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The Best In Double Bed Frames

The double bed is one of the most common sizes found in UK homes with more adults opting for a double than any other size. So finding the perfect double bed frame can sometimes be a bit of a minefield. The team here at UK Bed Store have pulled together a collection of their favourites. From the one they have at home, to the ones they wish they had at home.

For The Ladies

Ladies who are picking out a double bed for themselves are more likely to seek out something eye-catching at stylish. After all, if you can’t have style in your bedroom where can you!
Birlea Canterbury – This Victorian-inspired frame offers an air of elegance, with a touch of feeling like a princess.
LPD Florence – This double bed frame increases on the elegance of the Canterbury and includes scrolls featured in the frame, not to mention the large round crystals in pace to complete the look.
Birlea Hannover – Crushed velvet is back in style! It might not be to everyone’s taste, but many of the ladies out there love it! This Birlea Hannover frame offers a stunning space, covered in a steel crushed velvet, perfect to suit any bedroom.

Calling All Bachelors

Some men will seek out the manliest frame they can as a show of masculinity, while others will look for something nice and simple that does the job.
LPD Milton – You cannot get much more simple than the LPD Milton black metal bed frame. Simple shapes and lines keep the frame minimal enough to suit any room and style.
GFW Bed In a Box– This simple leather bed frame encompasses the mattress to give you a completely boxed in finish on every side. Simple yet masculine.
Pippa – The Pippa bed frame boasts an appearance not far dissimilar to pipework. Taking a look at this black metal frame is a must for all bachelors.

A Bed To Share

While many will think that the biggest choice when sharing a bed is the mattress, you also need to consider the bed frame itself. Finding one that both of you like the look and feel of can go a long way.
LPD Prado Plus – When sharing a room (or a bed) space is always key. Our ottoman beds have increased in popularity for this reason. That’s why the Prado Plus is the perfect choice for couples.
Birlea Corona – Many couples sharing a bed look for a sturdy structure that won’t wake the other if you get up in the night. What is better than a high-quality chunky pine bed frame?

A Teenage Touch

Many teenagers are being treated to a double bed as they get older (space permitting) as they no longer need floor space, and some tend to spend a lot of time in bed too! So why not find them a double bed frame they like?
Time Living Waverly – This simple frame boasts a wavey headboard made from simple silver effect metal. Keeping the design simple with a hint of style. Not too much for a teenage room.
GFW Side Lift – All teenagers need that extra storage space, no matter how big their room or wardrobe is. That’s why we have added the ottoman bed to the list. In this can the side lift as we know that there will be a high chance that only one side is accessible.

For more information on finding the perfect double bed frame for you, please get in touch with a member of our team today who will be happy to assist you. You can also head over to our blogs for a range of information and ideas. The majority of our beds are available in multiple sizes to suit your home and space.

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The Very Best Of Serene Furnishings

Here at UK Bed Store one of our favourite brands is the wonderful Serene Furnishings. We have a vast collection of their products available right the way across our website. With such a wide variety of products, we’ve pulled together some of the team’s favourites, a few of us even have these at home!

Serene Clara

We have started our list with a sense of stylish luxury! The Serene Clara in black nickel comes complete with large round crystals throughout the frame. The design of this bed lends itself well to many different styles of decor, from traditional to modern.
The Serene Clara is available from a small double right up to super kingsize, meaning the more space you have, the grander the bed can be!

Serene Maiden

The Serene Maiden is a firm favourite for those in the team here who love wooden beds. The stunning oak frame boasts a handcrafted cross over pattern that can be viewed as both a classical design and a contemporary design depending upon how you dress the rest of the room. This solid frame includes a sprung base to add extra comfort for the sleeper.
The Serene Maiden is available in double, king and super-king size, perfect for larger rooms.

Serene Latino

This leather framed bed is the perfect choice for the smaller rooms. Available in black or white leather the Serene Latino offers just as much design as you see in double leather beds, but on a much smaller scale. The addition of built-in drawers helps to increase the functionality of the bed.

Serene Oslo

We wouldn’t be branching across the whole Serene bed range if we didn’t include everyone’s favourite bunk beds. When you have children sharing a room, you always have the option of taking up more floor space with beds or moving them onto bunk beds. The Serene Oslo is the perfect option for bunks. The metal frames are available in either black or silver, and are hardwearing, allowing your children to grow with the same beds. The range also includes the triple sleeper, which boasts a double bottom bunk rather than a single.

Serene Paris Guest

The Serene Paris is the perfect bed for children, teenagers, or even as a guest bed, thanks to its fold away extra bed. So whether the kids are having sleepovers or you have more guests staying than beds, this is a great addition for occasional use. Available in white or black.

