Did you know that the average human being spends around a third of their life sleeping? The sheer amount of time your spend between the sheets means that it makes a lot of sense to upgrade your battered and uncomfortable old bed for a new one a pretty good idea.
If your current bed has seen better days and you feel it is time to exchange it for a brand new one, there are certain criteria points that you should consider before splashing out at the nearest bed shop. What follows is a list of useful tips to make sure that you end up with the bed you have always dreamed of.
- Type of Bed
Do you want a majestic wooden-framed bed or a practical divan? The answer to this question will probably depend on a combination of factors: the overall style of the décor in your room, your budget (wooden-frame beds will probably cost you more) and whether you want the added benefit of under-bed storage.
Beds these days come in a number of standard sizes, such as king, queen and full. Choosing the size of your new bed will depend on the size of the people who are going to sleep in it and how much space you like to have to spread out. If you or your partner are especially tall, then it is a good idea to go longer.
The quality of the mattress is what really separates a good bed from a great bed. There are a number of options that might work for you, but it is worth considering going all out and paying the extra money for a memory foam mattress and pillow set if you have any history of back pain.
A majestic bed head can really add the finishing touches to your carefully chosen bed. There are many varieties to choose from, such as leather, upholstered, natural fibres, wood and metal, all of which will give a subtly different feel to your bed and work to complement the room’s décor in different ways. If you struggle to find any that you like, there are heaps of companies out there offering custom bed heads made to your own specifications.
- Compare Brands
Your best bet for finding a bed that fits what you are looking for at a price that will not break the bank is to shop around. The bed market at the moment is saturated with products made by some fantastic bed companies. Obviously, it is always best to get down to a bed shop and try before you buy.
You are only just a few steps away from the bed of your dreams. When choosing the bed and all its accoutrements, make sure you consider all the criteria above before committing to buy. Once you have chosen, you can look forward to years of uninterrupted sleep of the quality you may have thought impossible in your old bed.