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Small Bedroom Idea Design for Kids

Small Bedroom Idea Design for Kids

Small bedroom ideas for kids

I think it’s safe to say we’ve all wanted to have bunk beds, how could you not? Climbing up and down a ladder, being secluded in your own space, and being able to imagine a whole new world. When Ziana Eliz discovered bunk beds last year all she kept asking was when she’d get bunk beds. Every wish in a fountain was a wish for bunk beds. Every time a big box came through the door she hoped it be a bunk bed unboxing.

Living in a small 2-bedroom New York City apartment it didn’t seem likely that owning bunk beds would ever happen. What was the need? So far, we never had complaints of one kid wanting their own bedroom or fussing over privacy, that may because they just love each other so much or– because they’re 6 and 2-years-old.

We knew bunk beds weren’t cheap, $900, $1000, $2000, that’s the main reason we held off on it. Plus, I wasn’t sure if twin beds were going to fit in the kids room, which already had a toddler bed and crib and didn’t give much room as is. Regardless of all that, it still didn’t stop me from browsing around and adding photos to my Pinterest boards. I came across bunk beds from Ikea. Well, more like a loft bed that can be converted to bunk beds for the price of $200! Yes, $200, not $2,000! This got me very excited…

The bunk beds for the bedroom

I introduce to you the KURA…

I know, I know, loft bed, twin mattresses, small New York City Apartment, how’s it going to fit in the bedroom? We took measurements and it looked as if they would fit perfectly– I was still skeptical. If you follow me on Pinterest you may have known this loft bed was going to happen. I pinned tons of ideas and my boyfriend loved them too. He enjoys putting things together and building so whatever I wanted was going to be a breeze for him. We bought them and guys, the bed fit perfectly!

Now the KURA beds are described online as, “ideal for young children, but it also “grows” with them. Turn it upside down and you have a high bed with space for a cozy den with pillows below.” I mean come on, do you not see the endless possibilities? Even for one kid, this loft bed is amazing.

Ikea Kura Bed Hack

Ikea Kura

Bunk bed alternations

We decided to not put in the white panels and not paint the frame because I love wood. I fell in love with making the bed frame look like a house so here came in the handy boyfriend with his woodsman skills.

1) Bought 3 (1.5 in. x 1.5 in. x 6 ft. Select Pine) looks like this. Couldn’t find the one we bought online which was about $8.

small bedroom ideas

2) Bought 1 (1 in. x 2 in. x 8 ft. Pine Wood) looks like this.


Knowing we were gett he loft beds we knew we now needed two things; twin mattresses and new bedsheets. We got our Zinus Foam 12-inch Mattresslast month and have been loving it, so we wanted the kids to have a good mattress as well since they’d be in it for a few years. I partnered up with Zinus again and got the kids two Zinus Twin size 8-inch mattresses.

Zinus mattress review amazon


There’s nothing worse then having an unmade bed, okay, I’m exaggerating, but I just can’t stand when you make a bed and then within minutes the kids destroy it. The sheets are all on the floor, and you have to keep making them over and over. Not only that, but imagine having to do that with bunk beds! Again, with my browsing skills, I saw a company called Beddy’s, which zippers along the entire length of the bed, fits any mattress top up to 15-inches, elastic bottom and is 100% quilted cotton. There’s tons of designs and sizes, even for adults! I’m tempted to get it for our bed because I’m not a fan of making the bed and the comforter is comfortable.

Since we are from NYC I picked out the New York, New York set and the Central Park set. I love the black and white color scheme and then green is quickly becoming my top favorite color due to plants.

As for decor, I’m not done. I plan on adding some wall vases with plants and a map, but that will come in a later blog post. If you like the eyelashes which I only paid $5 for get it here. The black and white banner can be found here.

What are your thoughts?

Bunk bed idea IKEA

Ikea Kura Hack

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