It’s probably seemed quiet around here for the past few weeks. That’s because I have hit what I call my after-Christmas crash. Basically, the month of December is one of my busiest, meaning that I’m usually going and going, right up until Christmas. Or until I just can’t go any more. So instead of starting the new year full of energy and resolve to make this year better than last, I started it exhausted and unable to focus. However, I promise this is only temporary, and I’ll be back to “myself” in time.
It’s been a little more than 3 months since my husband and I received our new organic mattress set from The Clean Bedroom, and oh, what wonderful months they have been. It’s hard to explain the difference in sleeping on an old lumpy innerspring mattress and a plush, natural latex one to someone who has never experienced it, but suffice it to say the difference is awesome. When I wrote the last post, I had only experienced the new bed for a few days. Now I have months of experience under my belt, and it has been all good!
My regular readers know that I’m an Amy Butler fangirl, and her 100% organic bedding will always be among my most recommended products. In fact, it’s even included in this year’s Green Gift Guide! Plus, I get a LOT of inquiries about her bedding, so when I find it on sale, that warrants an immediate blog post.
Amy Butler bedding is currently on sale at Rue La La for 40-60% off! The Bucharest comforter set, which I use in my master bedroom, is available from $59.90-$89.90 (depending on size), on sale from $180. A wide variety of other patterns are included in the sale, available in duvet and comforter sets, sheet sets, window treatments, coverlets and decorative pillows.
As grateful as I am to have a bed to sleep in each night, there are few things more uncomfortable than sleeping in a lumpy, outdated mattress. My husband and I had been doing just that for the past 2 or 3 years. While our mattress was just 6 years old, and its recommended you replace your mattress after 8 years, ours had a little more wear and tear than your average bed. In the years we’ve had it, we’ve moved a whopping 8 times. Sometimes the moves were across town and sometimes across state lines, and for a long while, we slept on the mattress and box spring right on the floor, with no bed frame. Needless to say, all of that hustling and bustling turned our once-comfy pillow top mattress into a lumpy mess that made for restless nights and mornings filled with back pain.
I have planned a lot of bedrooms over the past few years — all decked out in beautiful, eco-friendly furniture, bedding and accessories. But with each of those rooms, I overlooked what should have been the most important building block of any truly functional bedroom — the bed. No matter how beautiful, for a bedroom to provide the respite for which it is designed, the bed has to be comfortable. In our previous master bedroom, we achieved aesthetic beauty, but my husband and I were waking up morning after morning with stiffness and pain because we needed a new bed.