For more information on the Serene Furnishings range please get in touch with a member of our friendly team today who will be happy to assist you. You can also browse the Serene Furnishings Complete Range.

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The Complete New Bed Experience

Here at UK Bed Store we are well known for our excellent range of beds and mattresses, but did you know that we also stock other accessories that you need to give yourself the complete new bed feeling?

Pillows

Everyone has different needs when it comes to pillows, and they can be even more individual than your mattress as you will never have to share your pillow (unless the kids or dogs join you!).
From memory foam pillows that adapt to your head and neck to the softest pillows for front sleepers and everyone in between. Choosing the right pillow is just as important as choosing your mattress as it can adjust how you sleep and the alignment of your back.
Read more about our range of pillows on their dedicated page.

Duvets

Many of us will have two separate duvets, the winter duvet and the summer duvet. Having two allows you to have the best tog rating for the time of year. Higher togs will be thicker and warmer duvets ready for winter, where lower togs will be great to keep you cooler during the summer months.
Head over to our duvet page for information on choosing the right duvet for your new bed.

Mattress Protectors

When it comes to investing in your new mattress, it is a big investment that many of us only make every 8 years (as advised). So you want to do your best to ensure that your purchase is protected as much as possible to ensure that it remains in good condition throughout its life. Here is where investing in a mattress protector will do wonders for your bed.
Where we recommend hoovering or cleaning your mattress regularly to remove dust, skin cells and other assorted particles, by investing in a mattress topper, you can take this off and pop it through the wash, reducing the care that you need to give your mattress (although we do still recommend giving it a hoover or clean every so often!).
Mattress toppers are available in a number of formats, including waterproof (suitable for potty training time) and plush, which is great in the winter months.

Bed Linen

Bed linen is one of the most individual choices you can make in your bedroom. With a vast range available from a high number of retailers, you can find anything to match the decor of your room. Here at UK Bed Store, our range has something to suit all budgets while keeping everything high quality.

For more information n our bedding accessories, get in touch today and we will be happy to assist you. Check back to our blogs regularly for other ideas around the bedroom.

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A TV In The Bed? Why Not!

Over the last 18 months, you may have spent an increased amount of time watching TV from your bed. So have you considered swapping out your current bed for one with a TV built-in?

What Is A TV Bed?

A TV bed is one of the more modern styles of bed on the market. Designed like a sleigh bed, the TV mechanism is then built into the footboard of the bed. The TV mechanism will be movable via remote control and will be able to withstand a number of TVs providing they meet the specifications of the frame.

TV’s

The collection of TV beds that we offer here at UK Bed Store do not include the TV. We have chosen to offer beds without the TV as this means that you can opt to use your existing bedroom TV (without the expense of paying for a new TV and providing it fits), it also means that you can upgrade to the latest smart TV as and when you like without having to change your bed too. We appreciate that technology changes far more often than you change your bed, and do not want you to feel like you have to keep your current TV.
When it comes to selecting a TV to fit into your bed, you will need to consult the specification of that specific frame as they can vary slightly between different brands and bed sizes.

Minimalist

An increasing interior design trend is minimalism. From fewer ornaments on display, to fewer pieces of furniture in the room and even completely clear surfaces. A great way to continue this into your bedroom, but still have the option for a TV is to invest in a TV bed. This means that you can remove the TV from the wall or unit and have it safely tucked away in the footer of your bed until you want to use it. These beds also come with ample space to have your entertainment system tucked away underneath, meaning there is no need for unsightly wires to be on show.

Storage

A number of the TV beds that we have to offer are also ottoman beds, like the stunning Kaydian Barnard range. Along with saving space where you would usually keep your TV, you can also save storage space around your room by simply lifting your mattress (which is on an easy move base) and revealing ample storage space, great for bedding, clothes, kids toys and even hiding those Christmas and birthday presents!

For more information n the range of TV bed that we have in stock, please get in touch with a member of our team today. Remember to head over to our mattresses to find the best one to suit you and your sleep habits.

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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.

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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.

Why Day Beds Are The Perfect Spare Room Space Saver

Flexa Nordic Day Bed With StorageMaybe you’re looking into decorating your new spare room and are wondering how to get the most out of your space. If you find yourself without much space to work with, but want to maximise the opportunities for what it could be, look no further. Our selection of day beds with storage options and pull out underbeds offer a variety of benefits to help unlock your spare room’s potential. Read our guide below to find out more.

