IKEA has launched the new KURA bed, and it's reversible...

This IKEA KURA bed sounds mad, but it is actually a very cool, practical idea...

Ikea reversible bed
(Image credit: Ikea)

Oh IKEA, you never cease to amaze us with your design ideas. What goes on in your little blue and yellow brain to come up with these products? A reversible bed? Sounds just about mad enough to work.

Keep on scrolling to find out more about this innovative IKEA KURA bed and why it's perfect if you have kids and for more cool kid's bedroom ideas head over to our feature. 

Ikea reversible bed

(Image credit: Ikea)

So how does the Kura bed work, and what exactly is a reversible bed? Well, actually it's a lot more straightforward than it sounds. It's essentially a bed that you can switch between being a kid's bunk bed and a four-poster bed. You would think it would be a more complex process to switch between the two, but you literally turn it upside down to convert from a low bed, to a high bed. Or vice versa.

What age is the IKEA KURA bed for?

We think it's a perfect piece of furniture for kids who are perhaps too young for a bunk bed, but will likely want one at some point in the future. As a lower bed, you can still make it really fun by wrapping toys around the canopy or buying one of Ikea's bed tents to put over the top. 

Then, when you have it as a bunk bed you create a really cosy nook underneath that  can function perfectly as a den. Just pop down a rug, loads of cushions and toys and string up some LED fairy light. Very cute (very Instagrammable).

Ikea reversible bed

(Image credit: Ikea)

So let's talk price. The Kura bed is only £129! And since it's reversible we are seeing that as two beds for the price of one. These canopy beds are all over the mummy blogger's Instagrams too, so they are parent-approved as well as kid-friendly. A stylish, bargain buy. 

How long will the IKEA KURA bed take to assemble? 

For a reversible bed, this doesn't actually seem to be any more complicated to put together than other IKEA beds. If you're a natural with IKEA furniture, 30 mins, and if this is a first time flat pack furniture purchase or if you're a little out of practice then put max 2 hours aside to get this up.

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Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.