12 Gorgeous Ikea Bedroom Hacks You’ll Want To Try

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The master bedroom is probably the most neglected room in the house when it comes to decor. (ok, maybe the bathroom is last on the list!) I think we have great intentions of making it a sanctuary, but let’s face it, we’re not in there much and when we are the lights are usually off.

So I get it that you don’t want to spend a lot of time and energy on the bedroom. That’s what makes these Ikea bedroom hacks perfect. They will not take a whole lot of time or energy.

And be honest, you daydream about waking up on Sunday morning and lounging in your cozy room with the newspaper (ok, fine your phone) and drinking coffee off of a tray that you spruced up with some of your crafty skills.

It makes you smile to think about it, doesn’t it? A rainy Sunday morning in your comfy, stylish bed.

I know it’s a daydream and your Sunday morning is more like, walk the dog, go to softball, go to basketball, do the laundry, slurp your coffee and dribble it down your sweatshirt in the midst of all of this.

But what if some Sundays really were like the daydream?

12 Ikea Bedroom Hacks for a Cozy Dreamy Sunday

When I went looking for Ikea bedroom hack inspiration, I had really one qualification for the types of projects I was looking for.

They could not be difficult or require the strength of 10 men to put together. I don’t mind assembling things. I really don’t. I’ve put together a ton of Ikea furniture. But I’m kind of over the old allen wrench blisters, you know?

So these are going to be some of the simpler Ikea products. You can thank me for that later. With a bag of frozen meatballs, please.

#1 Canopy Bed from Ikea

ikea canopy bed, day dreamy and wispy sheer white panels, ikea bedroom hacks

Let’s start right at the source with a gorgeous day dream worthy canopy bed from Ikea.

This is just exactly what I was talking about when I was talking about a Sunday morning in bed with coffee and phone in hand.

I love that Ikea always shows the beds all rumpled up. That’s when they look the coziest to me. Not with 18 throw pillows on them that I have to remove.

#2 Bedside Shelf from a Spice Rack from Apartment Therapy

ikea spice rack made into a floating nightstand next to a bed

If you have a teeny tiny bit of space that could never fit even the smallest bedside table, then maybe a bedside shelf is for you.

This cute and useful shelf from Apartment Therapy is made from the Bekvam Spice Rack, 2023 Nominee for Most Hacked Rack. (jk, there’s no awards for most hacked. I don’t think. Maybe there should be!).

That little Einstein bulb upside down lamp action is right up my alley. That’s definitely in my bedroom decor daydream.

#3 Bekant Screen to Headboard from Ikea

ikea screen to divide cubicles is being used as a headboard

This bedroom from Ikea is giving off a masculine vibe and I’m here for it. It definitely seems like something a bachelor with unintentional good taste would throw together.

That headboard is a screen for a desk. Like, that you would use at work in a cubicle for some privacy.

But stick it behind your bed and it just looks like a brilliant headboard. It’s got those great little curves on the edges that look so cozy. And it’s kind of a felt material, so it’s soft and absorbs sound.

It’s meant to have a light clipped on it, so no bedside table needed. You can even stick pictures on it. Very dreamy.

#4 A Touch of Glam Dresser from Preciously Me

gold trimmed ikea dresser, diy ikea dressser

Sometimes it’s the smallest little things that make the biggest difference. That’s the case with this subtle-ish hack of the Malm dresser.

Fair warning, you can very easily go over board with the shiny gold accents. You probably don’t want to do any more than Preciously Me has done with this Malm dresser.

This is definitely an instance where a little goes a long way. It’s just enough to still look classy. And a little vintage.

#5 Farmhouse Nightstand from Feeling Nifty

diy ikea nightstand, ikea bedroom hacks

At the opposite end of the spectrum of that glamorous gold accented dresser above is this pretty farmhouse bedside table from Feeling Nifty.

Farmhouse is something you can totally pull off with Ikea products. This hack started as the naked Rast small dresser.

A little bit of paint and some handy work to add that X design and you’ve got a really pretty upgrade that is perfect for the modern farmhouse look.

Joanna Gaines herself would be proud.

#6 Upholstered Malm Headboard from Place of My Taste

upholstered headboard, ivory

An upholstered headboard is a small luxury. It’s soft to lean up against and it dampens sounds. And just gives an immediate cozy, quiet vibe when you see it.

If you’ve got a hard wood headboard like the Malm, no worries. Place of My Taste will have you re-upholstering that in no time.

This one project changes the whole atmosphere of the room.

#7 Four Poster Bed from Hester’s Handmade Home

white ikea four poster bed, ikea bedroom hack

There’s something very tropical about this four poster bed from Hester’s Handmade Home.

I guess that’s probably how the whole canopy bed came about though, right? So that you had a place to hang the mosquito netting to protect you if you were living in the tropics?

I might have made that up, but, nevertheless, this four poster bed hack is very lovely. I love the curtain just lazily hung across the top. Effortlessly.

#8 Storage For That Awkward Corner from The Wall Whisperer

pretty modern bedroom, a bamboo wall ladder being used for hat and blanket and scarf in bedroom

Some homes have fun little nooks and crannies. When you’re looking at homes, especially as a first time home buyer, those nooks and crannies look fun and delightful.

But when you move in to that home, the nooks and crannies are kind of weird. You don’t really know what to do with them.

The Wall Whisperer has the Ivar wall unit from Idea to fill their awkward space. It’s perfect for storing extra blankets and whatever else you can figure out how to toss on there.

It’s like a way more chic treadmill. Ha!

#9 Large Scale and Functional Headboard from Apartment Therapy

large ikea headboard made with small wooden slats

If you are looking for something rather dramatic that will fill up a ton of wall space AND give you extra storage, then you might want to try this headboard from Apartment Therapy.

It bolts into the ceiling but otherwise leaves the walls untouched.

And the additional bookshelves are perfect for, well, books. And a glass of water and the remote. And your phone. Basically everything.

#10 Crisp White Tarva Makeover from Humanist Home

ikea tarva small dresser, white

Here’s another great iteration of the plain old Ikea dresser from Humanist Home.

I love a crisp white anything, even if it is farmhouse style which happens to be my least favorite style. This one is clean and traditional and could go almost anywhere.

Drawers next to the bed are always a good thing. My bedside tables definitely fill up with junk and it would be nice to just sweep all of that into a drawer.

I know that’s not how you’re supposed to clean, but sometimes you do what you have time for.

#11 Painted Bed as seen on A Beautiful Mess

simple metal bedframe painted sage green

A Beautiful Mess featured this painted Ikea bed in a house tour and I love it.

I know I just said that I’m not a fan of farmhouse style, but this whole room makes me think I could be persuaded to love farmhouse style.

It must be the cozy white comforter that’s drawing me in. And it’s so very simple. I love a bed where you can tell there’s nothing underneath it. Looks so nice and clean.

#12 Easy Stikwood Headboard from Sugar and Cloth

ikea headboard hack, an IKEA MALM headboard updated with stikwood

I’m going to leave you with one more headboard hack.

This pretty sort of rustic headboard from Sugar and Cloth is a good old Malm headboard updated with some Stikwood.

It’s a really nice contrast to all of that luscious fluffy bedding.

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