At $179 the Ikea Kura bed is a popular choice for a budget-friendly, Scandi-decor loving parents all over the world. It´s reversible meaning you have the choice to build the bed part at the top or the bottom. Building the Kura with the bed at the bottom turns it in to a low profile bed with a great surrounding frame, or when built in reverse, offers a raised platform bed with a great space underneath that can be made in to a cubby house or bunk bed. Classical in design and contemporary, it fits most decor choices, suiting younger children it is 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 perfect for girls or boys. Once you are in the mood for a little ikea hacking, why stop with the Kura, theres the Kallax, Ivan even the play kitchen can all be hacked to create that special masterpiece for you and your little one.
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1 ) Add Curtains
Adding curtains is a guaranteed hit with the little ones.
2) Add a decal
Peel and stick Decals the perfect size for the kura……and the options are endless. This decal is perfect for those dinosaur lovers.
This woodland bed decal brings a calming effect and is right on trend.
3) Create a cubby house
Turn the bottom space in to a cubby house guaranteed to bring hours of excitement.
You can even get a custom made cubby house complete with letter box!
4) Bed canopy
Adding a bed canopy is an easy an quick way to add a wow factor to the room and creating a house inspired creativity and fun for any little one.
5) Natural cane
6) Chalk Board Paint.
7) Rainbow wall sticker.
A rainbow wall sticker instantly lifts the room and makes it so bright, cheerful and on trend.
8 )Add Fairy Lights
9) Create a den
The space underneath is the perfect space for den creation.
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.
Lets have a look at what people are doing on instagram, be sure to follow any creators you like.
I love this hack. Here the white part of the Kura has been left out all together and the sides have been finished off with zig zagging cord.
Absolutely love what Stephanie has done here with the black and white decal contracted with greens and blues, get the look with easy stick on wall decals
Go all white for a Scandinavian look.
Some clever ideas to mix and match furniture:
The ivan fits perfectly underneath and the results are stunning, plus the extra storage is amazingly useful.
Did you know the ikea toy organizer fits perfectly as a stair case, you know how fun that makes getting in to bed??!!
The house bed Montessori style is everywhere right now, check out Styke to help you DIY your own.
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!