>Beds are one of the biggest furniture investments you can make in your home, and we’re totally behind spending a couple grand on a timeless bed frame if you can afford it. But if your budget is tight and you have other priorities, you can easily get away with a simple metal bed frame or an affordable IKEA design. That said, you don’t have to settle for “basic” if you do. With some thoughtful styling or even a little customizable paint or upholstery, you can take a ubiquitous IKEA bed frame from simple to statement-making. Read on below to get inspired by some of our favorite IKEA bedrooms.
>Designer Athena Calderone’s Amagansett bedroom is a beautiful example of a high-low mix. She paired the IKEA Malm bed with an ABC Carpet & Home Color Reform Silk Overdyed Rug (prices begin around $6400) for quite the juxtaposition. The designer primed and painted the bed in a deep graphite hue to customize it. Accents like ikat, Mongolian fur pillows, and dreamy horizon photography further the sanctuary-like vibe.
>Designer Emily Henderson used a little paint, a staple gun, fabric, batting, and foam to reupholster IKEA’s Tarva bed. The simple and inexpensive makeover makes the bed, which has a slatted pine frame, look completely brand-new. Better yet, the options are endless in terms of what products you want to use.
Do you own any IKEA pieces in your home? Which ones?