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Good quality furniture...
Ikea Bedroom Furniture in general
Member Name: researchqueen
Ikea Bedroom Furniture in general
Advantages: easy to put together, sturdy and long lasting
Disadvantages: only issue was the chest of drawers having to be reinforced!
I can honestly say that 100% of my bedroom furniture is from Ikea... I absolutely LOVE this store... but thats another review...!
I own a kingsize bed which is a black iron effect. It has wooden slats and has burnished gold effect balls...I've owned this bed for around 7 years and I think I paid about £150 for it..It was the second piece of Ikea furniture I ever bought and its still going strong...I've not had to replace the wooden slats but if I needed to, I can buy these seperately. The kingsize bed is 160cm x 220cm and I'm sure its slightly larger than a normal kingsize?
I did buy a Sultan mattress with it but I only bought a cheap one as I was on a bit of a budget and I must admit I did replace it last year as it started to go lumpy. I've now got another Sultan Hjartdal mattress which is sprung and has memory foam and I paid £400 for this but its well worth it..It's still new but holding up very well so far!
I have two bedside tables from the Hemnes range which cost £39 each. They are quite small but they were incredibly easy to put together.. I've had these for about 3 years now and they look as good as new...Even when I put hot drinks on them, the marks from the cup wipe off with no problems
I have the Hemnes Mirror Chest which cost £169. I've had this for 3 years aswell now. I put this together on my own as I find Ikea furniture really easy to put together. 2 years after buying it though I had to reinforce the drawers with a piece of wood across the bottom as the drawer bottoms were starting to sag. Having said that the wood is standing up well and sorted out that problem! I think that because the drawers are really nice and deep the chipboard drawer bottom isn't good enough to withstand the amount of weight you could put in there. The chest is in a black-brown wood and after 3 years it still looks in good condition. I did scratch it when the hoover fell over onto it though but its not too noticeable...!
Ikea has taken buying wardrobes to an all new level... I have actually turned my spare room into my dressing room and I have wall to wall wardrobes from the Pax range and they are high gloss white doors which open... If you are looking to buy wardrobes from Ikea I would suggest that you do this online first. Their website takes you through step by step what you want your wardrobe to do... you start with the base and size, than the doors (sliding or normal open) handles, and the best bit for me was the storage inside.... all sorts of drawers and baskets, hanging rails, boxes... the list is endless.
The only 'downside' is that you have to put them together yourself and as they are quite heavy pieces of furniture it can be quite difficult, however my boyfriend put ours together and to do 3 double and 1 single, it took him 5 hours.... which isn't actually that bad!
We have had them for a year now and they are still standing! They are very sturdy and high quality pieces of furniture... The drawers don't stick and they are alot more sturdy than the chest of drawers.... The only thing I'm not looking forward to is having to dismantle them when we move! The cost of the wardrobes really does depend on what you want but they start from around £70 upwards for these type of wardrobes but I have seen some stand alone wardrobes for around £50
Summary: Something for every budget and it will last years.....