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9 of the Best IKEA Beds (Starting at Under $100!) – Including Loft Beds & Kids Beds!

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wooden ikea tarva bed with white bedding

Is your bedroom in need of a facelift? You’ll be on your way to better sleep in no time with these popular beds from IKEA. With so many different designs to choose from (at great prices), your whole room will be pulled together in no time!


1. NORDLI bed with storage

platform storage bed with floral comforter in store

Price | $399

If you’re tight on space, this bed would be a great option thanks to the surplus of storage it offers. Plus, it comes in either white or black to go with any decor.

navy platform bed with headboard

And If you’re really looking to go all out, you can also choose the same bed, but with a beautiful headboard that comes with built-in nightstands and extra storage.

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • 6 spacious & soft-closing drawers to fits clothes, extra bed linens, etc.
  • Simple and compact design
  • Easily fits in spaces with lower ceilings
  • Coordinates with other NORDLI series pieces
  • No box spring required

Cons to consider: 

  • Some reviewers complain of the slats in the middle of the bed frame
  • Corners of the bed are sharp so use caution when walking around at night
  • Cannot use 2 of the drawers when using some freestanding nightstands

“We’ve had this bed for a little over a month now and really love it! There are 6 drawers and they’re very big! The bed is also very sturdy. Even our 110 lb dog jumps on and off and we have a heavy memory foam mattress on it. Great bed and amazing value!” 

– Katie ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


2. FLEKKE daybed

flekke daybed with colorful floral bedspread comforter

Price | $589

This bed is so versatile that you can enjoy it as a couch during the day, sleep on it at night, and even convert it into a double bed when you need it to sleep two. Price includes two mattresses so you won’t even need to shop around for the perfect one.

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • 2 Large drawers, great for extra comforters, linens, etc.
  • Compact design for homes and rooms with little space
  • Versatile as a sofa/chaise or a single or double bed
  • Double headboard allows for a cozy corner of pillows
  • No box spring required

Cons to consider: 

  • Some may prefer softer mattresses other than what’s included

“This bed is simple enough to assemble – my husband did it by himself in about 3 hours! We bought this bed for our sunroom which we use as an occasional guest bedroom and it fits very well in such a small space. This bed works well as a guest bed and if our guests prefer a softer mattress, we bought a memory foam mattress pad to put on top. All-in-all a great, space-saving piece!”

– Carlin ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


3. STUVA loft bed

loft bed with blue drawers and ladder

Price | $409

If you have a teenager who’s knee-deep in homework, this bed will be just what you’re looking for! With so much added space, this loft bed gives you the storage you need without taking up the extra floor space.

blue and white loft storage bed with desk

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • Built-in desk can be assembled parallel, perpendicular, or with 2 ADILS legs for a free-standing desk
  • Ample storage solutions such as the built-in wardrobe, open shelf unit, and 3 desk drawers
  • Great for homes with limited floor space by only taking up 21.5 square feet
  • No box spring required
  • Comes in a variety of colors:

Cons to consider: 

  • Your child might outgrow it eventually

“I bought this about 2 years ago and my daughter could not be happier! I ask her all the time if she wants a new bed since I thought it would be too small for her, but she always refuses and says how much she loves this one. I recommend it to anyone that needs a bed, closet, and working area all in one. This is so perfect for a small room that can’t fit many items.” 

– Jaylen ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


4. TARVA bed frame

two twin TARVA IKEA bed frames in room with white bedding and lights

Price | $99

Minimalist home decorators are going to love this simple bed frame from IKEA! I personally own two of these TARVA beds which make for perfect kid’s beds regardless of age and the best part is that you pay under $100 for each one!

kids IKEA TARVA bed with white bedding

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • Made of solid pine wood
  • Unfinished, and can be easily stained or painted
  • Slatted bed base included
  • No box spring required

Cons to consider: 

  • Many reviewers ran into assembly issues

My thoughts:

Since I have two boys that share a room, I needed two beds for their space. The minimalist design + the super affordable price of these beds is what drew me to these. We previously had these in our last house and I painted them white which looked so amazing and high end!

