Using your bed as more than a bed

Wide, colourfully made bed with a lot of cushions and a game of chess on top. Bed linen stored in boxes underneath.

Using your bed as more than a bed

In many homes, a bed is a central piece of furniture not just at night, but round the clock. When space is limited, it’s especially valuable to put your bed to use throughout the day.

Shared bed, divided activities

A curtain dividing your bed in two halves enables different activities to go on side by side. On one side, quarters for sleep or relaxation. On the other, a complete home office: all you need hanging by the bedpost - directed light, cushions for back support and a bedside laptop stand.

A daytime lounge for relaxed comfort

Once a bedspread and a set of cushions are in place, a bed offers a perfectly cozy gathering spot for the family. Board games, study tools and more can be stored underneath, while the top can take the role of a miniature living room.

Put your feet on the table

Go with a distinctly different dinner table – and use your bed also for eating. Place a length of fabric as table cloth over a mattress protector to minimize spills. The rest of the bed works as both seating and, well, table decoration.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by
Interior designer: Chiara Effroi Lutteri
Photographer: Måns Jensen
Writer: Henrik Annemark