Childrens-bedroom

Creating Exciting Children’s Rooms

When it comes to getting your children to stay in bed for the night, you might think that the best thing to do is remove all the exciting things from the room. But that’s what fuels their imagination and their dreams.

Power Their Imagination

Our children thrive on the power of imagination. From creating characters in the toys that they play with to running wild in their dreams. Taking away the stimulation in the bedroom might have the opposite effect than you were hoping for. Make the room an exciting place to be and you will find them wanting to go in there more and more.

Change Out The Bed

As your children get older, ensure that you swap out the bed to suit them. When you have young children, where you can, treat them to an existing bed that suits their personality, whether you have a princess, or a lion tamer find something that reflects them.
The range of children’s beds we have in stock at UK Bed Store includes four-poster princess beds, race car beds and even teepee beds, you are sure to find the perfect one for your little one.

Match The Room

Changing the bed alone can make a big difference, but why not make the whole room match! While we can’t help you with the paint, transfers and stickers, we can help you with other fun things for the room!
In our range of Children’s Bedroom Furniture we have a variety of fun pieces that can help to complement your little one’s new bed! From space-themed tables and chairs, to delicate dressing tables, your little one can enjoy a whole new room.

The Mattress

When it comes to getting your little ones a new bed, remember to consider getting them a new mattress too. While mattresses are advised to be changed every 8 years, when it comes to children’s mattresses, this might not be so easy. If you are moving away from a cot bed to their first proper bed, a good fitting mattress is key. If you are unsure about the right size mattress for the bed you are choosing, you can always contact a member of our team who will be happy to assist you.

Our children are the highlights of our life, they can also be the reason we don’t get much sleep some nights. Check out our blog on bringing back bedtime for some great tips on getting your little ones back into a good routine.

For more information on our collection of children’s beds, you can get in touch with a member of our expert team who will be happy to assist you. You can always check out our blogs for a range of advice and ideas.

Blissful-bedroom

Switching From a Bedroom Home Office

As the UK Lockdowns are looking to ease within the coming months, it means that many of us will be back in the office. So we can wave goodbye to the bedroom-come-office and take back the sanctuary of our space.

Bedroom Bliss

Now that we are moving all of our work back to the office we can take back our bedroom and turn it into the sanctuary that we need at the end of a hard day at work.
Your bedroom needs to be the space where you can switch off at the end of the day, away from all the stresses of work and all the noise of the outside world. Once you have used the space for a home office, you can find it harder to switch off at night. So if you are heading back into the office full time, we highly recommend a complete bedroom revamp to remove all that built up work energy in the room.
The main things to consider when reinventing your bedroom are:
Your Bed
The biggest item in your bedroom is usually your bed, so swapping out this key feature alone can make all the difference. Find a new frame that suits your personality to make it a focal point, or opt for a divan for minimal impact. Remember to change up your mattress too as this should be changed at least every 8 years.
Your Storage Solutions
Storage in your bedroom is key. Whether you have a grand wardrobe, or a number of smaller chests of drawers, this is where you can put everything away and remove the clutter from the room. When it comes to new storage, ensure that you have enough to put everything in the room away, without them over powering the room. You can even opt for an ottoman bed, which offers you extra, hidden, storage.
Your Comforts
Each one of us will have a different piece of furniture that we think will add extra comfort to your bedroom. If you have a chair in your room, that you have ended up using while you have been working, it’s time to swap it out. Removing it will help to remove the feeling of work in the room. The same goes for the likes of dressing tables and desks.

Simple Yet Functional

As many places have made a change towards partial home working, you may still be required to work at home from time to time. This means that you will still need to have a workstation somewhere in your home. If the case is that it needs to be in your bedroom, figure out how you can make this look less like a workstation when it comes to night time. This can help you to relax better at bedtime.
A simple yet functional solution, that can still allow your room to look like a bedroom, is to choose a good-sized dressing table. This will allow you to use the space for a laptop during the day, with room to pull up a chair, and use it as intended when you aren’t working.

Here at the UK Bed Store, we only supply the very best quality products to our customers. If you have any questions regarding our products or delivery service, please contact a member of our dedicated team today who will be happy to assist you. Check out our blogs for a range of ideas on how to spruce up your bedroom or choosing the right mattress for you.

