Trouble Sleeping? Here’s the Trick that Works for Me, Every Single Time

The one sleep trick I use to make myself fall asleep - it works every time!

I love sleep. My bed is without a doubt in the top ten list of my favorite places to be. I always thought I might grow out of it, but even as a twenty-something I require a solid 8 hours of sleep. Worse, if I get a late start going to bed, I always end up sleeping in. While I’m akin to a dead body all night, it’s that getting-to-sleep thing that I get tripped up on. Continue Reading

Make your Own Under-the-Bed Rolling Storage

Since I live in a relatively small apartment, I look for space everywhere I can. In my home, there there are few nooks or crannies left unfilled! One of the few spaces left unfilled after two years in this unit was under my bed, and since my shoe collection was getting a little crowded (no shame!), I decided it was time to make my own under-the-bed rolling storage to store away the shoes I wear less often, like my sandals, that would slide easily under the bed and out of sight. Continue Reading

How to Achieve Bedroom Bliss: What Should Stay and What Should Go

Bedrooms are meant to be a place of rest and relaxation, but for many of us, our bedrooms do double duty as sitting areas, nurseries, living rooms, storage, etc. No matter your situation, finding little ways to help yourself relax and get enough sleep could be as easy as getting rid of some things and keeping others. Of course, you know yourself best, so not everything on this list may apply to you. Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Inexpensive DIY Beds Anyone Can Make

In the market for a new bed? Would you consider building your own bed? Here are ten DIY beds that seriously anyone can make.   


1. Jenny from Little Green Notebook upholstered the above box spring to match a store bought headboard for Domino Magazine. The mid-century hairpin legs are a great modern twist to the more traditional headboard.

2. This Scandinavian style headboard from Vintage Revivals seems pretty simple and Mandi breaks down the “how to” really well. Continue Reading

Sleeper Survey #2: TV in Bed, Darkness, and Your General Sleeping Habits

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It’s Bedroom Month here on Curbly, so we’re exploring your sleeping habits in a series called “Sleeper Survey,” in which we engage in a little dialogue about the average Curbly Reader’s boudoir. This time, we’re curious what goes on in your bedroom before and while you sleeping? Do you watch TV? Or books and magazines only? Does your room need to be super dark, or do you prefer a little glow? Read on to cast your vote and see the results so far!    Continue Reading

Sleeper Survey #1: Do You Make Your Bed?

Sleeper Survey: do you make the bed?
It’s Bedroom Month here on Curbly, so this week, we’re kicking off a series called “Sleeper Survey” all about the hidden habits of the Curbly Reader’s boudoir. We’re starting off pretty tame, with a question about your bed-making tendencies (don’t worry, we’ll turn up the controversy next week). Read on to cast your vote and see the results so far!

(Please vote only once)

Don’t worry, your response is completely anonymous and we’re just collecting this unscientific info for fun and conversation. Continue Reading

Ayla’s Big Girl Room: In Progress

Ayla little girl room

Last month, Bruno wrote a post about the glittery pink school desk he made over for Ayla’s B.G.R. (Big Girl Room). We had hoped to have her whole room re-done and put together this month, but with the holidays and so much going on with Curbly, it sort of got away from us. But we did manage to get a few things done, and I just wanted to give you a peek at where we’re at so far. Continue Reading

Princess & the Pea BED!

Talk about charm overload. The Princess & the Pea Bed is available in twin, full and queen sizes. Three layers minimum to nine layers maximum, the bed as shown with frame will set you back a cool $2,278. But we’re told you can use the layers on any bed frame. That option would cost $1,680. HOWEVER–and you knew this was coming, didn’t you?–I think it’s totally DIYable. The layers could be made of natural or synthetic batting, down or high density foam or any combination thereof. Continue Reading