We often think about how the other half live. Well, what about how the other half sleep? The rich and famous are not afraid to splash the cash on where they lay their heads at night. Luxury and sometimes the strange and unusual being the end result.
Kanye and Kim
When they were recently renovating their Bel Air mansion, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West decided to go all out in the bedrooms therefore splurging £750,000 for six luxury beds.
Bought from Savoir, whose celebrity fans include Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Elton John and Oprah Winfrey, the beds are hand-crafted. With an incredible 604 hours of labour going into each creation. They are made from Latin American horse tail, Mongolian cashmere and 1,600 miles of woven silk thread.
The Best Bed
And yet, despite all the money spent, they didn’t buy the best beds in the world. For that, you have to go shopping at Hӓstens. Widely regarded as the creator of the planet’s most luxurious beds. Hӓstens is the bed of choice for Swedish royalty and celebrities, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and fashion designer Annie Bing. Founded in 1852, every Hӓstens bed is hand-made and uses only the finest, ethically sourced materials.
In addition, if all of that isn’t enough to give you a decent night’s sleep, Hӓstens will even teach you how to sleep in it, providing 1-2-1 sleep sessions in its flagship store in Fitzrovia.
The ‘Queen’ Size Bed
For instance you’ve heard of a queen size bed. But what about a bed for a queen? If you’ve ever wondered where our monarch lays her head, the answer is on a natural, sustainable bed. Handmade in workshops in Buckinghamshire, using only sustainable, natural materials. The company is the only bed maker to supply all of the Royal residences including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Balmoral.
The ‘King’ Size Bed
From one monarch to the next, a queen to a king (of sorts). With the money and desire to create the bed he wanted, Elvis Presley decided to commission one made in homage to his favourite food, the hamburger.
Built with a number of modern gadgets including a television and stereo in the headboard. The bed was on show in the Country Music Hall of Fame until 2007. Later it was sold on eBay for an amazing $50,000.
The Super-Size Bed
Similarly whether it’s expensive beds, royal beds or hamburger shaped beds, they tend to adhere to the same size that most of us sleep in. But there is one super-sized exception from the celebrity world.
For instance, former NBA star (and current pundit) Shaquille ‘Shaq’ O'Neal stands at over seven feet tall. As someone who likes to live comfortably, that meant creating his own gigantic bed. But rather than just making one that was slightly bigger, Shaq went all out, therefore taking bed design into the realms of super-size.
One of the biggest beds you will ever see, it comes in at 15 feet long and 30 feet wide. The whole thing giving him 450 square feet of sleeping space.