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IKEA Mattresses Review UK (2021)

Nicky

Last updated: 25.07.2021 10 Min.

IKEA needs no introduction.

The Swedish business empire is best known for its affordable, practical, and well-designed furniture, but IKEA is also no stranger to the sleep world.

You're likely to have come across a large selection of IKEA mattresses, beds, and sleep accessories.

But are IKEA mattresses any good?

And how do you make sense of the vast selection available?

We've spent some time in the IKEA sleep world to give you this IKEA mattress review 🤓

Below, you'll find our selection of the best IKEA mattresses to buy in the UK, the best alternatives, and all the nitty-gritty you need to pay attention to when buying from IKEA.

Let's get straight to it 👇

  • Overview
  • Best choices
  • IKEA mattresses
  • Quiz
  • Sizes
  • Prices
  • Alternatives
  • Accessories
  • Delivery
  • Trial
  • Guarantee
  • Conclusion
  • Contact

​​Advantages

  • 90-day trial period.

  • Relatively cheap (depending on model).

  • 25-year warranty.

  • Interesting financing offers.

  • Removable cover, which is washable at 60°C.

Disadvantages

  • Poor quality of materials and resulting lack of comfort.

  • Selection is unnecessarily large, which can be confusing.

  • Delivery charges.

  • IKEA mattresses are comparatively firm.

  • IKEA is not a mattress specialist.

  • Disappointing experience with IKEA customer service.

Selection of the best IKEA mattresses

Here is a concise overview of the most popular IKEA mattresses, which will give you the most important points such as price, the degree of firmness, and the feeling of comfort.

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IKEA Morgedal

  • Composition: Cold foam
  • Height: 18 cm
  • Cover: cotton and polyester
  • Price (standard double): £179

We were not impressed with the IKEA Morgedal.

It is a very firm cold foam mattress (9 out of 10 on our firmness scale) and does not allow the sleeper to sink in efficiently, thereby misaligning the spine and creating pressure points.

Read our full review on the IKEA Morgedal.

ikea morgedal

IKEA Moshult

  • Composition: Foam
  • Height: 10 cm
  • Cover: Cotton and polyester
  • Price (standard double): £80

The IKEA Moshult is a foam mattress that's only 10 cm thick. Due to this low height, it is only suitable for occasional nights.

This mattress is not suitable for heavy builds. IKEA recommends it as a children's mattress.

We recommend you check out some of our recommended mattresses for babies and children.

IKEA Moshult

IKEA Malfors

  • Composition: Foam
  • Height: 12cm
  • Cover: Cotton and polyester
  • Price (standard double): £99

The Ikea Malfors mattress is a foam mattress that's only 12 cm thick.

It does not adapt well to the body and we would only recommend it for lighter-weight people.

You could possibly use this mattress in a guest room.

IKEA Malfors

IKEA Husvika

  • Composition: Springs
  • Height: 12cm
  • Cover: Cotton and polyester
  • Price (80 x 200 cm only): £115

The Husvika mattress is an IKEA spring mattress. It consists of polyester foam and a steel spring core.

The mattress is only available in the size 80 x 200 cm and therefore only suitable for children and singles.

It does not adapt well to the body and should thus only be used by lighter-weight people.

You can use the IKEA Husvika in a guest bedroom.

IKEA Husvika

IKEA Hamarvik

  • Composition: Springs
  • Height: 21cm
  • Cover: Cotton and polyester
  • Price (standard double): £129

The IKEA Hamarvik is a spring mattress.

It is available in medium-firm and firm.

We'd rate these as 7 and 9 out of 10 respectively on the Sleep Hero firmness scale.

IKEA Hamarvik mattress

IKEA Hövag

  • Composition: Pocket springs
  • Height: 24 cm
  • Cover: Cotton and polyester
  • Price (standard double): £179

The IKEA Hövag isn't a very high-quality or good mattress.

It is not very comfortable but of average quality if you sleep on your stomach.

The Ikea Hövåg mattress is available in two versions: medium-firm and firm.

Read our full IKEA Hövag review.

IKEA Hoevag

IKEA Hyllestad

  • Composition: Pocket springs
  • Height: 27cm
  • Cover: Cotton and polyester
  • Price (standard double): £250

The IKEA Hyllestad mattress is a pocket spring mattress and is one of the top quality mattresses from the Swedish furniture manufacturer.

