IKEA Kura Bed Hack: Option 2 with DIY Ball

As promised, here is the second option for the big boy bed (Ikea Kura bed hack).
Which one do you like better? Option 1 or Option 2?
Personally I prefer Option 2 but my son really liked the full canopy and he played too much with the ball. Speaking of the ball, I made it! You can find the DIY instructions below.

 I bought two hanging baskets from the dollarstore, removed the hooks and took out the oasis.

I attached the two sides with tape first, then with wire and removed the tape. 
This wire is green because I didn't have black but you can find it at your craft store.

I used pliers to attached the chains together and hang the ball from the ceiling. 

Harlow AndThistle

Hi! I'm Andrea, I'm a Momma, a Designer and a hopeless DIY'er. I love finding ways to achieve a lux look for less.


  1. Love this! Curious what mattress you used?

    1. We got a twin foam mattress from JYSK. We could have got one at IKEA but they were on sale at JYSK at the time.

  2. Did it naturally just sit lower than the mattress in the IKEA pictures? Thinking of purchasing this bed and like the idea of the mattress sitting in the bed so it's lower for my 2 year old

    1. Yes, so, in the IKEA pictures the mattress is sitting slats supported by a frame that you screw on around the top of the box. I decided to forgo this step and put the wood slats on the floor with the mattress on top. It's perfect for a little one because it has a "crib" feel. Caution though, I had to put the fur over the edges because he bonked his head a few times. Hope that helps : )