IKEA FLEKKE Day Bed Review

Here we review the IKEA FLEKKE Day Bed, along with IKEA’s MALFORS foam single mattresses and the TUSSÖY mattress topper.

The FLEKKE is designed to be flexible. You can use it as a sofa by day and a bed by night. It gives the flexibility of being either a single or double bed, too.

Not only that, the day bed has two built-in drawers that are pretty spacious. The ideal place to put your linen, pillows, quilts etc.

Assembly of the FLEKKE Day Bed Frame

Having embarked on the assembly of this day bed, I found that it is really easy to get a little bit confused by the instructions.

Thankfully, YouTube came to the rescue after the first couple of assembly attempts. The video below is absolutely spot-on for helping to assemble the FLEKKE Day Bed.

Not only will it give you a real idea of what to do, the presenter is really relaxing to listen to – ideal for getting you ready to relax in the end product!

Having said that, by the time you have finished putting this day bed together, you will definitely NEED a lie-down.

Bear in mind that this video is just part one of three videos that you can watch to put the FLEKKE together – It really does take hours and hours for the average person!

I guess that’s the name of the game with self-assembly.

Dimensions

Here are all of the dimensions of the IKEA FLEKKE day bed:

  • Length: 207 cm
  • Width: 88 cm
  • Height: 86 cm
  • Bed width: 169 cm
  • Bed length: 207 cm
  • Mattress length: 200 cm
  • Mattress width: 80 cm

So, what’s it like once you have finally completed the first part of this mission?

Comfort Test of the FLEKKE Day Bed

It’s very narrow as a single bed, so I had to use it as a double. I wouldn’t be able to roll over without falling out in its single bed mode. Some people might not find that it’s too narrow, but I did.

IKEA advises that you need to give it a number of days for the mattress to puff up for comfort. However, I still found it to be too hard.

Once sleeping on it as a double, falling into the gap and finding it too hard – even after giving it many days, I decided to purchase the double bed topper that fits it.

However, this ended up feeling like the “Princess and the Pea” story where I could still feel the gap in the middle between the two mattresses. At least I wasn’t falling into the gap anymore, though.

In my opinion, it is still a bit too hard – even with the mattress topper added.

It has half a headboard which sits in the corner of it. My pillows kept falling off the bed on the half that doesn’t have any headboard behind it. However, the bed is good for a tall person in that it doesn’t have a foot board.

Final Thoughts

Let’s round off the IKEA FLEKKE day bed review with some pros and cons.

Pros

  • It is a good little inexpensive bed in that it takes up a small space in a small room
  • The FLEKKE can also be used as a sofa.

Cons

  • This bed is heavy and not easy to slide the bottom trundle in and out by a female.
  • The single version is narrow and the double can be irritating with the gap between the mattresses.
  • The MALFORS foam mattress is just too hard for my liking.