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Bedroom tips needed!

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]
posted by mikewas on Mar 13, 2008 - 27 answers

What to name my B&B?

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?
posted by ReneeOg on Mar 5, 2008 - 24 answers

Cheaper duvet cover

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...
posted by lemonade on Feb 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Bed and Breakfast: Should I stay or should I go?

At a typical Bed and Breakfast, can you come and go as you please? [more inside]
posted by jacobjacobs on Jan 31, 2008 - 8 answers

Can I convert a regular bed into a platform bed?

Can I convert a traditional bed into a platform bed? [more inside]
posted by wflanagan on Jan 26, 2008 - 10 answers

Homemade bed that withstands non-sleep activities

Woodworking filter: What steps can I take to ensure a home-built bed can withstand, umm, nocturnal escapades? [more inside]
posted by toomanyplugs on Jan 18, 2008 - 15 answers

In the market for a new mattress: Requesting info on the classic Bergad Isoform Mattress.

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!
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb on Dec 27, 2007 - 17 answers

Modify twin bedframe into full/double?

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.)
posted by lorimer on Dec 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Do you like your Dalselv bedframe from Ikea?

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?
posted by lorimer on Dec 5, 2007 - 14 answers

How do you make new bed sheets soft?

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.
posted by asuh on Dec 3, 2007 - 13 answers

How can I remove a dark brown shit stain from my mattress?

For a friend: My ex-roommate shit in my bed for revenge. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by davidriley on Nov 8, 2007 - 39 answers

Help me settle down for a long winter's nap with nice sheets.

Recommend durable all-cotton or linen bed sheets. No flannel or sateen. [more inside]
posted by fedward on Oct 26, 2007 - 8 answers

building a loft bed

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]
posted by entropone on Oct 18, 2007 - 18 answers

What electric blanket do I need for my oddly sized bed?

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]
posted by Martin E. on Sep 28, 2007 - 8 answers

A British Bed Bath & Beyond?

I'm moving to London, and need to find a home goods store. [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad on Sep 27, 2007 - 22 answers

UK size mattress in NA

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]
posted by kaefer on Sep 24, 2007 - 2 answers

It is firm. We must break its spirit.

How can we make a futon mattress stay folded? [more inside]
posted by rbs on Sep 21, 2007 - 3 answers

Best way to lift my bed a foot and a half?

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]
posted by anthropomorphic on Aug 29, 2007 - 24 answers

Bye Bye Beddie.

Mailing a bed 2,000 miles- how can I do it, and is it even worth it? [more inside]
posted by doift on Aug 12, 2007 - 7 answers

How can I make a futon mattress for 100$ or less?

How do I go about making a futon mattress or something close to that on a 100$ budget? [more inside]
posted by Obscurum on Aug 11, 2007 - 20 answers

Can you help me build this bed?

Can you help me build this bed? [more inside]
posted by markblasco on Jul 23, 2007 - 13 answers

Better than Motel 8?

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?
posted by Freedomboy on Jul 23, 2007 - 19 answers

Duvet-to-bed ratio

Two single duvets on double beds in Copenhagen. Why? Is this a local thing? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Jul 2, 2007 - 17 answers

Memory Foam vs Pocket Springs - Which one too choose?

Which bed mattress would you pick? Mattress with 3,600 Pocket springs or Memory Foam? [more inside]
posted by friedbeef on Jun 25, 2007 - 19 answers

Where can I find a taller platform bed?

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]
posted by madetoheal on Jun 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Not another bedbug question

Not another bedbug question: Unidentified bugs in bed, officially not "bedbugs". Can you help me identify them? [more inside]
posted by kraigory on Jun 11, 2007 - 6 answers

How do I disassemble my Ikea bed?

How do I disassemble my Ikea bed? [more inside]
posted by Yogurt on May 30, 2007 - 8 answers

Is there a stand-alone mattress pad/topper that is like the one on a pillowtop bed?

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]
posted by scody on May 16, 2007 - 5 answers

This IS doable, right??

I have a full size platform bed from Ikea, but I want to make the legs a few feet taller... [more inside]
posted by infinityjinx on Apr 20, 2007 - 11 answers

Can I get a new mattress for my Ikea kids bed?