You can also choose its firmness: medium-firm and firm.

The mattress is equipped with a layer of memory foam, which ensures good adaptability to your body.

One drawback of the mattress is that it is relatively heavy.

IKEA Hyllestad

IKEA Hokkassen

  • Composition: With pocket springs
  • Height: 31 cm
  • Cover: Cotton and polyester
  • Price (standard double): £399

The Hokkåsen mattress is one of the thickest mattress offered by IKEA.

The Hokkåsen is a medium-firm pocket spring mattress with integrated memory foam.

The springs provide high elasticity and distribute pressure fairly well.

IKEA Hokkasen

IKEA Vatneström

  • Composition: Pocket springs
  • Height: 26 cm
  • Cover: Cotton
  • Price (standard double): £499

The IKEA Vatneström is the newest addition to the IKEA mattress range.

It is one of the higher-quality IKEA mattresses.

The mattress combines natural latex, coconut fibre, cotton, and wool to the pocket springs to provide for additional comfort, good temperature, and a restful sleeping environment.

IKEA Vatnestroem

IKEA Hidrasund

  • Composition: Pocket springs
  • Height: 33 cm
  • Cover: Cotton
  • Price (standard double): £650

The IKEA Hidrasund is the thickest IKEA mattress available.

It is a medium-firm pocket spring mattress with integrated latex foam.

Like the Vatneström, this mattress combines natural latex, coconut fibre, cotton, and wool to the pocket springs to provide for additional comfort and a cooler sleep.

IKEA Hidrasund Mattress

IKEA mattress selection

Walking through an IKEA store is a bit like venturing through a well-designed maze.

But exploring their mattress world is more like running around a chaotic maze with no lights turned on - especially if you're new to mattresses.

With an extensive selection of mattresses in a variety of different mattress materials, it can be challenging to navigate the IKEA sleep space.

It doesn't help that the names of the different models are all of Swedish origin and give no indication as to what type of mattress to expect.

But, luckily, that's why we're here to help you 🥳

We've spent countless hours making sense of IKEA mattresses so that you don't have to.

IKEA mattresses all look very similar - but they're all quite different.

The best way to divide them is to look a the different materials.

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Different mattress materials

IKEA mattress materials

IKEA offers mattresses made of many different materials, including springs, pocket springs, cold foam, polyether, latex, and memory foam.

In order to make sense of the IKEA mattress range, we've sorted the mattresses according to mattress type in the tables below.

This will make it easier for you to find the right model quickly.

These are mattresses for adults only - IKEA also offers numerous kids' and cot mattresses, which we'll explore in more detail further down in this article 👇

IKEA offers numerous mattresses in mainland Europe that are not available in the UK. We have not included these in the tables below. If you're looking for European IKEA mattresses, we'd recommend you check out our partner companies that operate in Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands,

IKEA foam mattresses

All-foam mattresses are among the cheapest mattresses available.

But, there can be significant differences in the quality of foam mattresses, depending on the type of foam used.

High-density memory foam, for example, is a very high-quality foam that can offer you an exceptional night's sleep.

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Memory foam
Memory foam is characterised by its memory imprint

Cheap polyether foam, in contrast, won't be very comfortable - or supportive.

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Take a look at the UK IKEA foam mattresses below 👇

Type Height Layers & density Firmness Cover Price from
Morgedal High resilience foam 18 cm

High resilience polyurethane foam (35 kg / m3)

Polyurethane foam (28 kg / m3)

Firm Cotton & polyester £129
Malfors Foam 12 cm Polyurethane foam (28 kg / m3) Medium-firm & firm Cotton & polyester £85
Moshult Foam 10 cm

Polyurethane foam (28 kg / m3)

Medium-firm Cotton& polyester £70

IKEA spring mattresses

Spring mattresses are the most common mattresses worldwide 🌍

They generally offer much better support and better ventilation than foam mattresses.

Like foam mattresses, though, you can get both quality spring mattresses (like pocket sprung mattresses) or cheap spring mattresses (like open coil mattresses).

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Pocket spring mattress
Pocket spring mattresses are very popular

You're also likely to find hybrid mattresses, which combine pocket springs with multiple layers of foam 😎

We really like hybrid mattresses, but, currently, IKEA doesn't offer any hybrid models.

