Stauraum schaffen im Kinderzimmer
Creating storage space in the children's room
In the rooms of our favourite little people, a lot of things often accumulate. The favourite cuddly toys, the most exciting books and all the beautiful toys are great companions for our little ones. But they also take up a lot of space. And if the children's room is also small, the challenge of creating enough storage space is particularly great
Storage space, organisation and fun in the children's room
You probably don't just want more storage space for space-saving reasons. The increased space also automatically brings more organisation into the children's room. IKEA TROFAST shelves* are a great way to do this. You can store all kinds of things in the many drawer. You can also use our furniture stickers to drawer laminate and see at a glance what is in which drawer. But watch out! That's not all. The TROFAST shelves can also be used as a play area. With our versatile adhesive foils, you can turn the simple shelf into a runway, a farm and many other motifs in no time at all. Fun is guaranteed!
Create storage space under the bed
For more storage space in small children's rooms, we found a super IKEA hack on Instagram at dottie.dk, Henriette's account. Henriette simply added a bed construction to IKEA's TROFAST storage system.
Image source: dottie.dk
What you need for the bed with storage space
- two IKEA TROFAST systems
- four square timbers for the bed frame (4×4 cm): 2slats 200 cm 2slats 82 cm 12 wooden slats for the slatted frame (90 cm)
- a chipboard as fall protection (approx. 120 x 35 cm)
- some screws
- a cordless screwdriver
- several angles for fastening
Step by step instructions
Step 1: It is best to start by assembling the TROFAST systems. The IKEA instructions make it quick and easy.
Step 2: Are the boxes assembled? Then it's straight on to the next step. Now you build a bed frame from simple wooden slats from the DIY store. We decided on a bed size of 200 x 90 cm. Of course, you can vary the size of the bed as you wish. You simply screw the squared timbers together to make a frame. This is also quickly done with the cordless drill.
Step 3: As soon as the bed frame is finished, you screw the slightly wider slats onto the frame at regular intervals to form a slatted frame. To make sure that everything sits tightly and no one can hurt themselves, it is best to fix the bed frame to the wall with brackets and at the front also with brackets with the TROFAST systems. It looks really good, doesn't it? You can build your own children's bed and create hidden storage space so quickly!
Step 4: Little dreamers are sometimes quite active at night. To make sure that no one falls out of the DIY bed, we now build a kind of "fall-out-of-bed protection". To do this, have a simple chipboard from the DIY store sawn to size. The easiest way to do this is to round off the sides of the board and, of course, sand it down properly so that there is no longer any danger of splinters. Then attach the board again to the front edge of the bed at the height of the headboard using brackets. Decorate it with the colour of your choice! Now all you have to do is slide the TROFAST boxes into the shelf. The new storage and sleeping system is DONE! We hope you have fun creating storage space!
The IKEA KURA bunk bed is a real space-saver
Creating storage space in the children's room also works great with the good old bunk bed. Not only is it fun for kids to climb up there, there's so much room underneath! The matching decal for the IKEA KURA even makes the practical piece of furniture really pretty.