5 Tips for Choosing the Right Bed

Size matters

Overall bedroom size should always be considered. If the bedroom is too small, then a massive bed won’t be for you. Similarly, if the room is large then you need to choose a bed that makes the most of the space and fills the room nicely.

You need room to spread out. If you have a big or reasonably size bedroom and your partner is always taking up all the space in the bed, then consider investing in king beds or super king beds. If you want even more room and comfort, then opt for an Emperor bed.

Finding the right size is important to establishing a healthy night’s sleep and making sure you don’t have to purchase a different size down the road.

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Aesthetics, aesthetics, aesthetics

Looking good is important and the bed is the focal point of bedroom décor. Finding something which makes a style statement adds character to the room. A stylised headboard with a luxurious frame can turn a bland room into a bold room. It’s all about finding the right fabrics, colours and designs that work with everything else.

Don’t forget about bedding either. You could buy the most beautiful bed frame in the world, but dress it with poor quality bedding and it’ll detract from the overall aesthetic. Think about the whole package.


The average person sleeps for around 229,961 hours in their lifetime. That means you spend a hell of a lot of time in bed and making sure that time is as comfortable as possible is key. That’s why we have mattresses.

You can’t buy a bed without thinking about the mattress. Spring mattresses are perfect for spring beds, while slat beds should be teamed up with a foam mattress. You should always consider purchasing a new mattress and bed at the same time. A new mattress on an old bed won’t last as long as it would on a new one.

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Make sure you buy a well-made bed. Sure, it can be easy to purchase whatever’s easiest and then haphazardly put it together yourself, but this may lead to problems in the future. Purchasing a poorly made bed made from cheap materials usually result in breakage a year or two down the line.

When you purchase a bed, you want to keep it for a good while. They aren’t cheap (even on the cheap end of the scale) and they require serious thought and investment. Try to avoid any materials that may result in issues.

You get what you pay for

The best bed isn’t necessarily the most expensive one, but it’s not the cheapest one either. A cheaper bed may look fine, but chances are it won’t give you the support you need for a good night’s sleep. A cheaper bed is likely to reduce comfort and potentially affect your general mood on a day-to-day basis. Likewise, make sure you read all the online reviews to make sure you’re fully informed before purchasing as expensive beds can also have issues.

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