We've tried everything in our eternal quest for decent shut-eye, from adopting nighttime routines to adjusting the level of bedroom darkness—but before you settle down for the night, there's one thing you may still want to do: decorate. The design of your bedroom can help you feel more relaxed and calm when it's time to lay down.
Considering how much time we spend in our slumber sanctuaries each day, we think they deserve plenty of attention. But having designer digs shouldn't cost you too much: With designer IKEA bedroom ideas, you'll encourage the sandman to bring you a dream in your stylish space without breaking the budget.
Below, browse 14 IKEA bedrooms to take inspiration from the pros.
Use Feminine Touches
This bedroom is the result of a ridiculously cool IKEA hack. Designers Braun + Adams elevated the popular IKEA Pax Wardrobe for a San Francisco family by painting it in Benjamin Moore Steep Cliff Gray. With custom mirrors adhered to the doors, this classic wardrobe opens up the space while adding a glamorous flair.
Upholster Your Dreams
For an all-in-one frame, consider an upholstered bed fit for royalty like the IKEA Tufjord bed. Designer Hazel and Hen took it a step further by upgrading the frame with IKEA Brynilen legs in this bright, inviting bedroom. Plenty of warm wood accents paired with white décor and modern touches give this space a dreamy Swedish style.
Keep It Kid-Friendly
Need some inspiration for your child's bedroom? If it's tough getting yourself to sleep, helping your kids wind down can bring its own challenges—but this bedroom is bringing us a dream. Designer Molly Guy turned her daughter's room into a relaxing sanctuary with the IKEA Kura Reversible Bed. Underneath its custom floral patterns, beaded pillows, and velvet décor, this bed frame adds a warm touch to the room with natural wood textures.
Style a Serene Space
Even when your body is ready to wind down, your mind can still be racing with tomorrow's to-do list. Our remedy? Read a book. It's a great way to invite the sandman to your space, and this trusty IKEA Kallax shelving unit styled by The Everygirl makes an excellent nightstand. Store your books, favorite accessories, reading glasses, and a nighttime reading lamp all in the same place for an organized style that's also functional.
We could stay in this bedroom forever. With maximalist textures, Caffeine and Cacti styled this IKEA dresser alongside leafy wallpaper, plush bedding, and plenty of trailing plants that bring vibrance to the room. The Koppang dresser, upgraded with woven faces on the drawers, is a unique touch that showcases the stylist's IKEA hack DIY skills. Soft colors like gray and white are blended throughout the room with deep blues, shades of green, and a few hints of pink to contrast the cooler hues.
When you're working with lots of different textures and patterns, keep your color palette simple for a streamlined design that creates a dynamic finish.
Try a Crisp, Clean Look
A simple space free of clutter and excess furniture is conducive to rest (and ultimately, sleep). If your bedroom is feeling too busy or the design is overwhelmed by daily items strewn about the room, invest in a bed frame with storage. The IKEA Mandal bed base pictured here may not be available anymore, but in the same family, the Nordli frame can bring a crisp white feel to your space. This stylish storage helps to keep clothes, shoes, and extra bedding hidden from view.
Be Calm and Creative
If you're anything like us, your best ideas happen when your head hits the pillow. Even if you promise yourself you'll remember in the morning, often, your sleepy brain lets things go in favor of rest. Save those ideas for later by jotting them down at your bedroom desk. We love the layout of this bedroom, which positions handy IKEA furniture right by the bed for easy access and late-night notes. Your brain will thank you tomorrow.
Opt for Storage
In another great use of the IKEA Kallax shelving unit, Our First Little Home kept it sleek with décor. Opting for woven storage baskets, a lively houseplant, and minimal styling, the finished design is clean and modern with Swedish-inspired touches. Paired with white bedding and walls, the white nightstand blends effortlessly into the room to let its unique décor be the star of the show.
Keep It Simple
Finding the right mattress is tricky. There are plenty of options to consider, but once you've settled on the right one, deciding how to display it comes next. Since bedding can be pricey, this is where IKEA saves the day. Style a dreamy, airy space with a classic wooden IKEA bed frame for a rustic but polished finish.
Love the Light and Airy Vibe
When it comes to stylish boudoirs, the Swedish make beautiful designs, and this light-filled bedroom is proof. It's streamlined, clutter-free, and simple, with an IKEA Regolit pendant light shade that we can all get behind. We're envisioning sleepy afternoons spent reading and napping under its warm glow. Bliss.
Colorblocking works to the max in this bedroom designed by Amy Brighton. Rosey, clay-colored hues are offset by bold white paint along the top half of the walls—but it all comes together with a warm wood IKEA Ivar dresser that complements both shades. This creative style makes room for plenty of wardrobe items while using the top of the dresser as a combination television stand and surface for storage baskets.
If your bedroom has a cutout in the walls, measure the space to fit furniture inside to add more storage while maximizing floor space.
Remember the Mirror
What's a stylish bedroom without a space to get ready? Embrace your favorite outfits (and selfies, of course) with a standing mirror like All Things Shannon. With the IKEA Hovet mirror in an aluminum finish, this dressing area is complete with a makeup desk and vanity mirror that bounces light across the room thanks to the Hovet's large size.
Stay Soft and Subdued
Lighting is crucial for setting a sleepy mood. So when it comes to your bedroom, it's helpful to keep your design soft and subdued. This IKEA Sinnerlig pendant lamp not only looks the part, but acts it, too: Woven fixtures give off a dim, warm light perfect for winding down at bedtime.
Use Smart Space-Savers
When bedroom space is tight, it's time to get creative. In this Boston apartment, homeowner Claire Ferrante styled a custom Murphy bed using freestanding IKEA dressers. This style on a dime brings a modern, elegant touch to the bedroom without breaking the budget.