When we completed our main bedroom renovation a few months ago it looked beautiful. However, the bed didn’t fit in with the colour scheme. It was dark brown wood and that didn’t fit in with my white and grey theme at all!
We were always knocking our thighs on the end of the bed, hubbys feet touched the wood at the end and we were always having to set up the pillows behind us when we were sat up in bed. It wasn’t comfy to watch TV in bed with the wooden headboard.
So taking all these things into consideration we had an idea on what type of bed we wanted.
- Comfy padded fabric headboard to comfortably sit up in bed
- No end to the bed
- Storage underneath
- Comfy mattress
So with those ideas in mind we headed off to my local Dreams store in Fareham. I was greeted by Tam, who was friendly and super helpful.
I didn’t know what type mattress I was interested in so he took me through all the options, from soft to firm. It was really easy to know which mattress I preferred as soon as I laid on the different types. Once I knew what type of mattress I liked (medium firm) then he showed me which options I had in store.
They had a new range just come in, TheraPur Rapport and Tam was keen to show me this mattress. This is an exclusive range at Dreams, the Rapport mattress combines both 1000 traditional pocket springs with a 2 cm layer of ActiGel.
I have heard of the memory foam topping but never the Gel topping so I was keen to see how comfy it was, well I wasn’t disappointed. As soon as I laid on it my body molded into the gel and it felt completely supported. I knew straight away that this was the mattress for me!
The ActiGel layer helps to regulate your body temperature and with a quilted pillow top to add to the comfort levels. It really feels like a little bit of luxury!
It also has the benefit of ‘no turn’ which is great for me, I do struggle to turn over a huge king size mattress so the fact that I only have to spin it around is a real bonus.
I love the finish of this TheraPur Rapport mattress, it has lovely silver stitching around the mattress, quilted and just feels so luxurious. When I get into this bed now I feel so comfortable and relaxed, when I settle down there isn’t any springs digging into me, my body molds to the bed and most importantly I don’t wake up with achy joints.
Next I had to choose which bed frame combination I wanted, it comes in a single, double and king. With storage options of drawers, which you can choose from different drawer combinations. Also it comes with the option of an ottoman storage which gives you a large amount of storage.
When I went into the store I wanted divan base with drawers, Tam showed me all the drawer options and ottoman storage. I thought that the ottoman storage would be too heavy to lift up so this is why I wanted to the drawers. How wrong was I?! With the TheraPur Rapport ottoman bed you open it up from the side, it has two really sturdy handles on the side for you to lift up the mattress and bed base. This opens up to reveal a very large space for you to fill with loads of stuff! I have just filled mine up quickly with sheets and towels but I want to give this a really good neat storage system when I have time. The ottoman base gives you so much storage room so this why I decided to go for the ottoman storage over drawers.
As you can see from the picture it locks off when it gets to the top, so you can easily access inside. Once you have finished you just use two hands to push down on the mattress, this is super easy to do.
I must add that I did try out other ottoman beds in store that was nearly impossible for me to lift up, so you must go in store and have a try out to check you can lift up the ottoman.
I had chosen the mattress and storage options, so I had to choose the colour! It comes in 6 colourways,
I went for ‘ASH’ which is a light grey, in store I was able to see all the colour choices which is really nice to be able to do this. I always think colours look very different in real life than on the computer.
When it arrived I was so pleased with the colour choice, it works perfectly with my new bedroom colours and matches my wallpaper great!
There are a choice of 3 headboards, the one I picked is the TheraPur Radiant headboard in ‘ASH’
I love this headboard, the thick padding makes it so comfy now to sit up in bed and watch TV, the headboard does extend right down the side and to the floor so it does makes the bed look larger than a normal king sized bed but I like this style. I think it looks more grand and something you would find in a hotel bedroom!
At 62cm high it is higher than my other bed which always feels funny climbing into it so make sure you can get into it easily!
Delivery, I had the standard delivery which is charged at £39, this is a two-man delivery team who take your order to the room of your choice. They called me on the morning of my delivery day and provided me with a time slot for my delivery. This is usually a 2 hour slot but they called me at 7:15am to say they would arrive at 8am! They arrived at 8am on the dot and were super helpful, put it all together and they took away all the packaging.
I love the TheraPur Rapport ottoman bed, it is pure luxury and I now suggest to anyone that you do not go cheap on your mattress, it really is worth spending that bit extra on a mattress. Sleep is so important and having a good quality mattress helps you get that good quality sleep.
Dreams TheraPur Rapport ottoman king size bed retails at £1249 + £449 for the headboard with free basic delivery or standard delivery £39.
*I was sent TheraPur Rapport ottoman bed and headboard for the purpose of this review. However all words are honest and of my own.