I needed to find out what exactly did she want in a bed. She basically wants something fresh and new. When I came across this room on pinterest, she told me this was it. This was the holy grail of beds and she loved it! The bed Leirvik is from Ikea and is so affordable. We don't live near an Ikea and a trip right now is out of the question. This bed is available to ship but their shipping rate is triple the price of the bed. No thank you. We have a company where I live that makes regular trips to Ikea Atlanta and their shipping is more affordable. So we will go with them unless my parents want to come visit and pick the bed up for me on the way. Hint Hint!
2. Hampton Planked Bed: We loved that the headboard was planked, seems like everyone is planking walls and ceiling these days. Planking is a verb, yall! The headboard is currently on sale but the platform is no longer available. This bed is a great candidate for a DIY project and Ana White has plans for this very bed here and here.
3. Toulouse Velvet Bed: This sophisticated upholstered bed screams elegance and princess. I can not express my love for this bed enough however it wasn't my daughters jam. She has never really wanted anything princess like or frilly, she is a gadget girl. This made the list just because I like it! :)
4. Sleigh Bed: We stumbled across this bed at a local consignment shop. This was the only bed she liked that wasn't brand new. We stalked this bed for a month and a half, patiently waiting for the price to go down. I purchased the bed the day it went to half the price, went home happy about my purchase and it did not fit. Her room was too small. Oh well.
5. Kingston Mahogany Gold: I am into metal beds as of late and I can not get enough of them. I really want to find an antique one but every time I do it is for a LOT of money. This bed even though brand new has an old world charm to it and could carry my daughter through life. It is on sale this week but it is currently out of stock.
Which bed are you drawn to? Do you have any advice when choosing a bed? Do you let your kids make decisions for their space or do you make them without their consideration? See ya soon!
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