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So Much Choice: Simple Things You Might Have Forgotten About When Choosing a Bed

When it comes to our bedroom it can be difficult to get it exactly as you want. Do you go for a modern approach? A more traditional look? Either way, you want it to be We’re sure there are shoppers who wish they could just walk into a store or visit a website online and pick the first bed they look at and know it will be perfect for their bedroom. Unfortunately, life just isn’t that simple. There’s a lot to think about when you’re buying a new bed and it’s easy to pay attention to some aspects, but forget about others when you’re choosing. Here are some of the main things to keep in mind, but which you might have forgotten about:

The size of the room is important

People don’t always think about the size of their bedroom when they’re buying a bed. If you buy a big bed, you need a big room. A big bed in a small room won’t work. You need space to move around the room so you can be comfortable. Measure the size of your bedroom and give yourself plenty of space so that the bed doesn’t take up the whole room.

Space = comfort

Just because you’re single, it doesn’t mean you have to have a single bed, but some people think it does. Bigger is better when it comes to comfort because you have space to spread out. Some sleepers may need the space to feel comfortable. If you have the space in the room and your budget allows it, consider buying a larger bed.

Beds can come with storage space

Do you need storage space? A bed can be as practical as it can be elegant looking. Divan beds, ottoman beds and cabin beds all feature storage options, which can help you to save money when buying furniture for a bedroom. If you’re short on space, they’re a good option to consider.

You may need a new mattress as well

You should always think about your mattress when you’re buying a bed and, ideally, buy your mattress at the same time as you buy the bed. A spring mattress combines well with a spring bed, whereas a foam mattress could be better for a slatted bed.

In any case, if you’ve had your mattress for more than about seven years, it could be time to buy a new one, although some mattresses will last for up to 10 years. Look for signs such as sagging or lumps and bumps. If you spot any, change your mattress because it won’t be offering you the support you need.

Your bed should match your décor

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with splashing out on a nice bed, but don’t fall so in love with a particular design that you forget about the rest of your bedroom. The bed is the focal point of the room and it should match the style of your room. A metal frame or a wooden bed frame with clean lines will work towards a more modern-feeling interior. A wooden one will also give your bedroom a warm, comfortable feel.

Cheaper isn’t always better

It’s easy to let the price guide you when you’re choosing your bed, but you should decide what you’re looking for from the bed first and go from there. The cheapest bed won’t always be the best bed. Nor will the most expensive bed necessarily be the best either, but you should be willing to spend a reasonable amount of money. A good sleep is important for good health and wellbeing, remember, so it’s worth investing that bit extra.

Deliveries may take time

Yes, we deliver your bed for you. All you have to know is let us know when you’re available at the time you make your order. Some deliveries take longer than others. That’s because beds have a lead time, which is the time it takes for the bed to come from the supplier into our warehouse. Other beds we can deliver to you the next day. If you have any questions about our delivery services, you can visit our Knowledge Base or Delivery Procedures page for more information.

There’s a lot to consider when you’re choosing a bed and it’s easy to focus on the price or another aspect and forget about other important factors that you should keep in mind to make the right choice. This post is just a little reminder and remember: when choosing your bed, you don’t always have to rush into the decision. Take your time so you pick the right bed and can enjoy your purchase.