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IKEA Kid’s Room Makeover

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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 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 -

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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.

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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!

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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 -

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips -

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips -

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 -

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips -

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 -

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips -

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips -

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips -

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 -

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips -

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.

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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 -

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 -

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips -

IKEA Kid's Room Makeover Ideas and Tips -

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 -

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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  1. Merri Matalon

    April 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I would buy a new computer and take a vacation!

  2. Rachel

    April 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm

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

  3. Sasha Flores

    April 17, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    A new couch for my media room

  4. Eddie Lebron

    April 17, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    A recliner would be awesome

  5. Surbhi K.

    April 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm

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

  6. Sandra Caballero

    April 17, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    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.

  7. Angelia Medlin

    April 17, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    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!!

  8. Mayela

    April 17, 2017 at 7:37 pm

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

  9. Daniela Tapia

    April 17, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    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.

  10. Amber Romero

    April 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    This would be awesome to win!

  11. Rana Durham

    April 17, 2017 at 8:48 pm

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

  12. Megan Guess

    April 17, 2017 at 9:14 pm

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

  13. Heather Toller

    April 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm

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

  14. Shannon S

    April 17, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    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!

  15. Yolanda mota

    April 17, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    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.

  16. Rosa Cuevas

    April 18, 2017 at 2:32 am

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

  17. Alicia Steward-Puga

    April 18, 2017 at 5:18 am

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

  18. Sarah Hayes

    April 18, 2017 at 6:08 am

    id buy a couch for the new appt!

  19. Keely hostetter

    April 18, 2017 at 6:20 am

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

  20. Michelle Stice

    April 18, 2017 at 6:26 am

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

  21. Rosie

    April 18, 2017 at 6:27 am

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

  22. Julie Wood

    April 18, 2017 at 6:38 am

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

  23. Vennesa Kelly

    April 18, 2017 at 7:18 am

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

  24. Laura

    April 18, 2017 at 8:11 am

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


    April 18, 2017 at 8:14 am

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

  26. linda

    April 18, 2017 at 8:40 am

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


    April 18, 2017 at 8:49 am

    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

  28. carol clark

    April 18, 2017 at 9:03 am

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

  29. Terry Maigi

    April 18, 2017 at 9:06 am

    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

  30. Nicole

    April 18, 2017 at 9:53 am

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

  31. Velia Gomez

    April 18, 2017 at 10:39 am

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


    April 18, 2017 at 10:44 am

    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!!!!

  33. alicia szemon

    April 18, 2017 at 11:40 am

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

  34. heather

    April 18, 2017 at 1:18 pm

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

  35. Anel

    April 18, 2017 at 3:15 pm

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

  36. Elena

    April 18, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I would buy a sofa for my living room

  37. Alicia Peterson

    April 18, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    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!

  38. Sarah Coggins

    April 18, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    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* 🙂

  39. nancy d

    April 18, 2017 at 9:58 pm

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

  40. Carey

    April 19, 2017 at 8:23 am

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

  41. sonia m stech

    April 19, 2017 at 9:39 am

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

  42. Raquel

    April 19, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    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!)

  43. Stephanie Kennedy

    April 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Shelving or a book case

  44. Melissa Craig

    April 19, 2017 at 7:02 pm

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

  45. Bryan Vice

    April 19, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    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

  46. Jashua

    April 19, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    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


    April 20, 2017 at 6:23 am

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

  48. amy pugmire

    April 20, 2017 at 7:30 am

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

  49. Jeanne Coulombe

    April 20, 2017 at 7:32 am

    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.

  50. Stephanie

    April 20, 2017 at 8:15 am

    i would buy organizational cabinets

  51. Natalie

    April 20, 2017 at 3:38 pm

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

  52. Tee Anderson

    April 20, 2017 at 10:19 pm

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

  53. Criscia B Ansell

    April 20, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    I would buy furniture for my boys room.

  54. Susan Smith

    April 21, 2017 at 1:54 pm

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

  55. Leigh Anne Borders

    April 22, 2017 at 6:59 am

    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.

  56. gloria patterson

    April 22, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    dresser and chest or maybe storage unit or who knows

  57. Kelly klepfer

    April 22, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    So so many things! I love Ikea!

  58. shelly

    April 22, 2017 at 4:35 pm

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

  59. Lindsay Bade

    April 23, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    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!

  60. Heather W

    April 23, 2017 at 6:47 pm

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

  61. Latanya Thornhill

    April 24, 2017 at 6:52 am

    I would get the STENSTORP
    Wall shelf with drawers, white

  62. MONICA Y

    April 24, 2017 at 11:36 am

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

  63. Rust

    April 24, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    The rafflecopter form is not opening tonight. 🙁

    • Pattie Cordova

      April 24, 2017 at 8:54 pm

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


  64. Steve Weber

    April 25, 2017 at 8:35 am

    We need new dressers in our bedroom.

  65. Jennylyn Gross

    April 25, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I need a new mattress

  66. Kathleen Whitney

    April 25, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Storage Units!

  67. Laurajj

    April 26, 2017 at 10:37 am

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

  68. Kayte CookWatts

    April 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm

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

  69. Kat

    April 26, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    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.

  70. Charity Cram

    April 27, 2017 at 9:28 am

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

  71. Kim Henrichs

    April 27, 2017 at 11:25 am

    I would love to get a desk!!

  72. Francine Anchondo

    April 27, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I would buy my son a new bed.

  73. Chrissy

    April 28, 2017 at 4:53 am

    I would use it towards new kitchen cabinets/remodel that we are doing in our basement!

  74. Jessica Naca

    April 28, 2017 at 8:40 am

    After almost a year of moving into our new home I haven’t bought a bedroom set yet! I would put it towards a new set and A wardrobe closet!

  75. Rust

    April 28, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I would love to have one of those large clocks for my kitchen, and also a pot rack and a utensil wall rack too, and linens for the bed and bath.

  76. Jillian Too

    April 28, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    I’d love to use it for a new chest of drawers.

  77. Ben (ada)

    April 29, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    I’d buy another bookshelf

  78. Heather Hayes Panjon

    April 30, 2017 at 3:15 am

    I would buy a tv stand for my bedroom

  79. Sonya Morris

    April 30, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I would love to buy cabinets for my bathroom from IKEA!

  80. Angela

    April 30, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    My end tables don’t match. I would like to get some matching ones.

  81. Stacey Roberson

    April 30, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    I would buy a chair and window treatments for my daughter’s room and some bar stools for the kitchen area.

  82. Karrie

    April 30, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I would buy bunk beds or a desk

  83. Jen Rodrigues

    April 30, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    I would buy a bookshelf for my room.

  84. Tina W

    May 1, 2017 at 1:33 am

    I love IKEA linens so I would redo the bedding and curtains in my house.

  85. Brandon Sparks

    May 1, 2017 at 7:09 am

    The first thing I would buy is the RIGGAD LED work lamp w/wireless charging

  86. Sarah Mayer

    May 1, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    I would get a new dresser for our bedroom.

  87. Starla

    May 1, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Oh my goodness, look at how great the room looks! You all did a great job. Not sure if I could do all of that myself, lol. This would be a dream to win. My Nana passed a year ago tomorrow and I have quite a lot of work to do for her home, now my home which needs a lot of help; I would love to start with my bedroom. I need a new bed, and all furniture.

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