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I am SO excited to share our bedroom refresh today! Ever since we did a full renovation on our tiny bedroom, I’ve known that we needed a storage bed. But at the time, I didn’t love any of the options. We are also very limited with the amount of space around the bed, so anything with drawers was not a viable option. It felt like we’d never be able to find a storage bed… until I discovered the Lid Storage Bed from Blu Dot. Now all of my storage dreams have come true!
Check Out Our New Storage Bed + Bedroom Refresh!
Design & Functionality
I’ve been a huge fan of Blu Dot ever since I was in design school! In my mind, they’ve always been the height of well-designed, well-made modern furniture and decor. They’ve got it all: streamlined silhouettes, gorgeous upholstery, and truly inspiring color options. If you’re not familiar with Blu Dot, I urge you to check them out!
I fell in love with the Lid Storage Bed for many reasons. First, I’ve always wanted an upholstered bed. There’s something so cozy about it, but the vibe is made modern with the perfectly rounded corners of the headboard. It’s weird to say this, but that curve is so sexy to me. Ever one to obsess over details, I’m also very drawn to the area where the headboard meets the bedframe. I love that the headboard comes out a little bit from the side… little details like that are what make me love Blu Dot.
As for the upholstery, it’s made mostly of wool for a decidedly handsome aesthetic. The bed comes in a few different colors — trust me, I was soooo tempted to choose the Marine Blue. But the Thurmond Light Grey was my ultimate choice for it’s elegant, yet classic hue. It actually reminds me of my favorite sweater!
I realize it’s sort of hard to see the entire profile of the bed because our room is so tiny… so here’s what it looks like!
And now for the best part… here’s what the bed looks like when it’s open! How cool is that?? I love that we have the functionality to open it 2 different ways.
Delivery + Assembly
I’ve only ever gotten smaller pieces from Blu Dot, so I was pleasantly surprised to learn about and experience their top-notch inside delivery with assembly! Given how busy I’ve been, having this help was HUGE for us. The team showed up, assembled the bed, and showed me how it worked in about 30-40 minutes. It was awesome and they were such a fun team. We had lots of laughs because I was conducting an accounting meeting at the same time as the delivery. Also, because this is worth noting to me as a self-proclaimed neat freak, the delivery team came with shoe covers. I cannot express to you how much I love when delivery people do that!!
And now… for the BIGGEST reason why I love our Lid Storage Bed so much: the additional storage in our 640 sqft home! It’s a dirty little secret of ours that we store all of our climbing and camping hear at Sean’s dad’s house. But he wants to sell his home soon since he’s retired, which means we need to finally migrate all of that stuff over to our tiny bungalow. You know, the one that didn’t have a single closet in it!! The plan with our new storage bed was to use it to store all of our gear… that was until I realized just how much we actually HAVE.
After doing a lot of sorting and organized (check out the IGTV video!), we ultimately decided to use the bed to store only the climbing gear, our summer bedding, and my suitcase. Everything is SO easily accessible because the bed has a concealed piston driven mechanism that assists lifting the mattress! Plus, the bed can be moved at either an angle OR horizontally up. It’s incredible… and shockingly sturdy, even with our heavy mattress! And then my last favorite detail: I love that the bed goes all the way to the ground… which means I no longer have to wrestle with vacuuming under there. Woo.
All 3 of the animals have been looooving the new bed. For some reason, Georgette lays on the floor next to it and holds herself in place with her paws. It’s reallllly cute.
We’ve had the bed in our home for about 2 weeks now and it’s been wonderful. I will say, we are considering getting a different mattress since ours is really heavy and thick. I think the bed would look even better with a thinner profile mattress, so that just might be in the works!
Many, many thanks to the folks at Blu Dot for hooking us up with the storage bed of my dreams! What do you think of our new storage solution??