I haven’t got around to painting their new beds yet, but just the wood on its own is gorgeous and most importantly my boys love sleeping on them! They’re a bit of a pain to get together, but that’s to be expected with IKEA furniture. You can’t beat the price!


5. KOPARDAL bed frame

metal KOPARDAL bed frame in store

Price | $169

I’m in love with the design of this bed! It’s timeless and available at such a great price! There’s no need to scour the local antique shops to find a beauty like this.

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • Classic steel bed design goes with a variety of decor, is strong and sturdy, and easy to maintain
  • High headboard allows you to prop up pillows and relax
  • Spacious floor space underneath, which is great for extra storage and makes vacuuming a breeze
  • No box spring required

Cons to consider: 

  • Legs are slightly flared which make you prone to tripping
  • Some reviewers complain of it being squeaky
  • Some complain their standard mattress doesn’t fit well

“We bought this bed 1.5 years ago and use it with a 13″ deep mattress and the basic wooden slats. We wanted an inexpensive, simple bed with room to store stuff underneath in our small apartment. Love not having a footboard and this bed is comfortable for my tall boyfriend. Plus, it’s easier to make the bed. It has been very sturdy and not squeaky at all (we weigh 135 and 240lb and the mattress is 110lb).”

– Tessa ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


6. MALM storage bed

MALM storage bed in IKEA store

Price | $499

Talk about a cool bed – who thought storage could be so fun? Whether you need tons of extra storage or just want something different, this one is unique and unlike any other that you’ll find!

white MALM bed with tye dye comforter in IKEA store

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • Open and soft-close design
  • Ample storage space underneath the mattress
  • Comes with boxes & dividers for smaller item organization
  • High headboard to easily prop up pillows & relax
  • Sleek design & neutral color fits with any decor

Cons to consider: 

  • Some complain their standard mattress doesn’t fit well
  • One reviewer bent the brackets making it impossible to open the storage compartment

“I love this bed’s clean lines! It makes the entire room look great and the storage is absolutely unbelievable! Hiking and sports equipment, boxes of memorabilia out of closets, and freeing up space for clothing. The bed stores items that had been cluttering almost every corner of our house. Yet, it is still so easy to retrieve those stored items.”

– Linda ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


7. KVALFJORD bed frame

tufted upholstered KVALFJORD IKEA bed frame with white bedding

Price | $699

IKEA even has gorgeous upholstered bed frames so if you’re trying to stay within a reasonable budget, this bed is sure to check off your bedroom makeover wishlist. Plus, unlike any other upholstered bed, you’ll find on the market, the fabric on this one is removable and completely machine washable! Sweet! 

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • Traditional upholstered design
  • Fabric is made of a linen blend
  • Solid oak legs
  • Included slatted bed base
  • No box spring required

Cons to consider:

  • Assembly requires two people

This bed HAS IT ALL! The legs match my furniture perfectly, the frame sits nicely off the floor, and I love the simple, clean lines of the headboard. The headboard is also very thick and nicely upholstered — does not look cheap at all! Assembly isn’t difficult and it’s sturdy! Bonus: Nothing gets in the way of anything you want to store under your bed. The headboard is plenty tall enough that you can fit a box spring/foundation and a thick mattress and not even come close to the bottom line of buttons. I love this bed!”

– Beth ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Shopping for your toddler? We’re loving these highly-rated options for your little ones:

8. KURA reversible bed

KURA reversible bed with red tent canopy and lights

Price | $179

Every night will feel like a dream when your little one can camp out in this cool bed. Plus, you can add a unique bed tent to make all their bedroom dreams come true!

