John and Yoko famously had their bed-in, in which they spent two weeks in bed as a way to promote peace. Fast forward to 2010 and our own Maxwell Ryan spent a year in bed to promote better sleep. OK, he didn't actually spend an entire year in bed — but he did spend a year testing a new mattress in his own home every month. Let's look back at his findings...
I think you know the drill by now: I give you one look and two drastically different budgets. Today's room is for the well-traveled, with a mix of cultures, super saturated colors, lots of texture and carved wood. The price, and its less expensive counterpoint, is next:
A couple years ago, we wrote about buckwheat hull mattress toppers from Open Your Eyes Bedding, which are a great natural solution for neck and back pain. Now, the company has expanded its line to include DIY (no-sew!) mattress kits using the same environmentally friendly filling.
When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I thought a bassinet was an unnecessary item that would just waste my space and money. While this may be true for many parents, after having my baby, I quickly changed my tune. I found that I wanted her close to my bed, and we didn't have enough space for the crib in our bedroom. Even after we transitioned our daughter to her crib we used the bassinet downstairs for a comfortable place for her to relax and nap during the day.
It's hard enough to get a good night's sleep nowadays what with kids, work, stress, and other things we do to ourselves (food, drink, television). Our mattresses shouldn't be one of these culprits! Here are a few tips to keep your mattress in tip-top shape.
When a single piece of furniture serves multiple purposes it can be hard to find a design that doesn't completely sacrifice form for function, but here are five modern storage beds that manage to both look and function beautifully. Using materials such as raw or salvaged wood coupled with clean lines and smart design, these five stand out above the rest.
This little Ikea bed frame is cute and very economical, but it lacked a certain joie de vivre. With some MDF, batting, stylish fabric, and lots of clever planning, this little frame went from dull to delightful!
I'm about the introduce a new design term to the world. Are you ready? Meta Decor. Or, in one word, Metadeco. For a visual definition, check out all these houses in rooms in houses. Because kids nowadays are so much smarter than we were at their age.