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Love At First Sleep: Bedroom Must-Haves for Newlywed Life

  |  By Weddingbells

Wedded life is the ideal time to ditch that hand-me-down mattress and mismatched dishes from your university days and upgrade to a dreamy, adult home.

Your wedding day is the beginning of a new life together, and there’s no better way to celebrate that journey than by updating your home to match your new, sophisticated adult life—starting with a revitalized mattress and bedroom.

After all, it’s the part of your home where you’ll inevitably devote the most time. If you sleep just the minimum six hours nightly, you’ll spend over 2,000 hours (83 days) per year bunking down! Not to mention the time spent cozying up in bed and reading, playing, bingeing your favourite TV series and debriefing the day with your partner. These days, it doubles as a makeshift office while so many of us work from home, too.

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A Dreamy Mattress
It’s time to take the next big step in adulthood…upgrading that worn-out mattress that saw you through your 20s. (According to the Sleep Foundation, they should be replaced every six to 10 years.) Our number one pick for upgrading your sleep? We recommend Endy’s Canadian-made mattress, a unique, three-layer mattress that more than 200,000 Canadians already call their own. The top layer of the Endy mattress is made with a unique, comfort-foam layer that perfectly cradles your body, providing firm relaxation with the ideal level of that “sleeping-on-a-cloud” feeling. It absorbs motion transfer, so when one of you rolls over the other can continue sleeping soundly.

The entire process is done online through Endy’s one-stop shop, and couldn’t be simpler: order online and Endy ships the mattress and accessories to your door. (Shipping is free and fast to every Canadian province.) You and your new partner-for-life can easily carry the box to your bedroom, unroll the mattress, place it on your bed frame and watch the mattress magically expand from its rolled-up state in just 10 minutes.

Bonus: You and your spouse can literally rest easy about this commitment, since Endy provides a risk-free 100-night trial and a 10-year limited warranty. That's something you should look for in the best toddler mattress down the road, too.

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Set The Colour Scheme
Updating your bedroom lets you set the tone for your newly entwined lives in a luxurious, comfortable safe haven. Establishing the mood for a room starts with the colour you choose for your walls. (That means no more “renter beige”!) Shades and vibes can vary when setting the scene for your wedded dreamscape, from a dramatic red and cheerful yellow to a restful pale lilac.

Luxe Bedding
High-quality, ultra soft sheets and supportive pillows are basically a hallmark of adult life, and should be a high priority on your list of home upgrades. In addition to the ideal mattress, Endy offers bed frames, memory-foam pillows, mattress protectors, bedding, weighted blankets and an all-season, hypoallergenic duvet.

Count on sublime zzzz’s with the Endy pillow, since you can customize its shredded-foam interior to maximize your sleep experience. If you prefer a fluffier, lower profile pillow under your noggin, you can unzip it and remove handfuls  of foam to your liking. Compromise is key in married life, but a one-size-fits-all pillow shouldn’t be one of them.

You can also achieve a deluxe hotel atmosphere with the Endy sheets, available in  an indulgent organic cotton, that get softer and softer with each wash. The sheets and duvet cover come in white and a muted grey or blue, perfect for pairing with that splash of colour on your bedroom walls.

A new mattress and sheets call for a fresh bed frame to (literally) elevate your love nest. Like Endy's fan-favourite mattress, their bed frame is Canadian-made and easily assembles in a few minutes, no tools required—a bonus for those who haven’t yet levelled up to a grownup tool supply! Coordinate with the matching headboard for a fully adult bedroom set.

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Add Personal Touches
The final key for harmonizing your bedroom and celebrating married life throughout your home, is to have both you and your partner bring a personal element from your lives to the space. Maybe the armchair from your partner’s grandfather looks great near the window, and that original grownup rug you bought with your first paycheque adds warmth to the hardwood floor.

An easy way to add character to your space is to source unique decor that have a story of their own from local antique shops, or find a local art gallery together and choose an original piece to hang across from your new bed. Create a sensory experience in the bedroom by adding scents, textures and colours that you both love, like a delicious-smelling candle from Canadian fragrance label, 100 Years of Love.

Since most destination honeymoons have been delayed, this is every newlyweds’ first step towards enjoying a romantic bed-in stay-cation, just like when famous newlyweds John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent their honeymoon week in an Amsterdam hotel bed (although their bed-in involved protesting for peace).

Finally, spend time indulging in your newly-outfitted oasis as you dream about your wonderful life together.

This article was originally published on Jan 08, 2021

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