Master Bedroom Update: New Tempur-Pedic Mattress!
Forgive me for all the home posts lately – we’re totally on a roll over here! This past weekend was all about upgrading our master bedroom. On Saturday I received a super fabulous delivery of some really gorgeous Pine Cone Hill linens – I’m working with the fabulous Annie Selke brands (also Dash & Albert!) on a sponsored makeover and this weekend it really came together. And apparently Simon was feeling it too, because we finally pulled the trigger on a new mattress purchase that’s been a year in the making.
Six years ago when we were living in our cute little 2-bedroom first home together, we finally took the leap into buying our very own king size bed. Prior to that, we’d been sleeping on my super comfy queen-size mattress from college. But no more! We were legit grown-ups! With a REAL kingsize bed no less!
Tangent: I kinda crack up when I look at these old photos of our first house – we were totally playing house and it’s fun to remember how we agonized over paint choices and furniture. (Btw, you can see more of these at Flickr – back in the day when blogging was getting started, I was a huge Flickr fan.) And oh goodness – there is SO MUCH CRAP on the countertops in that kitchen! What on earth?! And I fell in love with that house because of the robin’s egg blue paint in that living room – it was original to the house (built in the 1960s).
Ok, so back to the topic at hand. So. Our then-new mattress was great! So soft and comfy! Except, until it wasn’t. Within the past year, Simon has started to complain about a myriad of aches and pains. At first I kinda rolled my eyes – I mean c’mon. How bad could it be? We’re only 32! But then I switched sides of the bed with him for about a week and I got what he was talking about. It really was bad! Turns out, our mattress was a total lemon, so back we went to Mathis Brothers where we’d purchased the darn thing to have a little chitchat about it.
Luckily since we had purchased the house brand of mattresses, we were able to receive the entire purchase price of the mattress (a total of $1600!) back to put towards the purchase of a new mattress, which I thought was a totally fantastic guarantee. We worked with one of the mattress specialists there to figure out what our needs were. I went into it thinking that we’d go with a Serta or Sealy; one of the best sleeps we’ve ever had was at the Aria hotel in Las Vegas which have an exclusive special Sealy Posturepedic mattress.
So we hopped from bed to bed, flopping around in various, erm, sleeping positions to see what felt the best to both of us. And surprisingly enough, this was one of the easiest furniture purchases we’ve ever made as a couple. I mean, it was pretty much seamless – nary a harsh word or frustration between us. The more I think about this, the more amazed I am by it – it’s really hard to buy furniture as a couple sometimes. It was down to the Tempur-Pedic Cloud Supreme Breeze and another Sealy mattress whose exact name is escaping me. We laid on the Sealy and then went back to the Tempur-Pedic. There was really no comparison. The Supreme Breeze was The One. We both really liked that it stays feeling cool and that it was neither too firm nor too soft – just right.
To seal the deal, we also tossed in a couple of Tempur-Pedic pillows. I got the Cloud Pillow and Simon got the Symphony Pillow. Simon was thrilled after one night; my pillow needs a little more breaking in, which is apparently normal for the type of pillow I got. As for the mattress, it’s being delivered today, so I’ll have to report back on it.
So here’s to no more aches and pains, and some seriously good sleep. Because sleep is my favorite – always.
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