1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

Bedding

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Brian SD, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,760
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Well, I personally have no reservations about sleeping on the floor - it's something you get used to as a guitarist. If I could have it my way, It would be just a fold out mat and a pillow, and maybe a blanket.. but it has come to my attention that my bed is very "difficult to sleep in."

    I dont have a boxspring, just a mattress on a crappy IKEA wooden frame, and a sheet and a comforter..

    Anybody out there have a really sweet bed set-up they'd like to share? Thanks a lot.
     
  2. kabert

    kabert Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,093
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
    A couple years ago, my wife and I went all out, buying one of those super-luxe mega-pillowtop mattresses (with boxspring). It's worth it. With a newborn in our house (3 mos.), some nights when I simply have to get a good night's sleep, I sleep in our guest room, which has our old mattress/springs. Going back to our bed though is just such a ... relief. The comfort difference is incredible.

    Sheetwise, we could probably do better, but I wouldn't know what to buy and my wife won't spend the $$$ on the really expensive stuff
     
  3. bch

    bch Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    281
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2004
    Kingsdown pillow top mattress and box spring. It's monster-tall (don't fall out.), but feels so good. No back aches ever.
     
  4. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,760
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Oh I should have been a little more clear (thanks for the quick responses though):

    I'm good as far as the mattress goes. My mattress itself is a pretty nice one, my parents bought it for me when I moved out. Should I buy a boxspring? does it make a difference?

    also, what about sheets? how many should I have? do you guys know any specific "designers" who make extremely comfortable sheets?
     
  5. Roy

    Roy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,051
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2004
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    My next bed is going to be this one: [​IMG] Although i'm getting different colours ofcourse. Maybe in black leather or suede or something.
     
  6. Looking to improve

    Looking to improve Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    345
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2004
    Location:
    (Greater) The Hague, The Netherlands
    Roy,

    Going by the bedlamps on the side I'd guess that's an Auping. Am I correct?

    MtB
     
  7. Roy

    Roy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,051
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2004
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    (Roy @ June 06 2005,09:54) My next bed is going to be this one
    Roy, Going by the bedlamps on the side I'd guess that's an Auping. Am I correct? MtB
    Definitely. Good call, especially considering that you are not working in a bed store (as I am) [​IMG] I have a different model Auping right now and i'm very happy with it, except for the design and size (160/200).
     
  8. Roy

    Roy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,051
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2004
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Yes, it does make a difference.

    Every person sweats out about half a litre to a litre per night. When you lay your matress on the ground your sweat had nowwhere to go except to stay in the matress and maybe vaporize a little bit. Leaving most of the residue in the matress.

    When you have your matress on a boxspring (which is mostly open on the inside) you have a base which ventilates and can absorb and can get rid off your sweat better and more efficiently. So a boxspring is more hygienic.

    Apart from that it's more comfortable because the boxspring also has springs in it which provide support and comfort.

    BTW, what is the base your matrass is on? Is it like a wooden board with little holes in it, or more like 12 to 24 wooden, euhm, help me out with my english here...
     
  9. StevenRocks

    StevenRocks Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    617
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    Location:
    Southwest Virginia
    I have 230 count cotton sateen sheets, a down comforter and two sets of down pillows. (my girlfriend hooked me up just before we broke up).

    The strange thing about the setup is that it's primarily Martha Stewart products from Kmart, but by the way it's arranged and the quality of the sheets, you'd never guess it.
     
  10. Looking to improve

    Looking to improve Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    345
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2004
    Location:
    (Greater) The Hague, The Netherlands
    [​IMG] I've been out shoppping for a new bed... and got an Auping, again: the Auronde 1500 (180/220.). So that's how. MtB
     
  11. Roy

    Roy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,051
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2004
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    (Roy @ June 06 2005,10:08) Definitely. Good call, especially considering that you are not working in a bed store (as I am) [​IMG] I have a different model Auping right now and i'm very happy with it, except for the design and size (160/200).
    [​IMG] I've been out shoppping for a new bed... and got an Auping, again: the Auronde 1500 (180/220.). So that's how. MtB
    Good choice, you should 've come to me. I would have gotten you a discount [​IMG]
     
  12. Jill

    Jill Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    443
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Location:
    Dallas
    Never less than 300 Thread Count. You can find 300-1000 TC for very reasonable prices on ebay, Overstock.com, SmartBargains.com or at Tuesday Morning. I literally have trouble sleeping on anything else. I know, I know. Sound very "princess-ish", but once you get accustomed to them, it's true. If I don't have access to a 100% goose down pillow, then I usually just do without. It's not that others are terrible, I just prefer a pillow that is VERY soft and flattens out. Most are too big / hard.

    I spend 100-150 nite/yr in hotel beds, so I can highly recommend Westin's "Heavenly Bed", although many others are beginning to copy it. Sheraton and W have comparable setups. Hilton and Priorty Club chains are introducing similar beds in their higher-end properties as well.
     
  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

    Messages:
    33,334
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Location:
    Moscow, Idaho
    Frette bedding is terrific.

    Of course, I personally am, like Brian, used to the bachelor lifestyle, and could sleep on a rollout mattress pretty much indefinitely (when I moved out here, I would have except that my mother insisted that I get a proper bed.) Doesn't bother me one way or the other. I sleep like infant. But womens are funny things.
     
  14. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,760
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    it's that one. its like this rolly stick thing. Like I said. IKEA.

    I guess I'll get a boxspring and some new sheets and probably a pillow. Then maybe I'll get to sleep in my own bed more often.
     
  15. Roy

    Roy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,051
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2004
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    or more like 12 to 24 wooden
    it's that one. its like this rolly stick thing. Like I said. IKEA.
    Yup, i'd say get rid of it. It simply isn't very comfortable. A boxspring base is a lot more comfortable.BTW, i just looked up the name and it is a 'slatted base'. As LAguy said, Frette bedding is very nice. Might be too expensive though.
     
  16. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,760
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    If I was to get a different bed, what would be a stylish and affordable alternative boxspring base? Sorry to keep asking questions.../ [​IMG]
     
  17. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,760
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    And I was looking on Overstock.com for bed sheets.. is $100 around the right price range? or is that overspending? 800 tc seems like a lot.. there were some egyptian cotton in 440 for like $60
     
  18. Roy

    Roy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,051
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2004
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Yup, i'd say get rid of it. It simply isn't very comfortable. A boxspring base is a lot more comfortable.BTW, i just looked up the name and it is a 'slatted base'.
    If I was to get a different bed, what would be a stylish and affordable alternative boxspring base? Sorry to keep asking questions.../ [​IMG]
    That I can't help you with. I know a lot about bedding and bed bases etc. But in the US there are some completely different brands and models out, whereas in Europe we hardly have any American beds.
     
  19. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

    Messages:
    33,334
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Location:
    Moscow, Idaho
    Sounds about right. Ask yourself though, would you rather have nice bedding, or another pair of APCs. Also, are you, or are you not, channeling Austin Powers? In which case, I've heard from dubious authority that strobe lights and leapard prints add to the mystique.
     
  20. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,189
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2003
    I highly recommend alpaca wool filled pillows and comforters. They are extremely comfortable across a very broad range of temperatures. The pillows have a perfect mix of lightness and support. Hypo-allegenic. I prefer them even to very high quality down. http://www.crescentmoonduvets.com/duvet_one.htm
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by