The 10 Best IKEA Bed Frame Hacks

These IKEA bed frame hacks will turn an already great IKEA bed into something far more amazing & unique for your home!


Practically everything that IKEA sells is hackable, which means it can be changed and made better, even though most of the time it is great anyway!

Beds are no exception – an IKEA bed is incredibly hackable, and you can create all kinds of looks and decor styles by hacking a basic IKEA bed.

Here are 10 of the best IKEA bed hacks that I have come across, using all different styles and models of IKEA beds.

Create something more unique and amazing for your home!


10 Best Ikea Bed Hacks


Upholstered Malm Headboard

The Malm bed frame is one of the best selling IKEA products. This beautiful hack turns a basic bed into a lovely upholstered softer looking bed. See the how to here from Place of My Taste.


 Photo: Place of My Taste


Upholstered bed using Ikea Fjellese bed frame

An IKEA Fjellese bed frame is a very simple pine bed frame.  But with some upholstery fabric you can turn it into a beautiful and expensive looking upholstered bed.   

Check out the How To here from Manhattan Nest.


Ikea hack for upholstered bed

 Photo: Manhattan Nest


Cane Bed using Fjellse bed

Here is another hack using the basic pine Fjellse bed.  Taking cane webbing this bed is incredibly transformed. You can get the complete how to here form Apartment Therapy.


Photo: Dabney Frake/Apartment Therapy


IKEA Malm bed turned into a four poster bed

This is a gorgeous hack that turns the best-selling and simply designed Malm bed into a more elaborate four poster bed. Get the details here from Hesters Handmade Home.


Photo: Hester’s Handmade Home

Silkwood Bed Headboard for Malm bed

Here is another Malm bed makeover – this one using Stikwood, which is basically adhesive backed wood pieces. You can see the how to here from Sugar & Cloth. 


Photo: Sugar & Cloth



Rustic Look Malm bed frame

This is a great rustic look hack for a Malm bed frame. This would be great for farmhouse style in your home.  See it here at Hester’s Handmade Home.


Photo: Hester’s Handmade Home


Ikea Tarva Bed Hack

This is a lovely colorful hack using the Ikea Tarva bed frame. See it here at Green Healthy Cooking.


Photo: Green Healthy Cooking


Leather Tufted Headboard using the IKEA Hemnes Bed

This is a beautiful hack producing a lovely leather tufted headboard. It looks so stylish and expensive, but it wasn’t!  See it here at Then We Tried.


Photo: Then We Tried


DIY Cushion Headboard

This is a simple but so effective hack taking an IKEA cushion. If you need a fast and easy headboard, this hack is for you!  See it here at A Pair & A Spare. 


Photo: A Pair & A Spare


Brass Pulls to Brimnes Bed

This hack is extremely simple – it is just adding brass drawer pulls to the drawers on the Brimnes bed. But it completely changes the look of the bed and the room decor. See it here at One-O.


Photo: One-O


IKEA beds are already great stylish beds. But by hacking them and changing them either slightly, or a lot! You can create something even more amazing that is unique to your home.

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