I recently ordered bunkable twin beds for my daughters (we went with the New Mix) and I have 8-10 weeks to purchase mattresses. I set out in search of a great foam or latex option and encountered a few salespeople who mentioned bunky boards. Bunky wha?
The mattress is rarely a design element. It is always covered up, hidden, and never the showcase of a bedroom. Because of this, it's hard to imagine spending 200 times more on the mattress than on the next most expensive item in your bedroom. With that in mind, I'd like to present to you the case for purchasing a latex mattress.
Since October, we've been sleeping on the very last bed of our entire Year in Bed experiment — a Kluft Royal Sovereign. Sold nearly exclusively by Bloomingdale's in (where you can see more. For lower store pricing, visit or call 800-232-1854), it arrived with a super polite, white glove delivery service and represented our only test of an American made, high end, traditional bed. Nutshell review? This is a great traditional bed, but for the price, it should be.
For many of us, the arrival of the holiday season means entertaining at home. This can often lead to overnight guests. For those of us living in small apartments, finding the space for these extra guests can prove difficult. Earlier in the week, we discovered a desk that converts into a table able to seat up to eight in an instant. Today we found a seating option that works as a chair and as a bed without having to dig out an old air mattress from the back of a closet or move around your living room furniture to make space for your fold out couch.
For the months of August and September we slept on our second to last bed of the year - an eco-friendly mattress from Keetsa, a new company that is striving to simplify the bed buying business as well. Bottom line? This bed gave us a great sleep at an excellent price and we loved the good feeling its eco DNA gave us. It's our top recommend at the affordable end of the price spectrum.
Six months ago my husband and I purchased the IKEA Sultan Erfjord Natural Latex Mattress. We chose this mattress for two main reasons: it's natural (85%) latex materials, and its price tag ($999). At first my husband loved its firmness…
Are you grumpy? Achy? Itchy? It might be your mattress. Apart from a couch, shopping for a mattress can take a large chunk out of your home furniture budget but it's a smart investment in your life. To learn how to get the most out of our money, we went mattress shopping with Danny Seo a few weeks ago to check out Natural Care, his new mattress line, and to learn some tips about getting a good mattress at a good price. And we also learned some things we wish we hadn't. Be prepared to be grossed out!
Easily the most important piece of furniture in your house, the bed makes it so you can get rest to work, decorate and stay healthy. But this piece of furniture also comes with what seems a zillion choices and the need for a lot of cash. Whether you're in a new, bare apartment, or you need new sheets, browse our tips for helping you make your bed.
Banks are still failing left and right, wages are dropping and layoffs are an ugly monster that has reared its head in many households (our own included). One wonders if the old timey practice of saving money under the mattress is the best bet. Designers Steve Cullen and Peter Trueblood inject a bit of levity into these uncertain times with their wallet+mattress design...
We sleep on a platform bed without a box spring, but we find this idea intriguing enough to mention for our readers who might be looking for a box spring replacement that also offers additional storage options built into the design. The confidently named Better Than Box Spring from Sleep Revolution (an equally confident name...a revolution, you say?) is a steel constructed frame system that supposedly provides the same support as a box spring, but with a more hygienic metal construction (no wood and fabric for dust mites) and a space efficient open section for slide out storage within...