One bedroom for both kids and adults: solutions and inspiration
Sharing a small bedroom with a child doesn’t mean everything has to be childish. But it does mean everyone should feel comfortable and have room for their things, because it’s their room. Check out our tips to make a cosy, functional shared bedroom with lots of love and room to be you.
A room within a room
Even in a shared space, everyone needs a sense of ownership and privacy, so put the child’s bed (with play space underneath) in one corner and the adult’s in another. The child’s area in a nook gives a private, room-within-a-room feeling.
Choose pastel walls and furniture in neutral colours to unify both sides of the room. Then, let your children pick colours, patterns and quilt cover they really like. The playful textiles and accessories, such as PELABOJ table lamp or SUFFLETT bed tent, will add a fun, childish touch to your shared bedroom.
Time to play and display
Most children have things they are proud of and want to show off to the world around them. Give them a possibility to do that with LUSTIGT wall shelves and FLISAT displays. When your child outgrows dolls, these storage units can be used as shelves for books, photos or other big-kid items.
A wardrobe to fit everyone
Maximizing storage in a shared space can be a challenge, but it helps to keep it all collected. Use one wall for shared/separate storage with tall wardrobes for everyone. This flexible wardrobe adjusts to grow up with kids, so everyday things can be placed at child or adult height. Plus, it can serve as a reading nook.
Try different options
Another wardrobe that can be modified according to your needs is called PAX. Decide a height and width of your wardrobe, add hinged or sliding doors, knobs, handles and interiors you like. But if you don't have enough space for a solitaire wardrobe, choose a functional bed frame instead, such as PLATSA with shelves and drawers as a footboard, or BRIMNES with integrated storage in the headboard.
Small on size, big on fun
At IKEA you can find a lot of handy furniture that has the perfect dimensions for children. Like the colourful, robust and lightweight MAMMUT series, that withstands the elements of weather and wild imaginative play. Perfect for the outdoors and easy to clean when it’s time to move indoors!
For everyday creative workshops
Play is a great way for children to be creative and express themselves. Make it easy for children to tap into their imagination and explore their personalities through fun activities. Or even better – join them and start doodling, cutting, sticking, and colouring together. Our non-toxic MÅLA series has everything your child needs to let their imagination and creativity flow.
Designed to grow with your baby
Our cots are rigorously tested to ensure they are durable and stable, and they adjust to fit babies as they grow. One side of the STUVA cot can be removed to let the little crawler roam. And you can add FRITIDS drawers under the cot. They are sold separately and come in different colours to match the style in your child’s room.
The little-kid-to-big-kid bed
We all know how fast our little ones grow. That's why we offer a range of children's furniture that can grow together. The BUSUNGE extendable bed is one of these. With a possibility to "grow" from 138cm to 208cm, it will serve your kids for many years to come. What a great investment, isn't it?