Choosing my dream bed

When you get to the point where you are only comfortable sleeping in one particular position, curled up on your right hand side, one leg drawn up to your chest, you know it’s probably time to get a new mattress.

(Or seek psychiatric help.)

Perfect timing then, in lieu of an offer of counselling, for a post about Dreams Beds.

(Oh yes, I am so smooth!)

I have to confess that I’ve never been terribly good at spending money on things like furniture. Apart from my current bed, my sofa is about the only thing in my whole house that I have bought new and paid more than about twenty quid for, and even that was a bit of a whim.

I bought my bed about ten years ago, but after all this time it would be fair to say that the mattress has probably seen better days. Wear and tear I call it. Who shares a bed with a breastfed toddler and doesn’t have a few dubious stains?

*looks slightly ashamed and hopes no-one ever sees*

So, time for a new bed.

I thought I’d have a look at the range at Dreams Beds, pick a few of my favourites, and then if you, my faithful readers, should want to club together to get me a Christmas gift, you’d know where to go.

Here then is my top three. First off, a bit of a classic – a sleigh style bed in solid oak. Pretty lovely isn’t it? Plus at the moment it is a bargain at only £599 instead of £1,499:

"oak bedstead"

Next up, the hi-tech choice. Not only does this bed include a TV, it is also upholstered in a “sumptuous metallic-weave fabric which features rich tones of taupe, mink and silver, with the addition of subtle nickel and amethyst hues”. I thought that sounded very Star Trek:

"TV bed"

And finally, my favourite, (and actually the cheapest, hint hint), the totally decadent option. Who wouldn’t feel totally desirable lying in this absolutely gorgeous dark purple velvet bed?

"velvet bed"

Sweet dreams!



  1. Beeface
    21 October, 2012 / 11:20 am

    The purple bed is amazing but it would look so silly in your room

    • 21 October, 2012 / 11:22 am

      Hush. Don’t shatter my dreams.

  2. 21 October, 2012 / 11:32 am

    Ooh, difficult choice – the oak will go with any decor and become an heirloom one day. The purple’s totally gorgeous and decadent but perhaps not too practical?

    Soon after our firstborn arrived we decided sleep was the most precious commodity on the planet and totally spoiled ourselves wih a solid mahogany, antique Loius IV bed with goose-down duvet and pillows and a mattress about a foot deep. Never regretted it and we still say “Ooh, bed!” in a kind of orgasmic way when we lay down each night!

  3. Mum's the Word
    21 October, 2012 / 11:45 am

    We’ve just recently bought a new bed which I adore, but I have to say I love all of these as well, I could spend many and hour designing my dream bedroom around any of them! I remember when TVs in beds were something we only saw on MTV Cribs so its nice to see them on the market for us normals too!

  4. 21 October, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Ooh that sleigh bed is gorgeous. (The purple – v regal, but would date and you’d never be able to redecorate in a totally different way)

  5. Anna
    28 May, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    Thanks a lot for sharing I’ve been looking for this type of mattress with such a texture that support body well.

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