There is so much buzz out there about mattress-in-a-box brand Koala that I couldn’t resist trying one for myself when a very well-timed offer came my way. We are just turning my home office into a guest bedroom because I’ve found I just don’t work in there anymore. With a baby at home and doing a lot of juggling, it just makes sense for me and my laptop to hang out in the middle of the house. And the natural light’s way better there anyway!
So, my desk was swapped for a new queen bed and I was considering my mattress options when Koala asked me if I’d like to try one. You bet I would! And if you would too, I have a $150 off code for you. More on that later…
I was sceptical though. How can one kind of mattress suit everyone? For the purposes of this review, both my husband Damian and I have spent two nights sleeping on the mattress. And we both loved it. Loved it! This review isn’t paid (although the product was gifted) so I’m free to say whatever I like. If I don’t like something I’d usually rather say nothing rather than be negative. But I genuinely think this is a very comfortable mattress.
Koala’s not just about mattresses now. They’ve expanded into bed bases, pillows, sheet sets and even sofas (you can get $150 off one of those with my code too). We tried the eucalyptus fibre sheets (they feel really silky and lovely!) and the memory foam pillows (also one size fits all) too. I love love love my pillow and find it super comfortable. My neck feels very supported. Damian ditched his after two goes because it just wasn’t working for him. That said, he has back and shoulder issues and is very fussy about pillows. He almost always has a headache if he forgets to take his own pillow to a hotel, for example. The reason these pillows do work for a lot of people (if not my husband!) is that they have a high side and a low side, so you can flip them depending on your preference; for me that’s the low side, especially as I always sleep with my arm under my pillow. From an aesthetic point of view, I have to mention that this pillow, despite being memory foam, looks like a regular pillow and isn’t that clunky, rectangular shape of many contour pillows. And yes that is important when you want your bed to look fabulous!
Now, I could talk about their amazing branding and all the cool little surprises when you open the boxes but that would, well, ruin the surprise! I also love how they make a donation to the WWF and other koala charities for every mattress bought. And in many areas, they will (in partnership with mattress recycling charity Soft Landing) collect and take away your old mattress for free (and they are hard things to get rid of, let me tell you!).
I think the Koala mattress (from $750) and pillow ($150) are fantastic, and I’m sure our relatives visiting from the UK soon will agree! The sheets are nice but I personally like nice cotton or linen sheets just as much and these give me many more choices of colour, so I wouldn’t spend the money on them.
If you’d like to try the Koala mattress or sofa (both can be delivered within four hours in metro areas!), use my code INTERIORSADDICTKOALA for $150 off either.
You get 120 days to try them out and, if you don’t like them, you can return them. Or, rather, they’ll come and pick them up. Can’t say fairer than that.
I have to admit, this innovative brand have seriously impressed me with their product and customer experience.