9 Steps to Choose the Best Bed for You
You spend a third of your life in bed, which means it’s vital that you also spend plenty of time choosing the right one.
A better night’s sleep in a better bed can all add up to a better you, so check out our 9 steps to choosing the right bed for your home and your needs.
1. Don’t just look at it, lie on it
It’s essential that you always try a bed before buying it. We’re all different and one bed isn’t made for everybody. People’s requirements for support will differ depending on their weight and build, so you need to be really comfortable with your decision.
2. Choose a bed together
If you’re going to be sharing a bed, then you need to choose it with your partner. That way you can both lie on it and make sure it’s big enough and comfy enough for both of you.
3. Think about the size of the room
Overall bedroom size should always be taken into account. If the bedroom is too small, a massive bed won’t be for you. To relax properly you need to have a reasonable space around your bed.
4. Make the most of space with storage beds
If you don’t have room for a big wardrobe, or you don’t know where to put your spare sheets then have a look at storage beds. They’ll give you plenty of extra storage space in an easy and convenient way.
5. Give yourself room to spread out
If you have a big or reasonable 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.
6. Consider more space than a single
Even if you sleep on your own that doesn’t mean that you should buy yourself a single bed. Some sleepers need or like a lot of space to feel comfortable in, so if you’re one of them consider investing in a double bed .
7. Make sure it looks good as well as feels good
If you want a style statement bed that really adds character to a room, Headboards are a must. Choose from metal, upholstered or wooden headboards in a variety of great designs.
8. Choose a good bed for your back
Spring and slat beds are the best choices for back support. And always remember, a good bed should respect the size, shape and specific needs of the sleeper. If for instance your back often troubles you when you are lying down, then choose an adjustable bed and sleep in a position that is comfortable for you.
9. Beds and mattresses should work together
Never buy a bed without at least thinking about the mattress. Spring mattresses are ideal for spring beds, while slat beds are more likely to be teamed up with foam mattresses. Where possible you should buy a new bed and a new mattress at the same time, because a new mattress on an old bed won’t last as long as it would on a new one.
So there are 9 steps to consider when buying a bed and they’re all worth thinking about.