What is the best IKEA sofa bed?
IKEA has a huge selection of sofa beds to choose from.
But which one is the best?
Here are quick IKEA sofa bed reviews of some of our favourite options.
IKEA Friheten corner sofa bed
There is plenty of seating space on this corner sofa, perfect for movie nights. 🍿
The hidden storage underneath is also a great way to store cushions or board games.
But we believe that there are better quality products out there that deserve a spot in your living room.
IKEA Nyhamn sofa bed
The IKEA Nyhamn sofa bed is one of the most convenient options with its simple click-clack mechanism.
You can change it from sofa to bed within seconds by simply pushing the backrest down.
Despite the compact frame, this three-seater space-saving sofa bed folds into a double size when open. 🙌
It has a removable cover that can be washed at up to 40°C.
But we think the Happy Beds Aurora sofa bed is a similar product with a much more premium look. ✨
It even comes with a soft-touch velvet fabric and a 5-year guarantee. 🤞
IKEA Lycksele chair bed
The IKEA Lycksele chair sofa bed provides more sleeping options without compromising space.
This simple chair bed design folds into a single bed, perfect for the occasional guest. 🧳
It comes with a removable cover and is available in various colours.
You can even get two-seater options if preferred.
However, we think the Jay-Be Footstool sofa bed is also worth considering. 🤔
It's even more compact and is made in the UK with sustainable materials. 🌎
Types of IKEA sofa beds
Once you’ve decided on the most important factors for your new sofa bed, this will help to narrow down the type of sofa bed you need.
Below, you'll find a list of all the available IKEA sofa beds!
Single IKEA sofa beds
Single-size sofa beds that sleep one person are great for children, occasional guests, and small spaces. 🙋
The mattress usually measures around 90 x 190 cm (3’ x 6’3”), the same size as a single bed.
The IKEA Lycksele, which we've looked at above, is a popular option.
But you can also turn to our guide on the best chair beds in the UK for even more compact sofa bed options.
Double IKEA sofa beds
Double IKEA sofa beds sleep up to two people. 👫
These are ideal for those who have couples staying overnight, or who want to give their guests a bit more comfort.
IKEA double sofa bed mattresses usually measure around 135 x 190 cm (4’6" x 6’3”), the same size as a double bed.
Corner IKEA sofa beds
Corner options are usually L-shaped sofas.
They can come as 2-seater or 3-seater options, with a chaise or corner piece.
Sizes differ, but they are usually bulky and need to be in a room with more space. 🌌
Corner IKEA sofa beds are ideal for living rooms where the sofa will be used regularly.
The IKEA Friheten is a corner-bed sofa and one of IKEA's bestsellers.
2-seater IKEA sofa bed
2-seater IKEA sofa beds are compact whilst still offering plenty of seating and sleeping space. 🛋️
These sofas have 2 seats, which can usually be folded down into a sofa bed via a click-clack mechanism.
Some IKEA 2-seater sofa beds also have a pull-out mattress.
Are IKEA sofa beds comfortable?
We would be lying if we said IKEA sofa beds were the most comfortable options available.
If you’re looking for a cheap-as-chips product that will not be used often, then an IKEA sofa bed is your best bet.
They can be a brilliant choice for children who can sleep on lower-quality products without suffering from back pain. 🧒
But, particularly for older guests, an IKEA sofa bed will likely provide an uncomfortable sleep.
Guests staying more than one night deserve a bit more comfort.
Nobody wants to wake up sore and tired on Boxing Day morning because your cheap IKEA sofa bed kept them up all night.
And there’s no reason a sofa bed should be any less comfortable than a regular mattress.
If you have the budget, you could look at some of the more premium alternatives below.
Our favourite UK luxury sofa beds:
What else does IKEA sell?
IKEA isn't just famous for its sofa bed selection.
In fact, IKEA sells a whole range of furniture products to make your home more aesthetically pleasing.
IKEA’s most popular products include:
- IKEA beds
- IKEA bookcases
- IKEA desks
- IKEA wardrobes
- IKEA kitchens
- IKEA rugs
- IKEA chest of drawers
- IKEA mirrors
- IKEA chairs
- IKEA bedding
- IKEA mattress toppers
- IKEA mattresses
While we're not fans of all IKEA sleep products, they often have great other furniture options.
IKEA sofa bed accessories
For those who already have an IKEA sofa bed, you might want to add some accessories to complete or change the look of your sofa bed.
Replacing the covers often keeps the sofa bed in good condition and improve its overall lifespan with a fresh new look.
You can also buy cushion pads and cushion covers to add style to your sofa bed's overall look.