IKEA Malm Bed Frame Review

IKEA Malm Bed Frame

Malm bed frame is another IKEA’s affordable bedding solution. As with any IKEA product, you will get what you pay for and good quality is usually guaranteed. However, some products have more flaws while other have less which is exactly why they differ in pricing.

While some customers had a great experience with the Malm bed frame, others found it unfit for their needs. Therefore, to help you make the right purchase, we have put together a review that includes both positive and negative sides of this IKEA bed frame.

IKEA Malm Bed Frame Review

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Structure

The Malm bed frame is made of real wood veneer which is a combination of oak veneer and ash veneer, covered with printed and embossed acrylic paint and clear acrylic lacquer.

Besides those, other materials used are ABC plastic and paper. The structure is supported by a beam made of galvanized steel. The Malm bed frame has adjustable siyes that can be made to suit mattresses of different thicknesses.

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What goes well with it

IKEA recommends the Haugsvar spring mattress to go along the Malm bed frame as well as the Luroy slatted bed base. Another recommended product is the Malm 2-drawer chest.

If you are in need of more storage space in your bedroom, IKEA recommends the Malm underbed storage boxes for high beds. One package contains two boxes that can significantly increase your storage space. You can fit up to four Malm storage boxes under the bed for best results.

The Skorva midbeam is already included in the price of the bed frame. However, if you are making a purchase in the store, you will have to get the midbeam from a separate shelf while if you are shopping via online store, the Skorva midbeam will come in the package with the Malm bed frame.

Another convenient product you should consider getting along with the Malm bed frame is the Varv clamp spotlight. This spotlight is easily mounted on the bed frame without needing screws that would damage the wood. As easily as you can put it on, you can take it off when you don’t need it. The spotlight is a great feature for those who love reading in bed.

Other details and customers’ opinions

IKEA’s Malm bed frame is rated high on IKEA’s online store. The customers state this frame is of okay quality and does the job. However, some have stated that at some parts the wood looks and feels like it is fake and cheap, which is probably because it is veneer wood and not full wood.

Some customers even stated that this bed frame is a real shin – killer. Because of its structure, especially if you lift the sides to suit a thicker mattress, it is likely that you will end up hitting yourself in the shin while climbing on the bed or walking by it. However, if you are careful around the edges of the structure, you shouldn’t have any issues of this kind.

Cleaning the bed frame is fairly easy. All you have to do is wipe it with a dump cloth and a mild detergent and dry it with a clean cloth afterwards. Taking care of the product will increase its lifespan significantly.

As usual with IKEA’s bedding products, this frame comes with a 25 year warranty. The warranty covers all manufacturing defaults while any damage done by the user wont be covered.

The Malm bed frame requires assembly upon purchase, which will take up to a few hours. Clear instructions are included in the package and as long as you follow them you should be able to put the product together properly. Since this product is not assembled, you can save money on shipping by transporting it yourself in significantly smaller packages.

Pros of IKEA MALM bed frame

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    Affordable
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    Stylish
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    Skorva midbeam included in the price
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    Real wood veneer
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    Adjustable sides for different mattress thicknesses
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    Strong support beam

Is IKEA Malm Bed Frame Good?

All together, IKEA’s Malm bed frame will do the job it is designed for. However, as far as quality goes, the customers see this product as good quality and nothing more. Some of the veneer parts might feel fake or not very firm but the frame is good enough to last a couple of years.

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  • Our Rating
4

Summary

IKEA’s Malm bed frame will do the job it is designed for. However, as far as quality goes, the customers see this product as good quality and nothing more. Some of the veneer parts might feel fake or not very firm but the frame is good enough to last a couple of years.

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