Our bedroom has undergone some changes. This is what it looked like before we took the mattress back to IKEA. They gave us ninety days to test it out and neither one of us wanted to admit that we hated the mattress until finally I caved and told my husband that I was miserable… and then he admitted that he was not comfortable sleeping on it either. We had hoped that we could find the perfect combination of soft and squishy for me and firm for him, but apparently that was not to be. So, we are back to the soft and squishy bed we had before until we can figure out a better option. Now, the room looks pretty much the same as the photo above, except the mattress is back on the floor like it was when we first moved in: It’s a little more modern now, isn’t it? I also changed the linens, which is something I do all the time. I think it’s a fun and relatively inexpensive way to change a bedroom! (I’ve actually already changed them up a little even since I took the photo!) I also added a couple extra blankets recently since it’s been so cold. My husband and kids tease me because I am like the princess and the pea, except instead of mattresses, I sleep under “hundreds” of blankets. I suppose it’s all part of living in a house that is almost 200 years old. The heat does not work on the top floor and the fireplace doesn’t heat through three floors! So, I sleep with several layers on and loads of blankets!
Did you know that the Danes have a belief that the cold air is better for us… so it is actually better to sleep with layers and let the room be cold. Very interesting, right? Anyone else ever heard that or believe it, too? Between the comfy old bed, lots of layers, and darkness that comes from around 3 in the afternoon until 9 in the morning… it’s hard to get out of bed at all these days!