Thank you to Macy’s and Shopstyle for sponsoring today’s post.
Good morning friends! I’m so happy it’s Friday, but I swear all day yesterday I kept thinking it was already Friday! We’re heading out to Lost Pines tomorrow for two days and can’t wait to chill out at the intimate and quaint resort. This year, we’re bringing James’ friend and our neighbors are coming too, so it should be extra fun.
MY UPHOLSTERED BED
One of the most asked decor related questions I get is related to my bed! Y’all want to know how I like it, what color grey did I choose, what size mattress and bedframe do I have, and how has it held up.
Today, I’m answering all your questions about my upholstered bed and sharing the new lighter duvet insert I just switched to for summer.
I can assure you I’m very passionate about my bedroom and especially the bed! I look forward to climbing into my bed every night. It’s where Jordan and I read bedtime stories, and where I like to retreat to on weekends for a little quiet time when the kids are occupied. I’m also not above taking a nap here when Jordan naps. Sometimes there’s nothing better!
MONROE UPHOLSTERED KING BED
Last year I redecorated my master bedroom, taking it from a pretty neutral color scheme to a feminine and exciting pink palette.
We changed the paint color, added wallpaper, got new chests, mirrors, lamps, and a new bed, specifically the Monroe Upholstered King Bed.
I was looking for an upholstered bed (I love the softness they add) but with a taller headboard since our previous bed was too short for the tall ceilings. This one is 68 inches high, so it makes quite a statement in the room. The overall dimensions are 84”W x 90”D x 68”H.
I was a little nervous making such a big decor purchase online without ever having seen it in person, but I’m so happy with it! And best of all, it’s only $499 during Macy’s Memorial Day Sale. Macy’s is honoring Memorial Day with 20% off using promo code MEMDAY and free shipping when you spend $75.
I updated my master bathroom during their last big sale, you can check that post out here if you missed it.
What color is your bed, the Light Grey or Charcoal?
My bed is the light grey. As the name suggests, it’s a true grey that isn’t super light, more mid-toned, but definitely lighter than the alternative, charcoal.
There’s a little bit of texture to the material, which I really like. It looks so much more expensive in person than it is!
I bought the same bed, but it doesn’t look the same next to our nightstands. What size mattress and bedframe do you have?
You do need a box spring with this bed. I started with one box spring and the mattress was too low, so I added another. Now, I have a 9-inch box spring on top of a 4 1/2 inch box spring with our mattress so that the bed is more even with the height of the chests.
Now that you’ve had the bed for over a year, can you speak to the quality?
The material is fabulous and all of the tufts are still taut and in tack. The seaming is tight too. Overall, I can’t tell the difference between this bed and the more expensive options I considered.
No matter what size duvet I buy, it never covers the mattress on both sides? How do you get your mattress covered?
How do you style your bed? I never know how many pillows to use or what to do with them when I go to sleep!
CHANGING OUR DUVET INSERT FOR SUMMER
We have a duvet on our bed and a second one that’s purely decorative at the foot of the bed. I like to feel the weight of a duvet when I sleep, but our current one was feeling too hot as our weather is starting to heat up.
I searched and searched for a new lightweight duvet insert and found one at Macy’s. I just looked and it seems mine might be sold out, so this is another duvet insert that got great reviews for being lightweight.
I’ve got a very cute helper that wants to be involved in everything!
HOW TO ‘EASILY’ INSERT A DUVET INSERT
Okay guys, not gonna lie, I’m not sure there is an “easy” way to insert your duvet insert into the cover, and it’s not my favorite chore. BUT, I do have a little trick that my beloved Grandma Nola shared with me and I think it helps!
Turn your duvet inside out and lay it flat on your bed.
Lay the duvet insert on top of the duvet. If your duvet has ties, then tie the corners of the insert to the duvet so they stay put.
Reach inside the duvet and grab the right corner with your right hand and the left corner with your left hand.
Then pull your hands forward, while shaking the duvet right side out.
Continue to shake out the duvet until the insert is fully inside.
Pull the duvet from the opposite side to get any lumps out.
That’s it! Good news is, you can count this mini workout towards your 20 minutes! 😉
Like I said, Jordan loves to be involved in everything and she sure loved getting her picture taken during this photo shoot! I can’t believe how big she’s getting- she’s starting preschool this Fall!
She’s my fun and feisty girl and I’m so proud to be her mama. She’s also the number one reason I need to be highly caffeinated everyday!
But she’s also incredibly loving and cuddly when she wants to be.
Gimme all the kisses!
I hope that answered all your questions about my bed, but if you have any other, just leave a comment or shoot me a message and I’m happy to answer.
∗ Memorial Day Weekend Steals at Macy’s ∗
Use code MEMDAY for extra discounts!
Mini Mac Lipsticks for $10.
Touchscreen Air Fryer for $50! Normally $115.
Short sleeve tees all under $10!
Tory Burch Miller dups for $30.
Save $40 on my favorite slip-on sneakers.
Half off sassy animal print flat sandals.
Cute fit and flare dress for 61% off.
$14 Cuffed Denim Shorts.
Vince Camuto dress sandals well under $100.
Cute chambray button up top is 50% off
$25 straw tote bag, perfect for Summer.
Convertible crossbody bag for $35.
I can’t end this post without acknowledging all the brave men and women who have sacrificed for our country. My words are inadequate, but my gratitude is deeply heartfelt. I hope y’all have a wonderful weekend.