Refresh your Mattress with a Mattress Topper 

If your mattress is feeling a little worn, or just isn’t working for you anymore, then a mattress topper could be the perfect solution to freshen up the feel of your mattress, and improve your sleep!  

What is a mattress topper? 

A mattress topper is a thick layer of memory foam that can sit on top of your existing mattress and provide extra comfort. 

Mattress toppers come in a range of sizes, to fit different sized mattresses, and vary in thickness according to your preference. In addition to providing extra comfort, mattress toppers also help to protect and extend the life of a mattress. 

A cost effective option 

Investing in a mattress topper is a much cheaper option than completely replacing your mattress, so if you’re looking to try and extend the life of your mattress, or you’ve only just purchased a mattress that’s not comfortable enough, a mattress topper is a fantastic option. 

Customise your mattress 

Mattress toppers can be removed, so if you prefer a softer, foam mattress to keep you cosy in the winter, but like a firm, spring mattress to keep you cooler in the summer, then a mattress topper is the perfect solution! 

The ease at which a mattress topper can be removed from a mattress also means that they’re easily washable, making them an excellent tool for keeping your mattress clean and fresh. So if you like to eat, drink and snuggle with your pets in bed, a mattress topper could be an excellent solution for you!

If you’re thinking of treating yourself to a new mattress topper, why not browse our range here! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us, our expert team is on hand to guide you through your purchase.

What is an Ottoman Bed? 

If you’re thinking of investing in a new bed frame, an ottoman bed could be an excellent option! Ottoman beds are quickly gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional divan storage beds, but what exactly sets them apart? 

An ottoman bed frame features gas-lift hydraulics, this hydraulic system lifts the mattress up and away from the base of the bed, to reveal an empty base providing a fantastic storage space! 

Declutter your space

Similarly to traditional storage beds, ottoman beds provide a fantastic storage option, so if you’re short on space, an ottoman bed can provide the perfect storage solution to help you to declutter your bedroom.
Ottoman beds provide more space than traditional divan storage beds, as the space below the mattress is not broken up by drawers, instead the entire base of the bed is open. This creates an excellent space for the storage of towels, linens and cushions, and anything else that you need to store away!

Free up space in smaller rooms

Ottoman beds are an excellent option for smaller rooms. Not only could an ottoman bed frame be a fantastic choice for your bedroom, but it could also be a great way to free up space in your guest room too.
Using an ottoman frame to store things that you usually keep in your guest room can negate the need for you to have cupboards, or other storage solutions in the room too. So if your guest room, or bedroom, is on the smaller side, using an ottoman bed as a storage solution, and removing some of the furniture that you usually use to store these items, could make the room feel bigger and more spacious! 

A stylish choice

Ottoman bed frames provide an extremely practical storage solution, and they look good too! Our selection of ottoman frames boasts wooden and upholstered frames. So you’re guaranteed to find a stylish bed frame that perfectly fits with the look of your bedroom.
We offer both lift and slide ottomans too, so you can choose not only the perfect look for your bed, but also the style of bed that works best for you. 

If you think an ottoman bed frame could be the perfect choice for you, browse our range here! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us, our expert team is on hand to guide you through your purchase.

Double bed frames

King Size vs Double Bed Frames: Which Do We Need?

When purchasing a new bed for you and your partner, it’s often difficult to decide on a size. According to Which?, Double beds are the second most popular mattress size in the UK. Double bed frames tend to be a perfect fit for most couples and would certainly be more than ample for someone sleeping on their own. However, we can probably all admit to being tempted by the thought of a King Size bed.

In order to decide between the two, we’ve put together a guide of what to consider. Hopefully, it will help make your choice a little easier.

How Much Space Do You Have?

The first consideration to make is to see what your room can actually house. If the room simply isn’t big enough for a King Size bed, then your options are limited to a double bed frame. Double bed frames are traditionally 4’ 6” x 6’3” whereas King Size bed frames are traditionally 5’ x 6’6”.

It’s important to put the tape measure to work and assess what’s possible before even considering the other factors.

Is a Double Bed Frame Tall Enough?

Once you’ve considered the size of the room, it’s time to assess the size of you and your partner.If you often find yourselves with your feet hanging over the edge of the bed, you’ll probably be keen to scale up.