Our favourite hybrid mattress right now is the Simba Hybrid.

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Take a look at the UK IKEA spring mattresses below 👇

Type Height Layers Firmness Cover Price from
Vatneström Pocket springs 26 cm Steel springs with latex foam Medium-firm & firm Cotton £499 (standard double)
Hokkåsen Pocket springs 31 cm Double weld springs with polyurethane foam & memory foam Medium-firm & firm Cotton & polyester £379 (standard double)
Hyllestad Pocket springs 27 cm Steel springs with polyurethane foam & memory foam Medium-firm & firm Cotton & polyester £215
Hövag Pocket springs 24 cm Steel springs with polyurethane foam Medium-firm & firm Cotton & polyester £129
Hamarvik Springs 21 cm Bonell steel springs with polyurethane foam Medium-firm & firm Cotton & polyester £99
Husvika Springs 13 cm Bonell steel springs with polyurethane foam Firm Cotton & polyester £115 (only available in 80 x 200 cm)
Hafslo Springs 18 cm Bonell steel springs with polyurethane foam Firm Cotton & polyester £75
Vadsö Springs 17 cm Bonell steel springs with polyurethane foam Firm Polyester £55

How to choose your IKEA mattress

Choosing a new mattress is never easy - something IKEA is well aware of.

That's why they've developed a digital IKEA mattress quiz to help you find the right mattress.

This online quiz leads you through a series of questions to help you find your ideal mattress 🤔

Questions include:

  • Whether you sleep alone or share your bed with a partner
  • The type of bed frame you have
  • The size of your bed
  • Your body weight
  • Preferred sleeping position
  • Preferred temperature

We'll explain why these points matter below 👇

The quiz is super simple and only takes a few minutes to complete.

Once finished, IKEA recommends a number of mattresses from their range.

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Whether you sleep alone or with a partner

Of course, the size of your mattress matters if you're sharing your bed with a partner 👩‍❤️‍👨

But, there are also a few other things you need to pay attention to:

  • Edge support: You'll want a bed with good edge support so you can make use of the full width of the mattress.
  • Motion isolation: You'll want a bed with good motion isolation so that you won't feel your partner toss and turn at night.

If you have a large enough mattress with good edge support and low motion transfer, you can share a bed most comfortably with another person.

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Motion transfer
A mattress with good motion isolation allows you to sleep comfortably, even if your partner tosses and turns

Bed frame & mattress size

Your bed frame also matters.

Unless you're looking to invest in a new bed frame as well, you'll need to get a mattress that works well with your current bed frame.

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Bodyweight & preferred sleeping position

Your build, weight, and preferred sleeping position affect the degree of firmness you should be choosing.

We categorise mattresses according to our Sleep Hero firmness scale, which runs from 1 to 10 (where 1 is the softest and 10 the firmest).

Lighter-weight people, for example, will often do better on a slightly softer mattress, while heavier-weight people or those of larger builds often require a firmer mattress that offers more support.

Similarly, side sleepers often need a softer mattress that allows their hips and shoulders to sink in more deeply 🛌

Back sleepers and stomach sleepers can opt for a slightly firmer mattress as they need more lift for their hips and shoulders.

Firmness according to sleeping position
Your preferred sleeping position affects the degree of firmness you should choose.

Getting the right mattress firmness to match your build and preferred sleeping position is important to allow for optimal spinal alignment 📏

Your spine should remain straight no matter your sleeping position.

This will prevent aches and pains.

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Optimal spinal alignmnet
Your perfect mattress will allow for optimal spinal alignment

Preferred temperature

Different mattress materials retain heat differently.

This is why your preferred temperature matters.

Memory foam, for example, retains more heat than other types of foam 🥵

This isn't ideal if you're a heavy sweater or easily feel hot at night.

