I'm buying a bed for the first time and just got the mattress. Should I get a boxspring and bed frame, or just a bed frame or platform bed (same as bed frame?)? I was considering this ikea frame so it looks easy to disassemble when I move.
The upstairs neighbors have bedbugs. My roommate and I really really really don't want them! Are there any preventative measures we can take? Bonus points for non-chemical solutions.
What is a high quality set of sheets? [more inside]
I'm looking for a very sturdy bed frame to replace one that recently broke while in use. I REALLY do not want this to happen again, so I need suggestions for a VERY sturdy, quiet bed for less than $500. [more inside]
Short version: is there a secret source online (so not IKEA) for attractive, cheap platform beds? I can't drive to pick one up (unless the source is less than 50 miles from Champaign, IL), so online is the only option. [more inside]
We're reconfiguring our house to make room for a second child. We'd like to continue to have someplace comfortable for guests to sleep, but we're short on space. [more inside]
We live in Toronto, and we like this bed. But we're not sure that we're up to spending $1500 on it right now. [more inside]
IkeaFilter: Do I need to buy a 'slatted bed base' if I have a box spring? [more inside]
Will an Ikea Sultan Erfjord latex mattress bake me as I sleep? [more inside]
Do I really need a mattress cover? [more inside]
Could we have bed bugs? [more inside]
Mattress Filter: Where to buy a double mattress and/or bed in Montreal? I’m a starving student, and this September I want somewhere comfortable to sleep when I relocate to McGill. I’m not made of money, but metafilter has scary bedbug stories and a $200 Ikea foam job sounds uncomfy. [more inside]
IdentifyThisBugFilter: A friend of mine who lives in Astoria (infamous for being in bedbug central) got a little freaked out after finding this bug in her bed. After lots of Googling, I determined that it's not a bedbug, but we'd appreciate any help in identifying this non-bedbug bug. [more inside]
I'm moving to Albany, NY, and I'm trying to figure out the most practical way to set up a place to sleep in my apartment (bed, futon, or mattress) as quickly and easily as possible. [more inside]
I'm looking for some headphones comfortable enough to wear while sleeping/trying to sleep. [more inside]
What do you keep in your beside table? [more inside]
I'm about to embark on a nomadic lifestyle for, I believe, a few years. I will be spending in the neighborhood of 3-6 months at a time in various places, renting rooms, subletting, etc. What do I do about a bed? [more inside]
Bed, bath and lingerie shower giftHelp me find a cool gift for my cousin's bed, bath and lingerie themed bridal shower.
Help me find a cool gift for my cousin's bed, bath and lingerie themed bridal shower. [more inside]
Steamboat Springs, CO Filter: I want to plan a weekend getaway for my loving hubby and I to a bed and breakfast in or around Steamboat. We are total foodies and live for amazing breakfasts. I've done some preliminary research, but it's hard to tell from websites, etc. how the experience will really be. Can anyone recommend a bed and breakfast in the area where you had an incredible experience overall, but with the food in particular? [more inside]
Where should the lady and I stay on our (one-night) honeymoon on the Central Coast? [more inside]
Help me construct a 3' tall raised herb garden in my backyard. Materials? Subtrate Levels? [more inside]
Last night I slept in my own bed after several days in the road and realized that the hotel beds were much more comfortable and rejuvenating than my own. How can I replicate the hotel-bed experience at home? [more inside]
Help me name my new business venture. I'm looking for a creative/non-cliche name for a bed & breakfast that will cater to crafters, with an emphasis on scrapbookers. Basically it will be a three day/two night girls weekend. The B&B has a large craft area. We'll also offer massage, manicure and pedicure. Any ideas?
I have been wanting to redo the bedroom in blue and chocolate brown, and I really really love this duvet cover, the king-size sky version, although I wouldn't mind if the blue was a few shades darker. Is there something similar but cheaper out there? And maybe made of a sturdier fabric...