Thanks to King Size models traditionally boasting an extra three inches in height over the double bed frames, they allow those up to 6’6” to fully stretch out. However, we’ll next be considering how the way you sleep can affect your decision. For example, if you find that you often curl up to sleep anyway, that extra height might not seem worth the money.

How Do You Sleep?

One of the most important factors that people don’t often consider until it’s too late is how you sleep. Double beds are designed to fit two people, but don’t offer a great deal of wiggle room. Therefore, if one of you or your partner is a restless sleeper, a double bed frame may not provide ample space.

Getting this wrong could see you both knocking into each other and disturbing a good night’s sleep. Comfort is key and so if you find yourself tossing and turning, we recommend going King Size.

How Much Would You Like to Spend?

Our final consideration is to consider the cost. Naturally, whether you’re purchasing a metal or wooden bed frame, the larger the size, the bigger the cost. This is simply because of the extra materials required in the manufacturing process. You should set out a budget based on the prices that you’ve seen. That way, it will help you to filter results on our online shop.

Here at UK Bed Store, we’re focused on delivering the best products at the lowest prices to our customers. That’s why we’ve introduced a Price Promise Guarantee. This means that if you find any of our products elsewhere at a cheaper price, you can tell our team and we’ll do our very best to beat it.

Browse King Size and Double Bed Frames at UK Bed Store

We hope that this guide has helped you to make a decision. If you’re ready to start looking at options, you can find our full range of King Size and Double bed frames on our online store. These come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, with metal and wooden options.

If you still have any questions, please contact us. Our experienced and friendly team will be happy to assist you with any queries and find the perfect fit for your room. We are constantly adding ranges to our online store, but if there’s something in particular you’re looking for, just get in touch and we’ll endeavor to find it for you.

We’re incredibly proud of the service that we provide to our customers, which has been reflected in our reviews. To see what our customers had to say about us, you can take a look at our testimonials. More information, tips, tricks and guides can also be found in our blog.

Could an Adjustable Bed Improve your Home Life? 

Adjustable beds are becoming increasingly popular for use in the home. Adjustable beds allow you to customise the alignment of your bed, to suit your personal comfort.

Adjustable beds are an ideal solution for anyone with mobility problems or chronic health issues, but they can also provide lifestyle benefits to anyone who chooses to use them!  If you sleep better with your head elevated, or your feet raised, an adjustable bed could make it easy for you to get comfortable at night!
But what are the main health benefits of an adjustable bed?

Improved circulation

If you suffer from poor circulation this can be improved with the use of an adjustable bed, as you can adjust your bed to reduce any pressure on problem areas, and allow for increased blood flow around the body.

If you suffer from poor circulation in your legs, elevating the legs while you sleep can improve circulation, and reduce swelling. Additionally, improved circulation generally corresponds with better sleep, a win win! 

Reduced pain

If you suffer from back pain, your sleeping position is extremely important. An adjustable bed allows you to choose a position that relieves pressure on painful areas, and supports your spine.
Adjustable beds contour to your body much more effectively than flat beds, and can help to improve posture, reduce joint pressure and relieve back pain, all while you enjoy a restful night’s sleep!

Better breathing

Sleeping on a flatbed can cause, and exacerbate, snoring! Slightly elevating the head at night can allow for a better flow of oxygen. This can not only reduce snoring, but also improve conditions such as sleep apnoea and asthma! With an adjustable bed you can comfortably sleep with your head slightly elevated, and reduce nasal pressure and increase airflow.

Greater independence

If you experience problems with mobility, getting in and out of bed alone can be difficult. With an adjustable bed, the touch of a button can raise and lower your bed, allowing you to move in and out of bed with minimal discomfort and effort. An adjustable bed could increase your at-home independence, if you experience mobility problems. 

If you think an adjustable bed could be the right choice for you, browse our range here, our adjustable beds are available with a choice of pocket spring, latex and memory foam mattresses! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us, our expert team is on hand to guide you through your purchase.

Metal bed frames

Wooden vs Metal Bed Frames: Which is right for you?

When searching for a new bed, one of the most common sticking points that we see is whether to get wooden or metal bed frames. In order to make the best decision and find the right bed the first time around, it’s important to fully understand the differences. To help you out, we’re going to use our latest blog to explain the benefits of each type of bed frame.

