Built in Daybed with IKEA bookshelves

~ in case you liked that Daybed idea as much as I did from May 8ths post 😉 (it’s a long one so click on the link to see it in it’s entirety) ~

Built in Daybed with IKEA bookshelves

Yall, this post has been a long time coming but I feel like I can handle telling you about the many steps it took to create the built in daybed in the playroom for the One Room Challenge last May. See the reveal here.

We transformed this space with built ins using Ikea bookshelves. This daybed space is so versitile and provides so much storage.

Yes, last May. That’s how long I’ve waited. It makes the room awesome and we’ve loved the space so hopefully it’s well worth the wait. I guess first I should start of with my inspiration for the space. This gorgeous reading nook from Jess at The Bright Green Door.  I love everything about it. It was so clever and cost effective to use IKEA book shelves and truly made a great space out of a spot that served no purpose. I’m a fan.

Inspiration from the Bright Green Door. We transformed this space with built ins using Ikea bookshelves. This daybed space is so versitile and provides so much storage.

A few things had to be different about our built ins though. I wanted our bed to have a front. 1. because dust bunnies and 2. hoarding and hiding crap treasures under beds happens over here. Here’s looking at you Nickerbeans. Another difference in our spaces is that our wall/ nook was much longer. I played around with all types of possibilities and ended up with this super cool drawing. (p.s. the finished product was way more involved than creating the drawing…)

We transformed this space with built ins using Ikea bookshelves. This daybed space is so versitile and provides so much storage.
Our space would still use IKEA bookshelves facing in toward the bed. But the bed would come out a little further from the bookshelves. And we’d use a smaller, outside facing bookshelf on each end, filling the entire length of the wall.

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