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    For Under $500, I Got A King-Size Mattress, Bed Frame, AND Bedding

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    Hello! I'm Emmy, and I recently upgraded my bedroom to a king-size bed and am truly, finally, living my best sleep life.

    The best part is that my mattress, bed frame, and bedding all came to grand total of under $500 — and I've been getting a fantastic night's sleep since. Let's get into the details, shall we?

    First and foremost, I traded in my old full-size mattress for the Zinus Memory-Foam Green Tea Mattress, a product that appears to have a bit of a cult following thanks to its seemingly too-good-to-be-true price tag: $151–$230 for a king size, to be exact.

    Next up, the bed frame. I'm moving soon, so I wanted something that wouldn't take a ton of time to assemble or disassemble — and I didn't want to drop a lot of cash, in case of any snafus during the move and the potential for damage.

    My bedding is courtesy of Mellani, which has been featured countless times in other BuzzFeed posts — and for a reason! It's got over 38,000(?!) Amazon reviews, and at just $27+ for a king-sized set, these sheets are a no-brainer.

    And finally, I'd like to introduce you to my comforter: Made with a non-down-alternative fill, it's oh-so-soft and the perfect weight to transition into spring.

    The only thing I didn't swap out are my pillows, which I've had for so long I can't even remember where they're from — but this affordable set of plush gel pillows has some pretty sparkling reviews if I've ever seen any.

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