A bed is a significant purchase. Not only is it the place you are going to sleep every night, but it dictates the style and feel of your bedroom. If that wasn’t enough, you are likely to spend a considerable amount of money and you want your bed to last for years. Read on to discover how to choose the right one…
First and foremost, the initial decision you will need to make is what type of bed you require. You have many options at your disposal, from divan beds and bedsteads, to guest / folding beds and storage beds. Divan style beds are extremely popular. Not only are they great for rooms that are tight on space, but also they offer supreme comfort as the mattress adapts to your body’s contours. Storage beds feature in-built drawers, again ideal for those low on space. Guest beds and folding beds are ideal for when you have someone stopping overnight. Lastly, we have bedsteads. These are your standard bedframes with a headboard. They are available in a whole host of different styles and materials and are generally the standard option to go for. You should be able to easily determine what bed type you need based on your reason for needing a bed, i.e. to replace the style of an existing one, for more space or for guests.
One of the most important factors you need to think about is the size of the bed. You need to strike the right balance between a bed that is big enough to sleep in, yet one that is small enough so it does not take up too much space in your room. Of course, if you have a large bedroom this will not be an issue. If you have the space for a bigger bed you should definitely consider going for one, since you and your partner will benefit from a much better night’s sleep. Most beds are manufactured up to 7ft long and thus it is unlikely you will experience any issues in regards to you or your partner being too tall for the bed. Nonetheless, it is wise to check the dimensions first. The height is also important. Lower beds are coming into style, yet most people find higher divan beds a lot more comfortable. If you are going to be purchasing a bed for a house you’re going to be moving into in the future, you also need to know the size so you can organise secure self storage until the day of the big move!
It is vital to recognise that not all beds are going to be standard size, i.e. double size or king size. They may even have this name but then be slightly off the official dimensions. Furthermore, you will find that a lot of beds are imported from other parts of the world, so always double-check this. Don’t make the rookie error of failing to check whether the bed’s dimensions actually correspond with the guide that has just been given. The last thing you want is for your bed to arrive and be too big for your bedroom!