When I was considering this bed, I did the normal thing and trawled the internet trying to find some real life photos or reviews of the KOPARDAL bed. Apart from a couple of staged shots on Pinterest. I came up with zilch. So I thought I would share my thoughts on this bed and a few pictures during the build.
AN IMPORTANT WARNING:
When we saw the bed in the showroom, I did the usual IKEA thing and went to make a note of the location for the boxes. But it said to contact staff, so I went and found some one and asked about the bed. He warned me it came in 4 boxes and to take one of the print outs from next to the bed as it contained the location of each box. Sounded simple enough…What he didn’t say, was that the print out was for the double version only!
Cue me looking around the picking area for these said boxes, but there was no king size available! So I went and found another member of staff who then explained the King size version headboard is kept as a different depot and that I would have to pay here and then drive my car over and collect it. But the mid beam,slats and side rails are in this depot, and gave me the correct locations.
Very Confusing! Why not put the location of all sizes on the print out? I also picked up a king size HAMARVIK mattress in firm. Just to explain on the sizes of boxes, it all fit in my Skoda Fabia with 2 kids!
The bed generally was very easy to put together, the only fiddly bit was trying to screw the side bars to the head board and foot board. They do provide a slightly angled allen key to do the job, but you can literally rotate it a few mm each time and then take it out and start again. For the whole bed you have to do this to 8 screws, so you need patience!
It took about half an hour to get to this stage on my own, then it was a case of clipping the mid beam onto one end and carefully extending it without cutting myself, it is very sharp! Follow the instructions and keep your fingers away from the side of it.
Not really sure how much difference there is between the 3 types of slats IKEA offer, I just went with the cheapest, as trying to keep to a budget. Plus you can buy the slats on their own, so I may consider upgrading them at a later date. But a week of sleeping on these now and they are very comfortable.
The bed feels very solid, no movement what so ever. The mattress literally sprung open when I removed the packaging. It says it takes 72 hours to fully expand, but by later that day the mattress was already plump and very comfortable. I was thinking about getting a mattress topper at a later date, but I don’t think the bed needs it. Its really very comfortable as it is.
So here is the bed all set up, with some Primark bedding, and my new Biba cushions which I grabbed during the January sales in House of Fraser. The ropes lights were from the B&Q sale, and the sheepskin was from my husband for Christmas. I will explain more about when I sourced things when I do the full bedroom reveal.