For the past few months we’ve been updating our bedroom and I’m really excited for the latest addition: the bed! I’ve been sharing about the process since we started it last Fall, including painting and adding wall decals (which made such a difference right there alone- scroll to the bottom of this post for photos of the process along the way) and there are just a few finishing touches left. In some ways it’s great to have those weekend warrior projects that you finish all at once, but sometimes it’s just not doable: not enough time/ budget/ keeping the kids occupied while you try to work, etc., so we’ve been working away as we’ve had the time and budget to do so.
As much as it would have been great to do everything at once, it’s made the process more enjoyable to take our time and take the pressure off. We’ve checked things off as we’ve had the time and it’s felt good to see everything come together. One of the biggest decisions has been the bed, which I guess makes sense since it’s the focus of the room (it’s not called a bedroom for nothing, right?). I loved our old bed, but it was time for an update, and I did a fair bit of shopping around before I made a decision, ultimately deciding on a grey upholstered beauty from Wayfair Canada. As much as I contemplated a white or bold coloured headboard, I knew I wanted something that would keep the calm feel of the room while also being up for the abuse our little family of four will put it through (morning coffee + toddlers + I’m clumsy… etc), so I went with grey as a happy medium (read: hopefully will hide spilled coffee stains well while still looking good). The bed I decided on (see it here) also came in a charcoal grey and a light cream– among a few others- that I was really tempted with, but am ultimately really happy with the grey one we decided on since it’s a medium shade- not too light and not too dark, and stands out nicely against the light grey walls.
One thing I’m always nervous about when it comes to making bigger purchases online is the quality and not being able to see the item I’m purchasing in person; in this case the colour and fabric were two concerns since I wanted a bed that wouldn’t clash with the new wall colour and a fabric that was durable; I had seen some beds in stores that I really liked, but the poor fabric quality stopped me. After not having much luck with my retail search, I decided I’d try my luck shopping for a bed online. This was by far my biggest furniture purchase online and I didn’t want to jump at the first thing that caught my eye. I looked through a variety of websites, but ultimately liked the variety and satisfaction guarantee that Wayfair Canada offers. It took me a few days to narrow down my choices, but I was grateful for the Idea Board option they have, where you can save items you’re interested in so you can view and compare them all together. There were a lot of beds I liked, so this acted like a Pinterest- like space where I could go back and compare colours, price, and check out reviews without having to search for each specific bed (this was probably my favourite feature of the Wayfair website).
When the bed arrived I was really excited; the colour was true to the website photos and the quality of fabric met my expectations. It’s not as heavy- duty as our last bed was (note: we replaced a full bedframe and headboard with a completely new bedframe and headboard), but I feel like the quality of the new bed is fair for the price we paid. It took a few weeks to ship and arrived a little earlier than expected which was a nice bonus. One piece was damaged, but nothing a little elbow grease couldn’t fix.
We completed a few other projects around the same time as the bed arriving- we switched up the floors (bye bye old carpet!) and added new baseboards- so the room really started to feel complete after these new additions. While we’ve made some big changes over the past few months we’re not planning on changing any of the other furniture, and now there are just a few finishing details to add. It was a little bittersweet to say goodbye to our old bed, but having this new upholstered grey one was worth the time and wait. If you’re thinking of making some furniture updates in your home- anyone else been craving a refreshed bedroom?- I hope this post gives you some ideas! See photos of the new bed and details below plus some more info about Wayfair Canada including the 3 things I appreciated the most about my shopping experience with them.
Some progress photos along the way
Step 1: New wall colour (they were previously a medium brown) | Step 2: Wall decals!
3 Favourite Things About Shopping with Wayfair Canada
1.The selection: Probably the hardest part of this decision was narrowing down my choices! I appreciated the selection Wayfair Canada had and that they have options at a variety of price points. The website is easy to navigate and I could narrow my search by colour, bed size, etc, saving my favourites to my Idea Board which saved me a lot of time (I’ll share some of the other beds I had on my shortlist below). Here’s the bed we ultimately decided on:
2.The Idea Boards feature on the Wayfair Canada website was a really helpful tool- I love that it allows you to save items you want to come back to/ compare all in one place. It was hard to narrow down the choices and this option really helped. Plus when it came time to chat with Will about the shortlist I could show him all of my favourites in one place rather than clicking back through previous searches.
3.The reviews. Even though this is pretty standard when it comes to online shopping, I liked how easy to find and reader-friendly the reviews were for the items I looked at. For the specific bed we purchased there were a variety of reviews, some of them suggesting buying alternate hardware to help construct the bed. I mentioned this to Will, and even though we didn’t end up requiring different hardware I was glad to know it was a possibility. Sidenote: I’ve spoken to a few people about our online purchase with Wayfair and was told that they stand by their return policy (an item was refunded without issue). We didn’t need to return anything, but knowing this made me feel even better about making an online purchase with them.
About the Bed We Chose (+ similar ones)
After much debate, the bed we decided on was the Goodrich Upholstered Panel Bed in Grey, we thought about sizing up to a King with this switch but decided to stick with a ueen (it’s available in full, queen, king, and California king sizes). We got ours on sale for under $1,000 with free shipping (Wayfair offers free shipping on purchases on orders $75+).
Materials: Wood (pine) frame and polyester/ polyester blend upholstery
Similar beds (as seen in the Idea Boards screenshot above):
Kingsville Upholstered Panel Bed | Godfrey Solid Wood Upholstered Panel Bed | Rosecrans Upholstered Panel Bed | Roselawn Upholstered Platform Bed | Bradman Upholstered Panel Bed | Gibsonberg Linen Upholstered Platform Bed with Shelter Headboard | Darrie Upholstered Panel Bed | Alrai Upholstered Panel Bed
This was my first purchase with Wayfair Canada and we’ve been really happy with the new bed. If you’re looking for furniture, decor, or outdoor pieces for your home, this is a great website to check out. Visit Wayfair Canada online at Wayfair.ca and on social media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
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Disclosure: I received a shopping credit from Wayfair Canada in return for my honest review of the experience and the item purchased. All opinions are my own.
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