Wednesday, March 25, 2015

We Bought a Bed in a Box: Costco Novaform Foam Mattress

Ever since I got preggers, we started realizing quickly that having a king size bed would be awesome. So I popped over to Craigslist and found an amazing king bed frame from Arhaus that ended up costing under $500 (originally over $2000). 

Well, having a frame is nice and all, but then you gotta buy the mattress and bedding. And oh man did I underestimate how much a good mattress runs. After a lot of research and visiting a million mattress stores, we decided to take a risk and buy a mattress in a box - the Novaform ComfortGrande 14" Gel Memory Foam mattress from Costco to be exact. 
Yes, you heard that right, a big 'ol king size mattress was all squished into that little tiny box. I'm not going to lie, Ry talked me into it, it would be a stretch to say I was fully on board with this decision ha. But, Costco allows returns up to a year and we actually read good reviews online. Plus, most sets we were looking at were going to run us $1600+, so buying this mattress and a box spring and mattress cover off of Amazon saved us about $1000.

Here's a peek into how it unfolds...
Notice how flimsy it looks above? Give it two days and it poofs up to full size and gah is it tall! I will warn you though, in those beginning days it has quite a smell to it so you have to sleep somewhere else while it airs out.

It's pretty comfortable, but is really firm, so make sure you like firm mattresses before purchasing. It does warm up with your body temperature and gets softer than when you first lay down. I feel like I'm a bad judge on comfort right now though because I'm always uncomfortable when sleeping these days. Ryan loves it though! 

So now I'm on the hunt for some great bedding, any suggestions?! Oh and make sure to check out our DIY side tables that we did for under $70 each in this post here!
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