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A natural bed for my new Copenhagen home

Scandinavian simplicity, a natural bed for my new Copenhagen home with Dunlopillo

So we’ve done it! We have finally arrived to Copenhagen and moved into our new home!  It was quite an epic journey. Driving from London to Kent then an over night ferry and waking up in Holland. Then we drove (Stephen drove) all the way to Copenhagen with our essentials in the car, including Hansel. Needless to say we were very tired when we finally arrived to our new home.

Our furniture was to come the next day, minus the bed as we chose not to bring one. Instead we wanted to get a Danish style/sized bed. So we slept on blow up bed until the new dream bed arrived. It was fun and felt like camping but not great for the long term.  It looks pretty sad but it was ok.

a temporary blow up bed - Hannah in the house

I’ve stayed at a few design hotels in my time and have always loved the Scandinavian beds that we slept in. So before we moved I did a little research to find out who had what and if I could get something similar. Then I found Dunlopillo, one of the leading bed brands in Scandinavia. They have a little English twist too as the natural latex used in the beds is made by UK company Dunlop. So these beds are part Dane/part Brit, just like me.

The configuration that I chose was the Balance Box bed, 2 x 90cm (w) beds placed together with a 180cm (w) mattress topper, making a much bigger bed than I had in the UK. There are lot of size options so you can really chose one that’s perfect for you and your space. Here it is!

A natural bed for my new Copenhagen home

To achieve simplicity well, it is extremely complex and this simple looking bed has got a very intelligent design. Cleverly the frame and the mattress are combined within the base. I’ve always had pocket sprung mattresses and happy to find that the Dunlopillo Balance Box bed has pocket springs in the base, then a natural breathable latex mattress on top and then an additional mattress topper. So many layers in such a simple design.

A natural bed for my new Copenhagen home with Dunlopillo

I had the option of different fabric colours and legs too. Here I’ve chosen grey fabric (no surprises there) and steel legs.

A natural bed for my new Copenhagen home with DunlopilloThe mattress is made from Dunlopillo® naturlatex, a natural breathable and hypoallergenic foam. There are also 7 specially designed zones for comfort. 

Latex comes from the latex tree and Dunlopillo has it’s own plantation and which is impressively sustainable. The stalks and milk plants can be used in various part of production such as floor coverings, packaging, acoustics, thermal insulation and even fallen trees are sold to other furniture factories or other wood production. In Dunlopillo’s plantations each fallen tree is replaced with a new one. 

It’s not only extremely comfortable but knowing that it is made from sustainable and natural materials is very comforting too. Here’s a little video so you can see how this bed is constructed and a diagram of the 7 zone mattress (in Danish)

A natural bed for my new Copenhagen home with Dunlopillo

A natural bed for my new Copenhagen home with DunlopilloA natural bed for my new Copenhagen home with Dunlopillo

What a dreamy bed and I can’t wait to show you more once I’ve decorated my room.

Scandinavian simplicity, a natural bed for my new Copenhagen home

A natural, sustainable bed is the perfect start to my new life in Copenhagen. There will be more considered design choices along the way.

H

*Photography/images © Hannah Trickett/Hannah in the house

For more information visit Dunlopillo.dk

*Sponsored, this post is written in collaboration with Dunlopillo.dk. All words and thoughts are my own, I truly believe in the product and am excited to share with you.*

*Dunlopillo beds are also available in the UK and sold in UK sizes. See www.dunlopillo.co.uk for more details.

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13 Comments

  • Reply Geraldine September 1, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Dunlopillo is one of my absolute favourite brands Hannah. I love their pillows. Having using them since childhood. Beautiful bed x

    • Reply Hannah September 1, 2017 at 11:13 am

      Thanks. They’re so nice aren’t they?! The pillows are on my wish list too.

  • Reply Melafrique September 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Love it

  • Reply Shaun September 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Looks ace! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your new home 🙂

  • Reply Kate September 1, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Oh it’s gorgeous Hannah! Wonderful choice and I love how it looks in your light and airy bedroom. Can’t wait to see how the space develops as you decorate xx

  • Reply Candy Pop September 1, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    How exciting – I’m so pleased to hear the journey went well. I love your bed choice, it’s gorgeous! x

  • Reply Fiona Duffy September 1, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    You did it! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see how your new home evolves xx

  • Reply Tabitha September 1, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    What a great choice! Goes great with a simple, light Nordic aesthetic as well. Such sustainable furniture is rapidly picking up speed in current trends so it’s great to see designers utilising such pieces.

  • Reply Old Fashioned Susie September 1, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    This looks really interesting!! I’d like to try one!

  • Reply Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely September 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    This is SO interesting. We opted for a very similar concept when we lived in Zurich … two 90cm mattresses linked together. It’s worked a treat for us and we even shipped them back to the UK when we came home. Good luck with the whole move. I hope it’s a stress free one.

  • Reply Caroline September 3, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Such a clever design. Love it Hannah. Enjoy your new home! X

  • Reply Rachel @ Fresh Design Blog September 4, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Congratulations on a successful move, hope you’ll be very happy in your new home! Great choice bed, I do like the steel legs with the grey fabric.

  • Reply Sarah September 7, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    The Scandinavians are known for their mastery of comfort so it’s no wonder this bed is treating you well so far! The grey fabric and steel legs certainly are a risk, but you know your own style and will undoubtedly design the rest of the room around this centrepiece. I’m excited to see the results of a room in which the bed is rather boxy and minimalist; how will you balance the textures whilst maintaining that Danish feel…

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