Until three weeks ago, one of the oldest furnishings we had in our house was my son’s bed. The twin size bed frame was part of a bunk bed my girls used when they shared a room, 12 years ago.
When the girls got older, I separated the bunk beds and gave one to my son, which was fine, until he grew 5’9. The mattress and bed frame were simply too short for him. He had a hard time falling and staying asleep, and sleep is important for a 13-year-old boy. So I turned to Amazon and started looking for a new mattress and base.
I spent a lot of time reading review after review. I decided to purchase the LUCID 10-inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress. It has over 3,200 nearly 5 star reviews on Amazon. The mattress is designed of a 2.5-inch layer of ventilated gel memory foam and a 7.5-inch layer of high density support foam for pressure-relief and support with a medium-firm feel.
The mattress is shipped vacuum packed, so it’s easy to transport and set up. Simply remove it from the box and protective wrap, and then watch as it expands.
The mattress is amazing. Not too hard, not too soft… just right. I’m a little jealous! The price is great, too – $219 for a queen. Yesterday, my son told me how great he sleeps at night and that he always falls asleep right away. I’m very happy to hear that.
For his bed frame, I chose the Zinus 14 inch SmartBase. With over 3,000 reviews, this item is also a bestseller on Amazon. There are several things I like about the SmartBase.
- It stands 14″ off the floor, which means I can store plenty of boxes and other things underneath. Perfect if you need extra storage.
- A SmartBase replaces a bed frame and box spring.
- Assembly is super easy – no tools required.
- The frame is very stable and strong.
- The price for a queen frame is only $79 plus free shipping.
I bought a goose down alternative comforter from Chezmoi Collection. Mine came from the Bargain Hunt store. Are you familiar with Bargain Hunt stores? They have quality brand name merchandise 30% to 50% (sometimes 90%) below normal retail pricing. I only paid $20 for the comforter.
Next up, the boy wants new wall art. Stay tuned!