Ikea bed help

    Just wondering if anyone has experience with the Malm bed range- I've bought what I think is the King Size bed- it is advertised as 160 by 200 cm but the dimensions given in the catalogue are actually a little bigger than that. I am confused whether I need the 160 by 200cm mattress, or if the frame is actually that dimension then I would need a smaller mattress surely.

    Does anyone have this bed and if so what size mattress do you have? I'm so confused!!


    had this with my bed from ikea the 160 by 200cm is the size for the mattress. the other dimensions mentioned Length: 210 cm Width: 176 cm is the size of the bed frame.

    Assembled size Length: 210 cmWidth: 196 cmFootboard height: 30 … Assembled size Length: 210 cmWidth: 196 cmFootboard height: 30 cmHeadboard height: 77 cmMattress length: 200 cmMattress width: 180 cm

    We have 2 Malm double beds in our house and cos the measurements are "swedish" you really need to buy the Ikea mattress to go with it rather than a normal "english" mattress:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Cheers guys, rep given.
    Annoyingly though it means that when we bought the double bed we had the correct size- we took it back and got a king instead cos we thought the 140x200 was the frame and so it would be too small for us, gahhh. Ikea makes me cry!

    I usually read the catalogie online before an Ikea experience and note down all the product details, have the Malm drawers, cheap but solid and really easy to put together

    I have an Ikea king sized bed and it limits you to Ikea covers and sheets as it's bigger than a normal king.

    I'd take it back if I could:oops:

    Original Poster

    Oh dear, this is such a headache. I think we're going to go back AGAIN and swap it for a double, so annoying that we had the right one to start with!!

    TBH we have an ikea SuperKing frame and run a standard Superking mattress that isn't from Ikea, the mattress just has a small gap at the bottom and top of bed, hardly noticeable to warrant buying an Ikea mattress.
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