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5 months in, what I really think if my Dunlopillo bed

minimalist bedroom dunlopillo bed review

As you may well know, comfort and rest and hugely important to me. When we first moved into our Copenhagen home we had no bed, just a blow up mattress. This was terrible for my neck, back and my head but it was temporary. I now have a Dunlopillo bed that is designed to be supportive and ooze with comfort. When it arrived I wrote a blog post all about the bed including the frame, pocket springs, natural latex and 7 support zones, it’s worth reading again if you’re interested in a bed like this.

For now I want to talk about what this bed is really like. It’s been 5 months and this bed is now a huge part of the home, most definitely an important one.

My boyfriend and I often joke that the bed has ruined the sofa for us, haha. Meaning our Dunlopillo bed is so comfortable our sofa seems substandard. Some nights when it gets to 8pm we’d rather go to bed than sit on the sofa for the evening, and very happy to do so.

Minimalist bedroom, Dunlopillo bed

As mentioned in my previous post, this bed is made up of 2 x 90cm (w) beds placed together with a 180cm (w) mattress topper. Each separate bed pocket springs in the base,  specifically designed ‘comfort zones’ to support the body in the best way. This is something I need to make clear, this bed is very different bed to the standard pocket sprung mattresses I’ve grown up with in the UK. So if you’ve never tried a mattress like this before then I suggest you try it out. I’m pleasantly surprised as I was a hardcore spring pocket mattress kinda gal. This bed has both! So it’s a great feature. Here’s a video that shows the cross section of the bed for a better idea.

Minimalist bedroom, Dunlopillo bed

I had a few worries before getting this bed. Firstly I was concerned about being able to feel the different zones in an uncomfortable way but surprisingly it’ a very natural fit. It supports the body is a very cosy way.  The mattress topper is quite thick as well, very much a princess and the pea bed. Secondly I had a fear about the ‘natural latex’ mattress topper. I imagined that it would be like wet sand (I slept on a memory foam mattress 10 years ago that was like wet sand, horrible). This bed however is nothing like the wet sand, the best way I can describe it is, it’s like a high-end hotel bed.  Last night I flipped the mattress topper (it’s been just over 5 months with no flipping) and noticed that plumped up even more. I think that should be done every 5-6 months depending how much time you spend on it.

This is a box bed, a common style in Scandinavia, it doesn’t come with a headboard. That’s something that I’ve been trying to get used to. You can purchase them separately and maybe I will in the future. As you know me I agonise over specific items and a headboard can completely change a room. So I’m taking my time and thinking about it. Definitely some cool grey cushions will work too.

Minimalist bedroom, Dunlopillo bed

My Dunlopillo bed is a treasured piece of furniture. I no longer feel Stephen tossing and turning (bonus!) and Hansel loves it too. It’s the biggest bed I’ve ever had, feels like one from a high-end hotel. We sleep very well on it and spend a lot of time watching tv in bed. It’s bliss. Looks pretty nice too.


*disclaimer. This post is in collaboration with Dunlopillo and all words and thoughts are my own. My review is not false or forced, I genuinely love the bed.


  • Reply Tom Field February 2, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    We’re looking for a new bed at the moment and spotted this article. Understandable that it’s your most treasured piece of furniture, as beds are so important to a great night’s sleep and the well-being that in turn brings. Also, although it can sometimes be a squeeze in a room, a larger bed is certainly a better option wherever possible. Thanks for the article.

  • Reply Marie October 25, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Oh! My sleeping is going to be so much special & healthy I can say. Such a wonderful post. Very much informative & helpful. Thank you so much for your wonderful thoughts. God bless.

  • Reply Nicole January 9, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Oh my Dream stars.. thank you for your article. After searching for a long time for the right bed, I read your reviews and ended with buying the same bed. I actually slept over my alarm clock the first night! It is definitely the most comfortable bed I have slept in. Thanks again Hannah for your honest reviews .

  • Reply Koh Stanley September 23, 2020 at 8:52 am

    I had the worst experience for have a NEW 11″ King Size Dunlopillo Back Supporter Bed which I bought in Singapore. I had been suffering from “back pain” daily every night around 4 to 5am. because of the pain for 20 nites I had to wake. The last sharp pain that I can’t even move or turn around on the bed, that is the time I totally given up sleeping on this mattress.

    In their advert it stated ” Back Supporter” , “Minimise Partner Disturbances” and ” Prevent Back pain from sinking mattress” but my feedback to the factory about my problems like 1) Back pain instead of aching after sleeping, 2) middle of the bed sink in after lying down for a while and 3) the bed is so bouncy when my partner move and we request the staff to come to my home to rectify the problem was not acknowledged as the staff said this model all the stock are the same!

    After paying higher price for a reputation brand, hoping to get a good sleep it end up nightmare!

    As the staff mentioned it is not refundable and he can help is to upgrade the mattress an ask me to pay extra for the 13″ Back Supporter Supreme model!

    Look in the first place, I buy this mattress together as a package with a storage bed and instead of getting the standard package mattress. Me and my wife are will to pay extra for a reputable brand Dunlopillo and in the advert it sound convicting. We didn’t go for the 10″ as it maybe too thin or the 13″ as it is too heavy and bulky for us and on the storage bed.

    The money has been paid and the item only purchased for less than 20 days and we had already feedback theses problems much earlier, the staff are not willing to drop by to rectify the problems and delay but we are force to accept a upgrade to pay extra because of goodwill that he is trying to help us to solve this problem on 23 Sept 2020.

    Is it fair? Like there is 1000cc, 1600cc and 2000cc car, you choose a 1600cc car due to your reasons why and this 1600cc car gives you problems but agent instead of rectify the problems he wants you to upgrade and pay for more

    • Reply Hannah October 20, 2020 at 10:45 am

      sorry to hear that. It does sound like you had a bad experience

  • Reply Koh Stanley October 21, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Yes it is and disappointment with such a reputable brand!

  • Reply Aldray November 28, 2020 at 1:25 am

    My weight is 100kg and i am 40 this year, i currently owns a King Size Dunlopillo mattress Symphony (about 11″ inch thickness), and slept on it for 2+ years. i have pre-existing backache issues, and thought this mattress would provide sufficient support to my body. But like what Stanley mentioned about the sinking part, true enough the hip area of the bed does sinked in and doesn’t provide sufficient support. Every morning, for the past 1 year, i consistently have difficulty pulling myself up from bed without having my back in pain. And even after pulling myself up from bed, the backaches still persist for a good 10-15 mins.

    This issues was persisted for 2 years, at the back of my mind I contemplated to change to a reputable mattress brand for “goodness sake of my back”, but my wife told me that the mattress investment didn’t ROI (return-of-investment) and “suppose” to last 10 years.

    After reading lots of bad comments and negative customers’ review on Dunlopillo mattress, especially on their “after-sales support”, i think its pointless to go back to them and argue about the qualities or what the sales person claimed.

    Yesterday, i went down to Sealy and bought a posturepedic mattress during the Black Friday Sales as they are having some promotion. The mattress does cost 2.5x more than what i originally paid for the Dunlopillo, but i think Sealy or Simmons is more suitable for big frame guy as the products were designed for Ang Mohs rather than asians.

    And yes, I am a Singaporean…

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