Can you recommend a new mattress for this kid's bed from Ikea? [more inside]
posted by dhacker on Mar 18, 2007 - 4 answers

Where to find awesome linens at awesome prices?

Just got a new queen bed, and my linens are too small. (Double/full fit.) I need to get some nice, comfy stuff, but really don't want to spend $150+. Do you guys know of (legit) out-of-the-way sites on the Webinet that sell nice sheets for awesome prices?
posted by Mikey-San on Mar 7, 2007 - 28 answers

A complicated gift

Voltage converter / inflating an air mattress to be used in Italy: My friend, a sculpture instructor in Florence, Italy, is putting us up and guiding us around the city. Very cool. He has asked that we bring an air mattress with an electric pump, which he will later use for camping, also in Italy. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jan 5, 2007 - 9 answers

Where do I buy a platform bed?

Help me find a queen sized bed. [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on Dec 19, 2006 - 18 answers

How can I make my sleeping (read crappy-futon) experience more comfortable?

Comfortfilter: Help me sleep better- My futon is old, lumpy and I am currently too broke to replace it. [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Dec 17, 2006 - 21 answers

I keep finding a small man in my bed

My boyfriend's 5-year-old son insists on climbing into bed with us in the morning. [more inside]
posted by mezzanayne on Dec 9, 2006 - 29 answers

Help me escape my bed bug hell.

Help me escape my bed bug hell. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2006 - 18 answers

How can I write comfortably?

Writing in bed - is there a way to do it comfortably? [more inside]
posted by anadem on Oct 14, 2006 - 14 answers

Raise a bed without a bedframe?

I want to get the box spring and mattress off the floor without buying a bed frame. [more inside]
posted by sian on Oct 10, 2006 - 31 answers

The princess and the lumpy futon mattress that could easily hide a thousand peas.

Help me find a cheap fix for a lumpy futon mattress. [more inside]
posted by anjamu on Sep 6, 2006 - 10 answers

How can I keep my mattress topper on top of my mattress?

My girlfriend recently purchased a foam mattress topper, for our extra-firm hand-me-down queen mattress. It currently resides between the fitted sheet and the mattress, but it creeps down the bed, night by night. The bed doesn't have a footboard, and the mattress topper ends up sagging off the bottom of the bed, and not reaching to where your head goes. [more inside]
posted by adamwolf on Aug 24, 2006 - 12 answers

Can you help me buy a memory foam mattress topper

Memory Foam Mattress Toppers - assuming the density, thickness and size are all the same is there any difference from brand to brand? Also, I've heard they can trap heat. Do they get uncomfortably warm, or are there other things I should think about before purchasing? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Aug 7, 2006 - 11 answers

What are the pros and cons of sleeping on the floor?

What are the pros and cons of sleeping on the floor? [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Aug 6, 2006 - 16 answers

Buttons Shmuttons: Bed Sheet Question

Why would a king sheet have buttons on the top and bottom parts of the mattress? [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit on Aug 1, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me go green with white goods!

Can anyone recommend any guidelines or specific household appliances (eg fridge, freezer, washing machine, sofa and bed) that are reasonably environmentally friendly and affordable (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy on Jun 22, 2006 - 2 answers

I am not rational right now, and need advice.

What's the best way to approach our hippie landlord so that he agrees to waive our July rent? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Jun 14, 2006 - 19 answers

Why low platform beds?

Who likes sleeping only 18" off the floor? Why have box springs been eliminated from modern bed design? [more inside]
posted by saffron on Jun 14, 2006 - 28 answers

Cut memory foam pad = still comfy?

Would a memory foam mattress topper be uncomfortable if it were cut in the middle? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Jun 4, 2006 - 9 answers

How to get rid of that leather smell?

How to make leather smell, well, less leathery? [more inside]
posted by LondonYank on May 29, 2006 - 5 answers

Help us never get dressed.

Since my lady and I mostly just lay in bed all day, we're looking for some more appropriate clothing for our lifestyles. What are your favorite lounging around clothes? [more inside]
posted by my homunculus is drowning on May 22, 2006 - 15 answers

Screaming nightmares?

So I've been waking up from nightmares a few times a month by screaming out loud... [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Mar 20, 2006 - 15 answers

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