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Kids’ bedroom ideas for a peaceful night’s sleep

In a family with children, it can be a challenge to wake up fully-rested. While we can’t make any promises, we can give a few tips to make your nights more peaceful.

Loft bed standing across a lower bed, as a child’s bed straddling the parents’, in a small-space bedroom.
Loft bed standing across a lower bed, as a child’s bed straddling the parents’, in a small-space bedroom.

Cosy kids beds involve sweet dreams and quieter nights

One of the best things you can do is to make your little one’s beds cosier. How about letting them pick out the colours, patterns and quilt covers to make their sleeping area extra special. Using soft shapes and materials (such as a bed tent) create a comfortable cocoon of sorts to keep your kid feeling safe and secure. 

Soften the look of the bedside storage

While cupboards above the bed are great for storing things, they often intrude with their sharp lines. Try stapling a length of creased white fabric to the cupboard’s underside to form fluffy, cloud-like shapes. Doing so extends the softness of the bed up along the wall. 

Everything at hand for a calming bed-time routine

Whether it is books or a lamp for reading in bed, arrange whatever your child needs for a calm night close at hand. Add storage boxes under their beds to keep water bottles and night lights. They can always serve as a portable nightstand and seating too. Oh, and don’t forget to pack a spare soft toy!

Stay cosy yourself while comforting your child

Keeping an eye on your child in the middle of the night sometimes turns into a long and uncomfortable task. Try placing an extra mattress on the wall, as a part of your kid’s bed-cocoon. It can easily transform into a temporary sleeping area. Comfort your kid without breaking your back and leave easily (when the time is right, of course). 

A fluffy quilt within easy reach

If you are spending the night in your kid’s room, it is important to be prepared. A ready-to-use duvet makes it easy to stay comfortable without causing any disturbance.

Naturally, each family has their unique set of needs and habits. Our ideas simply focus on ways to make cosy, comfortable bed spaces as functional as possible – also at night.

Evangelos Delidimitris, IKEA interior designer

A guiding light for the night-time strolls

If your sleepy kid decides to join you during the night-time, ensure the journey from their bedroom to yours is easier. Having a strip of hidden LED lighting between the two destinations provides a calming light without straining your kid’s eyes. 

A family bunk bed to save space

Is sleeping in the same bed your only option? Try giving your family bed a fun, unexpected twist. Don’t forget to measure the two-level solution in advance, though! Space-efficient and cosy, it ensures sound-sleeping for the kids and you. 

Comfort is just an arm’s reach away

Being tucked in for bed is the best feeling. What makes it better is having everything required to stay cosy, right by the bed. Snuggle in with a night light, books, cushions, an extra blanket or maybe even a cuddly shark always close by.

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.

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Interior designer: Evangelos Delidimitris
Photographer: Karl-Johan Hjertström
Writer: Henrik Annemark