you know what they say about parents spending all their money on the kids while they’re still wearing the same clothes from a decade ago? it doesn’t only apply to fashion – i recently realized we have bought a grand total of four beds for our kids’ designer bedroom since the oldest was born eight years ago, and we’re still sleeping in the cheap double bed we bought when we first moved in together over a dozen years ago. our children’s rooms are about ten times as beautiful and comfortable as the parental bedroom, which, i admit, sounds sadder than it is. in all honesty, i’m just happy whenever they both sleep through the night and allow us to get a good rest.

that said, i feel like the first thing i’d like to upgrade if we ever move into a new place, is our bed. i already love spending time in there so much – imagine how much better it would be if it was actually a pretty (and more comfortable) place? i already have my eye on a couple of beautiful DESIGNER BEDS, by some of my favorite brands. the austere and interesting designs of ethnicraft’s SPINDLE BED and hay’s TAMOTO BED make my heart beat faster, but i have to admit mdf italia’s YALE BED (pictured above) looks so cozy i can just see myself propped up against the cushy headboard with a book every night.
and if i’m allowed to dream a little, i’d like for every room with a bed in our home to be a DESIGNER BEDROOM. having moved abroad from where most of our friends and family live, a guest bedroom can feel more like a necessity than a luxury. right now we don’t have enough space for it, but i’d love to one day be able to have people over again. in part because i love having our tribe closer, but also because i just really enjoy pretending to run my own hotel.

realistically speaking, the chances of us one day moving into a house that will have enough room to dedicate one solely to guests, are slim. luckily, there are so many great beds out there that you can transform from sofa – in an office or playroom, for example – to a bed. and i’m not talking the squeaky, uncomfortable kind we all remember fondly (ahem) from our dorms or first rentals. these beds are genuinely gorgeous. just take a look at the GUEST BED by zeitraum in the polaroids above – that one is my absolute favorite. i’d actually consider it as a reading sofa in one of the girls’ rooms, with the added bonus of having comfortable beds for their sleepovers. you know what? i bet those lucky friends will have sleepovers on designer beds sooner than we’ll sleep in our own. damn it, parenthood.

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