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IKEA Allerum Sofa Bed & Cover Resource Page

Welcome to the ultimate guide and resource for the IKEA Allerum sofa bed – find sizes, dimensions, reviews, slipcovers, assembly instructions and more here.

Maybe you are searching for the perfect sofa bed and need a little help. Maybe you’ve already decided on the Allerum, found one on Craigslist or Ebay and need more information. Maybe you already own an Allerum and your house guest decided to spill coffee on its hard-to-find slipcover. Or maybe your in-laws are coming to town and you want a more grown up looking slipcover. In this cheat sheet, we’ll help you with all of that.

If your questions aren’t addressed here, feel free to contact our team at

Replacement Allerum Sofabed Covers
Top image: BEFORE Comfort Works came along Bottom image: New replacement covers in linen!

Quick Check

Both the sofa and slipcovers are no longer available from IKEA. Product was discontinued in 2003.

  1. There are 2 different versions of the Allerum from 2 different production batch:
    • W- 195 cm D- 90cm H- 35cm
    • W- 202 cm D- 90cm H- 35cm
  2. Cool Factor: The back support flips backwards and this couch doubles as a twin sized bed. Seat is ultra supportive and comfortable, with a spring core and polyurethane foam.
  3. Ugh Factor: Decorative round cushions are thin and lumpy. Needs constant plumping, so additional stuffing for the cushions may be required.

Not too sure which version of the Allerum you currently own? Luckily, we’ve figured out the easiest way to distinguish the difference between the two versions is to take a simple measurement of your Allerum Seat Cushion. Just measure across the seat cushion between the seams (on your existing cover) to get the width. Remember to ignore any piping or the foam that bulges out at the sides to get a more accurate measurement.

Instruction Manual.

Want to know how to assemble an Allerum sofa?

Download the Instruction Manual for the Allerum Sofa Bed.

Our Review.

The Allerum sofa is comfy with exaggerated dimensions. The bottom cushion is a bit wider and longer than a twin mattress and comes with two round pillows. It’s a cute day bed which is easily turned into an extra sleeper for the occasional overnight guest. Bonus points for being a sleeper with no armrests to accommodate any exceptionally tall guests.

Although this model has been discontinued in IKEA stores, Comfort Works is still producing replacement slipcovers for the IKEA Allerum Sofa Bed.

Allerum Sofabed Covers in Gaia White fabric by Comfort Works

More Information.

I LOVE YOU MONKEY– Journey of one IKEA Allerum sofabed, loved in two homes.

APARTMENT THERAPY – On buying new slipcovers for your Allerum.

APARTMENT THERAPY- Review on Sofa Beds.