IKEA Hemnes daybed

(32 Posts)
wickedfairy Fri 25-Jan-13 18:54:07

We are thinking of buying this for DS (6) - does anyone have this already and if so, what do you think? The drawers underneath will be great for storage and we need the flexibility of it turning into a double for when grandparents come to visit (one weekend every couple of months).

I am slightly worried that the foam mattresses wont be supportive enough - do you think they will be ok for a child to sleep on? Apparently you have one on top of the other when it is in single mode, so would that increase the support level? Thanks!

RunsWithScissors Fri 25-Jan-13 19:02:58

We have one for dd. the space underneath is great!

We have only one mattress at the moment (didn't have room in the car to get two), and it's more than ok. I've spent a good few hours in with her on various nights and felt comfortable.

Only thing to keep in mind is the mattress width is narrower by just a bit than standard uk single, but I've used regular fitted single sheets and they've been fine.

SachaF Fri 25-Jan-13 19:04:30

I've also been interested in this bed but unsure of the mattress so I'll be watching for others' feedback.
Of course, one option is to pull bed out from wall a little and slide double matress down the side of the bed and to put a decent single mattress on, then just swap round for visitors?

rubyrubyruby Fri 25-Jan-13 19:06:40

DD has it but I bought a normal mattress for it in 80cm wide because we don't use it as a double.

SachaF Fri 25-Jan-13 19:07:36

Runs, I thought it came with a fold out mattress so it's normal thickness when a single and half thickness when a double bed?
Thanks for the info re width, my single mattress idea wouldn't work then sad

rubyrubyruby Fri 25-Jan-13 19:10:42

Sacha - ikea do an 80cm wide mattress.

We have it in our guest bedroom and is great. We use two single ikea mattresses. So it's double height when it's a single. It's not a problem for occasional use. Not sure if it will be ok if you double up the mattresses for daily use.

Virgil Fri 25-Jan-13 19:15:38

We have one in the playroom Ikea do various different grade of mattress to go with it. They are not the same size as a normal mattress.

I wouldn't want to sleep on it permanently but it would be fine for a child.

Our drawers jam quite frequently but they are very useful storage.

Pacific Fri 25-Jan-13 19:16:17

We have one and I am not happy with it at all. It is flimsy and the slats underneath are bent and broken so the second bed does not pull out properly. You need the thicker mattress but that then makes the bed too high. The two thin ones just slid apart and DS landed on the floor!

Would not recommend but if you desperately want one and are near Edinburgh, I will sell you ours! grin

PrincessOfChina Fri 25-Jan-13 19:17:17

We have this and DD (2) has just moved into it (well, kid of). We have the two 80cm mattresses but just use one on the bed for her. When it was more in use as a sofa in her room we had the two on there and we've used them side by side as a double too.

I think it's quite comfy to be honest and the drawer space is fab. We store the second mattress behind the bed now. It's quite thin so easy to do.

Wildwaterfalls Fri 25-Jan-13 19:19:40

We have one in the guest room and love it. Found it to be good quality actually - have has it for 8 years now I think. Did buy slightly better mattresses from IKEA to go with it.

dustyhousewithdustypeople Fri 25-Jan-13 19:19:54

I've just got ours ready for its first guests! The ikea foam mattresses seem really comfortable, and quite firm, but I've not spent a night on it yet. It's bigger then I'd imagined.

SolomanDaisy Fri 25-Jan-13 19:20:19

We've had one for years and it's still great! You can get proper mattresses to go on it, which is what we did. It's not really possible to sleep on them stacked double though, they're too high and wobbly. We've had no problems with the drawers or slats. We did have a handyman to put it together, who said it was a nightmare to get right.

Schumann Fri 25-Jan-13 19:20:58

We've had this bed for ages. Pre DC was just as a spare bed (and whilst house was being renovated DH and I slept on it for months)
Bed now belongs to DS. He's been in it since he was 3 and loves it. We only use one mattress for DS otherwise it's too high.
We all think it's very comfy and the drawers are big too smile

Ours has two memory foam mattresses, which I find too high to use comfortably to sit on when one is on top of the other (single bed mode). Instead, I just keep one of the mattresses on the bed (which is comfortable as it is a thicker mattress), and I keep the other under my bed stored in an old duvet cover.

If I need it as a double bed, I just add the second mattress. I did see someone selling one on eBay once who had bought thicker mattresses too - they had stored the second mattress behind the bed and built a small, removable shelf to go above it.

MrsMeeple Fri 25-Jan-13 19:35:55

I slept as a guest on one with the single mattress thickness and it was horrible! Definitely recommend a better mattress if it's to be used for more than a night or two.

rubyrubyruby Fri 25-Jan-13 19:40:47

I find it very sturdy And no broken slats here.