Spring mattresses are generally the most breathable, and the preferred choice for heavier sweaters or people who prefer a cooler sleep ❄️

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Temperature scale
Different materials hold heat differently

IKEA mattress sizes

IKEA mattresses are available in most standard UK mattress sizes 🇬🇧

Standard UK sizes include:

  • IKEA mattress single: 90 x 190 cm (3’ x 6’3”)
  • IKEA mattress small double: 120 x 190 cm (4' x 6'3")
  • IKEA mattress double:135 x 190 cm (4’6” x 6’3”)
  • IKEA mattress king: 150 x 200 cm (5’ x 6’6”)
  • IKEA mattress super king: 180 x 200 cm (6’ x 6’6”)

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UK mattress sizes

Additionally, IKEA mattresses are also commonly available in standard European sizes 🇪🇺

Standard European sizes include:

  • IKEA mattress 80 x 200 cm
  • IKEA mattress 90 x 200 cm
  • IKEA mattress 120 x 190 cm
  • IKEA mattress 140 x 200 cm
  • IKEA mattress 160 x 200 cm

Not all IKEA mattresses are available in all sizes.

Children, teenagers, and young adults can sleep quite comfortably on the smaller mattress sizes, but we'd recommend that couples choose a double mattress or larger.

This ensures that both partners have enough space to move comfortably.

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IKEA mattress prices

IKEA has some of the most affordable mattresses on the market.

Even their most expensive mattresses are quite a bit cheaper than other value-for-money alternatives like the Nectar memory foam mattress and the Simba Hybrid.

But, like with most things in life, you end up getting what you pay for.

Many of the IKEA mattresses are unnecessarily firm and uncomfortable 😩

They may be a good option for occasional use or if you need a cheap mattress urgently, but we wouldn't recommend them for long-term use.

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We'd recommend you look at some of our UK mattress alternatives below 👇

UK mattress alternatives

By now you know that we're not big fans of IKEA mattresses.

Many value-for-money bed-in-a-box mattress brands offer much better quality and attractive features, like free delivery & returns and lengthy trial periods.

Our favourite bed-in-a-box mattresses include:

Understandably, if you're looking at budget mattresses, these may be a little out of your price range 💷

If you're looking for a good budget mattress brand, we'd recommend turning to Silentnight mattresses instead.

Many of the Silentnight mattresses are also very well priced, but a lot more comfortable than most IKEA mattresses.

As with all mattresses, pay attention to the quality of the individual mattress materials 👌

Always look for all-foam mattresses with high-density foams and spring mattresses with a high spring count.

Our favourite budget mattresses:

What else does IKEA offer?

Of course, IKEA is more than just a hub for mattresses.

They sell everything you could possibly need to enhance your bedroom.

IKEA bed frames and slats

If you need to buy a new bed frame, then IKEA is a great place to start.

You'll find actual bed frames as well as slatted bases in the IKEA store and on Amazon.

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IKEA Bunk bed frame

IKEA Slats

IKEA mattress protectors

A mattress protector is a must-have for anyone who cares about their mattress.

IKEA offers numerous options, including single-layer protectors and waterproof protectors.

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IKEA Mattress Protectors With Straps

IKEA Single Mattress Protector

IKEA pillows and pillow protectors

IKEA also offers numerous well-priced pillows for both adults and children.

Add a pillow protector to keep it safe.

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IKEA Hampdan Pillow

IKEA Pillow Protector

IKEA mattress delivery conditions

You can schlepp to your nearest IKEA store to buy an IKEA mattress - but you can also simply order online.

Like standard bed-in-a-box mattresses, IKEA mattresses are delivered rolled-up and vacuum-pressed.

But, unlike other mattress brands like Eve and Simba, IKEA still charges for delivery 🚛

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Rolled-up mattresses
IKEA mattresses are rolled up

Delivery fees vary according to the size of the parcel ordered - and since mattresses are often quite large, you can expect to pay a bit more.

  • Selected Day Delivery: £40
  • Express Delivery: £50

With Selected Day Delivery, your item will be delivered to the room of your choice within 4 - 30 days.

With Express Delivery, your item will be delivered to the room of your choice within 1 -3 days.

Ordering via Amazon

While we expect IKEA delivery costs to be cut at some point, we think ordering through Amazon is a much smarter idea.

Amazon has a huge range of IKEA products.

Numerous IKEA products even qualify for free delivery 🥳

Products are generally dispatched within 10 days of purchase.

Of course, if you're an Amazon Prime member, you'll also get faster delivery.

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IKEA mattress trial period

Even though IKEA offers a standard 365-day returns period, this only applies to products that can be returned in a new & unused condition, with the original packaging.

