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.
Isle of Palms Art / Plug In Wall Sconce
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.
Navy and White Striped Rug / Roll Up French Door Curtain Panels
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!
Karen Jerread says
You did it again! Absolutely beautiful. MWB is waiting for an invite. 🙂
Thanks, Karen!!! You’re welcome anytime. ?
Thanks for the recommendation! We’re starting to think about changing out our master bed–right now it is a queen hand-me-down, I don’t know how old, spring only. Our guest bed is my old full size Tempurpedic I bought with a tax refund one year, so it isn’t big enough to fit the two of us every night, as we found out the hard way. We’re definitely looking to go king size, but king Tempurpedics carry a hefty price tag (my full was heavily discounted because it had been returned, and yes they cleaned it thoroughly before reselling lol), so we’re thinking of looking elsewhere. I’ll definitely keep the Serta iComfort hybrid in mind!
I totally get it, Emma – I don’t think Grunt and I could ever go back to a full size bed again! Do take a look at the Serta iComfort. I had no clue it would be as comfortable as it is!
The room is really beautiful. I can’t wait to see it when it’s done. I love those French door curtains but when I click on the link and look at them, it wasn’t clear exactly what they are. Do they attach to your door with velcro, or do they hang on a rod? Do you like them so far?
Thanks, Joni! Yep, that listing on those curtains isn’t super clear. So, they have a velcro strip on the back of them that sticks to the door. You don’t see the velcro at all though. Mine fell a couple of times though after I put them up. Not sure if it was because the doors were freshly painted, the sun heating up the doors and therefore heating up the velcro, or what. So, I took my staple gun and shot a few staples through the velcro strip into the door and they haven’t budged since. You can’t see the staples. I just lifted up the top flap and the velcro strip is right under that at the top, so I shot the staples through there, then flipped the flap back down.
Great – thank you so much for answering!
Heather Luckhurst says
Love your room – so dreamy! That bed looks so comfy! Sears for the win!
Brigitte Baker says
Stunning!! I love that bed frame and the accent color on the wall behind it, so cute! Thanks for the mattress recommendation, too. Probably going to be replacing mine within the next year, I’ll definitely check out the Serta iComfort Hybrid!
Thanks, Brigitte! That bed and accent color just went perfectly together! Yes, check out that mattress – it’s so comfortable!!
Marty Oravetz says
Wow, it really is a huge transformation. I love it all. Putting the bed in that niche is perfect. Looks amazing and so inviting.
Thanks, Marty! I think the same thing about that niche – don’t know if the original builders planned it that way or not, but I’m glad it’s there!
Beautiful!! Definitely have my eye on those sconces! Where did you find the monstera cuts?
Thanks, Emily! Love those sconces – especially for the price! Those cuts are faux and came from Hobby Lobby!
Jenna, be prepared for your guests staying LONGER than planned! lol Room is beautiful and love the new look!
hahahaha!!! Thanks, girl!
Stephanie S. says
Ok girl this is awesome and the picture is cute. But that mattress does look comfy. Will be thinking of this for my next one.
Nice accent color.
How is circus liking school?
Thanks, Stephanie! She is liking it alright so far. I think it’s been a bit of an adjustment for her going from three days a week at preschool to full days, five days a week. Heck, it’s been an adjustment for me!!
Wow, what a beautiful guest bedroom! I can see why you’d want to take it over. That mattress looks super comfortable 🙂
Thanks, Shauna! It is!
Terri Hughes says
WOW……the paint made all the difference. Beautiful room!
Didn’t it make such a huge difference?! Lord, I didn’t want to paint ALL that trim and the walls, but it had to be done. Took forever, but it was worth it!
Susan the Farm Quilter says
Always nice to have a personal recommendation on something as important as a mattress and I know I can trust you to not sugar-coat it if it was crap!! Looks super comfortable – do you have to have the extra-long space on the fitted mattress to incorporate the pillow-top? The room looks awesome and I can’t wait to see it when it is completed!!
If there’s one thing I can’t do, Susan, it’s sugarcoat anything! hahahaha!!! You know me too well! Glad you like the room so far – I’m so ready to have it fully completed and in the books! haha! Do you mean an extra long fitted sheet for the mattress? If so, nope, that’s a regular fitted sheet on it.
I feel like you may have designed this room with me in mind. Such a perfect little retreat. Sounds like I need to visit!
hahahaha!! Well, you are always welcome here, Sarah!! Thanks!
Rachel Paxton says
Love the new look, Jenna! Well done. 🙂
Thank you, Rachel!
Amy Anderson says
Your guest room is beautiful! I have a friend that needs a mattress and I’m sending her this post. She just bought a townhome . . 😀
Thanks, Amy! Congrats to her! This really is a great mattress – so comfy!
Chelsea | two twenty one says
Ahhhh! I love it! And a good mattress is EVERYTHING!
Truer words were never spoken, Chelsea!
Lauren Shaver says
I was just thinking the other night that our mattress is getting up there in age and we’ll need to replace it soon. Thank you for this! Also… I’d totally accept a free cocktail below a piece of lion art, with or without the faux grass. 😉 Haha!
Hahahaha!! Right, who wouldn’t?!
What a gorgeous bedroom & that mattress looks so comfy!
Thanks, Maryann! It is super comfy!
Chas Greener says
Thank you for sharing this review, we have been looking at mattresses. Thanks for sharing on To Grandma’s House We Go!
You’re welcome, Chas! We love this one!
I love the pop of blue on the wall. Looks like a great place to take a vacation…. aka a nap.
hahaha!! Thanks, Carrie! I love that blue too!
great job, simple, fresh and welcoming! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
Shanice Bannis says
This looks amazing. I love that you have the blue act like a header for your bed frame. It gives your room a pop of colour. Plus, that mattress looks very comfortable… which is a bonus in my eyes. Keep up the great work. You can guarantee that I pinned this right away.
Thanks, Shanice! Yes, I love what that pop of blue did for the space as well!! The mattress is amazing too!
I absolutely love everything about this room! The pop of colour in the nook, the bed frame, faux leaves.. everything! It looks so bright and cozy. We’re going to be redoing our bedroom soon and hopefully I can bring in some of the same vibes!
Thanks so much for linking up with the Share Your Style link party!
Thanks so much, Meredith!
Jann Olson says
It really is a beautiful room! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
Thanks so much, Jann!
Kate | The Organized Dream says
The colors in this room are gorgeous and I love the mix of greens you added. It’s perfect! That mattress looks so comfy that I don’t think I’d ever want to get up! I’d love for you to share your nautical room at the Make Life Pretty Monday link party beginning tonight at 8 pm! Hope to see you there!
Thanks so much, Kate! I love how this space turned out as well!
Beautiful room and love this post.
Jodie Fitz says
You have amazing style! This guest room looks beautiful! Thank you so much for the mattress recommendation too. Thanks for joining us at last week’s Reader Tip Tuesday! This week’s party is up and live all week long. We hope to see you there…
Thank you so much, Jodie!