Our bedroom has taken a backseat as of late while we traveled and worked on the laundry room–more updates there later this week! The damper came when we waited too long to purchase the bed we had our eyes on. It was my own fault really. You may remember in the mood board for the master (check out the original post here for links to all the products pictured), we picked out a pretty four-poster bed.
I had some insider information that Crate & Barrel was discontinuing their Osborn 4 poster bed in the fall and I thought it would surely go on clearance and we could score a deal on it. Well, it is on clearance, but all the king sized beds are sold out! I was a little disappointed, but we had been waffling about purchasing the bed due to the height of the top rail–it is just barely taller than Chris (barely, barely!) which did bring up some obvious head-meet-wood concerns. So, maybe it was for the best.
Actually, scratch the maybe–it was for the best. Here’s a life lesson for you: Never decide to remove a ceiling fan in the middle of a cooler season. When we designed our bedroom, it was winter time and we thought it would be no big deal to nix the fan in order to fit our dream 4-poster in. But now that the weather is warming up, we remembered how much we love sleeping with our ceiling fan on. Ha! While we definitely have plans to replace it with a more modern option, a lower platform bed was becoming more and more appealing. Here are a few we were deciding between:
The more beds I looked at the more I discovered I loved the look of a lower mattress, (that could stem from our bed being so incredibly high for the past 6 years) so a bed that didn’t require a box spring became ideal. Also, to my surprise, ditching tufting for a more casual feel felt more like us. In the end, price definitely came into play. The Restoration Hardware bed was perfectly us, but did I love it over $2000 worth? No! (Tell me we aren’t the only ones that measure our love in $$ when it comes to products.) On the other hand, we both really loved the warm wood legs on the West Elm option and it felt like a steal at $900. So…winner winner! We bought ourselves a bed!
I’ve shared this before, but it’s worth mentioning again–we never make a larger purchase online without a coupon. Shipping and surcharges and tax can add up like crazy when shopping online. Whenever we’re ready to buy, I search Ebay for a coupon and order the search results in order from lowest price and go from there. I prefer Buy It Now listings with coupons, but have emailed auctioning sellers to see if they would take X amount to close the sale now if I am trying to make a purchase before a sale price is gone. They’ll usually email me the promo code as soon as they receive payment so I can complete my purchase. In this case, I purchased a 15% off West Elm coupon for $3.50 and saved $134.85. Worth it!!
The bed is still en route, but we are clearing out our old furnishings in our bedroom to make room. Selling our old bed and the jute rug and possibly the nightstands, too–they may be too high for the new low slung bed. And remember the wall-mounted lamps we originally picked for the room? They’re also on the way (eee!!) and we have started the search for a new rug. Our only hesitation about the new bed is we painted the room with a light colored wood in mind. We’re just crossing our fingers the color works well with the upholstery tones, but if not–it’s just paint and the color can be tweaked. Here’s to more progress on the bedroom front!
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