IKEA Kid’s Room Makeover

I am a Brand Ambassadör for IKEA U.S. This is a sponsored post.
 

Last year I shared our new “American Dream” and I talked about how we were going to decorate our home. And it FINALLY happened (well, one room but hey – progress!) It took me a while to decide that we needed to convert a previous guest room into the chiclet’s bedroom. The IKEA kid’s room makeover was a weekend project that the Hubster and I pulled together, with the five year old helping too.

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The kid had a hand in putting together his room, from start to finish. He started by browsing the baby & kids section on the IKEA.com website and I let him create a gift guide to make it easy for us to shop. Having a shopping list before visiting the store kind of sped up the process. Of course, we still spent a fair amount of time in the kid’s section once we actually got to the store, but in all honesty the majority of it was the chiclets trying out the different room set-ups.

KILJA loft bed for kids at IKEA - livingmividaloca.com

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And have I mentioned how much we love the whole IKEA packaging. We fit ALL of it in the car. Well, that was our first trip. We went back the next day to get more accessories because we still had money in our budget and the walls were looking a little bare.

IKEA furniture inside KIA - LivingMiVIdaLoca.com

We picked up the furniture and headed home to start building everything. In all honesty, there wasn’t that much furniture to put together. The big piece, the KURA reversible bed, was the one that we were the most scared to build. I mean… the kid is going to sleep there! As it turned out, it was way easier than I thought it would be. We put the whole thing together in about two hours (keep in mind, we had a five year old “helping”). He wanted it to be loft style, so he could have room to play underneath. It turned out so cool!

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

The loft bed is definitely the star of the room. It doubles as a play area underneath while he gets to sleep on the bunk above. He loves the canopy that covers the frame. We were lucky that we didn’t have to purchase another mattress. With this type of bed, you need a certain type of mattress (it can’t go above a certain height) and we had it from a previous IKEA purchase. Though if you do need to pick it up, it’s under $100!

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

We purchased the KURA bed tent with curtain so he could have a place to read under at night, and then he could use the little cottage set-up for make-believe stories.

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Of course we had to pick up some accessories too, and that was a lot of fun. Once we had the bed set up, everything else fell into place.

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

We found a way to incorporate his art into his room by choosing black frames, using clothespins to hang up a few of his favorite things, and then also adding in a cute dart game that he could play with his older brother, or alone.

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

The chiclet also needed space for his clothes, so we picked up two RAST 3-drawer chests because it provides the most flexibility for us. We can put them together, or separate them if we want to move them around. We’ll probably end up painting them down the line, but it was way more important that we get it done that weekend so for now, they’re good.

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

To prepare for the years ahead, we picked up one of those clocks that look like they belong in the classroom. He likes telling time on it and he can easily have it even ten years down the line.

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

We also got him a nice little organizer for his books that sits on the bed, a little more wall art to fill up empty space and a rug that he can play on.

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Our last thing that we put up were the curtains. They’re light and airy and super long (which I love). They allow light to come into his room so the room looks bigger than it really is. Plus, did I mention that the lace curtains are only $4.99?

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

One thing that we had to work around is the fact that our modem is housed in his room. Then there’s also my cloud storage and a few other devices that we need to keep our home running smoothly. I would love to move them out of his room someday, but for now we found the perfect workaround. We dumped them all into a STUVA storage bench and now it’s out of sight, out of mind.

We absolutely love how the room turned out. Seeing it every day reminds me of our American dream. The one that has been with me since my childhood years where I yearned to have my own room. My own piece of home that could represent me and my personality. I may not have gotten it back then, but I’m thankful that my kids are able to live it themselves.

You know that I love IKEA. Not only because they have the coolest products for your home, but also because they believe in supporting your American Dream – whatever that may be. In partnership with them, we are offering our readers the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $500 IKEA gift card!

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72 comments on IKEA Kid’s Room Makeover

  1. Merri Matalon
    April 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm (1 week ago)

    I would buy a new computer and take a vacation!

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  2. Rachel
    April 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm (1 week ago)

    I would buy an area rug for my living room and a chair for the nursery.

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  3. Sasha Flores
    April 17, 2017 at 6:15 pm (1 week ago)

    A new couch for my media room

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  4. Eddie Lebron
    April 17, 2017 at 6:20 pm (1 week ago)

    A recliner would be awesome

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  5. Surbhi K.
    April 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm (1 week ago)

    We’re moving into a bigger house in a couple of days, would love to decorate my kids room with Ikea furniture!

