Buying the Right Bed – A Bed Buying Guide


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Buying a bed might not be as simple as just finding one that looks good. Obviously it plays a part and having a bed that is totally out of place with the rest of your bedroom furniture is not ideal but you will have to look at a number of factors when choosing the right bed for you.

Considering you spend a third of your life in bed, it shouldn’t be a case of making do with whatever you see first. Style, size and price are all major factors when people start to look for a new bed.

We are going to be going through as many of these points as we can to help you decide exactly what to look for when ordering a new bed. First off let’s look at cost, your budget will play a big part of which bed you will be buying. It is important that you don’t make the common mistake of thinking a cheap bed is good value. While there are a lot of great, lower cost options you can find great value in a well constructed bed that will last longer. Don’t think the price tag is the most important factor in getting a good deal.

You can often find deals where you save money on a mattress or matching bedroom furniture when buying a new bed so be sure to do your homework before settling on a new bed.

It is also worthwhile taking some time to look at bed styles before committing to purchasing a new bed frame. The more you see the more you will realise what style is for you and what isn’t making it a lot quicker and easier a task to shop for a new one. This will also let you gauge how much you will likely be paying.

When it comes to beds, size matters! Bed sizes are important when buying for children because you don’t want them to grow out of them too quickly and equally as important for adults who want to be able to get a good night sleep.

The following are typical UK bed sizes that also fit in with mattress sizes making it easier for you to choose;

Small Single 2’6” x 6’3”

Single 3’ x 6’3”

Small Double 4’ x 6’3”

Double 4’6” x 6’3”

King 5’ x 6’6”

Super King 6’ x 6’6”

If you are concerned that you might get the wrong mattress you can usually pick them up at the same time. If you are confident of your measurements you can search online or in shops to find a different mattress that suits your needs. With a variety of mattresses available it is worth looking into the different styles available. You can also check out these deals on mattresses that can help to save you a bit of money while you are at it.

It is also worth noting at this point that if your bed is still in good working order, a change of mattress can make all the difference. Ask yourself if you really need to be buying a new bed or if you could save money this way too. This isn’t always the case but it is worth investigating.

You might also want to consider the dimensions of the bed and accessibility to your bedroom. If there are narrow stair cases to negotiate it might be worth finding out how the bed is delivered and constructed to ensure you won’t struggle getting it up there.

You will also have the option of beds that offer storage below. This is a great option if you find yourself struggling for space as you can put away clothes or spare bedding that may have been using up valuable cupboard space.

Buying a new bed or mattress needn’t be a difficult task if you take a bit of time before hand to really explore the many options available to you. As you start to weed out unsuitable options and narrow your search you will find the perfect bed for your personal circumstances.