The best IKEA beds
IKEA bed frames are both stylish and affordable.
Check out the best IKEA bed frames below. 👇
IKEA Malm Ottoman Bed
The IKEA Malm Ottoman bed is an excellent choice for those who need some extra storage.
Customers have rated the Malm Ottoman Bed highly, particularly marking it as relatively easy to build in comparison to other IKEA bed frames.
|IKEA Malm Ottoman Bed|
|Materials:||Particleboard, fibreboard, plastic, steel, epoxy, and beech or birch veneer|
|Size:||IKEA bed single, IKEA bed double, IKEA bed king|
|What makes this bed special?||The IKEA Malm Ottoman Bed stands out because of its spacious storage and easy assembly.|
IKEA Hemnes Bed
The IKEA Hemnes Bed is a bestseller crafted with solid wood. 🌳
The Hemnes Bed is available in white or black-brown, with a high headboard and with the option to add under-bed storage box drawers.
|IKEA Hemnes Bed|
|Size:||IKEA bed single, IKEA bed double, IKEA bed king, or IKEA bed super king (UK sizes)|
|What makes this bed special?||The IKEA Hemnes Bed is available with or without matching storage boxes.|
IKEA Brimnes Bed Frame
The IKEA Brimnes compact bed frame has 4 under-bed drawers, adjustable bed sides, and headboard storage with holes for cables.
Customers can choose between purchasing the IKEA Brimnes bed with a standard Luroy slatted bed base, no base, or a Lönset slatted base for an additional cost.
|IKEA Brimnes Bed Frame|
|Materials:||Particleboard, fibreboard, galvanized steel, and wood veneer|
|Size:||IKEA bed double, IKEA bed king, and IKEA bed super king (UK sizes)|
|What makes this bed special?||The IKEA Brimnes bed's headboard storage with built-in holes for cables provides extra storage for small spaces.|
How to choose an IKEA bed?
It can be hard to pick a bed with IKEA's range of options.
But part of the appeal of shopping at IKEA is the number of different items that can be found in one place. 🙌
Many shoppers also choose IKEA beds because of their low prices.
However, you should know that an IKEA bed can also have some negative points.
An alternate brand bed may be better for you if you want a higher-quality bed frame.
So, how do you choose an IKEA bed for your home?
Who is the bed for?
You'll likely want a different bed depending on whether you are buying for a couple, an adult, or a child.
If you are looking for a bed for a couple, you'll want an IKEA double bed or something larger like an IKEA king-size bed. 👑
An IKEA single bed will likely be fine for one adult, although those on the taller or larger side may still want to consider buying a double bed to ensure their comfort.
Those searching for an IKEA children's bed can find a range of IKEA daybeds and bunk beds, many of which provide extra storage space.
How much space do you have?
Not everyone shopping for a bed has lots of space.
Of course, choosing a smaller bed is one way to go, but it's not the only option. 🙅
IKEA's divan and ottoman beds often have the option to buy with built-in storage so people can make the most of their room.
Beds with built-in storage are also excellent for those who prefer a tidier-looking space.
Alternatively, trundle beds, bunk beds, or sofa beds can be good choices for those who need an extra bed and want to make the most of their space.
Bunk beds are most popular for children. 🧒
Trundle beds are great for adults and kids since the secondary bed can be kept away within the first bed frame when not in use.
Sofa beds are best for people searching for a guest bed but want something they can use and enjoy outside of this purpose.
Knowing how much space you have and how you want to use it will help you choose the right bed for you.
Do you already have a mattress?
Several of IKEA's ottoman and divan beds have a mattress attached.
While buying the two together can make things easier, it's not ideal if you already have a mattress (especially if you're happy with your current one). 💞
Of course, you can buy an IKEA bed frame that doesn't come with a mattress.
Watch out when looking at IKEA beds so you can choose one that suits your needs. 🔭
If you want a higher quality (and easier to build) bed, we'd suggest checking beyond IKEA.
For example, the Emma beds range offers some gorgeous classic and storage-friendly bed options.
Our favourite Emma beds:
How much does an IKEA bed cost?
One of the main appeals of IKEA beds and furniture is their relatively low price.
This caveat is that you'll have to build the bed yourself. 🔨
IKEA is renowned for having particularly hard-to-build furniture.
If you aren't a confident bed builder and don't have a day or two to work things out, something like the Emma Divan Bed may be a better choice.
We put this bed together in under an hour and only needed a screwdriver to get the job done.
Price-wise, IKEA beds can range from under £100 to over £1,000.
If you want more storage, then the price of the bed will usually go up. 💰
Most customers consider an IKEA bed a short-term investment designed for just a few years.
IKEA beds are handy for people in rentals who plan to move within the next few years and who aren't sure if they'll be able to bring a bed along.
However, it's worth noting that you can get similarly priced beds from other brands known for their superior quality.
Happy Beds, for instance, has many options, some of which are incredibly affordable.
What else does IKEA sell?
Of course, IKEA doesn’t only sell beds.
The Swedish store also provides a range of home furniture and accessories like bedding.
From IKEA bedside tables to lamps, storage boxes, and shelving units, there’s almost everything you need to make a house a home. 🏡
IKEA products allow you to build the home you desire.
For instance, the IKEA Malm bed frame and Malm storage boxes can be bought and used separately or together.
Like IKEA beds, other IKEA products and furniture can also be difficult to build and aren’t always very high quality.
IKEA mattresses can work decently for people in need of a short-term solution.
If you are planning to shop at IKEA, which mattress should you buy?
You can find everything from latex and memory foam mattresses to pocket-sprung mattresses with the Swedish furniture giant.
Spring mattresses remain the most widely purchased mattress in IKEA and the most used type of mattress in the UK. 🏆
Ultimately, IKEA mattresses aren’t generally the highest quality, which is concerning since we spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping.
If you want something truly comfy and don’t mind spending a little more, we’d recommend checking out the Simba Hybrid. 💝
Did you know that IKEA also offers a range of bedding options?
Like the furniture, IKEA bedding is affordable and stylish.
Much of the bedding range, including IKEA mattress toppers, duvets, and pillows, is sustainably sourced.
Unfortunately, a good deal isn’t guaranteed since customers have found the quality of items varies drastically from product to product. 😞
IKEA bed delivery
With numerous physical stores around the UK, you can collect an IKEA bed straight from your local store.
But the store pick-up option is not always available if the bed is not in stock locally. ⛔
While IKEA offers quick delivery times, they also charge for the service.
IKEA bed delivery costs around £40 to £50.
You will find that most mattress and bed brands offer free delivery services since customers are spending a significant sum.
Luckily, like many other brands, IKEA offers to deliver larger items to the room of your choice, so you won't need to worry about lugging the bed upstairs alone. 😰
If you're interested in an affordable (and higher quality) bed but don't want to worry about extra delivery fees, then Happy Beds is worth checking out.
Is an IKEA bed right for you?
If you want to get something fast that won't break the bank (and still looks good), then an IKEA bed could be for you.
For something that's built to last and easier to build, we'd suggest looking at some of our favourite alternative brands. 🏆