It is important, in order to sleep well, to buy a good mattress but, a good mattress can’t come without a good bed frame. Usually, it is easier to buy a set; mattress and bed frame but sometimes, you have to buy them separately, for various reasons. Mattresses can be put on the floor, and …
It is important, in order to sleep well, to buy a good mattress but, a good mattress can’t come without a good bed frame.
Usually, it is easier to buy a set; mattress and bed frame but sometimes, you have to buy them separately, for various reasons.
Mattresses can be put on the floor, and if they are comfortable enough, you will enjoy a good night sleep; but, a good bed frame ensure an even better sleeping time by raising the mattress off the floor.
Moreover, bed frames are not only adding comfort to your nights, they can also make a design statement in your bedroom.
So, how do you choose a good bed frame?
But, before heading to the nearest furniture shop and choosing the first bed frame that seem alright, there are a few things you should consider.
First of all, ask yourself which design the room you are going to fit your bed frame in, possesses: will it be neutral? Contemporary? Classic?
Then, you need to consider the space you have: take out your tape measure and know the exact width and length of the dedicated space you want to give the bed frame, before heading for the shop.
Finally, make sure to define a proper budget, one that you are not willing to exceed and then, don’t forget to make your research, starting with this question: what type of bed frame do you want?
There are two main bed frames available on the market: wooden or metal ones.
The metal ones usually sit low on the floor and are commonly on wheels, to be moved more easily.
They also, usually, sit at the cheapest end of the ranges of bed frames whilst the wooden bed frames are more expensive.
Wooden bed frames are different from the metal ones in the fact that they sit higher up from the floor and are not made to be moved easily.
They normally come with a headboard and a footboard.
Before buying a bed frame, make sure to take the measurement of the mattress that will sit on top of it as it is important that the mattress sits comfortably on the bed frame.
When measuring the space for the bed frame, make sure you leave plenty of space for people to walk easily around the bed: if the bed frame takes all the space in the bedroom, it might quickly become difficult to appreciate your new bed.
Then, consider whether you prefer a low-standing bed frame or a higher one: if you have back ache, it might be worth considering buying a higher raised bed frame, in order to avoid climbing in out of bed in an uncomfortable way.
On top of the frame styles, there are seven types of frame beds that you can actually purchase: platform bed, bunk bed, four-poster bed, sleigh bed, waterbed, adjustable bed and a divan bed.
Last but not least, make sure you have enough space when lying down on the bed: enough space for yourself and your loved one to turn and toss without feeling constrained.
So, now that you are ready to head to the shop and buy your bed frame, we can help you a bit more by rounding up a selection of our favourite bed frames as seen in shops and on the Internet!
Ikea is an obvious choice and the various choice presented there ensure that you can browse before choosing your perfect bed frame.
The bed frame “Malm”, sold at £245 is a real favourite, with its frame built in white stained oak veneer and its four underneath storage boxes.
Whilst looking for a serious contestant to Ikea’s supremacy in all things furniture related, we ended up on this website: bedstar.co.uk.
And the ranges that are presented there, combined with low prices made this website a good choice.
We particularly like the “Julian Bowen Cadiz 4FT 6 Double” bed frame, built in tubular metal and an Ivory/gold finish, and very elegant lines
Sold at £119 for the double bed frame, it looked to us like a real bargain!
Habitat is the other main player in the furniture world and their numerous elegant, classy bed frames should make the choice easy.
The bed frame in the range called “Fredd”, a charcoal upholstered double bed with birch wood feet would easily fit in any classic bedroom.
The headboard has also been cushioned for added comfort; the price for this light jewel of a bed frame is £395.
Dreams.co.uk is another amazing website to browse to find a bed frame and the redaction has voted for one of their wooden bed frame as their ideal one: the “Berkeley Cream Bedstead”, priced at £439.
Modern in its design, built with solid wood and complementary cream headboard and footboard, this looks like a very comfortable bed on which to rest!
And last but not least, Warren Evans.com is an amazing furniture shop, specialised in beds and bed furniture.
The “Manhattan bed in carbon grey, double” is a favourite amongst the redaction.
Upholstered, with a higher headboard and wooden feet, it takes its influence from boutique hotels beds and is a must for anyone who would like to create a designer bedroom.
Sold at the price of £598, it seems to us like an investment worth making!