A small studio for sleeping and socialising

Want clever ideas for your small bedroom? Go for a bed that can be used both as a bed and a sofa, such as IKEA UTÅKER!

A small studio for sleeping and socialising

Make your room work harder by freeing up some of that precious space with clever storage and multi purpose furniture.

Need a space-saving single, a comfy double and a versatile sofa? Meet the bed that does it all! It’s easy to assemble and take apart again when you move too. Stack the frames and pop a bedspread on top for a daybed during the week. Got dinner company? Separate the beds to form a spacious corner sofa! For late night guests, push the beds together and attach the straps to make a double that won’t slip apart.

Use the space in front of a window to hang clothes from a curtain rod attached to the ceiling. Give your room an airy feel with an open shelving unit, this one has hooks on the side to keep everyday stuff within reach. Store bed linen and towels in boxes with lids. Put basics in a chest of drawers, just make sure you anchor it to the wall. Personalise with paint – we used rose and pink to contrast with the natural wood.

Need new small bedroom storage ideas? Use an open shelving unit with smart hooks on the side where you can hang your dressing gown!

Make smart use of space with a shelving unit (MULIG) with lots of room to display the stuff you want to show off, or hide in boxes (TJENA), such as bed linen.

Maximise space with multi-purpose storage. A coffee table doubles as a bedside table – use the space underneath for your pillow during the day and your bedspread at night. Make a comfy sofa back by sewing two bands to cushion covers and hanging them from hooks. Just take them down to turn your daybed into a sleeping spot. Keep night time essentials such as chargers and books inside a basket on a hook.

Keep your bed linen inside the grey steel coffee table with a wire mesh basket underneath.

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: Elin Stierna
Photographer: Martin Inger
Writer: Anna Blom