Benefits of a Metal Bed Frame

Metal bed frames are a popular option for a lot of families, particularly those with children. Due to their versatility, durability and customisation, there are endless possibilities when it comes to designing a bedroom. However, what are the key benefits for those interested? Allow us to explore each in more detail:

More Durable and Easier to Clean

Thanks to the easy to maintain nature and durability of a metal bed frame, this makes them a perfect choice for those with children. Offering the ability to be wiped clean makes for an easy clean up in any messy situation. Not only that, but should your child happen to enjoy jumping on the bed, a metal bed frame can be more adept at handling that pressure.

More Design Variety

Metal bed frames are renowned for being a more versatile option if you’re after a certain look for your room. This is because they can come in a variety of different colours, or even be painted by yourself. Again, this is something that can appeal to someone giving their child a themed room. However, it also offers adults a variety of options when redesigning their bedroom.

Cost Differentiation

The general rule of thumb with metal bed frames is that the smaller beds tend to be cheaper than those of a wooden variety. This can change as the size increases or depending on the brand. However, traditionally a metal frame can often be the more economical option.

Benefits of a Wooden Bed Frame

From bringing an elegant aesthetic to your bedroom to reducing noise, wooden bed frames carry a variety of benefits not found in their metal counterparts. Wooden bed frames have held their own in the market as the more traditional style to acquire a homely feel and this comes with good reason.

 

Less Squeaking, More Sleeping

We’ve all been in that annoying situation where you’re trying to get comfortable only to be frustrated with a barrage of squeaks. The benefit of wooden bed frames is that they’re much less prone to squeaking than the metal alternative. Although squeaking after a long period of time might be inevitable, you’re giving yourself the best chance of a long zero squeak policy with a wooden bed frame.

Bring Elegance to Your Bedroom

One of the factors that tends to sway customers in the direction of a wooden bed frame is the elegance that it can bring to a room. Due to its traditional, homely aesthetic, people tend to associate these types of furniture with cosy and welcoming feelings. A wooden bed frame can get you well on your way to transforming your bedroom into a haven of cosiness.

Recycle Friendly

Due to the materials used in a wooden bed frame being recycle friendly, it can also be a great option for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint. In addition to this, a lot of the materials involved come from sustainable sources.

Wooden or Metal Bed Frame? You Decide

After reading all about the benefits that come with each material, it’s now time for you to make your decision. If you have any further questions regarding either option or any of our range, please contact us. Here at UK Bed Store, we take great pride in maintaining our reputation as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of wooden and metal bed frames. In order to guarantee a comfortable, stylish and durable bed, we carefully source our frames from some of the UK’s leading brands.

Our customers mean the world to us and so we’re always striving to provide them with the best deal possible. That’s why we also offer a Price Match Promise. If you find the same product elsewhere at a better price, please let us know and we’ll try our best to beat it.

To view our full range, take advantage of our online store which is built to provide you with the expert advice and support needed to find your perfect bed.

Bedtime-routine

Bringing back the bedtime this lockdown

With a fresh lockdown in the UK straight after the Christmas holidays, you might be finding that your little ones are completely out of that bedtime routine. While we know it might be difficult to stick to bedtimes when they are stuck at home all day, keeping children in a routine can help them in these strange times.

Prepare for bedtime

Your children might not be burning off as much energy as they would be if they weren’t in lockdown but that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare them for bedtime in the same way. Each family will have their own ready for bedtime routine, whether this is a nice bath to calm them down, or a fun bath to burn that last bit of energy, this can get them cleaned up and ready to get into a set of comfy pyjamas.
Turning off electronics at least 30 minutes before bedtime, whether this be before bathtime, or to talk to your little ones about their day.
Once in bed, instead of adding extra stimulants, such as the tv, try reading your little ones a story to drift them off to sleep. You might even find that one story that makes them fall asleep almost immediately.

