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Grobagsforever Sat 21-Nov-20 19:41:58

We need a new bed. Currently have divan. DP hates it and is desperate for a headboard when he is sitting up reading/drinking coffee.

Trouble is there is only 50cm at the end of the bed as it is, a headboard will consume around 20cm of that. We've found one that's only 9cm buts is 400 pounds! (Loaf).

DP thinks an adjustable bed is the solution but I worry they are for all old ppl/ugly.

Anyone got one? Any magic solutions?

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Hohohole Sat 21-Nov-20 19:43:26

I'd love one. It'd be so handy.

Grobagsforever Sat 21-Nov-20 19:45:15

But so ugly......

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SonEtLumiere Sat 21-Nov-20 19:45:58

We have one, two separate mattresses.
Love it so much.

Your DH is correct

Grobagsforever Sat 21-Nov-20 19:47:33

@SonEtLumiere what about bedding etc? Doesn't it ruck up?

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Bargebill19 Sat 21-Nov-20 20:01:06

Elasticated sheets are your friend.

Grobagsforever Sat 21-Nov-20 20:02:24

@Bargebill19 are they different to regular fitted sheets?

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BluebellsGreenbells Sat 21-Nov-20 20:02:36

You would have two single sheets.

On duvet

Comfort over covers any day

Smallsteps88 Sat 21-Nov-20 20:04:42

20cm for a headboard??

rosegoldwatcher Sat 21-Nov-20 20:10:29

A sheet of plywood, 3 cm foam, wadding, fabric and a stapler.
Stick to the wall with Command strips.
Maximum depth - 10 cm.
Cost - considerably less than that Loaf one.

Grobagsforever Sat 21-Nov-20 20:26:49

@rosegoldwatcher thank you but we have less than zero skills.

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InTheLongGrass Sat 21-Nov-20 20:43:41

I've just been up and measured the distance from our wall to mattress. It's less then 7cm. And some of that would exist even if there wasnt a head board there. That's a full height headboard attached to a divan base.

I'd want to be very sure of what the join between the two mattresses was like before I went for an adjustable bed. But my immediate thought (probably unfairly) is old peoples homes.

Bargebill19 Sat 21-Nov-20 21:22:30

Yep. I just bought single sheets with elastic corners - job done! Think they came from Tesco/Argos. Ordinary sheets just come untucked and ruck down into the ‘bend’ when you raise the mattress.

Bargebill19 Sat 21-Nov-20 21:25:44


A sheet of plywood, 3 cm foam, wadding, fabric and a stapler.
Stick to the wall with Command strips.
Maximum depth - 10 cm.
Cost - considerably less than that Loaf one.

Tbf op, This would be a very easy thing to do. Zero skill needed. Patience a bonus!

Alternatively buy one of those wedge pillows and use it behind your back when you want to sit up and read.

RandomMess Sat 21-Nov-20 21:26:40

We have a huge padded headboard that attaches to the wall so doesn't take up floor space.

user113215532352 Sat 21-Nov-20 21:37:40

Other pro of having an adjustable bed: if you ever need major surgery or have an injury your recovery period will be so much less stressful (trying to get out of a normal bed after surgery is bloody torturous).

Also, divans are hardly renowned for their beauty so I'm not sure your "but it's ugly" protest holds against adjustable beds.

user113215532352 Sat 21-Nov-20 21:38:59

Stick to the wall with Command strips.

That'd be fun when it falls off the wall in the night and bashes you in the face/nose/head. grin

Wildernesstips Sat 21-Nov-20 21:45:33

I really want one. I had a 3 month stay in hospital in 2014 and really came to appreciate the adjustable bed. I stayed in a B&B shortly after which had one which was quite stylish too.

SonEtLumiere Sun 22-Nov-20 07:42:19


*@SonEtLumiere* what about bedding etc? Doesn't it ruck up?

It is two separated single mattresses so two single mattress sheets. And a double duvet.

Grobagsforever Sun 22-Nov-20 09:28:59

Thanks for all the comments. I do see the practical benefits I just can't get past the old person aspect!

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Grobagsforever Sun 22-Nov-20 09:30:03


We have a huge padded headboard that attaches to the wall so doesn't take up floor space.

@RandomMess this sounds great but I worry it will then takeaway from the length of the sleep space available? DP is 6 foot 5!

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RandomMess Sun 22-Nov-20 09:33:33

DH is 6'3" , it's not deep it's tall and wide.

user113215532352 Sun 22-Nov-20 09:35:43

I don't understand why the "old person" thing bothers you so much?

hellsbells99 Sun 22-Nov-20 09:38:28

Bensons and Dreams both do adjustable beds. Just bought my mum a new one from Bensons - I would buy myself one if I could afford it.

BeHappyAndSmile Sun 22-Nov-20 09:41:31

Have a look at the sleep motion from dreams. We've got one and it's so handy, can control it from your phone too. And the bonus is it doesn't look like an old person bed. Only downside is it isn't split so both sides raise at the same time. But if you want separate you can get 2 singles and just push them together. Cheaper than a standard adjustable too. You will need specific mattresses for it though so the springs don't get damaged but again you don't have to have the mega expensive adjustable mattresses with them.

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