At $179 the Ikea Kura bed is an attractive choice for the kids bedroom. It´s reversible meaning the bed part can go at the top or the bottom. Classical design and contemporary it fits most decor choices, a suitable choice for your babies first bed and offers the ability to grow with your child.
With all this in mind it is rather a blank canvas and offers the perfect base for a little customization. Adding a little “Jazz” to your Kura bed will not only give you custom made bedroom decor but also the look for less with these easy tricks.
A Lick Of Paint
Its amazing what a lick of paint can do, painting the wood colour to suit the room decor brings a wow factor to the frame.
Add wall decal Stickers
Adding wall decal stickers brings a fun vibe that your kids will love. Match the stickers to your kids favourite theme.
Floral Stick-able Wall Paper
Bring a girly look with florals, accentuate the colours with accessories such as a colourful rug or wall hanging.
Chalk Board Paint
This is one your kids will love. You can buy special chalk board paint and turn any surface in to a chalk board. Looks great with black and white accessories.
Adding curtains to the down part turns it in to a fun cubby hole and adds elegant decor to the house.
Add colourful bunting
Bunting brings such a fun feel, and more when it is so bright and colourful against the grey bedding.
Black and White
A classic design that will grow with your kids. 2 year olds quickly grow to six year old and the nursery decor is no longer appropriate. I love the round balled fairy lights to bring some charm.
Match the Kura with the wall paper
This really brings a pop to the look. It would work whatever wall paper or paint colour scheme you were wanting to go with.
Filling in the gaps with plywood
This gives an amazing skandi look and is so easy to achieve, using plywood to fill in the gaps. Using the right wooden look vinyl would also give a similar look.
Create a Boho Vibe With Cord
I love this hack. Here the white part of the aura has been left out all together and the sides have been finished off with zig zagging cord.
I hope these have given you some inspiration for your next Kura project. Its amazing what look can be achieved with a little paint and sticking. For best results stick to one colour scheme and theme with a few co-ordinating accessories.
Keep in ming the growth of your child. There are some really cute almost nursery style themes, but these may not be suited to a 7 year old. Take pepa pig for instance, my babies were only in to pepa for 2 years between the ages of 3 and 5. While they would still be able to sleep in a Kura bed now at ages 6 and 7. Luckily my mother advised me against going all out on this theme for their bedroom!