This girl buys 4 cheap IKEA shelves. But instead of setting them up, she uses them as a bed frame.

Looking for more storage space in your bedroom? Then you should definitely try out this IKEA trick. Because from now on you’ll be sleeping on your shelves!

You’ll need: 

  • 2 Kallax shelves with 4 boxes
  • 2 Kallax shelves with 8 boxes
  • 6 hardwood planks (4.5 ft long)
  • 1 curtain holder (if desired)
  • 1 curtain (if desired)

Here’s what you do: 

First, you assemble the Kallax shelf according the IKEA instruction manual. The shelves will be the frame for the bed later on.

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Then you place the IKEA shelves lengthwise along the floor, forming a right angle. Place the hardwood planks parallel to each other leaving a 7 inch gap between them. They take the place of a slatted frame upon which the mattress will rest.

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You attach the wooden planks to the IKEA shelf by drilling a screw into the middle of the planks. In order for your bed to look perfectly suited for the princess that you are, attach a pretty curtain if you so desire. This only works, of course, if your bedroom has a closet where you can place the bed as shown in the video below. If yes, you mark the middle of the closet above your bed.

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Then drill the curtain holder into place after sliding the curtain onto it.

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Finally, you attach the curtain to the sides using a hammer and nails.

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Now your bed on 4 IKEA shelves is done – practical, right?

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You can watch the entire process in the following video:

If you’d also love to store a lot of stuff in a tiny room and still have enough space for all your things, you should definitely try out this IKEA hack. Afterwards, your room will not just look nice, it will also look tidy.


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