I put it together myself - no assistance. << considers job as handyman>>

bumpers Fri 25-Jan-13 20:05:08

I'm relaxing on my day bed right now and it's fab! Comfy to sleep on, loads of storage underneath and looks great too. Bought ours off ebay :-) We use ours in our 'den' room which has the bed as a sofa (iyswim) with a tv & wii set up too. I slept on it earlier this week and it was lovely. Buy it, you won't regret it!

RunsWithScissors Fri 25-Jan-13 21:29:16

I've had no trouble with sticking drawers, slats all completely fine. Put it together myself without any problem (thinking I'll join Ruby in new job)

SolomanDaisy Fri 25-Jan-13 23:19:22

<< considers hiring rubyrubyruby >>

Ds1 has one of these, and he loves his bed! We have two mattresses stacked on it with no problems at all - as someone upthread said, they are narrower than single size, but with single fitted sheet over both, it fits perfectly.
I did get joiner who was doing stuff in the house to put it together, and after 4 years of constant use it's still in perfect working order!

rubyrubyruby Sat 26-Jan-13 09:19:23

<<slips on dungarees and utility belt>>

wickedfairy Sat 26-Jan-13 09:34:31

Thanks for all your replies, that's really helpful!

Pacific, unfortunately nowhere near Edinburgh, but thanks for the offer!

For those that use 2 foam mattresses stacked on top of each other in single mode, is this ok to do for everyday use or is it recommended that you store one elsewhere? Will foam mattresses last?

I like the idea of buying a sprung mattress for it but we also will need to use it as a double for grandparents, so still need two mattresses of the same height for when they come to stay. We have nowhere to store an extra one. Hmmm, are the foam ones in double mode sufficient for weekend use for grandparents (don't want them crippled)!! Thanks smile

rubyrubyruby Sat 26-Jan-13 10:26:51

I can't answer your question wickedfairy but I'm going to look at DDs and see if it's possible to pull out the base just a bit and put on a normal width mattress as DD needs a new one anyway and could do with extra width.

I will report back - if anyone's interested smile

Waferthinmint Sat 26-Jan-13 10:37:36

8 years on and still going strong.

I store the spare mattress behind the bed ie the bed is not quite up against the wall so mattress goes in the gap.
We have foam ones which are fine for occasional use. Don't like the. On top of each other for slee
Ing as they tend to slide a bit.

MousyMouse Sat 26-Jan-13 23:19:30

the ikea foam matresses come with a long warranty (10y I think). the thin ones are ok for a child but not for constant use by an adult I would say.

shhhgobacktosleep Sat 26-Jan-13 23:33:34

We have this for dd (16). Great storage and like others managed to build it myself. We bought 2 of the more expensive ikea mattresses reccommended for it and as someone else has mentioned a single fitted sheet fits perfectly over both of them. Never noticed any slippage of the 2 mattresses but maybe the fitted sheet solves that. Dd does complain that its too hard though but then again she is away at school so only uses it for holidays and as she hardly weighs anything at all she probably hasn't even broken them in yet. She keeps telling me to go sit it on it to soften it up (cheeky mare grin)

Love ours, just be aware that in 'double' mode a double fitted sheet is nowhere near big enough!

Rascalls3 Mon 28-Jan-13 00:01:32

My 17 year old daughter has this bed. As a single she finds it high and narrow(I may try the tip about putting the second mattress behind the bed, though). She has it as a double all the time ( despite a VERY small room) and loves it. I have slept on it and it was fine, although I wouldn't fancy it every night. Ikea recommended their slimmest 80 cm wide mattresses,so that they are not really, really high when stacked.
My husband put it together, he's an able DIYer and we haven't had any problems with it. Although it is heavy and a bit awkward to pull in and out-not helped by the huge amount of stuff she stores in the drawers! Would definately recommend it, especially if you can store the second mattress else where.

Porkster Mon 28-Jan-13 00:13:39

My son has this bed and loves it.

He has 2 single mattresses on top of each other, we bought slightly more expensive ones than the ones on display.

I think it makes a great double too.

It's very handy for sleepovers too as he just puts one of the mattresses on the floor.

He has cushions & pillows on it during the day, so it looks like a sofa.

JaiP Wed 27-Feb-13 11:44:02

I have just bought a day bed - 200 x 80 cm (x 2). Im having difficulty trying to find suitable covers for it. Any ideas as to what fits best? Singles are too big!

JaiP Wed 27-Feb-13 11:51:15

I forgot to mention - those are the mattress dimensions!

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