Our favourite UK alternative day beds
The best IKEA day beds
IKEA day beds in the UK are stylish, affordable and practical.
Find out more about the best IKEA day beds below. 👇
IKEA Hemnes Day-bed
The IKEA Hemnes Day-bed serves as a sofa, single bed, or double bed with additional storage provided by three drawers.
Customers can purchase the IKEA Hemnes Day-bed with no mattress or choose between 3 foldable mattresses.
|IKEA Hemnes Day-bed|
|Materials:||Fibreboard, solid pine, particleboard, and polyester.|
|Size:||209 x 86 x 83 cm (82 x 34 x 33 inches)|
|What makes this bed special?||It's multi-purpose with 3 integrated storage drawers.|
IKEA Brimnes Day-bed
The IKEA Brimnes Day-bed is ideal for small spaces, quickly transforming from a sofa to a double bed, best positioned with its back against a wall.
It features large drawers for convenient storage of linens and blankets and can be purchased with or without mattresses.
|IKEA Brimnes Day-bed|
|Materials:||Solid pine, particleboard, fibreboard, plastic edging, and paper foil.|
|Size:||205 x 86 x 57 cm (82 x 34 x 22.5 inches)|
|What makes this bed special?||Its simple design means it works well in almost any room.|
IKEA Fyresdal Day-bed
The IKEA Fyresdal Day-bed is a stylish metal-framed sofa bed that converts into a double bed.
It lacks built-in storage, but you can easily fit additional drawers underneath.
|IKEA Fyresdal Day-bed|
|Materials:||Steel, epoxy/ polyester powder coating.|
|Size:||207 x 88 x 94 cm (81.5 x 35 x 37 inches)|
|What makes this bed special?||The stylish steel frame is sturdy.|
IKEA Flekke Day-bed
The IKEA Flekke Day-bed is a contemporary wooden daybed with a unique raised corner, ideal for reading or watching movies.
|IKEA Flekke Day-bed|
|Materials:||Particleboard, fibreboard, paper filling, and plastic edging.|
|Size:||207 x 88 x 86 cm (81.5 x 34.5 x 34 inches)|
|What makes this bed special?||The raised corner is perfect for creating a cosy space for relaxing.|
IKEA Utåker Stackable Bed
The IKEA Utåker Day-bed is a versatile, space-saving option ideal for kids' rooms or if you want a cheap IKEA guest bed, though it is quite low to the ground.
Made of solid pine, the day bed can be stacked to serve as a sofa or unstacked to create two single beds or a double bed if the bases are pushed together.
IKEA Utåker Stackable Bed
|Size:||205 x 83 x 46 cm (81 x 33 x 18 inches)|
|What makes this bed special:||Lightweight and real wood day bed.|
Why buy an IKEA day bed?
There are so many multipurpose furniture options from IKEA and elsewhere. 💫
So why might you want to buy one of the best IKEA day beds?
IKEA day bed storage functions
The best IKEA day beds, including the IKEA Hemnes day bed, IKEA Brimnes day bed, and IKEA Flekke day bed, come with integrated drawers.
An IKEA day bed with drawers offers neat storage space for people who like to keep things tidy.
Studies have found we sleep better if we see our environment as well-organised.
A day bed with integrated drawers can help keep your space clean and your mind at ease. 😇
Ottoman beds and divan beds are also great options for storage.
Our testers loved the sleek look and handy storage of the Emma Divan Bed.
Other day beds like the IKEA Fyresdal or IKEA Utåker have room underneath the beds where items can be stored, but this doesn't always look very orderly.
Customers who want an ordinary day bed with room under the bed can always check out storage boxes.
IKEA and online stores like Happy Beds offer lots of storage options that match their beds. 🙌
Happy Beds has some especially beautiful and well-made large drawers and ottomans of various sizes.
IKEA multipurpose furniture
Sometimes you need something that doubles as a daytime lounging space and comfortable sleeping space.
That's why day beds work well in kids' and teens' rooms. 👦
As you can see from our IKEA day bed review, day beds can be tucked away and used for extra storage during the day.
And it can be pulled out and set up for sleepovers whenever needed.
Similarly, a day bed can work well for accommodating overnight guests when you don't have a spare room or bed. 💤
Some people also like day beds for studio flats.
You can transform the day bed into a sitting area and back into a bed.
It allows you to create a differentiation between day and night within a single space. 🌞🌛
Cheap IKEA day beds
Not everyone has a lot to spend on furniture, especially when it's something you might not use every day.
IKEA is a great place to look for cheap day beds. 💸
They are ideal for people looking for a non-permanent and inexpensive solution for their sleep and lounging needs.
While day beds can technically be used daily, it's not recommended to do so over an extended period.
IKEA day bed mattresses tend to be thinner and often don't provide the support needed for everyday use.
We suggest checking out a good affordable mattress if you want something you can sleep on daily.
IKEA day bed reviews show that some customers find IKEA day bed mattresses like the Åsvang uncomfy and too firm.
But remember that a thicker mattress may not work well on an IKEA day bed.
Our favourite cheap mattresses:
Guide on choosing the right IKEA day bed
We've pre-selected the 5 best IKEA day beds, but how do you choose out of these options?
Let's take a look at some things you should consider. 🤔
Questions to ask:
- Do you want lots of storage?
- Who will be using the bed?
- What colour do you want?
- What style do you prefer?
- Do you want a stackable or pull-out bed?
- Do you need a day bed with a back or sides?
Once you have answered these questions, you'll find it easier to choose the right IKEA bed for your home.
IKEA day bed ideas
In most IKEA day bed reviews, customers complain about the IKEA day bed's lack of comfort.
But there are ways to make them more comfortable.
An IKEA day bed with a trundle can be slotted away, leaving an IKEA single day bed or couch (depending on how you style it) on show.
If you don't add anything to a day bed, you'll likely end up with an unmade bed that offers no real back support when you sit on it. 👎
But there are some things you can add to a day bed IKEA to transform it. 🪄
Let's take a look at how you can make your IKEA day bed look best.
Add pillows to your IKEA day bed
Firstly, you'll need plenty of pillows.
Choose some that match your day bed and room decor.
We recommend adding a range of larger pillows to lean on and smaller pillows for better lower back support.
Pillows can help provide proper lumbar support, improving back posture and reducing back pain.
You could even try an orthopaedic V-shaped pillow for additional support when sitting.
We love the Fine Bedding V pillow.
Add blankets to your IKEA day bed
Underneath the pillows, we suggest keeping things simple.
You can keep things clean by covering your bed with a fitted bedsheet and removing any other linens or duvets. 😍
If you want to keep the duvet on, make the bed and tuck in the duvet corners for a tidier appearance.
Many people alternatively like to add a throw to give the day bed a cosy sofa look.
Coverless duvets are a great option if you want something warm and easy to wash.
The 100% recycled Fine Bedding Night Owl Duvet is one of our favourites. 🦉
It is washing machine and tumble drier-friendly.
You can even add a weighted blanket to your set-up to keep you warm, calm, and relaxed.
Weighted blankets, like the Simba Orbit, have been found to have a calming effect, which can help reduce anxiety.
Our favourite sleep accessories for your IKEA day bed:
Should I buy an IKEA day bed?
An IKEA day bed could be the right answer for people looking for a temporary solution that triples as a guest bed, sofa, and storage.
However, there are better options if you're looking for something comfier and longer lasting. 🥰
Brands like Dreams and Happy beds sell stylish, high-quality, cosy sofa beds and day beds.