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Have you slept on an IKEA futon? Please tell us what you think of it!
by Casey Sahadath
(Toronto, ON. Canada)
I bought an IKEA Beddinge Futon with a Beddinge Murbo mattress. I originally bought this when I switched bedrooms but wanted to keep my new room as a recreational room as well as a place I or a guest could sleep.
The Beddinge futon was a worthwhile buy. It's a steel frame that quickly sets up and equally as quickly converts into a bed. It converts by flipping it up and pressing it, the frame then clicks and flattens into a bed, and when needed it clicks back into a sofa.
The Murbo memory foam futon mattress is firm, which was a welcome change from the soft mattress I have in my bedroom. It comes rolled up and when taken out of the packaging expands immediately into a queen sized mattress. However it comes in two parts which are joined by a zipper. It's a bit of a pain, and I ended up shearing off one of the metal parts that feeds into the zipper. The mattress is comfortable and cost about two hundred bucks.
After setting up the mattress and the actual bed frame there comes the mattress cover. The covers vary in price from fifty to upwards of two hundred dollars, and vary in colour (the more expensive covers hiding the steel legs and lower part of the futons frame). They're quite large to fit over the mattress and are machine wash friendly.
However if you have a small washer you might need to find a friend with a larger one or go to Laundromat. Also when the instructions say do not tumble try, don't tumble dry; the cover will shrink and won't entirely cover the mattress.
Overall the whole Beddinge setup (futon, cover, and mattress) ran me around four hundred and fifty bucks. Some of the stuff was on-sale so I got it for cheaper, but expect to pay more or less depending on when you pick it up (check the as-is section of IKEA, always).
The mattress is pretty comfortable but I find it runs slightly smaller, I have a full queen in my master bedroom and I fit on it just fine however with the IKEA futon mattress I find my feet going over the edge (I'm six foot one). It's a great piece of furniture though, a great bed, and a nice big couch for company.
(Nevada City, CA)
I've had my Ikea bed for a few years and I can honestly say without a doubt, it has made sleeping very comfortable for me. The type of mattress I am talking about is an Ikea futon mattress.
I've had many terrible beds in my lifetime and it seemed for a long time that I couldn't find the perfect type of bed that fit for me. Ikea has gotten rave reviews for their furniture, so I decided to check them out for beds specifically.
The first time I tried out the futon, I knew right away that this was very comfortable. The cushions of the futon really supported my back muscles. I have some problems with my back, so this is something I look for when purchasing a bed.
With beds, it seems that sloppy design goes into the box springs and material. Since Ikea designs most of their furniture in Sweden, much thought goes into the design of their products. Not to mention, I also like the look of the futon. It gives off sort of a sleek, European style that I really enjoy.
I am pleased to tell you that once this futon wears out, I will shop at Ikea again for another bed. I have become a long time customer because of this futon. Most of friends and family have had the same types of problems with beds as well. I can easily direct them to purchase a bed or other items at Ikea.
Sleeping is something that is very important and shouldn't be taken lightly. Ikea understands this and really puts it's customers first. Ikea realizes that with good design, comes great products. The fact that futons and beds from Ikea aren't made in China really says something. If you want a good night sleep, I would totally recommend Ikea futons and beds.
I absolutely loved my Ikea Evolution 1 futon - at one time in my life. I had a futon all through my mid twenties and that is the way to go if you are like me and have to move around a lot. On top of that, at that time in my life I had just started having lower back problems for what seemed like no reason.
When I tried out a friend's futon and liked it, I tossed my mattress and sprung for one of my own. I don't know if it was because futons are always kind of firm and my mattress had been soft or what happened, but my back slowly began feeling better and I could also drag that futon mattress into the living room to lay on it propped up on its wood frame to comfortably watch movies.
Most nights like those I would end up falling asleep watching movies and the next day being too lazy to drag it back out of the living room, I'd just fold the rest of it up onto the wood frame and that was that. It looked like a little couch. Perfect disguise for a lazy 20 something's place.
However, after a few years, the mattress started seeming like it would lose its shape or like the stuffing on the inside was getting matted down and after I soon started having back problems again. either that or I was just finding that I couldn't get comfortable on the darn thing but I attribute a lot of that to getting older since it was things like suddenly my shoulders would hurt if I slept on my side or my back would hurt if I slept on my stomach.
Or maybe it is just the fact that there is less alcohol involved. Either way, I knew I was coming to terms with having to grow up and get a real bed. So the futon has been retired to the corner as a guest bed or couch.
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