Yes, IKEA bedroom furniture is basic, but that’s the beauty: It can serve as the core furniture for all types of bedrooms, for adults and children, males as well as females. It all depends on how it is styled. The affordable designs are really versatile for creating a bedroom that is comfortable, restful and personal.

The personal aspect is important when designing your layout. Is the space just for sleeping and relaxing or does it need to include space for homework, play, or extra storage?  In any of these cases, there are IKEA products that will coordinate with the main bed to create a private space that fits specific needs.

Basic white furniture is a great place to start because it’s a blank design slate. White sets work with any interior and can be jazzed up with bold hues or made more sophisticated with a neutral palette of colors and textures. Or, go bolder, swapping out some of the doors for brightly colored options for a kid’s bedroom. In fact, the options are endless for styling kids’ rooms with IKEA bedroom furniture.

Give a basic Ikea bedroom a feminine touch when it also needs to double as a baby nursery.
Give a basic Ikea bedroom a feminine touch when it also needs to double as a baby nursery.
Even a small room like this can have plenty of storage, room to sleep a few kids, and a desk for studying.
Even a small room like this can have plenty of storage, room to sleep a few kids, and a desk for studying.

Bold colors pair perfectly with the basic white IKEA furniture. It also makes it easy to change the color scheme by changing the doors. White IKEA bedroom furniture also grows with a child and will likely be useful in some fashion until he or she leaves home.

Even a small room like this can have plenty of storage, room to sleep a few kids, and a desk for studying.
Even a small room like this can have plenty of storage, room to sleep a few kids, and a desk for studying.
The white furniture transitions well from a baby nursery to a child's room.
The white furniture transitions well from a baby nursery to a child’s room.
Pairing the furniture with a bold wall and bedding adds all the color necessary.
Pairing the furniture with a bold wall and bedding adds all the color necessary.
Small bedrooms can benefit from a raised bed with a desk situated underneath to make the most of the area.
Small bedrooms can benefit from a raised bed with a desk situated underneath to make the most of the area.

Natural wood is always a versatile option for the bedroom. This finish also mixes and matches with other IKEA bedroom pieces and is a gender-neutral option. It works well with the white furniture, adding a warm touch for those find the all-white look a bit stark.

Bunk beds are a favorite and the wood finish is more traditional.
Bunk beds are a favorite and the wood finish is more traditional.
A little creativity can transform basic Ikea bedroom furniture into a one-of-a-kind kids' room.
A little creativity can transform basic Ikea bedroom furniture into a one-of-a-kind kids’ room.
The wooden desks and tables maintain the natural feel set by the wooden bunk bed.
The wooden desks and tables maintain the natural feel set by the wooden bunk bed.
A small room with no storage space can still house kids and all their stuff with a storage cupboard.
A small room with no storage space can still house kids and all their stuff with a storage cupboard.

For older teens and singles, natural wood and bark finishes can be combined to create an urban chic space that is cool enough, provides ample storage and has room for studying. Shelving and storage accessories make the room modern and urban, while stashing the dresser in the closet makes the most of limited floor space.

Dark finishes and industrial gray chic make for a room that's appealing to older teens or singles sharing a home.
Dark finishes and industrial gray chic make for a room that’s appealing to older teens or singles sharing a home.
City dwellers in small apartments can use basic pieces and open shelving to create a functional bedroom.
City dwellers in small apartments can use basic pieces and open shelving to create a functional bedroom.
People living in a studio will want to maximize the space and use a Murphy bed and mirrored storage.
People living in a studio will want to maximize the space and use a Murphy bed and mirrored storage.
Double beds can be used in a small room when a good amount of storage in in the base of the bed.
Double beds can be used in a small room when a good amount of storage in in the base of the bed.
Dark finishes and earthy colors make a bedroom more masculine.
Dark finishes and earthy colors make a bedroom more masculine.
Using closed storage cubes as wall decor expands the storage capacity of a bedroom.
Using closed storage cubes as wall decor expands the storage capacity of a bedroom.

No matter what the room size or who the occupant is, IKEA bedroom furniture can be used to create personalized space. With all these examples, the only thing required is a lot of imagination.

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