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  6. Sandra Caballero
    April 17, 2017 at 6:54 pm (1 week ago)

    I visited the IKEA website and calculated on what I would buy for both my daughters to share the same room this year. I found out that I could get two beds and table with two chairs for their room. Also this cute bed cover. IKEA is the perfect place to get kids room furnitures. My little one is attending preschool this fall. I got to get her bed ready for good sleep so she can focus better at school. It’s what I did with my oldest daughter when she was in preschool years ago. It’s the key to success for them to have fun and sleep good in their own room with nice bed and furniture from IKEA.

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  7. Angelia Medlin
    April 17, 2017 at 7:12 pm (1 week ago)

    If I won, I would buy a ton of items for my son’s play room and their bedrooms. We need some organization bins and shelves to help with the clutter of kids toys. Plus, I would love to buy some wall hooks, bulletin board for their art work, under the bed bins and probably a new small desk for my son’s school work. I think that would bring some help with keeping things organized and picked up, plus it will help with Mom’s sanity, lol. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  8. Mayela
    April 17, 2017 at 7:37 pm (1 week ago)

    I would love to buy a bed for my son, because the one I had, broke and now only sleeps on the mattress.

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  9. Daniela Tapia
    April 17, 2017 at 7:49 pm (1 week ago)

    You have a great taste in remodeling your kids rooms. If i win i would love to buy new beds and furniture for my girls. I also need those sheer curtains lol. Love every touch in your kids room.

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  10. Amber Romero
    April 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm (1 week ago)

    This would be awesome to win!

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  11. Rana Durham
    April 17, 2017 at 8:48 pm (1 week ago)

    wow the room looks amazing. i def use ikea giftcard for my bath and kitchen.

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  12. Megan Guess
    April 17, 2017 at 9:14 pm (1 week ago)

    I would buy new living room furniture or bedroom furniture for my kids! I love Ikea!

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  13. Heather Toller
    April 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm (1 week ago)

    My teenage daughter is re-doing her room. I would buy some items for her room.

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  14. Shannon S
    April 17, 2017 at 9:38 pm (1 week ago)

    This would be so awesome to win since we are in the process of selling our house and buying a new one! Id love to use the gift card to buy some new couches or a nice kitchen table! Ikea has so many different options and I love how alot of their stuff is customizable!

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  15. Yolanda mota
    April 17, 2017 at 11:34 pm (1 week ago)

    I would love to win $500 from Ikea. So I can organize my daughter room. She is into the slim frenzy and we need to organize everything. We now have a mess all over her room.

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  16. Rosa Cuevas
    April 18, 2017 at 2:32 am (1 week ago)

    My 14 yr old daughter really needs a bed so 500$ would really come in handy.

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  17. Alicia Steward-Puga
    April 18, 2017 at 5:18 am (1 week ago)

    My mother has MS and lives with us. Id redo her bedroom. I’m sure a little makeover would boost her spirits.

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  18. Sarah Hayes
    April 18, 2017 at 6:08 am (1 week ago)

    id buy a couch for the new appt!

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  19. Keely hostetter
    April 18, 2017 at 6:20 am (1 week ago)

    I would love a new bed for my boys or organizational cabinets!

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  20. Michelle Stice
    April 18, 2017 at 6:26 am (1 week ago)

    Moving my girls to their own rooms and we need beds for both of them.

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  21. Rosie
    April 18, 2017 at 6:27 am (1 week ago)

    I’d love to get things for the kitchen, a kitchen cart, shelving and some storage containers.

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  22. Julie Wood
    April 18, 2017 at 6:38 am (1 week ago)

    I would buy a new bedroom rug, blanket and pillows to decorate my bedroom! I would buy a new mirror and lamp!

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  23. Vennesa Kelly
    April 18, 2017 at 7:18 am (1 week ago)

    I would buy the wood grain twin bedroom set for my son

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  24. Laura
    April 18, 2017 at 8:11 am (1 week ago)

    I’d love to create a nice workspace and set for our youtube channel.

