Friday 27 November 2015

How to choose your next bed

There’s always something more fun about going furniture shopping than anything else - there’s nothing like the fun of going to the furniture shop and having a good sit on the sofas or lying on the beds to decide what will fit into your life for the next few years. It’s a well known fact that humans spend a third of our lives in bed, so it really pays to choose a good fit.

The most important part of the bed is the mattress, and in this case trying before you buy is an absolute must. According to Lifehacker, different brand prices vary from store to store, so you’re better off going to a store to try a variety of types, making note of any particular makes and models to see where you can get the best deal. While all mattresses are ranked on a scale of soft to firm, there are two main types of mattress: memory foam, and sleep number. Memory foam mattresses are designed to be sponge like, essentially allowing you to sink into the mattress and supporting your entire body. Alternatively, sleep number mattresses come in either spring or inflatable forms, allowing you to choose a number on the firmness scale. 

Another big consideration when it comes to fixing your bed in your everyday life is the frame and height - getting in and out of a low bed can be hard on your knees if you’re taller than average. There are a huge variety of frames available now from Bedz ’R’ Us, from chic and timeless iron and wooden styles to plush headboards, perfect for sitting up with a cup of tea in the morning. If space is an issue in your home, it’s worth looking into beds with trundle drawers or ottoman styles, which are ideal for storing spare linens and hiding Santa’s stocking in the run up to Christmas.

In a family home, having a little bit of your own space can mean the absolute world to you, so size becomes a factor in choosing new furniture. Most young adults will be used to sleeping in a double bed in a first flat, and they can comfortably hold two sleeping adults of average height. However, once the kids start to come along, you might find a double gets crowded easily. Lots of parents are now upgrading to King size beds, which can accommodate longer legs and have extra space for morning cuddles with the kids.

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