The first big furniture purchase for Project Deacon was a new bed. My old bed was a full size with a squeaky metal bed frame, old sheets and blankets. This had to go.
I bought a California King. 600 thread count sheets (to start), numerous pillows, and a nice wooden bed frame.
I wanted a bed that I would be happy to get into every night. Mission accomplished.
I wanted a bed that women want to get into every night, and stay in every morning. According to my girlfriend, mission accomplished.
I wanted a bed I could sleep sideways on and still have enough room. Mission accomplished.
Beds are expensive. Not every one can go out and drop a few grand on a new bed at the drop of a hat. If you are going to buy anything to improve your living space, my first recommendation would be a nice bed. Save if you have to. This is going to be far more important than a new table, couch, chairs, or big screen TV.
The benefit to your life is huge though. You spend about a third of your life in a bed, and will have a lot of fun in your bed. Make it count. I can’t stress enough the importance of a great bed.
Do you want to live in a space that is great in spite of your bed, or one in which your bed makes your space even better?
A modern man, successful with women, will have a great bed.
Here are my guidelines for getting a new bed:
- Get a mattress larger than you think you can fit in your room. It’s worth the sacrificed space to have a big bed. Nobody ever thinks to themselves, “I wish I had gotten a smaller bed”. Get a King Size if you can.
- Get high thread count sheets. I got two sets of 600 thread count sheets to start, and am looking to upgrade to 1000 thread count sheets when I can. The higher the thread count, the better the sheets will feel.
- Get a lot of pillows with varying firmness. Good for comfort and pillow fights.
- Take some time to match everything, and pick a scheme that goes with your room. I spent longer shopping for sheets and a comforter cover than I did for my bed. I wanted to pick colors that I liked, that I wanted to have in my room, and would go with future rugs, curtains, furnture, etc.
- Get a wooden bed frame, not metal. It looks nicer and is less squeaky. I got mine for half off when I bought my bed. You can find bargains.