IKEA Bedroom Makeover of Landon’s Turquoise Room

by Dagmar Bleasdale on May 31, 2016

Kids IKEA bedroom makeover, DagmarBleasdale.com

If you have ever visited our home, you’d notice what IKEA fans we are. We have IKEA furniture and home decor everywhere.

And we might have about 10 IKEA plush friends.

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.com

We mostly had antique furniture in the house I grew up in in Germany, but also some IKEA furniture, and I lived just 20 minutes away from an IKEA store in Burbank, CA, for years.

I love shopping there so much that I even wrote a whole post about how to get the best deals at IKEA.

Since I moved a lot — 10 times in 20 years — I bought many small furniture, storage containers, and kitchen items from them, and we’ve bought more since we moved to New York, like the awesome sofa table we use for storage and our shoes.

When we moved into the Blue Cottage, Landon used my old twin IKEA bed, but he was outgrowing it.

You can see it here in a post about what his room looked like before the makeover, and why I chose to paint it turquoise.

To make a long story short, I contacted IKEA Paramus, NJ, where we shop all the time to see if they wanted to work on an IKEA bedroom makeover, and they were game. Yay!

IKEA Bedroom Makeover of Landon’s Room

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.com

This makeover has been in the work for a long time, and I’m so excited to show you the result.

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.com

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.com

First of all, the most exciting part was that the IKEA furniture were delivered and assembled for me!

After schlepping and assembling IKEA furniture the last 20+ years, moving them 10 times and decorating with them in the next place, I didn’t have to do anything this time except for signing off on the delivery and assembly.

I can not tell you what a luxury that was to me.

Did you know that IKEA not only offers delivery of their products but also an assembly service? My niece didn’t know and struggled for hours to put together a bed.

It’s so worth the cost of delivery and assembly, especially when it comes to furniture like this BRIMNES bed I decided on. It has four large drawers under the bed, and a slatted base the mattress sits on that also needs to be put together.


Since this bed is so affordable, it’s wise to spring for the assembly charge. The two gentlemen that came put everything together in less than two hours — the bed, the slatted bed base, the desk, and the rolling cart I’ll show you in a second.

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.com

I decided on this full-sized bed for Landon because of the extra storage (we are accessing the two drawers on the other side by lifting up the slats and thin mattress to store things we only need a few times a year) and the fact that it doesn’t have a footboard.

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.comI figure this way he can use this bed for a long time because his feet can hang over the bed if need be, plus I was worried that his friends or he could get hurt if they fall on a footboard that sticks up if they are roughhousing around.

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.comRight now the bed doesn’t have a headboard. I’m thinking of hanging a vintage door on the wall to serve as a headboard once I find one, or I can add the IKEA headboard with storage compartments that’s designed for this bed. It’s nice to have that option down the road.

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.comL’s favorite color is orange, so I chose the TUVBRÄCKA duvet cover for his bed.

The banner, the bedside table, and the three rolling storage boxes are IKEA products we already owned.

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.comRight now my favorite tree in the yard is blooming and looks so pretty through Landon’s big window.

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.com

This is the other side of L’s room. I bought the white TV stand all put together from the clearance section for just $32 at IKEA three years ago.

When I saw it, I knew it would be perfect to store all of Landon’s LEGO creations and would fit nicely under the window.

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.comHere are L’s new LINNMON/ALEX desk, RÅSKOG rolling cart, FORMAT lamp, and RISSLA desk pad.

105aThis desk is totally customizable: you can choose the legs, the color, and the storage options. Plus it’s so affordable — only $116!

I decided to stay with white but wanted a darker color for the top. To prevent it being colored on or scratched up, I also ordered the black desk pad.

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.comWe had used a little IKEA table as a desk for L before, so this is his first big boy desk he’ll have for a long time.

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.comIt’s so nice that he has all that storage, and if we want to, we can add more drawers on the other side eventually. The red chair is also from IKEA, but L has had it for several years now.

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.com

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.comThis black bookcase is — you guessed it — from IKEA as well. We’ve had this one for years.

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.com

115aI’ve loved this turquoise cart since IKEA first revealed it. L has so many LEGOS and Playmobil toys that I’m thrilled with any extra storage, and the fact that the cart is mobile is even better.

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.com

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.comI bought two rugs for Landon’s room and couldn’t decide with one I liked better. I shot most of the pictures with the turquoise rug, but here is the other option. I’d love your input — do you like this one better?

IKEA Bedroom Makeover, boy room, DagmarBleasdale.comThis one is an indoor/outdoor rug and it’s not as soft as the other one, but more durable. The white is an off-white, and I personally like the white stripes of the other rug better, but I prefer the orange and the pattern of this one.

The room makeover is not quite done yet. Can you guess which furniture piece I’m going to paint orange with Amy Howard chalk paint I also used for our cabinet?

I hope you enjoyed this tour of the IKEA bedroom makeover of Landon’s room!

Landon is thrilled with it, and I love that we can add even more storage to both the bed and the desk if we want to.

IKEA furniture and storage items are such a great option for a kids bedroom because they are affordable, pretty, colorful, and versatile.

I hope you’re lucky enough to have an IKEA store near you — make sure to take advantage of their yummy food in the restaurant and buy some of their chocolate bars!– or check them out online.

Do you own IKEA furniture?

{This post was sponsored by IKEA Paramus. I received products and delivery but no other compensation to facilitate this makeover. All opinions are my own.}

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie Briggs June 13, 2016 at 11:48 AM

What a bright and fun room! Thank you so much for sharing with #HomeMattersParty this week .


Chloe Crabtree June 11, 2016 at 10:47 PM

Thanks so much for coming to the party! I hope you come and join us again on Monday evening!


Chloe Crabtree June 8, 2016 at 11:26 AM

What a great room re-do! This is a great room, I am sure he loves it! IKEA is a grat place to shop for decor and furnishings for kids rooms in particular, since they grow up so quickly and their preferred styles change. I love all the bright colors, and especially the banner that hangs from corner to corner! It is great taking the eye up! I want to invite you to stop by and share this at the Celebrate Your Story! link party! We would love to have you there. If you have a chance to stop by, here is the link: http://celebrateanddecorate.com/celebrate-story-29/


Karen June 4, 2016 at 10:53 PM

Great makeover! Great room! I’d go with the turquoise and white striped rug because of the close proximity to the red chair. Landon’s room is also a testimony to the quality and durability of IKEA furniture as you referenced the pieces that are not new to this makeover. I’m impressed that a red desk chair on wheels survived life in a little boy’s room! Sadly for me, the closest IKEA is in Stoughton, Massachusetts about a four hour ride away, one way! : (


Kelly June 2, 2016 at 2:30 PM

You did an a great job on the remodel of Landon’s room, it’s very cute! I couldn’t tell you which rug is more suitable, I like them both. I love the turquoise cart.


Suzy Godfre June 1, 2016 at 9:02 PM

It’s a great room and I know that Landon is going to love it!
Awesome job, Mom!!!


Dagmar Bleasdale June 1, 2016 at 10:53 PM

Thanks, Suzy!


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