Bedroom storagebed

Published on May 22nd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Malm storage bed

Materials: Malm, Borken

Description: I was Googling something (don’t remember what) the other day and came across IKEA Hackers! It’s wonderful to see how creative people can be, and I’ve got a lot of new ideas for my own home.

I would like to contribute with some of my own hack’s. Usually, the ideas are mine, but the handiwork is mostly done by my boyfriend, Björn, so in these cases.

The bed is done with 2 MALM (his and hers, clothing storage), MDF, wallpaper, paint and some moldings.

The pet bed below is a Borken children’s chair (from Bolagret)and an IKEA stool. I removed the top of the stool and placed it under the chair, where the chair was broken and voila; A bed for our wonderful cat.

I don’t think you can find this stool at IKEA anymore, but i think you can do something like this using IKEA’s products anyway. Cats like their bed a bit higher than dogs so perhaps you can do this with IKEA’s own petbeds and their stools?!

~ Jill, Sweden

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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".

10 Responses to Malm storage bed

  1. Emily says:

    I believe you have used Velvet cloth as the wallpaper behind you bed, like you have used it on the couch of your kitty.

    EM @Westchester Handyman

  2. Anonymous says:

    What size is the mattress? I’m thinking of doing something similar but I can’t figure out how the dimensions work of the shelves vs. bed.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I did the same with my bed. I have tiny little apartment and this was a great way to get more storage space. I’ve been meaning to post it but haven’t gotten around to it.

  4. Aansy Stone says:

    the bed and the wallpaper is gorgeous but i love the Hippo cushion on the bed and the cute little cat couch.

    ~Aansy @Home Improvement Contractors

  5. Anonymous says:

    That cat bed is super cute! Ditto for the cat!

  6. I would love to have more information on how you made the bed. Thanks!

  7. Anonymous says:

    nice porno mag there…

  8. Snappy says:

    That wallpaper you used is GORGEOUS!!! And I usually hate wallpaper! Where did you get that?

  9. Anonymous says:

    So great. Actualky I was Supposed to do the same in my bedroom. How did you fixed the bed on the malms?

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