Because the universe hates me, a few days after I finished upholstering my Malm, I stumbled on a few very similar beds, two of which are incredibly affordable. If you already own a Malm, you could upholster it for less than it would cost you to buy a new bed but it would be close…Plus, I’ll show you what inspired me to finally tackle upholstering my bed.
Look-a-Like #1 – The Clancy from Structube
Look-a-Like #2: Anthropolie Carlier in Celadon
Look-a-Like #3 – Cost Plus World Market Charcoal Linen Greir Upholstered Bed
Okay, you’re going to have to trust me on this one since (once again) World Market hates my life and won’t let me save an image. It’s not a perfect match because this bed has tufting and the color is darker than the other inspirations but I thought it was worth sharing since you can get a queen-sized bed for $199 right now and a king for $250 in dark gray ($320-$400 in light gray). Plus you can get free shipping or 10% off using code: DETAILS. This is a crazy-amazing deal.
Had I seen this bed beforeDIY-ing mine I would have seriously considered buying over DIYing.
The Truth Behind Why I Finally Did Something About My Bed: Emily Henderson’s Master Bedroom
As I mentioned in the post about upholstering my bed, I finally decided to deal with my intense hate for my bed around Christmas. What I didn’t mention was that my hate was propelled by seeing that Emily Henderson was selling this bed for $1500 on Instagram.
In that moment, I would have (1) moved my entire family to L.A. just to be able to have that bed; and (2) sold one of my children in order to fund said move and the purchase of the bed.
This bed is great for a lot of reasons. The fabric is amazing because it’s simultaneously organic and graphic, and I love how substantial the frame is. Also, the slight wrap around of the headboard is just the right amount — not too much or too little
When I went shopping for fabric, I was determined to find a similar pattern. Alas, I didn’t come close to finding anything even remotely similar. Plus, the more I thought about it, the more I worried that I wouldn’t be able to upholster the bed so that pattern would look continuous at the intersecting points. So I chickened out and opted for the denim.
Well there you go. Let me know if you end up buying any of these beds