable and charming way to keep giocattoli.nelo post on my blog “a cheerful cammeretta” you can see the photos.
    I hope you like it.

    Forgive my English.

  17. Dora says:

    Wow, what a brilliant idea! You’re right, it looks very cozy and elegant.

    I just wonder… Don’t the two sizes of curtain clash a bit? Maybe Venetian blinds on the windows would make this room perfect.

    Either way, it’s beautiful.

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