The Flottebo is a couch, remove the pillows and it becomes a bed.What attracted me to the Flottebo is that it doubles as a sleeper. I got to try it at the store, and was a bit shocked that the triangular shaped pillow back stoppers don’t roll. I really won’t know if I can use it as a sleeper until I get the chance to sleep test it. Also, I won’t know how well the pillow stops keep me and my family from falling off the back of the couch until I really put that to the test. I also bought the cute little side table that sticks out from the side, and I love it. You can only put about 35 pounds on it, so make sure that nobody sits on it.
Flottebo Review Menu
Flottebo Video Review
IKEA Company Policies
Can Be Used as a Couch • Can be used as a bed • Easiest possible conversion from couch to bed • Amazing budget friendly price • Sheet Storage inside
• It's an IKEA product so you know you will have to assemble it. • It took me 4 hours to assemble • I lost a few nails putting it together
What's Inside the Flottebo?
Flottebo Assembly Tips
It took me 4 hours (including the side table), but to be fair it just takes longer to shoot a video. Plus I made a HUGE mistake or two along the way. I was able to do just about everything by myself. I needed help lining up the lift gate portion, and flipping it over to install the side table.
Seriously, if you see an X on a page, pay attention! I put a couple of bars together backwards and it probably cost me an hour or so to figure out what went wrong and do it over again.
Warning, I lost a few nails and got a very minor cut during the assembly process.
IT DOES NOT CLOSE UNTIL YOU PUT THE SLATS AND MATTRESS ON IT. If you try to close it you may break it.
Here is a huge time saving trick for you. When the couch is open to reveal the storage section it is important to start putting the mesh storage layer on in the mouth of the long side of the Flottebo. The reason for this is that the space is tight so it is hard to work your fingers around in that area. You will find that it is much easier to maneuver and stretch both this mesh and, later on, the cover on the other three sides.
Can You Sleep ON it?
The short answer is yes, but now that I have had it in my house for close to a year the answer really should be, “If you didn’t have a lot of other options”.
Frankly, it just isn’t that comfortable as a bed. But it is absolutely sturdy!
Does the Flottebo Sofa Have Storage?
Underneath you will find a cargo net that will hold some sheets and a pillow. Don’t over load it, it will sag or even break! after all, it’s just a net. So keep it light.
Flottebo Price & Discounts
I haven’t been able to negotiate any deals for a flottebo, sorry.
Flottebo Vs. Friheten
You might find putting the Flotebbo together easy, to me it was not. It took me over 4 hours, a few broken nails and some bruises. There were a couple of steps where I messed up, but it was a great moment once I was done putting it together.
I could tell instantly the sofa’s material is pretty decent, and the cover is easy to clean since it’s removable and machine washable. I decided to cover it to keep it clean as much as possible. I am not ready mentally to remove it and put it again. What’s cool is that you have the choice to change covers thus colors!
The sofa quickly and easily transforms into a spacious bed.
The large storage space under the seat has plenty of room for things like bed linen.
On the underside of the back cushions is an anti-slip material that prevents them from sliding. You can lean on them or lift the mattress to access the storage space without them moving around.
You can angle the side table in different directions and adapt it to suit what you’re doing, whether it’s answering e-mails or eating popcorn and watching a movie.
You can place the table by any of the sofa’s corners to suit you and your home best.
I love the add on, which is that table sold separately.
This sofa converts quickly and easily into a spacious bed when you remove the back cushions and pull out the under-frame.
Sofa, chaise longue and double bed in one. No, nothing wrong with my spelling, the word chaise lounge in English came from the French “Chaise longue”, means tall chair!
Storage space under the chaise longue. The lid stays open so you can safely and easily take things in and out.
You can place the chaise longue section to the left or right of the sofa, and switch whenever you like.