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • Reversible bed design:
    • Turn it upside down to create a play space or cozy nook
    • Loft bed or low-lying bed
  • Sturdy and made of wood
  • Offers side rails when used as a loft bed
  • Not too close to the ceiling so work well in rooms with low ceilings

Cons to consider: 

  • Thicker mattresses won’t allow you to safely utilize the side rails on the loft bed
  • Some complain the wood pieces aren’t cut properly making assembly difficult

“We love this bed and bought it in preparation for foster care and having flexibility was key. Our son likes it as a loft – it’s low enough so that it is safe and accessible, yet high enough that there’s room for a huge cozy nook underneath. We have also used it as bunk beds when we had extra kids and if we had a younger child it could be easily flipped over to accommodate a toddler. I love how sturdy it is and I managed to put it together by myself – looks great with any bedding.”

– Kathy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


9. MINNEN Ext bed frame

Minnen white iron toddler bed with pink canopy tent on top

Price | $99

How darling is this bed?! It also grows with your child with its extendable frame design, plus it’s available at such a great price – under $100! Talk about getting some serious bang for your buck!

white iron MINNEN IKEA bed with white bedding

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • Timeless, sturdy design
  • Extendable bed frame grows with your child
  • Available in other colors
  • Extendable mattress option so no need to continue buying mattresses

Cons to consider: 

  • None to note according to reviews

My thoughts:

This bed works perfectly for my daughter and it’s not super difficult to put together like a lot of other IKEA furniture items! When my daughter was ready to transition out of her crib, we started with the toddler size, and when she was ready for the twin size, we just bought a new mattress and adjusted the frame as needed. Easy peasy and she loves it!

This bed is really nice for younger kiddos because it’s low to the ground and it’s easy to get in and out of on their own.


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Comments 14

  1. jennifermagindupont

    Any matress reccomendations for the Kura?

    • Connie

      Any regular twin size mattress. No thicker than 5 1/8” if you’re using it as the loft option.

    • Rebekah

      We purchased a Lucid 5″ memory foam mattress for our son’s Kura. He’s now sleeping in the loft style without issue. He likes how he can store toys underneath, in his “fort”.

  2. Mel

    My 9 year old loves the Nesttun bed (not included on your list). He kept falling out of bed and getting hurt. What we love most about the Nesttun is that is really close to the ground so if he were to fall out, he wouldnt have far to fall. The dog also loves that she can jump up with ease and not have to use her stairs like with the other beds. https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/nesttun-bed-frame-white-s29157991/

  3. Momof3

    The bedding on the Malm storage bed, is that from Ikea also? My daughter has totally fallen for they tye dye trend.

    • Irene (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Momof3, the bedding is indeed from IKEA. Although a quick search online did not produce this particular set. You may want to contact your local IKEA to see if they know of this set. Maybe pull up this picture on your phone and show an associate on your next visit there. Good luck!

  4. tt

    Does anyone know what that wooden slide is called? Where to buy?

  5. rebecca

    we have #8, and it has held up well for a couple of moves and at least 10 years so far. it is SO safe as a starter bed when the mattress is close to the ground, then is fun and allows for extra space when you turn it around as a loft bed when the child is older.
    on ours, the white parts (around the bottom and on the end) are reversible to blue for added versatility.
    we have one of Ikea’s thinner/cheaper mattresses on it, and it is also way more comfy than you would expect, and has remained equally firm/maintained its shape all the years we’ve had it.

    • Irene (Hip Sidekick)

      What great feedback, Rebecca. Thank you! This is what helps everyone in our community be smarter and wiser shoppers! Thank you and so glad IKEA products have been good for you!

  6. kg

    We bought the Flekke daybed for my daughter last month. She couldn’t be happier with it! Easy to assemble, too!

  7. Sara

    We had the Kura for my son’s first bed, and the tent was blue with stars, he called it his “Buzz Lightyear bed.” It held up really well until he outgrew it at about age 12. He picked out Ikea’s Hemnes bed for his replacement, and that one has been great so far too. We got the drawers for extra storage under the bed too.

  8. evelynlo96

    Please keep more IKEA recommendations coming! 😁

    • Sara

      So glad you enjoyed this post, evelynlo96! In the meantime, you can check out all of our other IKEA posts HERE. Enjoy! 🙂

  9. Jeanne

    Looking for the beddys can’t find them.

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