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Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Guest Room

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there’s been a lot of shuffling going on in the guest room.  I hand painted a bed in a Bavarian style and started decorating the entire room around it.  Then, after I had it for only a few months, I sold it.

Now, I like change and I’m fickle when it comes to decorating, but I’m not quite that fickle.  I really loved this bed and it was hard to sell it, but there was a good reason…

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I had the opportunity to partner with Beautyrest and get a luxurious, queen-sized mattress for our guest room – a Beautyrest Black mattress.  I selected the Kate model.

Our guests have been sleeping on a low-end full sized mattress for about 12 years.  We’ve padded it with memory foam and did everything we could do to disguise the cheap quality, but there wasn’t anything we could do to make it larger.  We had been talking about upgrading, anyway, so this gave us the push to do it.

I sold the Bavarian bed and bought a French reproduction metal bed frame (on sale and with my credit card points, woohoo!)  The stairway leading up to our second floor is really tight, so we had our doubts of even being able to fit a queen bed up there.  Thankfully, Beautyrest carries a split queen box spring foundation for this mattress, so we were able to make it work!

Of course, Jeff and I went up and immediately plopped on the bed.  Oh my.  Our guests are in for a huge treat.  Even without the bedding, the mattress just feels nice.

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There’s a lot of science that goes in the details…stuff that’s way over my head like Techno Luxe, Pocketed Coil Technology and Micro Diamond Infused AirCool Memory Foam.  What that means to me, is that it has all been designed with the latest technology to prevent tossing and turning, to relieve pressure points, to keep you cool and to give you a comfy, dead-to-the-world night sleep.

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The bed is for our guest room, but Jeff and I couldn’t resist playing guest in our own home, so we could test it out.  You know…just make sure it’s okay.

Now, I’m pretty picky about beds.  I sleep on my stomach and side, so if the mattress isn’t comfy, I end up with aching hips and a sore back in the morning.  I also think any bed different than my bed can take a few nights to get used to, so I wasn’t sure what to expect the first night.

I climbed up in bed and nestled under the blankets.  I could feel myself sinking into the memory foam, yet there was support at the same time from the coils.  I snuggled on my side, stretched out on my back and finally turned on my stomach.  I couldn’t tell you what happened next, because I was blissfully unaware of the world for the next eight hours.  I fell asleep fast and stayed asleep.  When I did wake up, I admit that I hit the snooze three times.  The only downside to a comfy bed is that it’s hard to get out of in the morning!

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If it weren’t for the fact that we can’t fit a regular box spring up the stairs, we would consider claiming the Beautyrest Black for ourselves!  But, for now, it’s going to stay where it is, to be a luxurious bed for our guests to experience.  (I bet Jeff’s parents are shedding tears of joy as they’re reading this!)

Now, you all know I’m a bargain shopper, so I love buying things that are used and need a bit of love.  I have a few exceptions to that, though…the family room sofa, queen bed frames (because they didn’t make queen sized beds in the 1800’s) and mattresses.  With all of the money saved on all of my thrifted and found purchases, I think these are worth the splurge.  Especially the mattress, since we statistically spend 1/3 of our lives in bed.  And that one third is pretty important, because it helps us be fresh, alert and ready to reupholster, paint, blog, style, snap pictures and write blog posts the other two thirds.  That’s what getting your Beautyrest is all about!

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Disclosure: This post is a part of a compensated partnership with Simmons Beautyrest Black to review this mattress.  All opinions, words and images are my own.

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