IKEA mattresses only come with a "90-day love it or exchange it" returns policy.

We're not fans of this.

Most of the mattress brands we recommend offer completely risk-free trial periods.

For example:

  • Eve offers a 100-day trial period.
  • Simba offers a 200-day trial.
  • Nectar even offers a revolutionary 365-day trial period!

These trial periods are great as they allow you to test the mattresses in the comfort of your own home.

If you're not satisfied, you simply return them, free of charge, and get a full refund 💷

Mattress exchange

If you're not happy with your IKEA mattress, you can return it - provided it is not dirty, marked, or damaged.

IKEA will offer you an exchange or a credit note.

So be prepared to spend the price of the mattress, even if you don't end up keeping it.

If you choose a more expensive mattress, you'll also have to pay the difference. If you choose a less expensive mattress, IKEA will give you a credit note on an IKEA refund card.

If you had your mattress delivered, the collection and delivery of the replacement mattress will be free of charge.

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IKEA mattress 25-year guarantee

IKEA offers an amazing 25-year warranty on all mattresses.

This is considerably longer than competitor brands, most of which only offer 5 or 10 years.

Only the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress and the Nectar memory foam mattress come with a longer lifetime guarantee.

Of course, we wouldn't recommend keeping a mattress for that long.

Most mattresses should be replaced every 8 -12 years.

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Should you buy an IKEA mattress?

IKEA offers a number of advantages.

Compared to other mattresses, IKEA mattresses are reasonably priced.

They also have a very large selection of mattresses available. The 25-year warranty is certainly unique in the mattress market.

Finally, delivery costs have been reduced significantly and you can save yourself the ordeal of having to transport a bulky mattress.

Nonetheless, delivery costs can quickly escalate, and other mattress manufacturers - such as Simba - deliver mattresses completely free of charge.

There are also disadvantages to shopping at IKEA.

The selection is too large and causes confusion for the customer, who cannot assess the characteristics of each IKEA mattress. Many IKEA mattresses are also only available in limited sizes.

Overall, we think that IKEA should reduce their selection to a few but higher-quality models.

Some of the IKEA mattresses are great though. Two of the latest models, the IKEA Hidrasund and the IKEA Vatneström, are interesting ecological models made of high-quality materials.

If you choose an IKEA mattress, we would recommend the IKEA Hidrasund or the IKEA Vatneström.

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Best IKEA alternatives:

Contact IKEA UK

Customer service: To contact IKEA UK directly for complaints, support, or queries, please call them on 0203 645 0000, visit their live online chat, or seek out the help of their customer service robot. The IKEA Customer Support Centre is available Monday - Saturday from 7 am - 8 pm, and Sundays from 7 am - 7 pm.

Registered office: IKEA United Kingdom - 7th Floor, 100 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 1FH

Frequently asked questions

  • About IKEA

    The Swedish furniture giant surely needs no introduction.

    Established in 1943 by billionaire business magnate Ingvar Kamprad, the idea behind IKEA was to offer a selection of furniture and household products suitable for the mass market and affordable for everyone.

    Inspired by Scandinavian minimalism, IKEA attached great importance to attractive design

    In the beginning, Kamprad only sold single products. The first IKEA catalogue was published in 1952.

    Today, IKEA is one of the world's leading furniture manufacturers with around 155,000 employees and an annual turnover of around £33 billion

    The huge furniture stores can be found almost everywhere - IKEA has a total of 433 stores in 52 countries.

    Of these, 50 are located in Germany, 9 in Switzerland, 7 in Austria, and 21 in the UK.

     

  • IKEA mattress range

    As a leading furniture manufacturer, it is no surprise that IKEA also features numerous mattresses. 

    Anyone who has ever visited an IKEA store knows that it can be a real retail jungle and you have to wander around the entire store. Only a small area of the store is allocated to the mattresses.

    Luckily, you can now also order IKEA mattresses online for at-home delivery (delivery costs not included). 

    IKEA now offers around thirty mattress models: foam mattresses, spring mattresses, children's mattresses, latex mattresses, and mattresses for babies. 

    The IKE mattresses have numerous attractive features, including their low prices, 25-year guarantee, 90-day trial period, and great financing options.

    We've considered all the different IKEA mattresses in detail in our IKEA mattress comparison

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