It was far past time for our guest bedroom to get a makeover. Now that it’s nearly done, I’m considering taking it over for myself because of one thing – the mattress. This Serta iComfort Hybrid mattress from Sears is the real deal.
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The Guest Bedroom.
It’s often a room that’s overlooked. It tends to get the hand-me-downs. It’s always the last on the list.
Well, I’m here today to take a stand for the guest bedroom.
It’s time that the guest bedrooms of the world get a little special treatment.
Now, let me first say that I too was one of those people who neglected their guest bedroom.
We’ve had this house for nearly three years and the guest bedroom just now got a (much needed) new look.
That’s how it looked when we first bought the 70’s Landing Pad. See, I told you. It desperately needed help. Just like the laundry room, it was sporting all blue walls and trim. We had a spare mattress and box springs in here (no bed frame, it was just on the floor), a random chair and nightstand. It was pitiful, y’all. I would literally apologize to guests as I took them in here. Luckily, they’ve always been family and close friends so they understood, but it never lessened my embarrassment of the space.
This summer, I finally found some inspiration for the guest bedroom and even the guest bathroom (but that’s another post!) and we’ve totally transformed both spaces. While the guest bedroom isn’t 100% finished yet, the main part of the guest bedroom, the bed area, is….
I’m happy to report that it’s now light and airy and, I think anyway, very welcoming. It might also not be what you would have expected from me. While the rest of the 70’s Landing Pad sports some moody tones and multiple nods to the 70’s and Studio54, the guest bedroom does not. I totally get that not everyone wants to sleep in a pink bedroom with one wall that’s covered with faux grass, like our master. Some people may not prefer to sip a cocktail below an oversized piece of lion art surrounded by black walls. Although, I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t accept a free cocktail just about anywhere. 😉 I wanted to keep the guest bedroom more neutral, so to speak. I wanted it to be a place where anyone would be comfortable in it. Grunt Labor said this space has a bed and breakfast vibe going on and that suits me just fine – hopefully that means our guests will be very comfortable here.
Grunt also informed me that I was making this room so good that we just might move into it.
Well, I totally brushed that off – until the new mattress we got for the guest bedroom arrived.
Oh. My. Stars. Ya’ll.
The mattress and box spring set that had been in there was a hand-me-down set from Nick. It wasn’t bad, but it was old and we knew we needed to replace it. Sometimes, it’s hard for me to sleep when I’m not in my own bed, so I’m betting some of our guests have the same issue. We wanted to have a super comfortable mattress to help alleviate that problem as much as possible.
Well, if they can’t sleep on this mattress, then I’ll put them on another bed and I’ll happily sleep on this mattress.
Serta iComfort Review
The mattress we received from Sears was the Serta iComfort Hybrid. We ordered it from Sears.com as they had a good selection of top mattress brands.
The only other type of mattress we’ve ever purchased online before was a mattress in a box, so I was a little skeptical about ordering a traditional mattress online. However, Sears has a 180 night comfort guarantee, so I knew we would have plenty of time to try it out and return it if we didn’t like it.
The delivery of the mattress was a breeze. Since it is a traditional mattress, it has to be delivered by a special delivery service. They call to set up a convenient delivery time for you and then come set it all up for you. Typically, it takes 5-7 days to have your mattress delivered from the time the order is placed and they will even haul away your old mattress for a small fee.
Why did we choose the Serta iComfort Hybrid?
The Serta iComfort Hybrid is the only mattress that combines both cooling memory foam with Serta’s newest and most advanced coil support system. So, you get a cooler mattress, good support and that soft cradle like feel in one mattress. Also, we knew that Serta had a great reputation for producing high quality mattresses.
The real question though of course is, is it really all those things?
Yes, my friends, it is.
As soon as it was delivered, I laid down on it to make sure it was good enough for guests.
I didn’t move for an hour.
It was so comfortable that I just decided to take a break from work and lay there and watch television for a while.
And when Grunt Labor got home, I had him lay on it and I’ll be damned if he didn’t lay down and do the same thing.
We also slept on it a few nights as well just to make sure that it really had enough support for two people – we already knew it was comfy. We had opted to buy a bed frame that didn’t require a box springs, thus why we also needed a mattress with good support as well as comfort. We wanted to make sure that the mattress would really work on a bed without a box spring.
And it did.
We slept so well and we were even on a queen size bed instead of our usual king. Honestly, it’s taking everything I have to not steal this mattress for our bed at the farmhouse that’s also a queen size. It is so comfortable, ya’ll.
If you are looking for a new mattress right now that has both great support and great comfort, I highly suggest this one. If you also need a new box spring, you can even score one of those for free at Sears with the purchase of a Serta iComfort Mattress or Serta iComfort Hybrid Mattress through September 10th.
Now, for all the pretty details…
Like I said, the guest room isn’t 100% completed yet, but here’s what we’ve got so far…
As I said, we bought a new bed for in here as we had the mattress and box spring just laying on the floor before. I wanted to get a bed that was more open and airy and I didn’t want to deal with a bedskirt either. Of course, it had to be affordable as well. We ended up going with this one and it was only $175. So far, we are really pleased with it. It seems to be pretty sturdy and has a style that won’t easily date and will work with many different design aesthetics if we ever want to move it somewhere else.
I actually hijacked the side table from the sitting area in our bedroom. It worked too well here not to! Plus, I had another side table that easily worked in our sitting area where this one had been. I bought some faux greenery to add a little more color here and also accessorized with some brass accent pieces I found at a thrift store. I mean, who can pass up a brass alligator that’s only one dollar!? Also, pineapples are a sign of hospitality, so that was a no-brainer!
I opted for classic, crisp white bedding and then added the lemon pillow for a punch of color and I thought, a touch of freshness to the bedding.
One wall in the guest bedroom had this little recess and it turned out to be the perfect size for fitting the bed into. We painted the recess in a classic navy color to add a little more interest and color to the space.
The Isle of Palms art was what started the whole makeover of this space. I happened upon it one day and knew that it would be the perfect jumping off point for the guest bedroom. That’s our favorite beach spot and where we vacation every year.
Because there was only room for one nightstand here and to keep that space open for guests to put their things if needed, I installed a plug in wall sconce on either side above the bed. I love the touch of shine they add to the space, without it feeling too fancy. They were also a heck of a deal at only $28 each.
Besides giving the entire room a fresh coat of paint, all the trim and doors also got a fresh coat of paint. The morning sun comes straight through these doors, so I put up these room darkening panels for French doors. They were only $6 each, so I was really skeptical about them, but they truly do knock out nearly all the morning light in there when they are down and then they easily roll right up. I also bought a classic navy and white striped runner for in front of this door.
Hoping to have this room fully completed by the end of September, so check back later to see the rest of it!