The Makings of a Cozy Guest Bed

guest room

Last week I shared how junky my office/guest house was getting, and wrote about my dream to make it more comfy for when we have guests. There were definitely some obstacles to making it cozy. Like the hard, cold concrete floors, the poorly insulated walls and the fact that there’s a fridge sitting right at the end of the bed, this is basically a 400 square foot tiny house.


My goal: make it comfy and cozy, starting with the bed.

tiny office

I wanted this bed to be so cozy and comfy that it would make up for the wonkiness of the rest of the room. Maybe you won’t notice the fact that to heat the room you either have to use space heaters or babysit the wood stove if you are all snuggled up in the World’s Most comfortable bed?

I started with a canopy bed, which pretty much defined my own teenage dream, so I could hang drapes around the bed to make it more like a cozy cocoon.

leesa box

And because I want our guests to have as good of a night’s sleep as we get, we’re using a Leesa Mattress in the guest room–just like what we’ve had on our bed for eight months now.

I get asked how we “really” like this mattress all the time–I think it’s becoming one of the most common questions people email me, or ask me about when they come over–y’all, Chad and I both truly love the Leesa Mattress!

It’s the super-comfy mattress that is delivered to your door in a box.


You put it on the bed, and as soon as you cut the plastic…

office bed

It magically turns into an incredibly sleep-able mattress.

Mattress buying can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be.

cozy bed

No more strapping the mattress to the top of the car and cursing as you lug it up the stairs knocking down your gallery wall as you go.

Now you can have your mattress delivered in a small box, easily open it, sleep on it for 100 days, and if it doesn’t work out for you, the good people at Leesa will come and pick it up and refund your money. It’s CRAZYTOWN! This is how sure they are that you will love this mattress.

The first time I tried this mattress I was sure I wouldn’t like it, it wasn’t as fluffy as my last mattress with the pillow top. But after the first night of sleeping I figured out that I had been picking out mattresses all wrong. I liked my crazy fluffy mattresses because they seemed like they would be comfy to sleep on because they are comfy to sit on, I’ve learned that doesn’t mean it’s the best to sleep on.



I’m guessing that you will love this mattress as much as I do, but the thing is, you won’t know 100% unless you try it, the good part is, now you can.

Here’s what I love about Leesa:

  • Leesa is like the TOMS Shoes for mattresses. For every 10 mattresses they sell, they will donate one to a shelter!

  • You get 100 nights to try out your mattress, risk free

  • You order completely online with free shipping to your doorstep, compressed in a box the size of a mini-fridge.

  • Leesa now ships to Canada

Here’s a $75 coupon code for the first 30 people to purchase.

Use code: NESTINGPLACE at checkout

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this post sponsored by Leesa


  1. That canopy looks so comfy and cozy! The mattress looks really deep. I can imagine it’s like sleeping on a cloud.

  2. Wow!!!!! Beautiful guest area! Love the blue armoire along with the bed and colors and textures.

  3. Love all of it! Could you tell me where you found all the pretty bedding and pillows? Thanks :)

  4. Hi! This whole bed is my dream. I’m redoing our very small master bed. Can you provide info for your bed frame (headboard, canopy). Thanks! Your book has changed the way I view and love our small home!!!!

  5. I’ve been eyeing those pillow shams for weeks! I love it! Can you watch my kids while I take a nap on your guest bed? lol!

  6. Emily Hartung says

    Wow that bed looks insanely comfortable! I love the color palette of the room.

  7. Wow! I love your idea for the bed! It looks so great! My husband is sleeping terribly on our current mattress. I recently told him about the Leesa mattress, which I found out about through your original post when you bought int for your own bed. He’s so discouraged that he doesn’t want to even consider trying another mattress right now. But this is great to hear that you’re still really liking it! It gives me hope that maybe when he’s ready to buy a new mattress, this will be the magic one! :)

  8. I love this cozy look! Can you share where you found that adorable dotted coverlet and the check duvet cover?

  9. So, so pretty……I want to be a guest there, please!!!!!
    Love the headboard and the soft, soothing colors. As always….THANKS!

  10. Teddee Grace says

    Even the twin is $525?!

  11. These mattresses remind me of the Ikea mattresses, which we got for our boys’ twin beds last year. We LOVE them! They come in a tiny box, and roll out just like this one. I bet it is comfy! :)

  12. Hi! Love the bed!! Do you put the LEESA on top of your box springs?

  13. I LOVE this room! Since I do most of the decorating in our house, my husband only has one rule: nothing too girly aka no flower patterns. I absolutely love the pattern on your shams & have been eyeing it at Target. Last week, I told him that I would have that bedding if I lived alone. I think this room is perfectly decorated & the flower shams are the perfect touch! I might be able to swing this in our place :)

    Thank you for sharing!

  14. Joy in Alabama says

    We have a Leesa mattress and we LOVE it!!!! We had another (brand new) mattress that had “pits” in it after just a few months. We’ve been on our Leesa since July and it still looks like brand new and sleeps GREAT! We got it because there are no pressure points.

  15. So cozy! Where did the light above the head of the bed come from?

  16. This is a nice presentation and I loved the way you showed the guest bed concept..

  17. Mary Barber says

    It’s all very nice but don’t touch that armoire, it’s beautiful as it is………my opinion

  18. I like your idea to use the same quality mattress in your guest room as in your own room. For me, this means not skimping out on anything, from pillows to sheets, to mattresses. It even means investing in a box spring to make sure that your guests have the whole setup when they come to stay the night.

  19. Like a previous poster asked, can you share info about the bed featured in the guest room (headboard, canopy, fabric, etc.)? I’ve looked everywhere I know. I love it and want to find it or DIY it. Thanks!

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