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  25. VILMA S CRISSIEN
    April 18, 2017 at 8:14 am (1 week ago)

    I need dishes, cups you name it for my recently new kitchen!!! Pillows and accessories for my kids bedroom would be nice too! 🙂

    Reply
  26. linda
    April 18, 2017 at 8:40 am (1 week ago)

    i’d love to buy a new bed frame for my girls 🙂

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  27. SARAH M ORTIZ
    April 18, 2017 at 8:49 am (1 week ago)

    I LOVE Ikea!! I can wonder that store aimlessly for hours. I hope I win!!! I would like to redecorate my girls room into a Princess Gala

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  28. carol clark
    April 18, 2017 at 9:03 am (1 week ago)

    id buy a dresser and rug i think be nice to spruce the bedroom up

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  29. Terry Maigi
    April 18, 2017 at 9:06 am (1 week ago)

    What an amazing giveaway!!! I would love to get my daughter one of the bunk beds that has a desk underneath! Her room is tiny so that would be an amazing space saver

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  30. Nicole
    April 18, 2017 at 9:53 am (1 week ago)

    Awesome giveaway! We are redecorating each room in our home so the $500 would go towards a new kitchen!

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  31. Velia Gomez
    April 18, 2017 at 10:39 am (1 week ago)

    I would buy a bed for my toddler and a few things to decorate .

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  32. LAURAN CHVZ
    April 18, 2017 at 10:44 am (1 week ago)

    Hola a mi me encantaria hacer algo parecido para la recamara de mi niño nos mudaremos en unas semanas asi que a empezar desde cero y las ideas que vi aquí en tu blog me gustaron y a mi niño igual gracias por la oportunidad de ganar este super premio que seria de gran ayuda para nosotros GRACIAS!!!!

    Reply
  33. alicia szemon
    April 18, 2017 at 11:40 am (1 week ago)

    I would buy some things for my new house! I would like to get one of those shoe holders for by the door

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  34. heather
    April 18, 2017 at 1:18 pm (1 week ago)

    I would get all new bedroom stuff and stuff for the kitchen for my mom.

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  35. Anel
    April 18, 2017 at 3:15 pm (1 week ago)

    I would buy some rugs for the playroom, a new toy storage set, and a few items for baby #2!

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  36. Elena
    April 18, 2017 at 5:59 pm (1 week ago)

    I would buy a sofa for my living room

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  37. Alicia Peterson
    April 18, 2017 at 6:59 pm (1 week ago)

    I would totally use this to buy some new kitchen gadgets and help to finish my basement bathroom that isn’t finished yet! Also some new lighting would be nice for the dining room as well!

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  38. Sarah Coggins
    April 18, 2017 at 7:11 pm (1 week ago)

    Fun kids’ room! Rumor has it we’re getting an IKEA in the near future – fingers crossed because now the closest one is 2-1/2 hours away. I’d use the money toward new furniture for our family room if I won the giveaway. *fingers crossed* 🙂

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  39. nancy d
    April 18, 2017 at 9:58 pm (1 week ago)

    would use it to decorate the guest room for when me nephews come visit me.

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  40. Carey
    April 19, 2017 at 8:23 am (1 week ago)

    I would love to get some new living room furniture. What an amazing giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

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  41. sonia m stech
    April 19, 2017 at 9:39 am (1 week ago)

    With the $500, I would get a new bedframe with a headboard. I’d probably have enough to get a small dresser too.

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  42. Raquel
    April 19, 2017 at 1:18 pm (1 week ago)

    OMG! What an amazing giveaway!! I really enjoy to going to IKEA. I would LOVE to have the $500 to make some updates to my kitchen storage and buy a bunch of Cinnamon buns!! (they are DELICIOUS!)

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  43. Stephanie Kennedy
    April 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm (1 week ago)

    Shelving or a book case

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  44. Melissa Craig
    April 19, 2017 at 7:02 pm (1 week ago)

    I would get a vanity and desk set for my preteen and some awesome bookshelves

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  45. Bryan Vice
    April 19, 2017 at 7:23 pm (1 week ago)

    I would love to decorate my Son’s room and my Daughter’s room if i won!! ***fingers** crossed good luck everyone and thanks for being so generous

    Reply
  46. Jashua
    April 19, 2017 at 9:40 pm (1 week ago)

    Oh man – what wouldn’t I get with $500? I would probably redo my youngest room too since she shares a room with her cousin (she’s 11 and her cousin will be 14 in August) each girl needs their own space and individuality – but need more storage, computer desk space for homework and space for their trumpet and saxophone and not to mention their soccer and swim stuff. Definitively will go towards the girls – but I would and MUST get some Swedish Meatballs for sure lol

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  47. ERICA WEAVER
    April 20, 2017 at 6:23 am (1 week ago)

    i need storage for my kids so i would spend it on them

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  48. amy pugmire
    April 20, 2017 at 7:30 am (1 week ago)

    MY kids need new beds so I would love put it towards new beds for them.

