Home Update: Our Amazing New King Bed, Frame & Headboard!

You know when you make one of those home updates and then you kick yourself for not doing it sooner? That’s us right now. We’ve been living with a queen-sized bed for our entire relationship. Considering that my husband is 6’4” with a gigantic wing-span and we are coming up on 15 years of marriage… that is way too long.

It’s not that we didn’t want to upgrade to a king-sized bed… it’s just that every time I glanced at mattress prices, they were over a thousand dollars and that didn’t even include the frame, headboard, sheets or comforter!

Also, I was petrified that we would pick out a mattress, get it delivered to our house, and then sleep on it a few nights only to find out that it caused our entire bodies to hurt. I mean, how do you pick out a mattress and make the RIGHT decision??

Well, things got a little interesting on our vacation. The VRBO property we stayed at had THE MOST comfortable bed. Literally every morning, Travis and I raved about our night of sleep. I tried to check the mattress for a brand name, but finally in desperation emailed the owners to figure out the brand and model of the magical mattress.

And it was from Amazon.

Even better. It was affordable! The day I checked the mattress price, it was $650 with free Prime shipping. Which is over a thousand less than I was expecting. Also, it had over 3,000 reviews with 4.5/5 stars.

Source: Amazon.com

So, I stuck it on our Amazon Wish List (pro tip: always do this so you can keep track of price changes) and started shopping around for a frame and headboard.

Source: Amazon.com

And a mattress cover. And a sheet set. And a new comforter. I researched the heck out of everything to find exactly what I wanted, stuck it on our Wish List and left it there.

Over the course of a week and a half, the bed price dropped by $60 and the mattress cover went on sale for 50% off.

So, I ordered the mattress cover and waited some more.

Until one morning, I woke up and checked my Wish List… and the mattress was $439. FOR A KING-SIZED MATTRESS! I could NOT have hit purchase any faster! The headboard/frame I liked hadn’t changed price at all, so I went ahead and ordered that too. After looking at what felt like hundreds of options, I found our comforter and sheets at Target.

The mattress and frame were scheduled to arrive throughout the week, so I had planned to take apart our old bed on a Saturday morning and then build the new bed.

Everything arrived a few days earlier though, so it snowballed from “let’s move this stuff upstairs for the weekend” to “let’s just grab our old headboard and take it out on the way down” to “I took apart the old bed” to “I’m building a bed on a school night.”

The bed actually didn’t take very long to build. I unpacked all the pieces, stopped for a homework help break, started putting the frame together, stopped for a dinner break, finished adding in the slats, and then called for Travis to come and help me lift the mattress onto the frame and open the plastic.

If I had worked straight through, it probably would have taken me an hour. I was being SUPER careful about putting everything together exactly right, loosely tightening everything and then getting it nice and tight once everything was perfect.

Totally worth it though because this bed is AMAZING. The mattress is amazing. The frame and headboard are amazing. The comforter and sheets are amazing. You guys, I am so thrilled that we finally upgraded!

Here’s what we got:

Mattress: Classic Brands Gramercy Cool Gel Memory Foam and Interspring Hybrid 14-Inch Euro Pillow Top Mattress – King Size

Keep an eye on the price for this one – I’ve watched it go from $439 – $650 and back with no rhyme or reason. If you add it to your Wish List, you can easily check the price each day (or multiple times a day if you’re nuts like me).

Headboard and Frame: HOOMIC King Sized Platform Bed Frame with Geometric Wingback Headboard in Dark Grey – King Size

This frame and headboard’s price stayed consistently at $235 with $59.99 delivery. However, for a period of time they had a $40 off coupon (which we used) on the listing.

Mattress Pad: Utopia Bedding Quilted Fitted Mattress Pad – King Size

This “retails” at $29.99, but I grabbed it when it went 50% off for $15. Stick it on your Wish List and wait until it gets down to $15 before you hit purchase. The bed is a pillow-top, so I didn’t really need this to be fluffy. But it was reasonably priced and I like to be able to throw it in the wash regularly.

Comforter: Casaluna Textured Chambray Cotton Comforter – King Size

I was super, super picky about what I wanted with our new comforter and this one from Target hit all of my checkboxes. The King size comforter with 2 shams is $149 – I bought it in the store because I wanted to fondle the fabric and make sure I loved it.

Sheet Set: Opalhouse Designed with Jungalow Floral Cotton Sheet Set – King Size

I had been eying the mix-matched floral sheets from Natural Life, but they were just too expensive. So, I was thrilled to find this gorgeous floral set from Target for $60. The pillowcases were gigantic because they are made for king-sized pillows. However, we have standard-sized fancy memory foam pillows we love, so I just sewed the pillowcases down to a smaller size.

We are ecstatically happy with our new bed set up. And my super-saving heart is happy that we spent a total of $908 for everything!

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One thought on “Home Update: Our Amazing New King Bed, Frame & Headboard!”

  1. That looks great! Well, we did this recently, and I read somewhere that you get the frame put together, and you wait till then, to really tighten everything. I was glad we waited. We would’ve had to untighten a few things to fix, then tighten again.
    Also, I found great sheets at Target! And they were the Home Essentials. I was sick, and they added an extra softness. Maybe helped me get better, who knows?
    Have a good day.

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