“ Sleek and minimalist in design, this bed becomes the focal point of your bedroom. It's high up enough off the ground to store boxes under and easy to assemble. Just don't forget to buy slats to go with it! „
We have this Ikea Lillesand super king size bed in our bedroom. I always buy Ikea beds, I think that Ikea beds are superb quailty for the money, Ikea definately do bedroom furniture very very well.
The Lillesand bed is available in two different sizes in the UK; a double - which is 140cm wide, and a king - which is 160cm wide. We bought our bed in Ikea in Sweden and we got a 180cm super king size. The double version of this is priced at £119.00 in the UK, and the king at £139.00. One thing that you do need to remember though about Ikea beds is that they are bigger than the standard UK bed sizes; UK doubles are typically 137cm wide, and UK kings are typically 152cm wide. This is especially important when you are buying a mattress and bedding to fit your new Ikea bed.
I chose the Lillesand bed as we had had a metal bed from Ikea previously - the Noresund, and we had been very impressed with it. I wanted a metal bed again as I like the sleek minimalist look of the metal beds and I also find that they go well with any decor, and with any furniture.
This a lovely simple matt black, powder coated steel frame, with both a headboard and footboard. The bed itself is high enough off the ground so that you can utilise the space underneath the bed with storage boxes. I have storage boxes which slide in and out underneath our bed and I store my many many pairs of shoes under there.
The Lillesand bed looks very simple and sleek, but very effective and always seems to be the focal point in the room. It is quite a classy looking bed. I always string fairy lights around the headboard, and occasionally the footboard as well to add a little bit of interest. Currently I have paired our Lillesand bed with the Ikea Kingsbo side tables, and the Ikea Hemnes bedroom furniture in red.
The Lillesand bed is very easy to assemble, initially my husband and I assembled the bed in around half an hour. The metal Ikea beds are definately a lot easier to put together than the wooden Ikea beds. The only tools you need for the initial assembly are a cross head screwdriver and a hammer. We have moved around a few times with this bed and so it has been taken apart and put back together again around four times. We now have reassembly down to around 20 minutes! You only need a cross head screwdriver for reassemby as the hammer was just to hammer the feet in initially.
Overall yet again I am really impressed with an Ikea bed. I think that the Lillesand bed looks much more expensive than it actually was, it is really sturdy, and it is absolutely superb quality. It has been put up and taken down many times, it has travelled around in various vans with us, and it is still in perfect condition.
This bed frame comes in three sizes that include:
140cmx 200cm- £77.31
160cmx 200cm- £87.10
180cmx 200cm- £96.89
Its key features include space under the bed therefore there is enough space to put boxes with wheels attached to the bottoms which increases your storage and makes it easier to take things from under the bed additionally it has a SKORVA midbeam which is adjustable so it can fit all beds.
I would recommend buying the sultan mattress with this bed as it has a 25 year warranty.
The bed frame is very sleek in design therefore it won't really clash with existing furniture and the metal frame gives a modern appearance to the bedroom. I would however like to mention that it is extremely easy to bump into the bed frame and get some nasty bruises so beware if you have little children.
I would recommend ordering this item online rather than buying it from a store as the sides are sometimes too long to fit into all cars.
As much as I'd like to, I can't take the credit for choosing this great bed-frame. I'll be honest, it was my girlfriend. If you promise not to inflate her ego I promise not to either.
But it was a great choice.
Earlier today I reviewed the Ikea Sultan Hasselbäck sprung mattress. Together with a Lillesand bed frame in Ikea's double size (European standard, not UK or US) these have been the best investments we have made in our new home. The bed lives in a tall Victorian tenement bedroom in Glasgow, and the classic yet simple design suits this room perfectly. I suspect it would also look great in a more modern apartment or house, since the decoration to the frame is limited to simple baubles on the four corners.
The frame is made of black powder coated steel. This is matt in colour, but if you look closely you can see an attractive pattern of webbing caused by the powder coating process. The frame is circular section steel tubing, thicker on the principal frame and thinner for the vertical uprights at the head and foot of the bed. The bed head is 131cm, taller than than the foot, at 106cm. The bed comes in two sizes for mattresses 140x200cm or 160x200cm wide, both 200cm long. I strongly recommend Ikea sprung mattresses, especially as they come in the standardised European sizes to fit Ikea beds that British or American retailers may not stock.
When purchasing this bed, it always pays to check your store's stock levels online before you head out. As with all Ikea bed frames, slats are not included, so you should visit the mattress area of the Ikea showroom to choose the type of slats you need (dependning on your preference for springiness). We chose a pair for £9 each. The bed itself comes in three parts, normally located in at least two different parts of the customer warehouse: so in addition to the slates and mattress be sure to note down the area and shelf numbers for a) the head and foot of the bed, b) the mid-beam and c) the side beams. The last two are the same no matter what size of bed you choose, the first comes in two sizes as detailed above.
Since we were buying a mattress at the same time we rented a van to get these items home: a Vauxhall Vivaro / Renault Master, which when empty took the mattress and largest part of the bed frame diagonally in the back. See my review for 1car1.com to find out where and when to rent one for just £25 a day. You will need two people to lift, carry and assemble this bed frame, although assembly took no more than twenty minutes once we were organised. The largest box is the one containing the pre-assembled bed head and foot. See dimensions to get a general idea; all items are quite heavy.
I love this bed and the mattress. My only quibble is so minor it isn't really worth mentioning: the header and footer both have a small hole in the underside of the top of their frames - presumably necessary for the frame to be held in place while being seamlessly powder coated. It's only noticeable when you're in the bed, but then with our comfy mattress, I'm normally out like a light when I get in.
If you're in need of new lamps as well, we added a pair of Ikea Lersta floor lamps in black. At £8 (at 17.5% VAT) each they're excellent value adjustable reading lamps for this bed.