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10 Easy Pieces: Portable Mattresses for Indoors or Out

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10 Easy Pieces: Portable Mattresses for Indoors or Out

May 18, 2023

We haven’t yet met a soft place to sit that we didn’t like. If it’s in the garden—even better. And with summer fast approaching, portable mattresses (also referred to as bedrolls, throwbeds, and floor mattresses) can easily transition from atop a sofa to outdoor lounger, chair, or lawn. We’ve rounded some of our favorites.

N.B.: Featured photograph by Luke Atkinson unless noted, courtesy of The Quist, from The Quist: The King of Treehouses on Merry Hill in Herefordshire.

Above: Available in beautiful paisley prints or stripes, Plumo’s block-printed Cotton Mattresses, £69, come with handles at either end.
LA-based Hedgehouse makes a large selection of Throwbeds in classic preppy patterns (think stripes and gingham); from \$\270.
Above: LA-based Hedgehouse makes a large selection of Throwbeds in classic preppy patterns (think stripes and gingham); from $270.
Above: Caravane’s collections lean towards beautiful subdued palettes. The Raana Sofa Cover, €185 is no exception, made with block-printed cotton in indigo, red, and khaki stripes and finished with corner tassels.
Above: These Outdoor Kyoto Sun Mattresses by Oyoy are made of recycled polyester; $155.
Above: The Cotton Quilted Mattresses by Tensira are handmade in the Republic of Guinea in Africa using indigo-dyed hand-woven cotton and then filled with kapok, a naturally growing fibre with a silk feel; from $178.
Puebco&#8\2\17;s Nomadic Bed, \$\260, is more than just a portable mattresses; it’s a sturdy place to sleep on the move, too. Its design was inspired by similar pieces in India that are used on long train journeys. A waxed cover gives added protection on damp surfaces and can be removed for cleaning.
Above: Puebco’s Nomadic Bed, $260, is more than just a portable mattresses; it’s a sturdy place to sleep on the move, too. Its design was inspired by similar pieces in India that are used on long train journeys. A waxed cover gives added protection on damp surfaces and can be removed for cleaning.
The cotton Floor Mattresses by Madame Stoltz measure 60 x \100 centimeters; \$59 at Smallable.
Above: The cotton Floor Mattresses by Madame Stoltz measure 60 x 100 centimeters; $59 at Smallable.
For a luxurious option, consider the Maurishka Print Throw Bed, made from fabric designed by Maurishka Pinedo, from Cisco Brothers, and filled with a feather/down/poly fiber insert; \$699 at Urban Natural.
Above: For a luxurious option, consider the Maurishka Print Throw Bed, made from fabric designed by Maurishka Pinedo, from Cisco Brothers, and filled with a feather/down/poly fiber insert; $699 at Urban Natural.
Above: Toast’s edit of homewares is routinely packed with covetable, design-led pieces that are always on our wishlist. The Ikat Bolster Cushion, £89, is crafted by weavers who work under master artisan Bikshapati Kolaan in the village of Yellanki in Andhra Pradesh, India. It comes with a wool-filled cushion pad.
Above: Rowen & Wren’s Cotton Mattresses, £98, use hand-dyed West African cotton in small checks, stripes and our favorite navy blue check.
Above: Vertbaudet’s beautiful Futon-Type Floor Mattresses, £66, may be designed for kids’ rooms but we’ll happily pinch them for the garden. They are also covered in cotton drill, making them a sturdier option than fine cotton mattresses.

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Frequently asked questions

What are portable mattresses and throw beds?

Portable mattresses and throw beds are lightweight and compact sleeping solutions that can be easily folded or rolled up for convenient transport and storage. They are designed to provide a comfortable sleeping surface for individuals while on the go.

What are the advantages of using portable mattresses and throw beds?

Some advantages of using portable mattresses and throw beds include: easy transportability, versatility for various sleeping environments, space-saving design, and providing an additional sleeping option for guests or camping trips.

Are portable mattresses and throw beds comfortable to sleep on?

Portable mattresses and throw beds come in various materials and thicknesses. While comfort levels may vary, many models are designed to offer a decent level of comfort and support for a good night's sleep.

What sizes are available for portable mattresses and throw beds?

Portable mattresses and throw beds come in a range of sizes, including twin, full, queen, and king. The availability of sizes may vary depending on the specific brand and model.

Can portable mattresses and throw beds be used for outdoor camping?

Yes, many portable mattresses and throw beds are suitable for outdoor camping. They can provide a comfortable sleeping surface in tents or on camping cots, making them an excellent choice for campers and outdoor enthusiasts.

How should I clean and maintain a portable mattress or throw bed?

Cleaning and maintenance instructions may vary depending on the specific product. It is recommended to check the manufacturer's guidelines for cleaning instructions. In general, most portable mattresses and throw beds can be spot cleaned with mild soap and water. Some models also come with removable and washable covers for added convenience.

Are portable mattresses and throw beds suitable for everyday use?

While portable mattresses and throw beds can be used for everyday sleeping, they are typically designed as temporary bedding solutions. Extended or continuous use may affect their durability and overall lifespan. It is advisable to consider traditional mattresses for regular, long-term use.

Can children use portable mattresses and throw beds?

Yes, portable mattresses and throw beds can be used by children, depending on the size and weight capacity of the specific product. It is important to follow the manufacturer's recommendations regarding age suitability and weight limits when considering them for children.

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