So when we are thinking of redecorating our bedrooms, the bed frame can’t be neglected. Ideally, it would be best if you replaced your bed frame every ten years, so when that moment comes, you need to make an informed decision unless you want to be stuck with a piece you hate for the next decade.
That’s why we have put together 7 of the most important things to consider before purchasing a new bed.
The bed is not only the place where we spend an average of eight hours daily. It is also the centerpiece of our sleeping sanctuaries. So when we are thinking of redecorating our bedrooms, the bed frame can`t be neglected.
Ideally, it would be best if you replaced your bed frame every ten years, so when that moment comes, you need to make an informed decision unless you want to be stuck with a piece you hate for the next decade. That`s why we have put together 7 of the most important things to consider before purchasing a new bed.
You can thank us later.
1. Consider the Style of Your Home
When you are thinking of redecorating, the style of your bed is equally important as its function, as this will impact the overall feel of your space.
Therefore, purchasing a new bed shouldn`t be an isolated decision. The style of your home should reflect in your bedroom, and therefore, in your choice of bed frame.
You might love a rattan bed, but if your style is not a bohemian one but rather contemporary glamorous, then a crushed velvet bed is a far better option. On top of your house design style, your bedroom size will also influence the choice of your new bed.
If your bedroom is rather small, then a divan bed base with drawers or an Ottoman storage bed can save you mountains of space. On the other hand, if you are blessed with a big bedroom, your bed dimensions should be directly proportional, so why not splurge on a super king size bed.
If you want a statement bed that will add character to your bedroom, a headboard is a must.
2. Think of the Textures You Love
The choice of material and texture that you are choosing for your bed is closely linked to the style of your bedroom. For example, if you are going for an industrial look, a metal bed would be a great addition.
If your design style falls into Cottagecore or rustic, then a wooden bed is definitely your to-go-to frame. On the other hand, if you love the Scandinavian style, a grey upholstered bed is a great choice. Besides the style of our space, the texture we add to our bedrooms can also influence our emotions.
Texture affects emotions and gives a personal response, be it attraction or rejection. A smooth, uniform texture can give a nice sense of calm, while a rough, irregular structure can give a dynamic rhythm.
Texture can play a big part of your bedroom décor below are exampled of textured fabrics:
- Loopy – Dangling loops are introduced into the middle of knitted fabric or along an edge (fringe border) to give a ‘shaggy look”.
- Fuzzy – Chenille is made from fuzzy yarns, which create a soft and fluffy fabric. Originating from 18th century France, Chenille
- Soft – Cashmere is a natural fiber known for its extremely soft feel and great and great insulation properties from Cashmere Goats.
- Shiny – Satin weave creates a shiny, soft, and elastic fabric with a beautiful drape.
- Dull – Baronet has a cotton back and a rayon or silk front, Charmeuse – is a lightweight, draping satin-weave fabric with a dull reverse.
- Bulky – Originally developed in Turkey, the ottoman fabric is a heavy fabric with flat crosswise ribs.
- Rough – Burlap is a coarse, plain weave fabric woven from jute fibers and is quite vintage.
- Crisp – Organic cotton or Bamboo defines a crisp fabric and texture.
- Smooth – Satin with its smooth & glossy surface and luxurious feel.
- Sheer – Chiffon made out of natural or synthetically produced crepe silks.
So think about the mood you want in your bedroom, and choose carefully.
For example, a metal bed can be perceived as cold and uninviting for some if not styled properly, whereas a crushed velvet bed is warm and welcoming.
3. Choose Colours that Bring You Joy
Pick a colour scheme you love and stick to it. You might want to keep it neutral, and in this case, a grey bed would be just perfect. Or you might feel better at the sight of a punchy colour palette, where a bold mustard bed would feel more at home.
4. Check the Measurements
The last thing you want is to end up with a bed that is too big for your room, causing you to struggle to squeeze your way around it. So make sure you check the exact bed measurements against the space where you want to place your bed.
Using the interior design 60-30-10 formula is always a good idea in terms of a room’s space. Here, 60% of your room should be your furniture, 30% walking space, and 10% your accessories.
If we are looking at the dimensions of an average room thinking about the Golden Ratio, then 3:1 looks to be the optimum bedroom-to-bed ratio, where for every three parts bedroom, you would have one part bed.
Remain true to your measurements and think of leaving a reasonable amount of space around your bed. For example, if your bedroom is rather small, then a double bed might be a better option for you than a king size bed.
5. Consider Your Lighting Sources
The apparent texture of an object changes according to the direction and quality of the light. That`s why, when choosing a new bed, it is also important to consider the number of light sources in your bedroom.
The source of light can be either natural or artificial, and both of them can influence the way you perceive space. Light can also alter colour perception.
So if you decide on a pink upholstered bed, for example, this might appear a lighter pink at one moment of the day and a darker shade at another time of the day, according to the amount of light your space is getting.
6. Make Sure Your Mattress is a Good Fit
Ideally, it would help if you replaced your bed frame and your mattress at the same time. The two are designed to work together to provide you the best support, and a change of base can affect the feel and performance of the mattress.
Remember, the bed base is literally the foundation of your mattress. There is nothing else holding your mattress up, so if your bed base sags, so will your mattress. Therefore, when you buy a new bed frame, it`s wise to also look for a matching mattress.
7. Bed Sharing
If you are sharing the bed with a partner, it is important to choose a bed that provides maximum comfort for both of you. The bigger the bed, the less disturbance and the better your night`s sleep.
A double bed is usually enough for two, but a king size bed will definitely provide for greater comfort and extra space to stretch your bones at the end of a long day. If both you and your partner can lie down, hands behind your heads, with your elbows stretched behind your head and not touch, then your bed it`s a perfect size.
If you are thinking of a bedroom update this spring, we hope you will consider these 7 tips before purchasing a new centrepiece.