Our Bedroom

Our New Mattress

The stairs in this house don’t make it easy to get anything large up to the second floor. A traditional spring mattress? Only if it’s a twin size. Anything larger and it needs to be foam so it can round the corner on its way up. A mattress that arrives magically compressed into a box that’s smaller than me? Ideal.

Leesa Mattress

Leesa ships their mattresses, for free, rolled up in a box that makes it easy to transport. The mattresses are made in America, with three foam layers: the bottom is dense foam for support, with a 2″ layer of memory foam in the middle that contours to the body, and then a 2″ layer of Avena® (similar to latex) that adds bounce and keeps the mattress from feeling too hot.

Because they’re a direct-to-consumer company, they can offer lower prices than brands typically bought through nationwide showrooms. Yep, this means that you’re buying a mattress online without ever having slept on it, but they offer a 100 night risk-free trial period. If you don’t like it, they’ll arrange for the mattress to be picked up and recycled or donated. Leesa also has a charitable component to their business; for every 10 mattresses they sell, one is donated to a homeless shelter or others in need.

I was easily able to get a king-sized Leesa mattress setup by myself. Gif time! Enjoy.

Leesa Mattress Unboxing

* A few people have asked about the box spring in the comments, so I thought I’d better add the info to the post itself. It’s actually just a foundation (no springs), it is indeed one piece, and I had to build it in the room. It’s not needed for the mattress, but it is necessary for the bed I ordered. *

I like shopping for bedding — looking for colors and patterns that will mix well with the linens we already have, and giving the bedroom a little update every time I swap out the sheets or change the throw pillows. Heading out to go mattress shopping though? Not so fun. Being able to order a luxury mattress online is so much nicer.

Forty Winks

If you’re in the market for a new mattress and want to go with Leesa, the first 30 readers to redeem promo code MAKINGITLOVELY at checkout will get $75 off.

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  • Sarah
    September 23, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Love the mattress stripes. How did you get a king box spring up your stairs???

    • Making it Lovely
      September 23, 2015 at 10:35 am

      I had to build it in the room! If we ever move, I’ll have to take it apart.

  • T.
    September 23, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I love the stripes, also! It’s all in the details. :]

  • Laura
    September 23, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Where did you get the box spring?

    • Making it Lovely
      September 23, 2015 at 11:47 am

      It’s a foundation, not a box spring (just wood slats — no springs). I ordered it from Amazon: Classic Brands Instant Foundation.

      The wood is rough, but it all gets covered up once it’s done. Our old bed was platform with metal slats, but the new one requires a box spring or foundation.

  • Erin
    September 23, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    That’s awesome how easy it is to set up.

    I love the soft pink of your bedding against the grey-blue of the walls. I’m about to change a boy nursery to a girl nursery and the walls are about that color already–I’m hoping to not repaint–definitely using this as an inspiration photo. ;) Thanks.

  • judy
    September 23, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Nicole I know you possess myriad talents but I must commend you on your speedy setup of your new wonderful bed. The thing went so fast I could barely spot you in a blur of motion-cute and very funny! You will love a king size if you have never had one
    Are you looking forward to Fall? I can’t wait for the leaves to turn and finally a break in our Virginia heat.

  • Nicoletta
    September 23, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    So how does it feel? We’ve been considering one like this, but wondering if it will be comfortable.

  • Tiffanie
    September 24, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    I’m not in the market for a new mattress, but when you described it as luxury I was expecting a much higher price (and thought the $75 would be a blip on the price tag radar). This mattress is way (WAY) more affordable than the mattress & box spring I bought on sale at Macy’s a few years ago. They say mattresses should be swapped out every 8 years. Please be sure to tell us how you enjoy it after you’ve slept on it awhile.

    Once baby Calvin graduates to a twin, do you think you’ll get him a Leesa mattress too?

  • Kelly
    September 24, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Hi. The big question is how comfortable is the mattress? I am considering getting one and would appreciate your honest feedback. Thanks.

    • Em
      September 28, 2015 at 9:45 am

      I agree…strange to post about getting a mattress and endorsing it without mentioning how comfortable it is. All this post really does for the company you’re repping is tell us it’s easy to get up the stairs.

  • Ashly
    September 25, 2015 at 7:52 am

    How does Leesa compare to the other boxed foam mattresses (Casper, Tuft & Needle)?

  • sgist
    September 29, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I’m with Kelly. Would really love to know what you guys think about how it sleeps. I’m in the market for both a full and a queen size. Mainly a side-sleeper, but with my crappy mattress i’m more of a rotisserie chicken at the moment and achy and sore to boot!

  • Lisa
    October 24, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    It’s been about a month since this post — how do you like the foundation and mattress? We’re in the market…. :)

  • Erin
    December 1, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I would like to know too, how do you like it now a few months later?

  • Erin
    December 1, 2015 at 10:32 am

    How do you like it now? We’re in the market for a new mattress and my boyfriend just sent me this one!

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