ADVERTISEMENT - Here's an idea: turn basic IKEA storage cabinets and dressers into multi-functional lofts. It's a smart way to address the problem of small space — you get both beds and storage in the same footprint. These hacks work well for studio apartments, kids rooms, and dorms.
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Above, a storage bed that uses parts of IKEA's STOLMEN closet system as its basis. Initially from, via Anita Sienudzi

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A mattress placed over two MALM dressers works well for this Swedish boy's room. Seen on Hitta-Hem

(Image credit: Stil Inspiration)

Another STOLMEN bed hack, this time from Stil Inspiration

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An even more complex build: Ikea kitchen cabinets and doors form storage and steps up to a bed in this small apartment, from  Oh Yes Blog

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Weekday Carnival came up with this configuration,  with different colored kitchen cabinets (with dinosaur pulls!). To the left of the bed is also a combined desk.

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And last but not least, IKEA Hackers shows us this version, with EXPEDIT bookshelves forming a ring around the edge.

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