It may soon be time to replace my mattress (7 years), and I may take the opportunity to get rid of the frame and downsize slightly. While reading Goodbye, Things, I discovered shikibuton, a traditional Japanese cotton mattress pad about 3 inches thick. Normally they’re placed on a tatami mat on the floor, but I will probably opt for a hardwood folding platform. So far, my replacement set is looking something like this ($475 for the items pictured):
I would love to purchase a set of Belgian flax linen bedding from West Elm (sheets, duvet cover), but on sale they’re $370, so I have a budget pick from IKEA. Also, an alternative to the platform bed frame would be this futon bifold frame from the same manufacturer.