We’ve slowly but surely been ticking away at our master bedroom project. This has always been a tricky space to keep prioritized on our house projects list because it’s just a space for Aaron and I, but my goodness, keeping it top of mind and continuing to work on it has been the best. And I’ve been making our bed everyday—GAME CHANGER.
We’ve done a few things in here already—hanging curtains, adding a rug and a large gold mirror. And there’s a new mattress here that allowed us to put our very old and very tired IKEA bed finally out of commission. More on that in a moment.
Let’s talk the walls! I really took a big risk here and painted the walls… WHITE! Predictable I know, but when it works it works. This is Pure White by Sherwin Williams. I also painted all of the door and floor trim.
Here is what it looked like when we first started:
It’s such a brighter, happier space with white walls and fresh curtains.
We’ve got a bit more ways to go, and honestly have steered pretty far off our original plan, but I’m loving the direction overall. I’d love to get some wallpaper in here, but it’s a big space. My dream would be Cavern Home’s Birds of Paradigm here, but unless I agree to sell one of my kidneys, the numbers just are not going to work. I’m not too bummed—it will just push me to get more creative.
Perhaps the biggest improvement to this space is one you can’t really see and that is the mattress! We added a Spoon Sleep mattress in September and as promised, wanted to do a follow-up on it now that we’ve lived with it for several (four) months.
You guys, we love this mattress. This is not our first rodeo when it comes to foam-mattress-in-the-box companies and it has by far been the best experience. A couple of things about our experience with the Spoon Sleep mattress:
- It is a medium-firm mattress which has been a nice balance between the marshmallow pod that was our IKEA mattress and the very firm and hard memory foam mattress we have upstairs
- We stay cool, which is a big deal for foam mattresses, who sometimes get a bad rap for retaining body heat
- The sides are firm. If you have experience with foam mattresses, you’ll know some of them suffer from soft sides that “collapse” when you get close to the edge. This is not one of those mattresses
- I do notice that Aaron’s side has become a little softer than mine over time, so something to be consider if you consider yourself big and/or tall and want to maintain more firmness.
- The foam pillars! This is a big one for me and I will be honest, I was skeptical at first (My day job is marketing and I get paid to “spin” things to feel more unique than they actually are). Spoon mattresses are made with foam pillars and guys, I can feel these pillars. In the best way. They are supportive and soft and have been the best for someone who loves spring mattresses but wanted the benefits of a foam option.
The foam pillars inside the mattress look like this:
Next up for this space? Wall decor, figuring out something special for the walls, lighting and more. Maybe 2018 will be the year. 🙂
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