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Bedroom Oasis

How To Create A Bedroom Oasis

At UK Bed store, we have touched on all manner of bedroom etiquette. From how to prepare for a great night’s sleep to keeping cool during the summer; we have covered some of the most interesting and enthralling bedroom topics imaginable.

Although we have touched on many different topics, we noticed we have not yet covered how to create a relaxing bedroom oasis. In order to establish a perfect bedroom oasis; there are a few essential bedroom furnishings and items you will require. So, we thought it paramount to detail them. 

Whether you have a cheap leather bed, large double bed frames, a Limelight bed or a divan bed; there are a few interesting and simple techniques you can implement. So, let’s take a look at ways to create your new bedroom oasis. 

Comfy Mattress

Potentially the most important element in your bedroom is a comfy and appropriately sized mattress. While the bed structure itself is rather important, the mattress is where you will be sleeping on. This means you should pay particular attention to identifying whether a mattress is extremely comfortable and incredibly versatile. 

With so many potential mattresses to choose from, it can seem like an impossible task. Whether you decide to opt for an elegant memory foam mattress or even a firmer super king mattress. The most important thing is choosing a mattress that best suits your unique needs and requirements. 

For example, you might have a back problem, this means you will need to prioritise comfort and support when choosing a mattress. If your bedroom is not that big, you will require a slightly smaller mattress and bed frame so the structure can actually fit in efficiently. 

Bed Frame and Headboards

Now you have the mattress that best suits you, you will need to have somewhere to put it. For this, you will want a stylish and sleek bed frame and accompanying headboard. 

Similar to your mattress choice, practicality will need to be a consideration. Where your bed will be positioned will determine the size of the frame as well as what kind of styling will best fit the décor. You would not buy a double bed frame if the room only accommodates a single bed for example. 

Drawers and Wardrobe  

Any bedroom will need somewhere to store and organise everyday items. The items can include just about anything from clothes (which are the main items stored in drawers), a hair dryer and other helpful bedroom items. 

Some people require more than just one storage solution. This is usually because they have many items or belongings they need to store. As such, multiple drawers or wardrobes may be required. All of this said, just remember that no matter what, you will still need to accommodate for it. 

Bedside Cabinets

Following on nicely from having drawers and cupboards, is a bedside cabinet. A bedside cabinet is an extremely useful tool which can be used for more than just the storing of clothes. The top of bedside cabinets can be used to store certain items you might require while in bed. 

The biggest advantage of having these items bedside is the fact you do not need to disturb yourself from a slumber by leaving your bed. If you are a reader, this is extremely helpful. Because once you have finished reading, you do not need to get out of bed to place the book back where it came from. You can leave it on your side. 

Bedside Lamp

While on the topic of items you should have on your bedside cabinet, it is all but essential that you have a lamp. A bedside lamp is not just essential for reading but extremely useful for helping you find your way to bed when lighting is less than stellar. 

If your light switch is further away from your bed than you would like or if you have to walk a  considerable distance from the light switch to your bed then you will probably want to invest in a bedside lamp. 

Duvet and Subsequent Cover 

Firmly in the category of being an absolute necessity, you will require a duvet to be able to sleep. Some people advise they need a duvet otherwise sleeping feels uncomfortable while others advise that without a duvet, they feel cold no matter what. 

Depending on the season, you might want to change the tog of your duvet. During the summertime you are advised to have a 2.5-4.5 tog duvet and something in the region of 10.5 in the winter period. 

To accompany your duvet you might want to have a duvet cover. Not only will this protect your duvet from any potential mishaps and spills but it will also make your duvet feel more comfortable. 

Additional Accessories 

For our final must haves to create a bedroom oasis, we have decided to look at accessories more broadly. The added accessories in your bedroom can be just about anything. Arguably the most important thing about the accessories is they are unique to you. 

Some people, especially younger boys, choose to have team football pictures hanging from their walls while middle aged people might choose to have diverse and unique wall art. Similarly, you might choose to install a unique and specific wallpaper that best fits your room’s aesthetic requirements. 

We Can Help You Construct A Bedroom Oasis

At UK Bed store, we want you to feel comfortable and happy in your bedroom. As such, we want to help you construct your next bedroom oasis. We stock many of the aforementioned products above. From Kaydian king sized beds to memory foam mattresses, to faux leather beds, We stock an incredible selection of bedroom items.

