Bedroom Furniture Color

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  1. verbal

    verbal Active Member

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    I'm going to get the Ikea MALM bedframe, nightstands, and maybe dresser. I'm having trouble deciding the color.

    Can't decide....

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    What do you think is the best color? I'm used to darker brown in my room, so I'm leaning more towards that. But then I think I want to change it up and go black, but I'm worried if I'd like it in the end.

    Thoughts? If you have the MALM, please post pics of your setup.
     
  2. epitaphex

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    pictures of your room?
     
  3. Kev07

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    the brown/burgundy looking one looks like sex
     
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    they really need one in between the darker brown-brown black. id go with the darkest one. i have the bed in birch and wish now that id got the black-brown.
     
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  5. Jacy

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    exboyfriend has the 3rd/darkest one. i think it looks nice
     
  6. DrewBo

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    I have the black and it shows chips/scratches very easily. It really wouldn't be a problem if the wood wasn't so brittle. That being said, you can't really expect more for the price you pay.
     
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    black marker works pretty well for chipped/scratched black ikea shit
     
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    i prefer fleshtones - it's less shocking to a girl when i whip it out after a little thru-the-pants foreplay you know? like that's a massive meat expansion, some girls get a little claustrophobic when half the volume of the room is suddenly occupied by what seems like a meaty, phallus shaped airbag suddenly blowing open out of my pants
     
  10. verbal

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    That's my other concern too-- moving. I need a bed now but I will be moving in a few months. I made a thread in the main forum and about 3/4s of MALM owners say it moves just fine. Some have moved it 3+ times and say it's still perfect with no noise. Others say they had problems reassembling it.
     
  11. verbal

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    Room is white. And I'll probably be moving into an apartment, and most are painted white. Unless I get lucky and find a cheap condo.
     
  12. b8dazz

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    i like the second one tho when i was at my last place, i had it set like kinda like 'sharp image' style, so it was all black and white.
     
  13. -lo-lo-

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    you can get little wax filler crayon things from home depot for like 1.50. ive used them on furniture before and they work great.
     
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    ive moved my malm..taken it apart twice and its gone back together fine with no problems. the ppl who usually have trouble with ikea furniture are the ones who dont screw the shit together properly.
     
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    I have the HOPEN set in the 2nd color. It's good, but your choice depends on your wall color, wall decor, and floor color. If everything is already damn dark in your room, you don't want to get the black. If everything is red or brown, you might want the black and not the 2nd one which is already reddish. You would want the black one also if you have simple white or tan shade in the room. If you have vibrant colors going on you might want to consider 1 or 2. If you have greenish/bluish/pinkish colors going on or anything on the cute, energetic side, 1 might actually be the best.

    Using black markers to fix scratches sounds like a really bad idea to me...I oil my bed frame maybe once every 3 months. It's still in great shape after 3 years. I am expecting 5 years of good condition from this piece.
     
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    really? I may give that a try. I've been using the sharpie method
     
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    I'd go B. Black by Ikea seems pretty awful. I had a desk by them and good God that black desk was awful (paint wise).
     
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    yeah..when i bought my new furniture for my place a guy came and professionally fixed some stuff..he told me about them. they are like a buck or two and work great. i bought a big ass mirror from home sense that was on clearance cause it was chipped but id been looking for the exact one everywhere..went and got one of the black wax crayons and they worked great you color over it and mold the stuff on it..also have used it on my dresser from ikea.
     
  19. muchepicfail

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    Roommate has the 1st one and it's suits the room pretty well (white also). So I'd say 1st or 2nd one would look nice
     
  20. stylez

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    This is a peice in the color of my bedroom set.
    It looks black, but is really a very very very dark brown.

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    I like the 2nd one.
     
  22. -lo-lo-

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    is that from ikea? i know they have some like that
    i thought they looked nice until i saw my gfs and you could see all the shit in her drawers and it looked sloppy
     
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    that's ikea. you can cover those frosted windows with fabric or paper if it bothers you
     
  24. verbal

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    I still can't decide. Saw pics of the black in real life (meaning not Ikea's pics) and it looks hot.

    Grrrr...
     
  25. stylez

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    Yeah it is. I noticed that too, however, as long as the contents arent within an inch or so of the glass (basically touching) you cant see through. So everything folded just gets pushed back a little.
     

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