Our cabin has three levels, the main level, basement and loft. The bedrooms were spread out, one to each level, but we have added one additional bedroom where there used to be a giant pool table (can’t wait to show you!!) and an adjoining bathroom to maximize the number of people we can accommodate. In the original back corner room in the basement, the only room that doesn’t get natural light in the whole place!, we measured and could easily fit 2 queen beds on either side of the window. I embedded the video below to start right at 2:11 so you can see the space we’re talking about.
Although we never want to pack in the beds just for the sake of sleeping more people, we talked through all the pros and cons and landed on, either two couples could sleep in there, or when we travel as a family, often the girls will take a queen bed together and we will. So having two in one room feels like a really practical, great idea–even if it doesn’t feel like the most spacious room ever anymore.
I thought it would be really sweet to have two matching beds in there, which meant I needed to look in a lower price bracket because double the beds means double the budget. However, I started looking for budget-friendly beds and I was pleasantly surprised with what I found!
The 18 beds below all made our list of potential options (you’ll also see a couple of headboards thrown in the round-up–these are generally a great way to save!), and I ordered them from least expensive to most expensive with a top price of $586 (for a bed that looks EXACTLY like our West Elm bed we have at home that’s double that price).
3. Ackles Queen Panel Bed $175
11. Loring Queen Bed $359
13. Bridgton Metal Upholstery Bed $449
15. Lockheart Platform Bed $489
16. Bleecker Upholstered Platform Bed $539
17. Alrai Upholstered Panel Bed $577
18. Valle Upholstered Platform Bed $586
In the end, we chose option 6!! I love the green channel upholstery and the price can’t be beat. We ordered 2 queens for a total of just over $500. They arrived over the weekend and we’re hauling them up to the cabin this week so I”ll be sure to give you a full review soon. We still have to buy one more bed for the new bedroom. We’re calling it the master because it’s the only bedroom with an adjoining bathroom and the best view and I can’t decide if I want to go super low and lounge-y or a canopy bed.
Hope this helps any of you looking for a great looking bed for a great price!
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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