Ikea’s Lillesand Bed

Have you ever gone and looked at a house, just for fun, and it stuck with you?  For years?

A couple of years ago, I went to see a house that was on the market, and I just fell in love with it.  Of course, it wasn’t perfect, and there were things I didn’t like, but I loved the bones of the house and the decor. One thing I remember from the tour was the bed in their Master Bedroom.

The bed is simple and sophisticated, and that aqua blue color always appeals to me.  I hadn’t pondered this house in awhile, until I was in Ikea a couple of weeks ago and saw this bed.  Meet the Lillesand bedframe.

It looks pretty similar, right? A little lacquer/paint, and this bed would be a great match!  And at $169 for a queen, the price is right!  Surprisingly, the bed has decent reviews online.  If you have a neutral room that needs some color, this frame is a cost-effective option.  Coat it in any bright color and change it whenever you like!

I couldn’t find an image of anyone doing anything with this bed other than leaving it black anywhere!  Surely there is someone out there that has a room crying out for a seaside coral or kelly green bedframe, yes?  (nudge nudge)

What do you think of this bed?  Is there a place in your home for it?  What color would you paint it?

15 Responses to “Ikea’s Lillesand Bed”

  1. Sabrina September 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    I Love this bed. Totally need one in my guest room too! Maybe I need to make the trek out to Ikea soon! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Grace September 17, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Sabrina, you must paint it if you get it. 😉 It IS a trek, but worth it! Let me know if you get one!

  3. Dennise @ Bedroom furniture perth September 29, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    So relaxing to sleep in this house.

  4. Kate October 5, 2012 at 11:40 pm #


    How would you go about painting the frame? I’m hoping to paint mine bright glossy red, but I’m worried about the paint sticking. Do I need to prime it somehow? Or use spray paint?


  5. Grace October 10, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    Hi Kate, I would definitely prime it first with a good quality primer like Zinsser’s. You could even spray prime it with Rustoleum’s Primer for Metal. From there, you could spray or brush. Good luck! I would love to see a picture!

  6. Ivan December 4, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    Sadly, Ikea has discontinued the Lillesand. I bought the last Lillesand headboard/footboard (king) at my local Ikea this past weekend, though they told me that the side rails no longer exist and that I’d have to fabricate something. Upon my third try calling into the Ikea customer service number, I finally persuaded them to ship me a set of side rails from their Colorado store, which appears to be the last store in the country with stock remaining on the side boards.

    • Grace December 5, 2012 at 11:15 am #

      Oh no, Ivan! That is such a shame! Good luck figuring out your rails! Thanks for reading.

  7. pacific February 1, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    I know this post if from a while ago, but I stumbled upon it trying to find reviews for this bed. I can’t wait to get mine! I probably won’t paint it, though, I was planning on keeping it neutral. However, I did see that it came with side rails at my ikea, so I hope that isn’t an issue for anyone else!

    • Grace February 4, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

      Oh cool pacificellie! I’d be interested to hear how you like it! Thank you so much for your comment! G

  8. heather fick February 8, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    i love this bed and so sad that it is discontinued… ikea messed up there for sure!

    • Grace February 11, 2013 at 9:24 am #

      Heather, I totally agree! Such a bummer! I think they can still be found though – it may take some searching! Or start scouring CraigsList? Good luck! G

  9. Nicole February 24, 2013 at 1:07 am #

    It’s discontinued? I just checked the ikea website and you can order online. Am I missing something?

    • Grace February 25, 2013 at 1:15 am #

      Hi Nicole, hmmm…I just tried to order it, and it said “the page is not found”, although it did indeed pull the page up when I typed “Ikea Lillesand” in the search engine. Perhaps you are outside the US, and it is still available? G

  10. Lynne April 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    I am buying this bed for my daughters first big girl room. I am going to paint hers a turquoise green or maybe a fuchsia pink. Oh the options and the wonderful world of Pinterest.

    • Grace April 17, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

      Lynne, awesome! I’m sure it will look great! I’m more a turquoise green kind of girl, although I can be swayed by the right shade of pink. 🙂 And yes, Internet and Pinterest equals the proverbial rabbit hole. 🙂 Thank you so much for your comment! G