Whether you’re creating a nursery from scratch for your new bundle of joy or redecorating your older kids’ bedrooms as they grow, it can quickly become overwhelming to find stylish, yet affordable, decor to spruce up the space. For a one-stop shop, consider IKEA and its plethora of kid-friendly furniture and decor options. From the newborn stage to school-age, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Insta-worthy kids room essentials from IKEA. Plus, all the items we’ve gathered are less than $150, so you won’t break the bank either. Not only will you adore them, but your kids will, too!
For the Nursery: GULLIVER Changing Table
Nursery room essentials often result in a hefty price tag. But what if you could snag a functional and attractive changing table that also happens to be cost-effective?
Enter: IKEA’s GULLIVER changing table. It’s sleek, minimalist aesthetic will pair neatly with any type of decor. Boasting plenty of storage, this nursery item is a must-have for sleep-deprived new parents looking to keep things simple during those late nights.
GULLIVER Changing Table, IKEA, $109.
For the Nursery: UPPLYST LED Cloud Wall Lamp
With its playful design and affordable price, it’s no small wonder that this dreamy cloud lamp is one of IKEA’s bestsellers.
The soft glow it emits makes it easy enough to see at night, but isn’t bright enough to prevent littles from drifting off to sleep.
UPPLYST LED Cloud Wall Lamp, IKEA, $20.
For a Toddler Room: BERGIG Book Display With Storage
Storage, storage and more storage. As any parent knows, toddlers seem to accumulate more toys and books as if from nowhere.
This pint-sized front-facing bookshelf offers easy access for your toddler thanks to its kid-friendly height and includes a spacious bottom drawer for additional books and toys that would otherwise be left scattered all over the room.
BERGIG Book Display with Storage, IKEA, $149.
For a Toddler Room: JÄTTELIK Soft Dinosaur Plush
IKEA offers a plethora of plush toys for kids of all ages, but your dino-loving tot will adore this bright green T-Rex bestseller.
JÄTTELIK Soft Dinosaur Plush, IKEA, $10.
For a Toddler Room: DVÄRGMÅS Play Tunnel
A Montessori-inspired classic, cloth play tunnels encourage open-ended, imaginative play — however, they can often be overpriced with other retailers.
This cost-effective version can even be linked with other IKEA play tunnels, making the creative opportunities endless.
DVÄRGMÅS Play Tunnel, IKEA, $20.
For a Preschooler’s Room: TROFAST Storage
With its sturdy wooden frames and lightweight plastic boxes, this storage shelf is easy for your child to maneuver.
Select the colour combo that works best for your kiddo’s room (there are six to choose from). We also love that it’s minimalist enough that it’ll easily align with any other decor in the room.
TROFAST Storage, IKEA, $144.
For a Preschooler’s Room: FLISAT Children’s Sensory Table
As parents, our ideal furniture items are the ones that will grow with our kids. So, look no further than this simple-to-install sensory table that will wow you with its versatility.
Sleek and relatively inexpensive (compared to similar items from other retailers), this table offers storage boxes that slide underneath the table for quick clean-ups.
FLISAT Children’s Sensory Table, IKEA, $129.
For a Preschooler’s Room: FLISAT Doll House/Wall Shelf
Is it a doll house? Is it a shelf? It can be whatever you want it to be — and therein lies the beauty.
It can start out as a doll house for younger kids and then mounted as a shelf to display various knick knacks as they get older. We’re fairly certain you’ll have it for years to come.
FLISAT Doll House/Wall Shelf, IKEA, $50.
For Older Kids: PÅHL Desk
Sturdy and easy-to-assemble, this genius little desk is adjustable at three different heights so it can grow with your kid.
Bonus safety feature: it includes cable management trays to keep dangerous cords out of the way while also keeping things neat and tidy.
PÅHL Desk, IKEA, $99.
For Older Kids: MÅLA Easel
This IKEA bestseller will help kids explore their creativity, offering blackboard and whiteboard options, in addition to the option to add drawing paper.
Featuring two removable trays, it also acts as storage for all those whiteboard pens and pieces of chalk. Bonus: it folds flat for quick and easy storage.
MÅLA Easel, IKEA, $50.