At a typical Bed and Breakfast, can you come and go as you please? [more inside]
Can I convert a traditional bed into a platform bed? [more inside]
Woodworking filter: What steps can I take to ensure a home-built bed can withstand, umm, nocturnal escapades? [more inside]
I've been sleeping on a cheap Ikea mattress for a few years now and have finally decided to invest in a better one. I like the Tempur-Pedic beds, but I haven't really looked into them due to the high prices (I need a Queen). I recently came across these Bergad Isoform Mattresses while researching online and found quite a few good reviews on epinions. I'm a bit worried about having to purchase one without being able to test it, though I hear they are quite comparable to the Tempur-Pedics. What are your thoughts? As an aside, I have a genuine curiosity about how these beds are for sex. I'm used to spring mattress beds which seem to be more buoyant than the foam beds, and I'm curious if that affects sex in any way. I don't mean to be crass, but it IS hard to find reviews on that other thing people do in their beds!
How can I cheaply turn a twin bed frame, box spring and mattress into a full/double frame? (The current frame and mattress can't be disassembled or moved to a different room, so I need to expand/modify the twin frame + box spring so it supports a double mattress, then just store the twin mattress underneath it on the floor and bring in a double mattress for the top.)
Do you like your Dalselv bedframe from Ikea? Does it wobble or is it very stable? Did you finish/paint it, or did you leave it bare?
I received a gift of a 500 thread count sheet set. I've always been under the impression that the higher the thread count, the softer and more durable the sheets are. These sheets, however, are not soft. They are noisy, wrinkle easily, and don't feel very pleasant. Since I don't have the receipt to return them, what can I do to make them feel better? I've already washed them twice and used fabric softener sheets in the drier but with no success.
For a friend: My ex-roommate shit in my bed for revenge. What do I do? [more inside]
Recommend durable all-cotton or linen bed sheets. No flannel or sateen. [more inside]
I'm finally doing something to make my bedroom liveable (and, hopefully, bring some sanity to my scattered life!): lofting my bed! Keeping guitars and bikes underneath! Cheap, affordable, and I can build it myself! One problem: I've got no carpentry experience... [more inside]
I have a small double or three-quarter size bed. Most people seem to prefer an underblanket (or mattress warmer) to the traditional electric overblanket and I think I would too. But should I get a single-size and leave a few inches of bed unheated? Or get a double-size and wrap the excess around the side of the mattress? [more inside]
I'm moving to London, and need to find a home goods store. [more inside]
Where can I get a UK-sized twin (single) mattress? Vancouver B.C. preferably but I'll take an online order as well. [more inside]
How can we make a futon mattress stay folded? [more inside]
What is the most visually pleasing, safest way to lift this IKEA MALM bed frame about a foot and half off the floor? [more inside]
Mailing a bed 2,000 miles- how can I do it, and is it even worth it? [more inside]
How do I go about making a futon mattress or something close to that on a 100$ budget? [more inside]
Can you help me build this bed? [more inside]
Imaginary vacation question: Would you think a carbon neutral Bed and Breakfast was interesting? Would you seek such a place if you knew about one? What would make a "green" experience a special part of your travels?
Two single duvets on double beds in Copenhagen. Why? Is this a local thing? [more inside]
Which bed mattress would you pick? Mattress with 3,600 Pocket springs or Memory Foam? [more inside]
Where can I find a relatively tall and simple platform or lofted bed, or at least a better way to describe what I'm looking for? [more inside]
Not another bedbug question: Unidentified bugs in bed, officially not "bedbugs". Can you help me identify them? [more inside]
How do I disassemble my Ikea bed? [more inside]
GoodNightSleepFilter: Is it possible to find an individual mattress pad/topper that replicates the actual pillow-top that comes attached to pillow-top mattresses? [more inside]
I have a full size platform bed from Ikea, but I want to make the legs a few feet taller... [more inside]