12 Ikea Bedroom Ideas: What You Didn’t Know You Needed

Are you tired of waking up in a boring and bland bedroom every morning? Do you wish you could spice up your sleeping space with some fun and fresh IKEA bedroom ideas? Well, you are in luck, because we have done the hard work for you and collected some of the most awesome IKEA bedroom ideas that will make you want to jump out of bed and start redecorating right away. IKEA is the ultimate destination for anyone who loves stylish and affordable furniture and accessories that can fit any taste and theme. Whether you are into minimalism, modernism, rusticity, or romance, IKEA has got you covered. In this blog post, we will share with you some of the coolest IKEA bedroom ideas that you can easily copy or tweak to suit your own personality and needs.

IKEA Bedroom Ideas: The Foundation

If you are looking for some IKEA bedroom ideas to create a bedroom that fits your specific needs, we got you! We point out some of the features that can make your bedroom a cozy and relaxing space that also serves other purposes when you need it.

The IKEA bedroom ideas we’re sharing have everything you need for a peaceful and comfortable bedroom that is also practical and functional.

We mean that your bedroom is not only a place to sleep and store your clothes, but also a place where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, sit and read a book, work on your laptop, or apply your makeup. And all of that without clutter or mess.

You may not want or need all of those functions in your bedroom. You may prefer to keep it simple and minimal. And that’s fine too. But if you want to make your bedroom more versatile, we’ve got solutions.

Just take a look at the IKEA bedroom ideas below and get inspired by how you can easily turn your bedroom into a dreamy hideaway.

12 Top IKEA Bedroom Ideas

Basic Boho

Here’s the basic bedroom sanctuary. A bed, cozy linens and a little storage.

If you are someone who wants a simple room where all of the distractions of life are left at the door, this is the bedroom for you.

Notice the plants in the bedroom. You’ll see this in a lot of the rooms we’re going to look at. I love the idea of plants in the bedroom and even if you don’t get a lot of light in the bedroom, there are plenty of low light plants that will work. Plants bring life and clean air into your space.

This makeover was done on a small budget ($600!) at Ikea. You can see all of the details of the furniture, accessories and budget at A Taste of Koko.

Maximizing Minimalist Spaces

When dealing with small spaces, every square inch counts. IKEA bedroom furniture shines here with its minimalist aesthetics and functionality, which can create the illusion of a larger room. 

Take, for instance, the MALM bed frame. It’s sleek, low-profile, and comes with ample storage space beneath the mattress. Pair this with a set of HEMNES bedside tables, and you’re well on your way to having a clutter-free zone. The bed’s clean lines paired with the nightstands’ sleek design allow you to enjoy a restful environment while maximizing your floor space. 

Calm & Natural with Storage

There’s something very calming about the look of natural wood which makes it perfect for the bedroom. There is plenty of storage in this room, hidden behind those natural cabinets and just out of frame behind the curtain and also above the headboard.

The key to keeping this room looking so calm is that the storage is not fighting for attention. There are no knobs on the natural cabinets. There’s a soft curtain hiding the “closet” behind the bed and then a little open storage, but just above your eye level.

Another thing to note here is those crisp white linens. When in doubt, go with white for everything on your bed. It’s not a hard and fast rule, but if you can’t find the perfect pattern or color, start with white and add some color with pillows and throws. And their big white REGOLIT pendant lamp shade is only like $5.99.  

The IKEA PAX Wardrobe: The Ultimate Storage Solution 

ikea pax wardrobe in bedroom

IKEA’s PAX wardrobe is the next step to a clutter-free bedroom. Available in a multitude of sizes and finishes, it’s a customizable solution to all your storage woes. With IKEA’s PAX, you can take advantage of vertical space, which is a fantastic way to free up some floor space. 

Hardware such as pull-out trays, shoe shelves, and accessory trays can be added to your PAX wardrobe for an even more personalized touch. Use these to store your jewelry, watches, and other small items that would otherwise get lost in the shuffle.

Relaxed Hotel at Home

Here’s what I meant when I said a great bedroom is like a hotel room. Can you imagine that you could spend a whole weekend inside of this room without leaving? I could totally see that and I would find it wildly indulgent.

The bed (a Brimnes with TONS of storage) is comfy and somehow neat and messy at the same time. There’s storage for books you want to read, water to sip on, snacks on the rolling cart (just like room service!).

There’s even a game of Jenga on that table that fits smoothly over the bed. Nothing about this room screams IKEA BEDROOM! Does it? It looks very personal and unique.

Moody Cozy

There’s something about dark walls, especially this navy blue that is instantly relaxing. I know because I have three rooms in my house that are navy blue. Including my bedroom. When I walk into the bedroom, it’s like the walls give me a hug and funnel me toward the bed.

What I like in this room, and I’ve done it in my own room, too, is that the moody walls are set off with the crisp white trim and the blond wood of the vanity you can just see a corner of in the window.

