How much time do we spend in bed? According to the studies a third of our lives we spent it in bed sleeping. In addition, we would have to count the time we spend in bed reading, watching TV or jumping and waging cushion wars while we are little. The importance of choosing the right bed, therefore, should not be doubted.
What happens when in a bedroom we do not have the necessary space for children to sleep and play? And in those spaces intended for other uses that we want to also serve as a guest room occasionally? So in front of the traditional beds, the folding beds they become a great option.
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Advantages and disadvantages of folding beds
The folding beds are designed to save space. They are beds that allow us to modify the spaces and their usefulness quickly and easily, with a single gesture, because today these folding beds are easily and effortlessly collected. A feature that makes them the best option when:
- La room is too small and there is no space during the day to move in it.
- We wish to have a second bed in a bedroom to host the children's friends.
- We hope that a space usually destined for other uses can become occasional guest room.
Having a folding bed allows us welcome our guests without allocating a room exclusively for it. It is also a great idea if we have children and we want either to increase the family without the need to move to another larger house, or to be able to invite their friends.
Saving space does not have to be at odds with comfort. Years ago there was a big difference between traditional beds and folding beds in terms of comfort. Today, however, there are fold-down beds designed for frequent use capable of guarantee a good rest.
Ikea folding beds
Ikea, aware of the important role that folding beds play in many homes, includes in its catalog wall folding beds. Beds that are collected in a closet and that thanks to an automatic closing system open and close effortlessly and silently.
The Ikea folding beds allow us to save space economically. The Midsund model, the company's most popular, can be purchased for only € 265 with a 10-year warranty. It is a simple model made of fiberboard with a slatted base that has the following characteristics:
- Wall / wardrobe / door bed mechanism:
- For 23 cm mattresses. maximum thickness.
- Includes slatted bed base.
- Includes self-closing hinges.
- Thanks to damped hinges the door closes slowly, soft and silent.
- 10 year warranty. Check the general conditions in the warranty brochure.
This type of furniture always must be fixed to the wall to avoid accidents. The Ikea Midsund folding bed includes the necessary device for its fixation, but if it were not so, we would have to purchase it in order to guarantee the safety of our own. As for its cleaning, like other furniture, we will have to use a damp cloth and a mild soap to leave the furniture as new.
Bedding for folding beds
Even being a bed for occasional use, we will need bedding to dress it when we have guests. At Ikea we found a wide collection of textiles for bedroom among which we can choose those that best suit our style. More than 50 duvet covers, both plain and printed, complete its catalog.
A few sheets and a blanket may be enough to dress this type of bed. However, Ikea invites you to bet on its 4 seasons quilt (price € 59,99); three quilts in one: one cooler and one warmer that can be quickly combined into an extra warm one, thanks to the snap closures. A piece, therefore, suitable for all seasons of the year, which you can machine wash after use.
Now that you know the advantages of Ikea folding beds, will you opt for them to host your guests? Remember that you can install them in any room; they will be camouflaged among other white furniture.