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What’s a “bed in a box”?

A bed-in-a-box by Brentwood Home.

A bed-in-a-box by Brentwood Home.

Companies that sell the ‘bed-in-a-box’ offer mattresses that come compressed, rolled, and shipped straight to your door in a box that’s easy to maneuver into your house or apartment. Bed-in-a-box is an idea that’s been popularized over the past couple of years, especially with millennials who are looking for an affordable, convenient solution to the usually cumbersome mattress shopping experience.

The Palmetto mattress by Brentwood Home is from their Natural Latex line, and comes compressed and shipped straight to your door with free shipping and returns.

The Palmetto mattress by Brentwood Home is from their Natural Latex line, and comes compressed and shipped straight to your door with free shipping and returns.

2. Is a bed-in-a-box right for you?

A. What’s great about buying a bed-in-a-box?

Companies that sell the ‘bed-in-a-box’ offer mattresses that come compressed, rolled, and shipped straight to your door in a box that’s easy to maneuver into your house or apartment. Bed-in-a-box is an idea that’s been popularized over the past couple of years, especially with millennials who are looking for an affordable, convenient solution to the usually cumbersome mattress shopping experience.

The Palmetto mattress by Brentwood Home is from their Natural Latex line, and comes compressed and shipped straight to your door with free shipping and returns.

Secondly, they’re easy to handle. The bed will arrive at your door - all you have to do is pull it where you want it, open the packaging, and watch it expand. Magic!

B. How to open your bed-in-a-box:

  • First, slide the box to the room you’d like to set it up in. This is much easier than letting the mattress expand somewhere else, and then having to carry the entire expanded mattress to its destination. Depending on the size and weight of your bed-in-a-box, you may need an extra hand here.
  • Tip the box over and lay it lengthwise on the floor. Carefully use scissors or something sharp to open the top of the box.
  • Use both hands to grab the mattress and pull it out from the box. Again, depending on the size of your mattress, you may need an extra hand to help you remove it from the box. Remember to recycle your box!
  • Put it on your platform. It’ll be easier to move the bed-in-a-box to your bedframe when it’s still compressed and rolled. Some bed-in-a-box mattresses can only work on a solid, flat surface. Most of Brentwood Home’s mattresses can be used on any flat surface, like a slatted base, a flat platform, a foundation or box spring, or even an adjustable base.
  • Carefully use scissors or something sharp to cut the plastic covering lengthwise across the mattress. Be sure not to push too hard into the mattress with the blade and damage any fabric or upholstery. Some companies will send you a small tool, usually a razor protected by a plastic barrier, that you can use to cut the plastic. Remove all plastic covering and discard.
  • Sit back and watch it expand! This is the fun part. You’ll see your mattress start to decompress before your eyes until it fully takes shape. In most cases, your bed-in-a-box will be ready to use immediately, but you may need to wait up to 48 hours for the mattress to fully decompress and take its final form.
  • Dress it up! Now’s the time to make it your own. Add your sheets, comforter, quilt, and pillows to make your new bed and prep for a great night’s sleep.

Watch Olympic gold-medalist Rebecca Soni unbox her brand new Mirador mattress from Brentwood Home’s natural latex line. Her bed-in-a-box arrived at her doorstep in a small, compact box, and she was able to bring it right inside. First, she brings it into the bedroom she wants to set it up in. After opening the top of the box, she pulls the bed out of it and removes the plastic covering. Watch it expand! Soon enough, she’s got an entire queen-sized mattress ready to go, with no hassle. And she looks pretty excited about it.

C. What are the downfalls to buying a bed-in-a-box?

Well, some companies manufacture and compress beds that sit around in their packaging for months on end. Leaving beds compressed for too long can damage the materials, not to mention some serious off-gassing, and you might not end up getting the kind of sleep you paid for. To avoid this, we recommend looking for beds that are made to order. Companies like Brentwood Home don’t make your bed-in-a-box mattress until you buy it, and they’ll ship it immediately, right to your door.

Another downside is that you don’t get to try the mattress until you buy it and assemble it in your home. It can be a little frightening to make such a large investment in a product you haven’t tested in person yet. Luckily, select companies - like Brentwood Home - offer a 120-night sleep trial, along with free shipping and returns. This means you can try it in person, in your home, without risk. If you don’t like it, return it for free with no questions asked.

3. The Brentwood Home bed-in-a-box

A. Comparison chart

Name Description Link
1. Natural Latex collection Our latex collection comprises the most natural mattresses we offer, using impossibly soft layers of 100% natural latex. For a bouncier feel—soft but sturdy—natural latex is plush but supportive, good for delicate backs and those who want a little morning get-up-and-go. Find your fit in our Natural Latex collection with the Mirador, Palmetto, and Solano mattresses.
2. Memory Foam collection For those who appreciate the hugging sensation of memory foam, this collection is your key to a more restful, deep sleep. Your joints and pressure points will thank you in the morning for the cradling support and responsive foam that adjusts to your every move. Find your fit in our Memory Foam collection with the Sequoia, Coronado, and Sierra mattresses.
3. Spring Collection You can’t go wrong with a traditional spring mattress. This collection of well-crafted spring hybrid mattress will last for years. Enjoy the comfort of gel memory foam with the support of individually wrapped coils. Find your fit in our Spring collection with the Oceano, Del Mar, and Avalon mattresses.
A bed-in-a-box by Brentwood Home.

A bed-in-a-box by Brentwood Home.

4. Resources

A. Links to resources

Most importantly, it’s important to make sure your mattress is safe and healthy for your and your home. Brentwood Home uses a combination of organic, nontoxic, and natural materials with no chemical retardants, phthalates, ozone depleters, or heavy metals. Materials like 100% natural latex, organic cotton, and foams certified by the eco-INSTITUT and CertiPUR-US mean you and your family can sleep safe and sound.

B. Links to authority sites

At Brentwood Home, we obsess over creating lifestyle essentials using healthy and sustainable materials, all inspired by our love for the natural world and our home in California. They’re handcrafted in our LA workshops, where we maintain honest prices by eliminating middlemen and shipping directly to you. We believe that a comfortable life shouldn’t be out of reach.

C. Learn more about the Brentwood Home bed in a box

Click here to shop our catalog of natural, handcrafted mattresses. We pride ourselves on being hassle free with free shipping both ways, a 120-night sleep guarantee on your bed-in-a-box, and a 25-year limited warranty.

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