Have you recently moved into a new apartment or your forever home? Generally, the next step is to organise your belongings including furniture. In some cases, you will have all the essential furniture you need such as a sofa, dining table, a mattress and bed frame. If not, you will need to purchase these pieces first. The reality is, those who don’t have a bed frame yet either have to use their old one for now, or have to place their mattress on the floor and sleep on it during the first few nights after moving in. This can be quite uncomfortable and even cause back pain, lowering your sleep quality. So, the best solution for your sleep health is to purchase your desired bed frame sooner rather than later.
Whether you’ve recently moved or you’re just looking to replace your current bed frame, the following buying guide has all the information you need including the essential factors you need to consider. With a new bed frame from the UK Bed Store, we hope you will no longer have to sleep on the floor or a back-breaking bed frame!
One of the first things to consider when shopping for a new bed frame is the size of your bedroom and mattress (if you’re planning on keeping your existing one). A bed frame that is smaller or bigger than your actual mattress means the bed frame will not hold or support the mattress properly. As a golden role, the size of your mattress and bed frame should always match.
Purchasing a bed frame that is too big will also limit space and make your bedroom appear smaller than it really is. Therefore, it is essential to measure your bedroom to determine the best size. For instance, if you have limited space, consider a small double or double size. If you are fortunate enough to have a large master bedroom, consider a king or super king size. For children’s bedrooms, small single and single bed frames are the most popular options. If you wish to purchase a new mattress as well, divan sets are ideal in this case because they contain a matching bed frame and mattress.
Style & Maintenance
Once you have the right size, you need to decide on a style of bed frame. Wood, leather, faux leather, metal and fabric upholstered are the most common styles to choose from. Wooden frames can add warmth and a rustic feel, metal and leather frames appear modern and fabric upholstered frames add softness and colour. This decision depends on your current bedroom theme, your desired theme and your personal preferences. Most bed frames also come with a matching headboard. However, others require a detachable headboard which can be changed again in the future.
Maintenance should also be considered as some bed frames require more care than others. Wood and metal frames are easy to clean, whereas fabric upholstered and leather ones require specialised cleaning products and are more prone to wear and tear as well as staining.
Support & Adjustability
Some people may opt for a bed with adjusting abilities and offer additional support. Adjustable electric beds have separate head and feet sections which can be raised and lowered to your preference. Many people choose this type of bed for better comfort because it allows them to elevate their upper body when reading or watching TV. An elevated sleeping angle can also help those with health issues to ease back pressure, acid reflux or respiratory problems during the night and aid people with mobility problems with getting in and out of bed.
If you have limited space in your bedroom, storing your belongings can be a challenge. Luckily, there are beds on the market which are designed with hidden storage drawers in the bed base. Ottoman storage beds have a unique hydraulic lifting ability, revealing a large storage compartment underneath the mattress. Whether you have limited or plenty of space to store your belongings, you can never say no to extra hidden storage!
The price of bed frames ranges depending on size, material, style and additional features. Metal frames tend to be the more affordable option. As we sleep for an average of 7-9 hours every night and a bed frame lasts anywhere between 10 to 20 years, a good bed frame is definitely worth investing in. If budget is a main concern, it is worth looking out for discounts, sales and clearances for the best offers.
Shop Online At The UK Bed Store
If you are looking for affordable and stunning bed frames, the online range at the UK Bed Store has something for any bedroom style or preference. Our bed frame range is packed with plenty of options from leading bed manufacturers. We offer nationwide delivery including free delivery in Leek and the surrounding areas as well as two-man delivery so you won’t have to lift anything. Our team can even dispose of your old bed frame and assemble your new one for an additional fee. For any enquiries, please contact us today.