‘Big boy’ room bedding details

I’m happy to report that our big boy bedroom renovation is nearing completion!

The wall are painted (Sherwin Williams 7641 Collonade Gray) and the carpets are scrubbed. Whew.

The thrift store headboard I bought has been transformed into a plank bed. (Be sure to check out the details of that project here.)


And I’ve been filling the walls with yard sale-scrounged pieces that I turned into customized art.

Wallternatives-lettersToday I wanted to share with you the thrifty details of the bedding I chose for the room.

I started with a set of rails I picked up at a thrift store. Then I found a new twin-sized box spring super cheap at my local furniture store. (They beat Walmart’s price!) When it comes to the box spring and mattress of a bed, I’m kind of a stickler about buying new. Blame it on the germaphobe in me, I guess.

I chose a Yogabed™ mattress for the top. I tested out this mattress while at the Haven Conference this year. It is amazingly comfy!


This mattress is comprised of the Yoga Comfort System™, an advanced layered system that supports the body by dispersing weight evenly and reducing pressure points that cause tossing and turning. It’s built on four core elements: instant response foam, gel, a breathable foam base and a support base.

I went with Yogabed for a number of reasons:

  1. Our son was not sleeping well, getting up sometimes five times a night – not an awesome experience for mom and dad. We needed a mattress he would be super comfy on.
  2. It is affordable. Some of the popular foam mattresses out there are super expensive. Yogabed’s pricing is comparable to regular spring mattresses.
  3. This mattress comes with a removable, zip-n-wash mattress cover. Love this feature!
  4. Every mattress comes with free pillows, free shipping and a 101-night, no-risk trial period.


If you’re in need of a new mattress, check out Yogabed and be sure to use the SAVE60 promo code to receive $60 off your purchase.

As far as the bed linens, I started with an airplane sheet set and royal blue quilt and sham set I picked up at Target.


I bought the Varsity Plaid Microfiber Comforter for $19.99 on clearance from Boscovs.com.


Then I added this airplane pillow to finish off the ensemble. I’m still waiting to receive a red linen airplane pillow I ordered online weeks ago; it hasn’t arrived in the mail yet.



Our little man absolutely loves his new big boy bed – and room. And his habit of getting up five times a night? Gone! Seriously. He sleeps through the night like a champ now.

What do you think of the new big boy bed?

Special thanks to the folks at Yogabed for providing a discount on the mattress I purchased in exchange for an honest review on the blog. As always, all opinions are 100% mine.  

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3 Responses

  1. Kim R says:

    I am a fan of the foam mattresses. My hubby and I sleep on one we ordered from Sam’s Club. It doesn’t have to have a box spring. Does the Yogabed mattress require a box spring? The advantage is that our mattress sits on a high frame and I can store underneath the bed.

    • Susan says:

      The Yogabed does not require a boxspring. Any frame you have should work. I just happened to pick one up because it was the only thing that would work with my thrift store bed rails. Thanks so much for the lovely compliments about the room!

  2. Kim R says:

    …and I should have added that the room looks great! I love the colors and everything you have pulled together, especially his name on the wall!

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