8 IKEA Bedroom Ideas That Make Adulting Look Good

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As you mature and evolve, so do your tastes in interior design and bedroom ideas. Gone are the days of being a kid, content with life in a dorm room and sorority/frat house. Now you're ready for something that feels more sophisticated and unfortunately, that usually translates to more expensive. Or does it?

Thanks to IKEA, the big box, Scandi retailer that we all know and love, you can achieve the luxe look you've been dreaming of at a fraction of the cost. From small spaces to extra storage to DIY hacks to lighting, this one-stop shop pretty much has it all.

Scroll on for eight stunning (and very adult-worthy) IKEA bedroom ideas that you should copy stat!

1. For the busy creative.

If we didn't tell you that this incredible bedroom office was created with IKEA furniture, you'd think it was a custom piece that cost a pretty penny, wouldn't you? Well, Olivia from Lust Living got creative and designed this oh-so-chic workstation with a custom desk that she fashioned from two three-drawer chests. Pure genius!

Get the look: IKEA Malm 3-Drawer Chest, $79

2. For the monochrome minimalist.

Takes notes from this monochrome IKEA bedroom idea by Amy Kim from Homey Oh My, and embrace your minimalist side. She keeps things interesting in this all-white space with contrasting black accents and a variety of different textures, while the spacious dresser provides plenty of room to stash things away, keeping this sanctuary nice and tidy.

Get the look: IKEA Malm 6-Drawer Dresser, $179

3. For the beachy bohemian.

Jane from A Taste of Koko gave her bedroom a beachy-boho makeover that feels perfect for summer. Follow her lead and focus your attention on the bed — after all that is the most important part. First, top it with plush linens, a colorful throw, and matching accent pillows. Next, frame your headboard with your fave verdant greenery. And last but not least, throw in a little texture with a shaggy rug and a woven floor pouf.

Get the look: IKEA Björksnäs Bed Frame, $399 - $479

4. For the Scandi lover.

Bedrooms are a place to sleep, read, meditate, and more, but they also need to store your wardrobe, too — that's a lot of function for one space. So how do you design a space that's both functional and beautiful? Matilda from Hemma Interiors show us how to make use of every square inch in this neutral Scandi refuge perfect for reflection and relaxation.

Get the look: IKEA Malm Bed Frame, $149 - $229

5. For the adventurer.

Look beyond the bedroom department at IKEA and head straight to the lighting instead, like Vanessa did in her travel-inspired refuge. This woven bamboo pendant light injects warm texture into this eclectic design, and complements the intricate headboard. But the best part of this space is definitely the By Tezza Collage Kit on the wall. The inspiring imagery pretty much guarantees that your dreams will be sweet.

Get the look: IKEA Sinnerlig Pendant, $99

6. For the classic traditionalist.

Or, perhaps you're looking for something a little more traditional? If that's the case, you're in luck. This IKEA bedroom idea from Becky over at Feeding the Joy showcases classic details like that greige wainscoting (which she DIYed!) and a charming white headboard, and we're loving the finished result.

Get the look: IKEA Hemnes Bed Frame, $199 - $329

7. For the chic modernist.

While traditional style is cool and all, you just can't deny the sophisticated beauty of a modern interior. This swanky IKEA bedroom idea by designer Dominika Bodenko hits all the right notes and amps up the drama factor, thanks to dreamy gray walls, a navy channel-tufted headboard, luxe chandelier, and chic articulating wall sconces. May we just say, bravo!

Get the look: IKEA Nymåne Wall Lamp, $39.99

8. For the plant-loving studio dweller.

If the square footage gods weren't on your side when they were handing out spacious sleeping quarters, we feel your pain. Sometimes all you have to work with is a little corner in a studio apartment, and that's perfectly OK. As Connie from Connie and Luna proves, you can achieve an idyllic bedroom even when you don't have a lot of space. And thanks to this stacking bed from IKEA, you can even accommodate a guest in your cozy haven.

Get the look: IKEA Utåker Stackable Bed (2 pack), $457


Emma Jane Palin is a multi-award-winning blogger and freelance writer with a penchant for design and interiors.

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