Published on January 17th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Upholstered IKEA Fjellse

Materials: Fjellse bed, staple gun, mattress pad topper, fabric

I wanted to create a substantial guest bed on a major budget. I began with the IKEA Fjellse bed, cut up an inexpensive foam mattress pad topper, stapled it to the backside of the frame, and stapled fabric over it. The fabric I used was an IKEA curtain panel that was leftover from another room. I think it definitely upgraded the very cheap looking bed!

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~ Amanda, Michigan

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10 Responses to Upholstered IKEA Fjellse

  1. Anonymous says:

    I got the bed for my son and its very sturdy….

  2. jallen says:

    is the bed sturdy?? Thinking of getting one for my son!

  3. Joy, I just folded it over and stapled it to the back. The back is therefore pretty gnarly looking but I didn’t care since all you can see are the front and sides when it’s up against the wall.

  4. Joy says:

    I love how this looks, but I had a question about the process. Is the headboard padded and covered on the front and back of the frame? And if so, did you staple sections of the mattress pad onto the front and back of the headboard or did you fold it over the back? Hope that made sense!

  5. Hi DJinny, the curtains were from Bed, Bath, and Beyond… They are grommet top and had a few different color choices… Mine are the 95″ length… Hope that helps!

  6. eva says:

    This room is so comfortable and relaxing. i love the ambiance of the room.

  7. DJinny says:

    This is such a simple, beautiful room, the color choices are moving!!!
    Where d’you get the curtains??

  8. Trish, it’s Dwell Studio for Target! Super affordable yet awesome! :-)

  9. Trish says:

    Nice work. Amanda, once question, love the bedding, where’d did you get it?

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