Energise the day

When our little ones have trouble getting to sleep, or winding down at the end of the day, look at how they are burning their energy during the day. Being stuck at home isn’t fun for us as adults, let alone for a child, so get them burning off the excess energy. While many of us are working from home, and working and occupying children isn’t always that easy, keeping them off tablets and away from screens as much as possible will help them to use up more energy (even if you find its in the form of the “I’m bored chorus”). Create some fun games to keep them moving around, including treasure hunts to keep them busy for longer.
And remember, getting them up at the same time every day will help them to keep that routine, and have them tired just in time for bed.

Make sure that your children’s beds are the right ones for them. Ensure that they are comfortable and suitable for your little ones, remember, you wouldn’t sleep on an uncomfortable bed, so why will they?
For more information on children’s beds or mattresses, you can visit our website, or contact a member of our expert team today.

January Lockdown with UK Bed Store

With the UK plunging back into another national lockdown, here at the UK Bed Store, we’re here for you now more than ever. Our website is remaining active and our team is still on hand to fulfil your orders and get deliveries straight to your door. Making sure that no matter what’s going on around us, your furniture will be there to keep you going.

Working from home

Once again you may find yourself working from home, or perhaps you may not have during the last lockdown. Rather than leaving yourself with poor posture, from being slumped on the sofa with a laptop, why not invest in a brand new desk. It doesn’t have to be big and fancy (unless you want it to be of course) all it needs, is to be functional.
At the UK Bed Store, we have a selection of desks ready for delivery, from simple small desks suitable for your work computer, to the ever attractive Casablanca desk.
If you find yourself working from home make sure to take a look at our blog on working from home, including tips on keeping productive and sleeping well.

Sofa comforts

Not all of us are able to work from home right now, so whether you are still off out to work, or joining those on furlough, you’ll be looking for a place to put your feet up. A comfy sofa is just the place to do that. While we may specialise in beds, you can guarantee that our selection of sofas offers the same high quality as the rest of our products. So why not check out our sofa collection, and change up your living space today.

Bedroom Features

This lockdown may find you spending more time in bed than you normally would. So why not check out our selection of bed and make your space that much more comfortable. You might even find yourself giving your bedroom a good old clear out, leaving you with plenty of space for a new stylish bed!
If you are looking for your new bed, make sure you check out our range of mattresses! For more information on the right mattress for you, take a look at our blog from national bed month.

Here at UK Bed Store we hope that our selection of products will help you to make the most of your time spent at home. From giving you a comfortable space to work from home, to a comfy bed to give you a good night’s sleep we hope our products will help make this time easier for you. For more information on any of our products or on delivery please get in touch with us today and we will be happy to help you.

luxury upholstered beds

Treat Yourself This January with the UK Bed Store

The joys of Christmas are behind us and the new year is well underway. Are you finding that the wintery weather and the post-Christmas feelings are getting you down? Why not beat away the blues with UK Bed Store.

Upgrading the boudoir

With many of us spending at least 8 hours a night curled up tightly in bed, either happily snoozing away or battling to try and drift off, the best gift to yourself this January is a new bed.

Standard advice is that we upgrade our mattresses at least once every 8 years, with that in mind, when was the last time you changed yours? Not all mattresses will keep their form for the full 8 years that they are expected to, so when you start to notice odd lumps and bumps or dips where you lay, it might be worth an early upgrade.

The next question is, just the mattress or are you due a complete new bed (why not decorate the whole room to make yourself feel better too)?

From space saving ottoman beds, to luxurious leather beds and even day beds, here at UK Bed Store we have a vast selection to suit the new look of your room! You might even redecorate your room because you like the look of a certain bed.

Bedroom Furniture

Not only do we have a great selection of beds available, we also offer a selection of other bedroom furniture to complete your new boudoir!

For the modern, minimalist bedrooms we have a selection of simplistically designed wardrobes in doors in a range of colours including a high gloss finish. For a classic look our traditional wooden wardrobe might be the one for you! Head over to our Wardrobes page for the full collection.

For the style savvy amongst us, our selection of dressing tables certainly has something for you. Vintage designed dressing tables, complete with a mirror are a firm favourite in our collection, but for the more bachelor pad style, our Ottowa dressing table fits the bill!

Here at UK Bed Store, we know how it feels once the excitement of Christmas is a distant memory, and the wet, dark weather outside makes us want to stay curled up in bed. So head over to our Bed Frames or Mattresses collections to find your next comfy space. For more information on our products please get in touch today.