Upholstered beds

Commonly Asked Questions About Upholstered Beds

Upholstered beds are one of the most popular types of beds here at UK bed store. While our cheap leather beds day beds and more youthful high sleeper beds garner quite a bit of attention, the versatility and unique aesthetic values of upholstered beds ensure they are one of the most popular beds we sell. 

At UK Bed Store, we supply many quality beds, from double beds to loft beds to everything in between. Because we supply so many beds, we have garnered quite a lot of significant knowledge over the years. As such, we are able to answer many of the most commonly asked questions about our many different types of bed. 

So, let’s take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about upholstered beds.

What Does Upholstered Bed Mean?

Unsurprisingly, one of the most common questions asked about upholstered beds is regarding what they actually are. When people say upholstered, what it actually means is; any bed frame which incorporates material such as faux, velvet, wood, leather or even suede. Because the term is so hard to pinpoint, upholstered beds can cater to all manner of different types of beds. 

Which Is The Best Fabric for Headboards? 

As previously mentioned, upholstered beds are basically bed frames which use an array of different fabrics. As such, one of the most commonly asked questions is what are the best kinds of fabrics to use headboards. 

Pinpointing exactly what is meant by the best can be quite complicated and convoluted. This is because different fabrics fulfil different purposes. For example, if you are looking for soft fabric to touch, that you enjoy rubbing your hands across, velvet or maybe even suede might be your thing. 

Or if you are looking purely for aesthetic value, then a material like leather might be the ideal choice for you. In short, when deciding which fabric is best, it depends purely on your personal use for it. 

Are Upholstered Beds Clean?

Rather more surprising is the fact that people are asking whether upholstered beds are in fact clean. Wanting to know about the hygiene of a bed is nothing new or even that unique. But the fact that the hygiene of the bed is one of the more commonly asked questions regarding upholstery beds is perhaps slightly alarming. 

Many people might think this way because of the aforementioned fabrics. In short, fabrics can gather dust. This creates a problem as that means the bed might require a bit more attention in regards to cleaning. However, this by no means indicates that the bed is unclean or unhygienic. 

Pretty much any bed has a headboard and subsequently requires dusting. So in conclusion, upholstered beds are as clean as just about any other type of beds. If properly maintained, the bed will be as clean and hygienic as any other bed. 

Do Upholstered Beds Need A Box Spring? 

For those unaware, a box-spring is a style of bedding base which consists of steady wooden frames. These frames are typically covered in cloth and they usually contain springs. Box-springs are quite popular and therefore many people ask whether upholstery beds require a box-spring. 

In short, no, your upholstered bed will not require a box-spring. However, you can combine just about any mattress and bedding base together so under the right circumstances, you could. 

Before you start to mix different bedding types, you should always check the manufacturer notes. However, upholstered beds on their own are a perfectly put together bed assembly. 

Which Is Better: A Upholstered Bed or a Wooden Bed? 

Again, this question is particularly difficult to assess as it really depends on your usage. There are positives and potentially negatives for both depending on your requirements. 

For example, you could argue that wooden beds are easier to clean because wood is easier to dust than the majority of fabrics. But you could argue that upholstery beds are more stylish and also cooler in the hotter months. 

How Long Do They Last? 

When buying a bed, many people will want to know how long the bed will last for. Afterall, you want to know you are making a sound and safe investment. Luckily, upholstered beds last just as long as other bed types. 

While the bed structure can last for a significantly long amount of time. After a while, your mattress will need replacing. Usually after about 10 years, the mattress will drastically decrease in quality. This means you might want to change the mattress after this amount of time. 

Will Upholstered Beds Go Out of Style? 

Due to the all encompassing and unique nature of upholstered beds it is unlikely that this style of bed will be going out of style anytime soon. Upholstery beds are timeless and versatile beds which can take just about any form. 

The beds ooze style and comfort which are attributes which will always be sought after in beds. Because they can use all manner of fabrics, they are proven to be one the most versatile beds on the market.

Are They Cool Beds? 

Not to be confused with the question are upholstered beds cool in a stylish sense, although we might say they are actually pretty cool, we are of course referring to the fact of if the beds remain cool during the warmer months. 

As previously alluded to, upholstered beds can be a decidedly cooler bedding option in the summer and hotter months. This is largely attributed to the fact you can have many different types of fabrics which could all accommodate to the change in weather in their own way. 

Contact Us For High Quality Upholstered Beds

If you require high quality upholstered beds, please contact us. We not only stock upholstered beds but we stock an incredibly diverse range of beds. These include brilliant children’s beds such as mid sleeper beds, bunk bed and thuka style beds.