This is the final ‘reveal’ post for the country cottage and for some reason this is the room that has turned out to be my favourite. When all of the rooms were finally done and dressed, I couldn’t help walking in here more times than I needed just to check it out again. It’s also the room where we spent the least money, and perhaps that’s why it’s my favourite. It feels true to my initial vision to create a simple but comfortable retreat that has elements of ‘country cottage’ about it but isn’t too twee or frumpy. Do you know what I mean?
Again, we inherited the headboards, chest of drawers and the bedside table, so I painted them the same grey as in all of the other rooms. A fresh coat of paint on the walls, some new carpet and the room was ready for all of the accessories I’d had ready in boxes for what felt like years.
Linen valances for the beds, a small metal chandelier, a small antique wall cupboard we’d found in a local antiques shop, a chair I’ve had since I was a child and is now painted gold, new bed-linen, a lamp, some ‘oil painting’ botanicals on the walls and new blinds. See my last post about them here.
We had to make a decision about new mattresses too. After installing a luxury mattresses in the master bedroom it seemed only right we had luxury mattresses in this room too. It may only be children using this room but not necessarily. What if guest brought their in-laws on holiday? What if two couples were renting? What if our guests were elderly? And that’s when Leesa Mattresses came to the rescue. Leesa was designed by a 20 year mattress industry veteran with one mission – to deliver better sleep – by providing the best quality premium mattress possible, for an affordable price. They have been designed to meet the needs of all sleepers (front sleepers, side sleepers etc, so whatever category our guests fall into we know they will be catered for) and if you’re not sleeping better within 100 nights, they can donate your mattress to charity and you receive a full refund.
It also has all the benefits of a memory foam mattress, without the disadvantages of “sleeping hot” and the “sinking feeling”. So again, we’re confident that whatever the age of our guests they will not be disappointed with the quality of the mattresses. It’s always nice putting the finishing touches to a room and I confess to a sense of anticipation as the mattresses came out of their boxes and grew to final size. At last I could make up the beds!
NB. Leesa have arranged for my readers to get the best available offer of discount off the Leesa mattress here.
The mattresses in this post were generously supplied by Leesa, although all views and opinions are my own as always.
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