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How a Family of Seven Sleep in the ONE Room

Every parent knows what a battle it can be to get kids to bed. Elizabeth and Tom Boyce  would go through the same battle each night, trying to get their five children to bed. When it came to bedtime, their children aged from 1 to 11 would run amuck instead of going to sleep at bedtime.

To solve the problem, Elizabeth and Tom created a bed structure that could sleep all seven of them using IKEA furniture.

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Family ikea hack

“I wanted to make sure each kid had a little, you know, like some space of their own,” Elizabeth said. “We hung a little curtain and did little mood lighting, you know, just made it fun.”

So far the set up has been working well for the family and everyone has been getting their sleep.

The Boyce’s believe they sleep better as a result of their new bed.

Watch the video to see how the bed set up works.



Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are http://www.theplumbette.com.au and http://www.styledbybec.com.au/blog


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