Huge thanks to Leesa for partnering with us on this post!
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been working hard to completely transform our guest bedroom. It’s by no means finished and we still have a lot of big things and little things to sort but, thanks to Leesa, we have just ticked one enormous box – we have an amazing new Leesa mattress!
A high quality and luxurious mattress is obviously a must for any bedroom but we really want our (Airbnb)guests to have the best possible nights sleep so we were very conscious about choosing a mattress that would make our guests feel extra special.
We’d love for our guests to feel like they’re staying in a fancy hotel when they stay with us and there’s really nothing as important as a comfortable bed!
To make sure that this is the right mattress for us and our guests we obviously gave it a very thorough test run first.
Spoiler: We absolutely love it! (And, we’re not the only ones!)
But let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.
By now I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of the concept of mattresses in boxes. You order your mattress online in the size you need, it gets delivered, you unpack it wait an hour or so for it to expand fully before you’re ready to climb into bed for the best nights’ sleep you’ve ever had. But is it really that simple? Well, in one word – yes!
The mattress comes tightly packed in a surprisingly small box which was particularly lucky for me because I was easily able to squeeze it into our dinky 100-year-old wood panelled lift. The box is so small in fact, that I was convinced that Leesa had sent us the wrong size when I first saw it!
They obviously hadn’t but you can understand my hesitation when you know that a 160 x 200 centimetre mattress is in a box that’s smaller than me!
Not having to carry a mattress up 89 steps was obviously a huge bonus for us but it’s also something that would be ideal if you had to carry it up narrow stairs or into a loft bedroom as a mattress in a box is obviously much easier to manoeuvre in tight spaces.
The way the mattress is vacuum packed also makes it really fun to unpack. So much so, that I made a video! Just look at it expand! It inflates within an instant and is sooo much fun to watch!
Did you see my Dad make a short appearance in the video? My parents were actually hiding just out of view as they were as excited about seeing how there could possibly be a large mattress hidden inside the small box, too!
The Leesa mattress is fairly heavy but it is easy to unpack yourself (unless you’re too impatient and get your Dad to quickly help). It probably would have been even quicker if I’d bothered to use scissors to cut open the outer wrapping instead of rolling the mattress around. Especially as I had to get some, in the end, to cut open the vacuum packed Leesa mattress anyway!
After you’ve unpacked the mattress and it’s expanded, it’s ready to use in about an hour – and that’s all there is to it!
To give our mattress a thorough test, we moved into the guest bedroom. We’ve been sleeping on the mattress for about a month now and we love it! It’s so comfortable in fact that I’m tempted to move into the guest bedroom full time! Seriously, it’s now one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in!
On a couple of occasions, we vacated the room for visiting friends and family and they all loved the mattress, too. Even my Dad didn’t complain which is definitely saying something! ;)
Our biggest concern about our new Leesa mattress is that it would be too warm as we’d heard that memory foam mattresses can store heat.
It’s really difficult to say if the mattress is warmer as it’s been so sunny and warm here in Berlin for the last couple of months that we’re constantly too warm anyway. Up till now, I would say that it’s no warmer than sleeping on any other mattress which probably has something to do with the way the Leesa mattress is constructed.
The mattress is made of 3 different layers of foam – a 15cm thick core support foam base, a 5cm thick layer of pressure relieving memory foam and it’s topped with a 5cm cooling Avena foam which provides air flow and is Leesas’ secret for a cooler nights sleep!
The great thing about the mattress is that the foam really moulds itself to you and supports you in all the right places. It feels amazing but because your body is more in contact with the mattress it’s also why it could seem slightly warmer (that’s my theory at least!).
I really struggled to find anything negative about the mattress. If I’m being super picky (and you know I like to be) the only thing is that it smelt a bit after unpacking it. I guess it was just the smell of packaging as it completely disappeared after about 3 days.
Sleeping on the mattress is a dream and I look forward to crawling into bed every night. It feels quite soft but it still provides you with the right amount of support in the areas where you need it. I know that saying something is soft and firm at the same time sounds bonkers but it really is!
Leesa is also a super ethical company which gives back to the community. They donate one mattress for every ten they sell (over 26000 so far!), they plant a tree for each order and donate employees’ time to volunteer in our communities. It really doesn’t get much better than that!
We would totally recommend giving Leesa a try! With free delivery & returns and 100 nights to test the mattress to see if it’s right for you, there’s really nothing to lose! It gets even better though!
All you have to do is enter LITTLEHOUSE at the checkout to receive £100 off your order!
We’re still planning on opening an Airbnb, so for us, it’s obviously really important that our guests are happy. And nothing puts me in a better mood than a great nights’ sleep in a comfortable bed to completely recover from a day of sightseeing. Nothing but the best for our guests, right?
We hope you’ll be as happy with your mattress as we are! And if you do order one, let us know how you get on with it! We’d love your feedback! Or you can always visit us for a luxury nights sleep in Berlin. Just be warned – once you’ve slept on a Leesa mattress nothing else will ever be good enough again!