Becky Lim

March 10, 2015

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IKEA Friheten Sofa Bed Review & Guide

Welcome to the ultimate guide and resource for the IKEA Friheten sofa bed – find sizes, dimensions, reviews, slipcovers, assembly instructions and more here.

Maybe you are searching for the perfect country sofa and need a little help. Maybe you’ve already decided on the Friheten, or found one on Craigslist or Ebay and need more information. Maybe you already own a Friheten and your house guest decided to spill coffee on its non-removable slipcover. Or maybe your in-law’s are coming to town and you want a more grown up looking slipcover. In this cheat sheet, we’ll help you with all of that.

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Friheten Liege Biscuit

Quick Check.

IKEA Availability: Corner sofa bed still available from IKEA.

Slipcover: Custom Friheten Sofa bed slipcovers still available from Comfort Works

Measurements for Friheten: W230 x D68/151 x H66 cm

Cool Factor: The chaise storage, and being able to change the configuration of the chaise whenever 🙂

Ugh Factor: Originally upholstered without replaceable covers 🙁

Instruction Manual.

Want to know how to assemble a Friheten sofa bed?

Download the Assembly Instruction Manual for the Friheten Sofa Bed

Our Review.

The Friheten was introduced after the discontinuation of the Manstad. The Friheten functions similarly to the Manstad sofa bed; has a storage compartment under its chaise, but now allows you to change the sofa bed’s configuration by placing the chaise on the left or right. The armrest on the sofa seat side is also at the same level as the seats, allowing taller people to stretch their legs more easily without feeling claustrophobic. The IKEA Friheten comes upholstered, so cleaning can be a bit cumbersome.

Thankfully, Comfort Works is producing slipcovers for this model. Design your own Friheten sofa bed slipcover today.

More Information.

Death of the Manstad – A Comfort Works review of the Friheten, Moheda and Lugnvik sofa beds.

eXpressWardrobe  – A video walkthrough of IKEA’s Friheten corner sofa bed.

MumsNet – Follow the discussion about IKEA’s Friheten corner sofa bed.

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