IKEA wants you to build castles and fortresses inside your very own home right now. Why? This is because IKEA knows that besides your spouse, children, family and pets, your suites of furniture can be your source of entertainment as well. The fact that a lot of us are being trapped indoors means our option for salvation from boredom is limited. Thankfully the company from Sweden has released a set of instructions on how to build 6 amazing furniture forts to shield you from the pandemic.
The good news is this 6 IKEA castle ideas will be suitable for everyone from all walks of life, meaning that even your kids or parents can join in as well. This truly brings back a lot of fond memories when we reminisce about how we used to build our own playhouse, tents and castles using nothing but our chairs, cushions, blankets and even some Christmas light bulbs. Do you still remember all this real fun?
These 6 sets of castle ideas were created by Instinct ad agency to make use of the Swedish company simplistic furniture design. This easy-to-assemble guide will show you what you need to build your very own reinforced fortress. Of course you can make your own adjustments and add some bells and whistle. So are you ready to build your own empire with IKEA? Let's start:
6 IKEA Castle Ideas To Build In Your House
First and foremost, the fort is the most basic of the 6 castles which is made up of the common couch cushions, a few pillows to be erected as walls and a sheet to be your top shelter (roof). Throw in a few pegs and you can now hide comfortably inside your fort while eating your snacks right in front of the TV. Make sure to keep the remote with you.
> 2. House
If you need a bigger space, IKEA suggest that you build a House inside your house! This is quite familiar with a lot of us and in fact it can be equally easy to build. Go under a table, spread a few sheets and secure them together with your pegs and books. Voila you have build yourself a play tent. Make sure to illuminate your house with a lamp and yeah put your Teddy bear at the entrance to keep out intruders.
3. Camping Tent
Want to be in something more adventurous? Why don't you build a Camping Tent then? Very similar to the House, your Camping Tent can be erected with a clothes rack instead of a table. That way it will look more like a tent (of course) right? Again, secure the loose ends with pegs and books and make sure to make your Camping Tent comfortable by padding the floor with your parents' pillows. Ouh~you want a starry night? Hook up some light bulbs and you can start sharing some spooky tales inside.
Want something a bit more primitive? I mean simpler? Then you definitely have to try building a Cave! All you need to start building your Cave is an arm chair as your anchor. Then tuck a sheet into the arm chair and use a few books to secure the sheet and you will have your very own man cave. Still I think your little one will love hiding inside this little cave with you sitting next to him.
Fancy building yourself something more challenging? Then I suggest you try this Wigwam which resembles the native Red Indian house. To build this, you will need a coat and hat stand. The stand will be the center of your Wigwam, then wrap it with a few sheets from the top. Don't forget to secure your sheets with lots of heavy books. Hook up some LED bulbs at the entrance and you have your very own Red Indian tepee tent!
Last but not least is the elaborate Castle! To build this "majestic" castle, IKEA suggests that you use four chairs to build your indestructible walls. Then at the center of your castle, place your coat stand for the roof to be propped up. Since this is a castle, you want to make it as grandeur as possible right? Make sure you hang those Christmas light bulbs and add many pillows so that it is very, very comfortable inside. After all this is a castle you are building for a King and Queen right?
IKEA Castle Building Ideas (Guide Included)
There you have it folks, playtime ideas that you can try with your spouse, kids, parents and even your pets. Of course if you are all alone, building these castles will also serve as a reminder of all the good time you used to have when you are young. Fret not, you can also call your other buddies in their respective castles and start have meetings using Zoom, Meet or Facebook Rooms! Don't have all the furniture that you need to build the castles? Order from IKEA right now. Again a big thank you to IKEA for these 6 brilliant Castle ideas that we can build in our house right now.
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