Use This IKEA Hack To DIY A Reading Nook For Your Kid's Bedroom

IKEA is a lifesaver for all things DIY. While the furniture retailer sells affordable and modern pieces, there have been a ton of DIY videos, blog posts, and Pinterest-worthy hacks that can easily compete with more expensive brands. From entertainment centers to outdoor fire pits, it's easy to get inspired to build your own unique piece.

Kid's furniture and storage have been a major player in IKEA hacks. From play kitchens to crafts tables, and toy storage to bookshelves, The Spruce notes that inventive parents are leaders when it comes to turning old things into new and new things into amazing designs.

If you are looking for an easy DIY project to encourage your kids to read and give them a space they can go with a favorite book or just when they need some quiet time, we've got a great one. All you need are some simple materials, affordable IKEA pieces, and some time dedicated to the project. Once you see the finished project, you'll be glad you did it.

Simple DIY reading nook

IKEA Hackers has a really creative hack for building a reading nook for kids. Using just four KALLAX IKEA units and some couch cushions (which can be made using your sewing skills or bought online), you'll have the perfect little bench for kids to get away when they need to.

The supplies are simple: you need two 2x4 KALLAX shelving units to act as the bookshelves, two 1x4 KALLAX shelving units to act as the bench, KALLAX drawer and door inserts, and DRONA boxes. Then get foam or fabric for the cushions, a simple plywood board, and trusty tools to put everything together.

Once you've got all the materials, assemble the IKEA furniture, make or buy the cushions, and then attach those cushions to the plywood board on the sides, back and bench, so they don't move. A super simple project that can be done on a weekend and ready for use on Monday after school!

Reading nook ideas

While this hack is simple, the beauty of DIY is that you can go as minimal or all out as you'd like depending on time, budget and skills. There is no limit to what you can make from scratch using some simple IKEA pieces.

Take this reading nook idea from Domino, which used a small closet as the perfect blank slate for a kid's little nook. The room is complete with adorable wallpaper, chairs, and spice racks used as bookshelves (a popular book storage hack). Another idea is from Paper Riot Co., which used the same IKEA spice racks and an empty corner to make a beautiful space complete with pillows and roses for a lovely reading nook.

We hope these ideas have inspired you to design your own cozy space for kids or even yourself for when you need to get away and recharge. With some household tools and IKEA items, you'll be able to build the perfect nook.