Beds bed1

Published on November 6th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


All in 1 bed for kid


Materials: 1 Expedit shelving unit, 2 Expedit Cubes, 1 Pax, 1 Billy + height extension unit

Description: My 3 years old son needed a big bed, but he’s got a very small room. I have to find something to store toys, books and clothes, and I’ve found the idea on Ikeahackers here.

Step 1 : Put up the bookcase Billy, with the height extension unit. (40cmx236cm)

Step 2 :P ut up the wardrobe Pax (50cm x 236cm)

Step 3 : Assemble the wardrobe and the bookcase together. The bookcase is behind the wardrobe. Use 2 bolts, one at the top, and one at the bottom. Fix it to the wall.

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Step 4 : Put the 3 Expedit shelving unit up and put them on the floor. The big one on the front, the 2 cubes on the back.

Step 5: Fix the bed base on the expedit with 4 bolts. They must be 12cm long.

Finish !

My son wanted a pink bed, but I didn’t want to paint all the furnitures, so I’ve put a big pink sticker on the side of wardrobe. And I’ve put a curtain on the front of the wardrobe. I took Vitaminer, cut it in 2 pieces. One for the wardrobe, the other for the window.

Now, my son loves his new bedroom !

~ Coralie, France

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The Author

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".

17 Responses to All in 1 bed for kid

  1. natasha says:


  2. Bobby says:

    Do you think you could put a box spring on top?

  3. Donovan says:

    From where did you purchase the bed frame? I’ve been unable to find something similar.

  4. dawn says:

    Can someone do an adult version? I like this.

  5. Coralie says:

    Thanks everybody for all the kind things you said…
    >Tammie : Vitaminer is the curtain’s name, from IKEA
    >Emma : the bed base isn’t from IKEA, this one is 90cm/190cm
    >Jeg : I choose the cubes to use them as feet for the bed, it’s cheaper than expedit shelving.
    >keppix : the bed linen is not from Ikea (from Becquet), but I’ve got another IKEA linen that matches perfectly : IKEA PS 2012 (with colored dots)

    My son found another way to use this bed, he’s hidding underneath, he calls it his “hut” :-)

    I hope, I’ve answered your questions !

  6. keppix says:

    Love your boys room! Also the colours!
    I have the same IKEA cushion, what’s the name of the perfectly matching bed linen?

  7. Anne LK says:

    Very cool use of space! Well done!

  8. JEG says:

    Great hack!
    Wondering about the bed base myself.

    Been thinking about same bed, but w/two Expedit shelving units for more storage (though in deept). Any reason you went for the cubes?

  9. Emma says:

    Love it! What is the source of the bed base? I haven’t seen that at Ikea.

  10. Tammie says:

    What is a Vitaminer? LOVE the room!

  11. Claudi says:

    Super, really clever. I wish I had something like that as a kid, too!! I also think it’s great your son is cool with pink!

  12. Patricia says:

    Bravo, très ingénieux et j’adore les couleurs. Puis nos petits garçons de 3 ans ont la même moto ;-)

  13. Bj says:

    Lovely hack. I am sure your son was overjoyed!

  14. L says:

    I love it! not many boys rooms are that colorful

  15. Kelly says:

    I love this! a job well done :)

  16. t says:

    I have to applaud you for not discouraging your son from wanting pink. Too many parents wouldn’t be able to handle that. Very cute room!

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