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To buy the Ikea leirvik bed

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ilovehotsauce Fri 21-Nov-14 16:25:51

I wanted a "grown up bed" & to me it's a very teen/young girls bed.

We are about to complete on our first house our bed is knackered all the beds I like are massively more expensive and the money is better spent on other stuff but I'm still not sure.
Could I make it look less shabby chic more grown up?

Opinions please ladies?

diddl Fri 21-Nov-14 16:36:53

Not if you don't really like it.

What other stuff do you need?

Beds are important!

trufflesnout Fri 21-Nov-14 16:42:56

Yeah, don't buy it if you don't like it!

sparechange Fri 21-Nov-14 16:43:40

What about the Hemnes? Same sort of price and the white one looks both grown up and chic

iloveshortshorts Fri 21-Nov-14 16:49:51

hi have you looked on Pinterest they have lots of pictures of that bed and the way they have been decorated in different rooms. I really like that bed and will be buying smile

ilovehotsauce Fri 21-Nov-14 17:26:46

We need pretty much everything,

living room storage
kitchen items
white goods
Bed for dd + extra bit's for her room
Cushions and rugs

I'm not keen on the hemnes either I loved the pervious one, dh likes the malm I'm not keen (very pfb but the edges are really sharp!shock) I feel like it's fine but not sure I want that style for the next 5+ years! sad

Our new bedroom is massive with original wood flooring I wanted something calm and minimalist!--throws toys out of pram!--

ImpossibleGirl Fri 21-Nov-14 17:33:04

What about the SVELVIK frame? Still "iron" look, but less teenager-y ...

diddl Fri 21-Nov-14 17:46:51


We have the Hemnes & love it!

ilovehotsauce Fri 21-Nov-14 18:00:04

If I could have the musken in white I would have that, I like svelvik but at £160 it's almost double the leirvik and as neither of them are my dream bed ie the f&b Oliver I love it but can't justify the priceblush

PurplePidjin Fri 21-Nov-14 18:05:31

Could you spend more money now on a REALLY good mattress and save up for a bed frame in a few months? Sounds like you've got a lot of pressure going on, so maybe putting off the decision for a bit would relieve some of that brew

ilovehotsauce Fri 21-Nov-14 18:38:51

We bought a new mattress last Jan in the sale as a compromise as we couldn't afford a whole new bed but now our bed is beyond the point of patching up so we need to decide! I should just be happy to get a new bed really!grin

ghostyslovesheep Fri 21-Nov-14 18:39:52

John Lewis basics double is £150 - I have one - it's really sturdy and well made

diddl Fri 21-Nov-14 20:30:52

So you want white metal?

Maybe if you don't put frilly/fussy bedding on?

crje Fri 21-Nov-14 21:03:32

Got one recently for 5 yr old
The timber lats are quite flimsy
Not sure it would hold two adults

diddl Fri 21-Nov-14 21:13:08

I thought that the wooden slats were separate & you could choose which you wanted?

ilovehotsauce Fri 21-Nov-14 21:32:20

Ideally i want this bed but it's currently on offer for £399 so a bit more than the Ikea one wink, at Ikea you have a choice of slats.

I'm tempted I've been looking at different bedroom ideas on pintrest, considering duck egg wall behind bed then grey/duck egg accessories, white curtains all the rest of the furniture white. Would that still feel shabby chic? It does in my head blush

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