It's not easy to find the right bed, especially when there are thousands of models available on the market. Whether you're looking for a bed for your own room or that of your children, finding the right model is a pretty tough task. We all want to get the best out of it, but sometimes our indecisiveness doesn't let us choose what we want. No worries though, we're here to help you get just that. This article will cover several aspects you should consider before buying a new bed and get it right next time.
Consider Available Space
Before you begin looking for a new bed, measure the space. This is especially important in small rooms where space is limited: you want to ensure there will be enough room around the bed so that you can open doors and drawers, walk around and move pieces of furniture. The same applies when buying a bed for your guest bedroom — make sure that the person who will sleep in it can comfortably stand up or get out of the bed and walk around the bedroom.
If your bedroom is large enough, you might want to consider buying additional pieces such as nightstands or dressers. You’ll also need to leave room to make your bed every morning, so don’t forget to add on size accordingly.
Focus On Functionality
While the aesthetics of your bed might be important, you should always prioritize functionality. Individuals with back problems may need a firmer mattress or pillow, while others with limited space might require a bed that can double up as storage. Your sleeping environment should be perfect for your needs and you will not want to find out the hard way that you have made an unsuitable choice.
Here are some things to think about before making your decision:
- Will you need extra storage? Some people have small bedrooms and they need their beds to be able to store all their belongings. In this case, it is best to invest in a bed that has sufficient storage options or where the mattress can be lifted up. This will allow you to put away items underneath and out of sight.
- Do you prefer an upholstered headboard? A padded headboard can add extra comfort when resting back against it but also adds an elegant touch to any bedroom space.
Choose Your Bed Type
- Divan - A divan bed comprises two parts: the mattress and a divan base. The divan base is usually square-shaped and has drawers, which can be pulled out from one or all sides of the bed. Having this extra storage space makes a divan bed an ideal choice if you’re looking to save on bedroom furniture (e.g., chests of drawers) or space. Divans are also more affordable than other types of beds; you can often buy a complete divan set for less than the cost of only a mattress.
- Ottoman - Ottoman beds have built-in storage space under the mattress that can be accessed by lifting up the frame from one side or opening hinges located at the bottom of the bed frame. These storage spaces make them great for spare rooms since they allow you to store additional belongings without taking up space elsewhere in your room.
- Wall Beds - These are a great, space-saving option for those who need to accommodate sleepers, but don't want to sacrifice their home office or studio. This bed type is installed in a wall cabinet and folded up vertically when it is not in use. When in the closed position, the wall bed looks like an armoire or desk. Some wall beds even have a television stand or sofa attached! This enables you to have multiple uses for your room without having to worry about furniture placement making it difficult to manoeuvre around your home.
- Sofa Beds - A sofa bed is a great choice if you live in an apartment building, where space is limited. The main reason these are so popular is that they double up as seating as well as a bed. When not used, you can use them as normal sofas even during the day. The best part of sofa beds is that they don’t look like traditional beds and blend very well with the rest of your furniture. If you have guests over at night, you will be able to convert the couch into a bed for them and accommodate their needs without any hassle.
Select A Matching Colour Scheme
Select a matching colour scheme: the best way to make sure that your bed looks cohesive within your room is to select a colour scheme that matches with your existing furniture or one that you have picked out for the room. The colour of your bed does not have to match exactly, but it should be in the same general range. For example, a dark red could coordinate with a deep purple or navy blue. A forest green could work universally with olive and hunter greens as well as lighter shades of spring green.
Decide on a theme: this could be something like "country" or "industrial", which will have an effect on what types of furniture you choose in addition to the colours. In addition, you can also consider things like whether you want your decor to reflect seasons (light pastels in spring and summer versus darker hues in fall and winter) or other events (Valentine's Day décor, Christmas decorations). You can use these considerations as inspiration when picking out both accent pieces and colour schemes for your bed and bedding set.
Pay Attention To The Quality
It's really easy to get distracted when shopping around in furniture stores; all the bright colors and shiny things can make it hard to focus on what's actually important. What you need is a high-quality bed with durability and comfort at its core. Make sure the bed frame is sturdy and doesn't wobble or creak when you move around on it, then check out the mattress itself. If it's made from low-quality materials but feels nice, be aware that its quality could degrade pretty quickly over time—and if it turns out to be uncomfortable down the line, there's no way to fix that!
When it comes to picking out a bed, size and comfort are obvious factors. But there are plenty of other things to think about as well: like whether you have preference for a divan, ottoman, and a bunk and how the bed type would meet your needs. Those all make a definite difference but so do aesthetics: the design of the headboard, the color and fabric choices in your comforter or duvet, etc. It's certainly not an easy task. And there can be a lot of room for error—and dissatisfaction—along the way if you aren't careful. We hope this blog helps you in your quest to find the best bed for your home. Good luck shopping!