Monday, February 8, 2010

Grown Up Bedroom

Since we're first time homebuyers, we will get the $8000 tax credit with our tax return this year! We've decided we definitely want to use some of it to purchase a king sized bed and make our bedroom a grown up master bedroom!

I've been looking at beds online a lot but don't know many places that are affordable and cute. So far I've checked out Mathis Brothers, JCPenney, Home Decorators Collection and then for whatever reason I searched Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrell and Restoration Hardware. (I think I was trying to torture myself with the last 3)

Then a co-worker of mine introduced me to this website FurnitureBuzz. Have you all heard of this? Ok, here's the lowdown, it's nice furniture at decent prices, delivered to your home for FREE! And if you spend a certain amount they take off a percentage of the total price! Does it get better than that?

So my thinking is that when you buy a king sized bed, you pretty much buy it for life. I really don't want to mess up this decision! So far my criteria has to have a comfy headboard so we can sit up in bed and read and I'm not a big fan of footboards (how will the doggies jump up there?). Also, we both really like dark brown wood for the bedroom.
Here's my #1 fave right now:
I love how it has storage underneath the bed! It's like an added bonus! But it's a platform bed - have any of you had a platform bed before? I know we'd save some money because we wouldn't have to buy box springs, but are they as comfortable? Ps. this bed is only $1213 with free shipping! booya!

There aren't any matching dressers for the above bed. I've been in love with this dresser from Restoration Hardware for who knows how long? Too bad it's $2175... sad face.

I've been in love with this mirror at Ballard Designs for quite some time now. I just got the new catalog and they came out with a miniature version which I think would be adorable for either sides of the bed.

The hunt for afordable and perfect bedroom furinture continues. I still love the bed, I think we're both sold on it, we just need the tax credit $! I'll leave you with some gorgeous bedroom pictures I found while browsing House Beautiful.

After reviewing my favorites that I picked out here, I'm seeing a trend in neutral bedding and a bench or sitting area at the foot of the bed... interesting.

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