(This is NOT a paid review or sponsored post. IKEA has no idea who I am and we walked in and bought our mattress set with our own money. Just wanted to share a review on it to help those that might be considering an IKEA mattress purchase in their future.)
When I started our master bedroom makeover – we sold all of my husband’s old furniture (dresser, nightstands, bedframe, headboard, mattress and boxspring). I had found a tall chest, dresser, mirror and 1 nightstand at a yard sale to refinish, but we knew we would need a bedframe and a new mattress set to go along with the DIY upholstered headboard I planned to make. We had needed new mattresses anyways since ours were over 15 years old. So I started doing some research online and considering what we could get in our budget (which was not a Sleep Number or Tempur-pedic budget). I asked my friends online, looked up reviews online, and then we decided to check out IKEA.
Many things that I read including some of my friends said that they did not like IKEA mattresses because they were very firm. Well, my husband and I actually prefer a firm mattress so we weren’t concerned about that and actually thought it would a good fit for us.
We talked to the guy working the mattress area and he was super helpful explaining various things to us. We decided we wanted a spring mattress versus a foam/latex mattress. And we had read that the Sultan line was their best line. We laid on several mattresses and finally narrowed it down to 2-3 that we really liked. In the end we chose the Sultan Hallen which was the middle priced mattress and also middle firmness mattress we were considering. IKEA has a 90 day try it/exchange it policy which was reassuring to us. You have 90 days to try it out and if you don’t like you can exchange it for another mattress. And they have a 25 year limited warranty.
We also needed a foundation (in place of a box spring) for the mattress. The foundation that we chose has been discontinued but they still carry the Sultan aluminum legs. This sits up quite a bit higher than our previous bed but we love it.
All of this was purchased back in August of 2014 and pictures taken just a week ago so we are almost at a year sleeping on our new mattress. And we still love it! I thought it was sort of funny that I had already planned on writing this post today after we went on a camping trip this past weekend. After sleeping in a sleeping bag directly on the ground, coming home and sleeping in our bed was like sleeping in a puffy cloud!
The mattress is firm but yet seems to mold to your shape so doesn’t feel like you are laying on the floor. But you don’t sink into it like you do on a foam pillow top type mattress. We had slept on a mattress before that had a foam egg crate on top and we both hated it – neither one of us could get comfortable because it was so soft. Our Sultan Hallen mattress has held the shape and isn’t sagging or getting indentions in it. I do try to rotate it every few months to help with that.
I love the gray design on the side and the easy handles to pick it up.
So there is my review of the IKEA Sultan line specifically the Hallen mattress. We paid right at $600 for the mattress, foundation, and legs which fit right in our budget. Since some mattress sets can run several thousand dollars, we felt like this was a good investment for price we were willing to pay. We had to get it delivered since they were out of stock of the mattress when we were there – but they were able to get it delivered for free because of that so we didn’t mind waiting.
I did a lot of research online before we bought or considered an IKEA mattress but couldn’t find a whole lot of blog posts on the subject. So I hope this will be a help to anyone considering an IKEA mattress purchase. (I will update this post at a later time if our satisfaction changes.)
I would love to know what kind of mattress you have? Are you a firm mattress, pillowtop mattress, or sleep on the softest option you can find person?