The IKEA freehand sofa bed is an extremely popular choice and I use a sofa for my home and while I feel it’s a great unit and provides a great value, it’s definitely a couple things you should know about it before you go and buy One yourself, let’s start with the basics of the sofa, the design incorporates a Shaye’s unit that can be configured in either the left or right side during assembly, and also pops open for additional storage, which is pretty convenient. The other key feature with the sofa is the built-in ottoman that quickly converts us from a conventional sofa to a sofa bed or you just somewhere to kick up your feet. While watching TV, the sofa comes in a variety of different fabrics and a pleather option, but the color I’m using here is the dark grey version. The unit comes with three pillows that are also removable covers, but they aren’t washable. While the covers for the rest of the sofa are not replaceable.
The fabric is staple gun to the wood frame, so you can’t remove the fabric to clean the unit. I haven’t had any issues with making a mess or staining my sofa yet, but if this is something you’re worried about, there are some third-party slipcover options that you can purchase for the sofa. Next, let’s talk about the comfort of the sofa. I really like the firm bed. Mattresses, so I find the sofa quite comfortable for sleeping on and have no trouble falling asleep on it. The sitting experience on the sofa is a little different, especially once you’ve broken in the cushion a bit. I myself am not a very heavy person, but the SAG on the sofa is quite deep when sitting fresh out of the box experience was nice and firm, but over time it softened up quite a bit, and now you can feel the difference between my ottoman, which Is still very new and firm versus the rest of the sofa, the unit’s Ikea will have been used quite a lot, so the better reflect the final comfort of the sofa, but just don’t be surprised by how firm it is out of the box. Continuing on with comfort, let’s look at the frame of the sofa, so the foam cushion on top of the sofa is held up by a wood frame and a thick wire gauge suspending the middle.
This means that the center of the sofa will inherently be a little softer and sag more than the side, but this also means that the edges of the sofa where it’s just foam on wood are hard and can be uncomfortable because you can feel the wood frame Depending on how heavy you are, you may even feel the wood frame, while sleeping so be sure to try out the spot on the sofa when you try out at IKEA. The last couple things are minor and really it’s just me nitpicking. The fabric on the sofa starts to wrinkle from being loose, but a quick sweep makes I go away. The pillows will also deform after usage, but you can message them back into shape to look like new. Overall, I love the versatility of the sofa and the overall design is very clever about how you convert into a sofa bed. While there are a couple little quirks that I highlighted about the sofa, I haven’t been able to find anything else. That’s comparable in terms of price comfort and versatility.