I’ve always felt a vanity in a bedroom is very luxurious and sort of old fashioned in a good way. I like that it takes a lot of “stuff” out of the bathroom (like ALL of your makeup and face “stuff”). If you get a vanity with decent storage all of that can be tucked away. So if you don’t have a bathroom all to yourself, consider a vanity zone!

Create a Warm Guest Bedroom 

man sitting on an IKEA BRIMNES daybed at an IKEA store, ikea bedroom inspiration

Your guests should feel at home when they stay with you. By choosing the creative IKEA bedroom furniture, you can create a guest bedroom that rivals the comfort of a luxury hotel. 

The BRIMNES daybed with its two large drawers is perfect for this scenario. By day, use plush cushions to create a comfy sofa to relax. By night, it transforms into a comfortable bed with storage space for your guest’s luggage.

Masculine & Orderly

I’m having the hardest time describing this bedroom but what I really imagine when I see this room is that it is a bedroom that Tim Gunn would sleep in.

It reminds me of his suits. Very prim and proper and sophisticated and any other words that sound like that. I feel like this room would have a pocket watch if it were to become a man.

I think color scheme is very important and this one is nearly monochromatic. Except those two gold frames which I feel like I need to steal that little trick. You can find all of the details of this bedroom on Ikea.

Bed for Small Bedrooms or Studio Apartments

nordli bed in a modern bedroom, bedroom ideas ikea

You can use the NORDLI series that lets you customize your bed with different headboards, side tables, lamps, and other bedroom storage ideas. I absolutely love this headboard because there are like 100 things I want within my reach when I’m in bed. So, it’s perfect for me!

Classic with a Cup of Coffee

Just out of frame in the foreground of this photo, where the ottoman is, is a chair for you to sip your coffee from with your feet up on Sunday morning. I won’t say while you read the paper because no one reads the paper anymore.

What I love about this Ikea bedroom is that it looks old. It looks collected, curated. Not out of the Ikea box. And that’s something you want to convey in your room, too. You want the room to feel personal, yours. That’s why Ikea is the perfect place to go for bedroom inspo, just choose carefully.

Or just basically copy this room. If that works for you. You can find all of the details of this bedroom on Ikea.

Outdoors In

The sun pouring in the windows of this bedroom and bouncing off the leaves of all of those plants makes me almost want to be an outdoorsy person. Almost. Not quite, but if you’re an outdoorsy person, this bedroom must really speak to you!

What I do really love about this bedroom is that it has the hotel elements, a place to sit, unobtrusive storage, but it’s also HIGHLY personal.

Incorporate Your Unique Style

modern bedroom with black, white, and red color scheme and ikea wallpaper, bedroom ideas ikea

With a vast selection of hardware, textiles, and accessories, IKEA products allow you to add a personal touch to your bedroom. Whether you’re into rustic decor or modern gloss, IKEA’s options are versatile enough to suit any design preference. 

Why not switch out the knobs on your IKEA dresser for some ornate hardware? Or consider using IKEA’s temporary wallpaper to create an accent wall that stands out. Or you can add some fairy lights, curtains, or a canopy to create a romantic and cozy atmosphere. 

How to make Ikea bedroom look expensive?

Mix & Match

Not everything in your bedroom needs to be from Ikea. Mixing and matching Ikea furniture with other pieces can create a more curated and personalized space. You can mix in a few expensive items or vintage finds to add personality.

Quality Bedding

Invest in high-quality bedding. Luxury linens, fluffy pillows, and a well-made, stylish duvet can make your bed look more expensive. Don’t be afraid to layer textures and patterns.


Adding in some high-end accessories can elevate the whole room. This can be a luxurious rug, a piece of artwork, elegant lamps, or decorative pillows.

Customize Furniture

Customize Ikea furniture to make it unique. This can be as simple as changing the knobs on a dresser or using paint or wallpaper to give an item a new look. There are companies out there that specialize in custom panels and hardware for Ikea furniture.

Use Mirrors

Mirrors can make a room feel larger and more luxurious. You can use a large statement mirror, or create a gallery wall of smaller mirrors.


Consider changing out the standard ceiling lighting for a statement light fixture. Or, add in various levels of lighting like floor lamps, table lamps, or even wall sconces to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Window Treatments

Use window treatments to make your room look more expensive. Long, heavy curtains in a neutral tone can add height and luxury to a room.

I’m all about dispelling the myth that Ikea interiors is only contemporary clean lines. You can achieve pretty much any aesthetic on an Ikea budget in any room of the house. The Ikea bedroom ideas I’ve collected for inspiration are great examples. No matter what style you choose for your bedroom, the important thing is that you have a bedroom that is a sanctuary. When your day is done, you need a place to lay your weary head and let the day melt away. When you open your eyes in the morning, you need a place that inspires you to put your feet on the floor and greet the day with a satisfied smile.

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