For most of us, it’s been nearly two months (if not longer) of lockdown, and while we know it’s for the best and it’s something we have to do, that doesn’t make it any more boring or make it suck any less. IKEA wants to help alleviate some of those negative feelings, however, and give us something fun to do with our time. What better way than to build one of these six furniture forts using the company’s tutorials?
- Furniture forts aren’t just for kids. Sure, if you happen to have kids or live with them, they’ll definitely get a kick out of building an IKEA furniture fort. But even if it’s just you (or you and another adult) in the house, this is one construction job even grown-ups can enjoy – and should!
- It will make you feel like a kid again. Sure, you probably didn’t have IKEA furniture as a kid but you didn’t need it. Furniture forts and even pillow forts were regular projects that kept you occupied for hours on end (and made a total mess of the living room/your bedroom). Building one again now will let you harken back to simpler times, and I think I speak for us all when I say “thank goodness for that”!
- IKEA’s furniture fort tutorials are pretty easy to follow. The directions come in standard IKEA format but the pictures are simple enough to follow along with. While you’re suggested to have certain models of the company’s furniture and certain accessories they sell, as long as you have your own version of that (i.e. any couch, not the Landskrona in particular, for example), you should be good to go.
- The projects range from simple to more elaborate. IKEA’s most basic furniture fort is the Fortress, which literally just uses some couch cushions, a blanket, a couple of clothespins, a blanket, and a few pillows. The most elaborate is probably the Castle, which brings chairs into the building, so to speak, as well as a coat rack and some hanging lights. Go forth and build!