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  49. Jeanne Coulombe
    April 20, 2017 at 7:32 am (1 week ago)

    Oh my daughter would be so excited she’s changing the kids rooms around and redoing them. This would be such a help to her in decorating there rooms.

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  50. Stephanie
    April 20, 2017 at 8:15 am (1 week ago)

    i would buy organizational cabinets

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  51. Natalie
    April 20, 2017 at 3:38 pm (1 week ago)

    I would use the gift card to buy a new entry way table!

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  52. Tee Anderson
    April 20, 2017 at 10:19 pm (7 days ago)

    We could use some shelves and storage bins in the play room.

    Reply
  53. Criscia B Ansell
    April 20, 2017 at 10:22 pm (7 days ago)

    I would buy furniture for my boys room.

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  54. Susan Smith
    April 21, 2017 at 1:54 pm (6 days ago)

    I would get the EKENÄS Chair, in Hensta gray. It would look great in our family room.

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  55. Leigh Anne Borders
    April 22, 2017 at 6:59 am (5 days ago)

    I love IKEA. They always have the coolest things there. If I won I would buy a new bed frame for my son’s room.

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  56. gloria patterson
    April 22, 2017 at 2:33 pm (5 days ago)

    dresser and chest or maybe storage unit or who knows

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  57. Kelly klepfer
    April 22, 2017 at 3:33 pm (5 days ago)

    So so many things! I love Ikea!

    Reply
  58. shelly
    April 22, 2017 at 4:35 pm (5 days ago)

    I would use the gift card to get my daughter a nice storage bed!

    Reply
  59. Lindsay Bade
    April 23, 2017 at 4:10 pm (4 days ago)

    I would let my daughter pick some new things for her bedroom. She is turning 14 next month and wants something a little more for her age. She is sick of the purple walls so we already plan on painting them the color of her choice. She would love to be able to pick out a new bed and maybe a nice bookshelf for her tons and tons of books!

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  60. Heather W
    April 23, 2017 at 6:47 pm (4 days ago)

    We need to redo my sons room so this would help buy new furniture for him!

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  61. Latanya Thornhill
    April 24, 2017 at 6:52 am (3 days ago)

    I would get the STENSTORP
    Wall shelf with drawers, white

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  62. MONICA Y
    April 24, 2017 at 11:36 am (3 days ago)

    I want to win because my son wants a new bedroom set and we are remodeling our house. We love Ikea

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  63. Rust
    April 24, 2017 at 7:15 pm (3 days ago)

    The rafflecopter form is not opening tonight. 🙁

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    • Pattie Cordova
      April 24, 2017 at 8:54 pm (3 days ago)

      Thank you! It should be good to go now. Thanks so much!

      xx,
      Pattie

      Reply
  64. Steve Weber
    April 25, 2017 at 8:35 am (2 days ago)

    We need new dressers in our bedroom.

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  65. Jennylyn Gross
    April 25, 2017 at 7:42 pm (2 days ago)

    I need a new mattress

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  66. Kathleen Whitney
    April 25, 2017 at 8:54 pm (2 days ago)

    Storage Units!

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  67. Laurajj
    April 26, 2017 at 10:37 am (1 day ago)

    Oh I would love to use it to give our little one a new bedroom! Oh he would go nuts over the loft bed!!!

    Reply
  68. Kayte CookWatts
    April 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm (1 day ago)

    I would buy a Soderhamn chaise-we really need some extra seating for guests in the living room!

    Reply
  69. Kat
    April 26, 2017 at 5:03 pm (23 hours ago)

    I would love to win this gift card to buy my daughter’s dorm room furnishings. She would love a sleeper sofa/futon so she can have friends sleep over when they come to visit.

    Reply
  70. Charity Cram
    April 27, 2017 at 9:28 am (6 hours ago)

    I might buy a mattress and a new set of lamps with the Black NYMÖ
    Lamp shade.

    Reply
  71. Kim Henrichs
    April 27, 2017 at 11:25 am (4 hours ago)

    I would love to get a desk!!

    Reply

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