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Spare Room Update – The Bed

We are literally so close to completing the spare bedroom and I’m so excited. Excited to see it finished, excited to tick off the first room in the house, and excited because that means we can start another project – I’m thinking the big lounge, come dining room, if you were wondering.

If you have followed our spare room journey, you’ll know I went a little bit adventurous (at least for me) with colour and textures. I have faux brick wallpaper, zebra cushions and a yellow table. I didn’t need an all-singing, all-dancing bed too.

I wanted a simple white bed frame that would blend into the room and tie it all together. I considered IKEA, as usual, but I didn’t fancy the schlep over to Ashton that weekend – and I didn’t have the car anyway.

So I popped on to Argos. I wanted something durable, good-value and easy to get hold of. And I found it in the Laura Double Bed Frame, which was exactly what I wanted and half price too. So I snagged it for £74.99 instead of £149.99.

While I was on the Argos site, I noticed they had an offer on what seemed to be most of the bedroom furniture and, as we also needed a mattress, I decided to see if I could find one that would suit.

I know the general rule is to buy a cheap mattress for the spare room, as it’s barely used, but I just don’t like the idea of guests dreading a night’s sleep at our house. We wanted to invest in a good mattress that would last a good while.

So we decided on the Airsprung Louise Deep Ortho Double Mattress*, which was worth a whopping £449.99, but was reduced to £179.99. It’s supposed to give the best support possible and be super comfortable to boot.

Getting the bed frame built and hoisting that mattress into the room and then collapsing on top of it was one of the best feelings I’ve had in ages. My mum and I spent the morning putting it together, as William cooperated and napped. It was simple enough to do and we had a right giggle doing it as well.

As every woman knows, dressing the bed is the best part though. And it was so nice to take all of these things I’ve been collecting out of storage and finally start to see the room come together.

Is it bad that I kind of wish it was my bedroom?

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7 Comments

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    Howards House
    20th November 2013 at 1:00 pm

    It's looking brilliant. I'd love to be a guest in your spare room….actually, come to mention it, perhaps I could actually just decorate our bedroom, after living here a year it probably deserves it…

    Really looking forwards to seeing the rest of the house and your plans for it.

    Ali xx

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    Sugar Spun Sisters
    20th November 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Looks brilliant! Can't wait to see it in person 🙂 xxx

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    Morgana Butwhymummywhy
    20th November 2013 at 7:22 pm

    The room is really taking shape and looking fantastic. I don't blame you that you wish it was your bedroom, I wish it was mine!! xx

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    Molly
    20th November 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Gorgeous! It must be so satisfying doing up your own place and making it all come together. I love this room – that cushion is to die for! x

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    Jess @ Along Came Cherry
    21st November 2013 at 11:05 am

    Love the floral bedspread (is that what they are called?!), I think I would end up going to stay in it some nights if it was mine! Bit like going to stay in a hotel for the night! x

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