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Welcome to the ultimate guide and resource for the IKEA Backabro 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 Backabro, found one on Craigslist and need more information. Or maybe you already own a Backabro and your house guest decided to spill coffee on its hard-to-find slipcover. In this cheat sheet, we’ll help you with all of that.

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Quick Check.

Status: Sofas and slipcovers only available from IKEA in some countries.

Slipcover: Custom slipcovers available from Comfort Works


  • 2 seater: W- 168cm D- 88cm H- 71cm
  • 3 seater: W- 208cm D- 88cm H- 71cm
  • With chaise: W- 248cm D- 88(150)cm H- 71cm

Cool Factor: Warm traditional design that looks great with almost anything. Back cushions are spongy and comfortable with generous padding. The seat cushions are nice and soft as well. There is also storage space under the seats.

Ugh Factor: Traditional style not for everyone. Easily confused with the Moheda. Additional stuffing for the cushions may be required.

Instruction Manual.

Want to know how to assemble any Backabro sofa?


Our Review.

With it’s Ektorp-ish design, the Backabro will sit classy in your living room until the time comes for it to transform. While there’s not much covering on arm rests and it’s a bit small to sit on if you’re a taller person the cushions more than make up for this. The back cushions are spongy with ample support and the bottom cushions are firm and bouncy. It is a quietly classic sofa, which is easily turned into an extra sleeper for the odd overnight guest.

IKEA Backabro Display Image
Backabro Loveseat and Chaise Image c/o IKEA

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

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  • by Ken Kempson
    Posted 2017-12-15 2:28 AM 0Likes

    Thanks for this review. However I need to know how much floor space the Backabro 2 seater occupies when it is in guest sleeping mode. Can you help please.

    • by Abel Medina
      Posted 2017-12-15 11:23 AM 0Likes

      Hi Ken!

      Thank you very much for your comment 🙂

      The bed width of the Backabro (2-Seater Sofa-Bed) is 120 cm.

      You have all the measures of this sofa up next:

      Width: 168 cm
      Depth: 88 cm
      Height: 71 cm
      Back height: 46 cm
      Seat depth: 62 cm
      Seat height: 45 cm
      Bed width: 120 cm
      Bed length: 200 cm
      Mattress thickness: 9 cm

      Hope this helps! Thanks again and have a nice day!

  • by Michael Everson
    Posted 2018-02-14 9:47 PM 0Likes

    The mattress is a slightly odd size. What is the best fitted-sheet size for it?

    • by Felicia
      Posted 2018-02-15 2:53 PM 0Likes

      Hey Michael,

      For the Backabro 2-seater sofabed, the bed area is 120x200cm so that doesn’t match up to any fitted sheet size unfortunately. You might have better luck using a flat sheet instead, a UK Double or 53in × 75in size sheet would be best 🙂 Hope this helps!

  • by Glory Hamm
    Posted 2018-08-01 1:07 AM 0Likes

    Glory .hi iam looking to put this in my rv .can you please tell me in feet and inches how long with bed out and how wide

    • by Felicia
      Posted 2018-08-01 10:15 AM 0Likes

      Hi Glory,

      Which specific sofa are you looking to put in your RV? Thanks!

  • by Jenny
    Posted 2019-08-03 11:21 AM 0Likes

    I’m letting out my flat with a Backabro couch and now the agent wants to know where the fire safety sticker is located? I’m out of the country so can’t check myself but Im certain there would be one right? Would be so sad if I had to dispose of a great sofa simply because there was no label. Would you know where I might find such a sticker?

    • by Chuck
      Posted 2019-08-05 11:47 AM 0Likes

      Hey Jenny!

      Best to check with IKEA UK itself actually, I understand the fire regulations are pretty strict there so IKEA may have done theirs up differently to the rest of the world. If memory serves me correctly, this fire sticker / regulation doesn’t exist in the United States.

  • by Emilie
    Posted 2021-04-14 2:02 AM 0Likes

    Thank you for the review! Could you tell me the weight of the Backabro 2-seater sofa-bed?
    Thank you

    • by Naomi
      Posted 2021-09-07 4:37 PM 0Likes

      Not so sure about that, Emilie!

      IKEA has also discontinued the Backabro, so the best way to find out would be to contact someone who is selling this second-hand (or someone who has it at home).

      Good luck! 🙂

  • by Natasa
    Posted 2021-12-10 4:47 PM 0Likes

    Hi! Is it aloud to wash in the wash machine cover of the sofa seat? thank you

    • by Naomi
      Posted 2021-12-14 4:16 PM 0Likes

      Hi Natasa,

      Most IKEA fabrics are originally machine-washable under cool/cold water. However; it is recommended to refer to the fabric care guides (you may usually find this on a tag, attached to the fabric). We definitely recommend keeping away from excessive heat and also avoid using bleach at all cost.

      When in doubt, you may always call up IKEA and ask them for fabric care guidance, just in case 🙂

      Hope this helps!

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