Anyone own an ikea bed? What's the quality like?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

sugarcloud :  my husband furnished his house with Ikea stuff. Its expensive for the quality and it doesn’t last. He had a sofa bed and its an uncomfortable bed to sleep on and the couch part is uncomfortable too . The bed frame bar sits on the edge and digs into the back of the knees. The only thing that lasted was the couch and that’s only because my husband rebuilt the base by putting in new MDF to replace the pieces that broke. Hes not destructive at all and all the other furniture has lasted. 

I wouldn’t buy their stuff by way of furniture. I do like their knick knacks, high chairs,  kitchens are good quality for price and their Swedish meatballs and refillable coffee! 😉

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think it”s important to note that there is a very huge quality decline on their products. All of those who have had an Ikea bed from 10 years ago got a better product than the same ones now for sure. I have really noticed that dip in quality over the years. 

That being said: the higher priced stuff is really fine. As PP said, stay away from the lower priced furniture. I have an incredible Ikea bed and have had some crappy cheaper ones. All in all: we’re good with it.

BUt honestly: I love me some IKEA! I still find the price to quality ratio pretty good and I just love the ikea design style. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

I move a lot so I got ikea because it’s easier to move. I got a bed frame and mattresses from them back in 2011 and they have followed me through 4 moves so far without issue. 

Post # 19
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Busy bee

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<div class=”floatLeft”>I’ve seen the one you are talking about since I live near a IKEA store. The one you referred to is great, but IMO it’s not quite as stable with the legs than the one I have. I’m a larger woman and I wanted it to be a stable as possible. I sat on them on the store, rocked back from side to side, things like that to test it. The Malm was the most stable in that price range. I’ve had my bed about 4 months and it’s been fine and sturdy.</div>
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<div class=”floatLeft”>For a time I had the cheapest frame they carried which I think has been disconinuted. It was a bare wood one that had the wood slats beneath the matress. It was like the Tarva bed, made of bare pine wood. It lasted fine, at one point one of the wood slats under the bed split, and IKEA replaced the slat. Think the main reason that happened at all was that they were a natural flaw in the wood just from the way the tree grew. I just got that bed at the time because we moved into a apartment that was only supposed to be our home for 6-12 months, and we stayed for 3 years until we bought a house. The wood was never treated and like I said the bed was supposed to be temporary and it stood up until I just got rid of it when we moved. I like IKEA products and most of our furniture is from there. I just personally recommend getting the beds that are not bare pine over the ones that are if you have a choice.</div>
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Post # 20
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Quality is subjective, and what one person considers good quality another might not.

I’ve got a lot of friends who love IKEA stuff, and have many of their pieces of furniture. Compared to my furniture, I don’t consider the IKEA stuff to be good quality. That being said, we consider furniture to be an investment and prefer to buy more expensive items that we know . Each of our king bedroom sets (master and guest room) are from Haynes (an east coast furniture store) that we paid quite a bit for, but look just as good now as they did 10 years ago when we bought them. They will be moving with us to our new house as well.

I have an IKEA office desk from the Hemnes collection. It’s ok, and it’s served it’s purpose. I needed a smaller desk than what was previously in my home office. It’s fairly solid in terms of not falling apart after daily use for 2 years, but cosmetically looked like shit within 6 months. It’s fine for the price, but won’t be coming with us to the new house, as I’ll have a much bigger home office and will be investing in real office furniture.

My friends with IKEA love their stuff, but it fits both with their budget and style. Most of them care less about having long lasting pieces and are more concerned with getting something at a lower price point.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

We have an Ikea bed frame and it’s held up for almost 2 years. We bought it knowing that it would be temporary since we anticipaite getting a house in the next 1-2 years and will then buy “real”/more permanent furniture once we know we won’t be moving again or for a while.

I would definitely get it for a child if need be in the future!

Post # 22
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Keep in mind that you don’t need a wood bed frame at all. You can buy an adjustable metal frame that holds the box spring, and add the headboard of your choice. It gives you a more clean lined look and doesn’t restrict you to one style.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK

UK IKEA stuff still seems very good to me. We bought our bed frame earlier this year/last year, and have been very happy with it. We already had a mattress though.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee

We bought our daughter the same bed you posted and also got the matching night stand and dresser to go with it.  We love them.  They are very sturdy and beautiful. Very good quality.  We got a very good mattress for her – it’s really big so she wouldn’t need both the boxspring and mattress.  She loves the bed and has jumped up and down on it often and it’s still in excellent shape after 4 years and we hope she will continue to sleep in it even as she gets older and bigger.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

sugarcloud :  Yes, there were a lot of pieces!  You can actually pay IKEA to have someone come out to assemble all of the furniture for you, but my husband refused. LOL. He’s pretty handy so he did it himself. But there were a lot of pieces with the dresser and nightstand if you get those two. The bed wasn’t too bad by comparison, just big and heavy pieces.  The legs are tall enough that you can clean under the bed.  Our teenage son, who is around 5’10”, can actually hide under the bed!  He does that sometimes to tease his little sister. LOL.  I think this is the kind of bed your kids can grow with.  It’s very classic and timeless, but modern and will go into any setting.  

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Buy the bed with the drawers underneath, it’s worth it!  Storage plus can’t shove stuff under the bed, its sturdy, it’s the one I have so maybe it isn’t Hemnes. I love love love the drawers.  

It takes only 2, but requires 2 people to put the bed together, a twin you might get away with one.  It’s NOT hard to put together, idiots all over do it all the time.  It just takes time and patience.  There’s a running joke that IKEA furniture will test your relationship.  I’d NEVER build another thing with my Ex, but current SO is fun to build things with.

and there’s a 1-800 number if you don’t understand something located in the instructions. 

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