Every year I oohh and aahh over the HGTV Dream Home. This year is no exception. This year’s HGTV Dream Home is a beautiful masterpiece in New Mexico. It is, of course, like something out of a magazine (or a TV show!) and is beautifully furnished by Ethan Allen. Every year I enter to win the HGTV Dream Home and I never win, but that’s not my complaint. Let me explain…
We spend more time on our mattress than on anything in our home. We spend about a third of our lives in bed. I’m sure the HGTV Dream Home has really nice mattresses, but I searched the entire product listing and could find no mention of the mattresses. Sure, I saw every type of duvet, sheet, pillow, sham, and bedroom accessory in the world, but no mention of a mattress! The beds sure are fancy, but no mention of a mattress! Every detail in the house is absolutely perfect, but no mention of a mattress!
To the HGTV execs – How about an absolutely comfortable and durable air bed or natural latex mattress for your absolutely gorgeous home? Latex mattresses and air beds are just the thing to make your almost perfect dream home absolutely perfect!
When I saw 12 Cool and Stylish Modern Beds I had to click on it and check it out. I love contemporary and modern furnishings, so I thought this would be something I would really enjoy. It was! (These are the beds that hold the mattresses, not the actual mattresses that go on the bed.)
My first thought when I saw the photos of the beds was that they belong in a modern art museum. (Click the above link to see the beds.) My second thought was that I bet they cost a fortune. The only one I could find a price on was the Ceiling bed Bedup system which stores the bed at the ceiling and drops it down when it’s time to sleep. I thought it would be a great idea for those who have to live in a studio apartment. When I found out it the Bedup system started at $4300 I thought – Anyone who could afford $4300 for a bed probably isn’t staying in a studio apartment.
Two of my other favorites – the Egg Bed, which looks like something out of Star Trek or some other funky futuristic show, and the Floating Platform Bed, which I probably could have made in 8th grade shop, but I loved its simplicity. The Jetsons have nothing on all these beds. They are definitely futuristic, funky, and fun!
A cool bed is fun, but what is more important when it comes to comfortable sleep is your mattress. Two specialty beds that are becoming more and more popular due to their comfort and features are the natural latex mattress and the air bed.