Review of "Ikea Meldal Day Bed"

published 01/12/2010 | danielalong
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Pro Reaonably piriced, looks good
Cons Slats not included
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Value for Money
Ease of Assembly

"Great value bed"

IKEA bed

Little Miss needed a new bed and was quite keen to get a day bed as she thinks they are quite grown up. We had looked around and she liked this black one from IKEA. First time this has ever happened to me- we went to IKEA to buy the bed and the very bed we wanted to buy was the offer of the day- £84 reduced to £42. A real bargain because even at full price it’s not an expensive bed!

**What are the key features?...**
*The bed is two functions in one - a sofa in the daytime which turns into a bed for the night.
*The space under the bed can be utilised with the IKEA (or similar) bed storage boxes.
*17 slats of layer-glued birch provide support for your body. This is a bit misleading but more information later…

**What is the assembled size?...**
Length: 208 cm
Width: 95 cm
Height: 96 cm
Mattress length: 200 cm
Mattress width: 90 cm

As with most IKEA products, this does require assembly. It comes in two large and quite heavy boxes but be careful, the slatted bed base (Sultan Luroy) is included in the price but is packaged separately. This information is included on the website but not when the bed is purchased. So, if you go to the check out without the bed base you will be charged £20 less than total bed price but rather than getting a bargain you have to return to store to buy the slats (£20). The mattress is also not included in the price and has to bought separately.

We unpacked the boxes and the bed was basically in 4 parts- 2 sides a high back and a lower front. It was very simple to set up and easily completed within an hour. All it takes literally is 3 crews at each of the 4 corners and then 4 screws on the base which keep the bed slats in place. Simple!! The one thing I would say is that it does take two people not because it’s complex but to hold the long sides up while the screws are being put in.

**Looking after the bed…**
Wipe clean with a cloth dampened in a mild cleaner and wipe dry with a dry cloth


The bed is very reasonably priced, easy to assemble and when assembled is a sturdy and attractive addition to a bedroom. The black bed has a high back with high sides and a lower front with vertical bars and scrolls on the front and heart patterns on the back. Because it is a day bed there is the option to sleep at either end of the bed and also where to put the pillows- either one at each end or two at the sleeping end. Little Miss chooses at the moment to have a pillow at each end of the bed and to have a selection of coordinating cushions across the back.

We chose a mattress which wasn’t too high to give it more of an impression of a sofa, but although not the thickest, it is still very comfortable.

Only warning- remember to pick up the slates!

If you are looking for a day bed, you could do far worse than consider this one.


Thanks for reading

Daniela xx

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  • MrBrightside1987 published 02/12/2010
    Very well reviewed :) x
  • pennywa published 02/12/2010
    I have this exact same bed but I was sure the slats were included with mine ... odd xxx
  • Amazingwoo published 02/12/2010
    I do like the look of that and the price was impressive too! Most IKEA's have a clearance section which I only recently discovered, you can get some even better bargains in there if you are prepared to have a good ol' rummage!
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Product Information : Ikea Meldal Day Bed

Manufacturer's product description

Day Bed

Product Details

Manufacturer: Ikea

Type: Day Bed


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