Can’t Find A Better Bed
Sometimes I like to take phrases and sing them to the tune of Pearl Jam’s “Better Man”. Weird or just catchy? I vote for both.
I’m feeling some intense pressure to decide on a bed, like, NOW. As I said, we’re planning on a blue paint and I’d like a dark, low bed. Originally, we were strongly considering this one from West Elm:
but then I started to read some not so good reviews of West Elm beds — the quality is not great and they seem to have issues staying together during, um, extracurricular activities. So..I started looking at other options.
I like the Bisect bed a lot. It’s probably my favorite right now. It’s low, though not a platform bed. It’s a nice dark color and it has clean lines. The only problem is that there’s no CB2 in NYC and I hate not being able to see things in person before I buy them.
The Loop bed from Crate and Barrel is okay, but there’s something about the wood grain pattern that bothers me.
Another Crate and Barrel. This one is steel, so it’s a move away from the chocolate wood, but the color is pretty dark in person and I do like the pattern. It would be more annoying to find other bedroom furniture to go with it though. I’m not into the light wood that they have paired with it.
Malm bed from Ikea. Of course, it’s cheeeeap, which is nice. But, this is the darkest color available. Apparently there is some rare brown/black that was available in limited distribution for a while, but no one seems to know when or if it will ever be available again. Foiled!
Feel free to throw any other bed frame suggestions my way. I’m getting desperate.