Product Review: IKEA Bed frame LEIRVIK

This is my new IKEA bed, got it from a personal shopper for RM600. I had been dreaming to get this bed ever since I was in Birmingham, UK. I used a lot of IKEA items there in my bedroom. But this one is like a dream came true. I, now, have this bed in my bedroom at my parents’ house. People have been using this since ages but I just got mine…hahaha. Poor me!

In my opinion, this IKEA LEIRVIK bed frame is stronger than it looks. I was surprised that it is quite heavy! I thought it would be like the cheap steel bed frame which I used to have in my school days. I have been using this bed for a month now and all I can say is, I am very satisfied with my purchase. It is very tall in height. So my footstool (which I bought it for GBP3.00 at a carboot sale in Birmingham last year) now meets its purpose. The footstool is the green one in the picture. This bed frame is also simple in design, which makes my bed traditionally sweet and girlish.

For many many years, I had been using the normal bed which many people use. It doesn’t suit my bedroom at all, as my mother said. Yes, of course. I really love vintage and contemporary shabby chic. So this new bed has made sense to my life! (I do exaggerate a lot, always.)

Now we’re back to the topic of ‘IKEA personal shoppers’. So the price I got is indeed more expensive than the one you might buy yourself at IKEA Damansara which is now trending at RM349 on IKEA Malaysia online catalogue. It was RM549 a few years ago though. In the UK, it is now trending at GBP79.00.

Although I bought the bed frame for RM600, this amount is inclusive. For someone who lives far from Kuala Lumpur (IKEA Malaysia is located in Damansara, which is pretty much known as in Kuala Lumpur by the local people). So the seller delivered the item to my place and even assembled it in my bedroom. So I think the price is reasonable enough for someone who lives very far from IKEA. Plus, I did not own a lorry to go to IKEA which is hundreds of miles from my place. I did not to pay for the gas which would cost me hundreds of course. I did not have to carry the box and load it into a trolley. I did not have to queue at IKEA cashier to pay for this huge item. I did not have to assemble it myself which would be troublesome for people who are not familiar with handling this kind of stuff, especially girls.

There are many personal shoppers doing this service lately. The number is increasing, made it easy for IKEA lovers from all over Malaysia to purchase IKEA products. You can buy anything! Anything at all from the IKEA catalogue. All you have to do is to compare the prices and services they offer. There are personal shoppers who only get the IKEA items for you, deliver them at a specific place (their place/office) and you have to go there to collect your items yourself. This means, soon, you have to assemble these items (especially furniture) yourself at home. Well, that is what IKEA all about.  To those who doesn’t have time or the ability to construct things (haha), you have to choose personal shoppers who offer delivery service to your doorstep, or even assemble the items (in case of furniture) for you. Although the prices they offer might be slightly more expensive, it is the opportunity cost that counts.


If you are interested in buying IKEA products via IKEA personal shopper service, you can simply google ‘IKEA personal shopper ….your state…’ and this keyphrase should lead you directly to what you are looking for. For IKEA personal shopper Kelantan, you may want to look at try link. For other states, this link might help too.

Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment
    but after I clicked submit my comment didn't show up. Grrrr...
    well I'm not writing all that over again. Anyway,
    just wanted to say great blog!