Five Reasons A Day Bed Might Be Perfect For You

The Size

The first thing that you take into account when decorating any room should be the space and how to use it. Does your spare room have a lot of space? Would anything more than a single bed frame take up too much space? Day beds are a really versatile bed that can in some models, offer up to two single beds for the size of just one. Its ability to transform into a stylish seating area also saves you from committing to using the spare room solely as a bedroom.

The Functionality

Developing more upon that, one of the day bed’s real strengths is in it’s functionality. If you want a practical, cosy and versatile spare room that can transition easily from a man cave or dressing room to a guest bedroom, look no further. With the ability to be used for seating during the day, our day beds will make you the ultimate host whether it’s for your next family gathering or your kid’s next sleepover.

The Style

With our wide range of day beds here at the UK Bed Store, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. We have day beds in a variety of colours, wood and metal. With collaborations from brands including Julian Bowen, Flintshire Furniture and GFW, we’re sure that we’ll have a style to fit your room. With both a headboard and a footboard, these are distinct from sofa beds, offering a contemporary and stylish fit for any lounge or spare room.

The Storage

Especially handy in the season of post-Christmas clutter, we have a selection of kids day beds with storage options available. Tired of throwing things under the bed to get dusty and hard to find? We’ve got the bed to keep you organised. Our Flexa Nordic Day Beds for kids not only provide you with a trundle mattress that can be pulled out for an extra sleeper, but they also provide you with two storage drawers for any leftover Lego, untidy toys or anything else that you may need to pack away tidily.

The Extra Bed

As mentioned when discussing our day beds with storage, we also have models that offer you two beds for the size of one. With a lot of our range, you can also get a pull out bed in the form of a pull-out trundle or an under bed frame. With detailing to disguise the underbeds in the form of anything from wooden drawers to fabric button detailing, you can stylishly double the sleeping capacity of your spare room to become the ultimate house guest.

Could A Day Bed Be For You? Get In Touch

If you feel like a day bed could be for you, why not treat yourself and browse our range? If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our expert team will be on hand to guide you through your purchase.

Are Divan Beds the Right Fit For You?

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Here at UK Bed Store, we have a wide range of divan beds from a number of top manufacturers. Maybe you’re considering changing to a divan bed, wondering about whether to return to one or just stuck at what to get altogether. Don’t worry, as we’ve got you covered with a five step guide on what to consider before you buy.

Do You Need More Space?

How much space do you have in your room? If you find yourself struggling for space, divan beds can be a great fit for your room. With storage built into the panels underneath, the divan can quickly de-clutter your room, giving you an extra set of drawers, without needing to compromise any free space in your bedroom. Not only that, but whereas with some frame beds, they can stick out further than the mattress, a divan frame is aligned perfectly with its mattress.

What Would You Store In It?

One of the divan’s key features is the built-in under bed storage so it would be silly not to consider what you would actually use it for. Most commonly used for bedding, excess clothes and towels, the divan could free up a cupboard, wardrobe or if you’re a little bit more swept off your feet, a ‘floordrobe.’

Are You Buying the Divan Bed Base On Its Own Or With a Mattress?

Here at UK Bed Store, we have a range of divan beds, both with and without a mattress. If you’re replacing your divan, but the mattress is still ok, you may want to browse our range of divan bed bases. However, if you’re completely replacing your bed, we advise that you purchase your divan bed from our options with a mattress included.

Which Mattress Should I Choose For My Divan Bed?

This is often the big question. Our range of divan beds can be bought with a variety of mattresses. They can include options such as Coil Spring or Pocket Spring, both with added options in Memory Foam and Latex or Gel. When picking your mattress, it’s important to consider your budget, your desired firmness and any physical needs that you may need to bring into consideration.

Decide On Your Divan With UK Bed Store

Once you’ve gone through this guide and feel confident that divan beds might be the right fit for you, start to browse our range. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. From our store in Leek, Staffordshire, you can rely on UK Bed Stores to provide the best divan beds to your door.

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Sleeping Well When Working from Home

Whilst people working remotely is not a new concept, the global coronavirus outbreak has led to large portions of the nation now working from home for the next few weeks.

However, this doesn’t mean you can start enjoying a lazy 10 am starts every day and clocking off early. For some, this practice will increase their productivity levels; with others finding it easier to work at night instead of the day – perhaps if they also have to home school their children.

Working from home does have an impact on your sleep, with disruptions to your regular routines having a knock-on effect, so for our latest blog, UK Bed Store is sharing the best ways to continue sleeping well.

8 Ways to Keep Productive Working from Home

1. Keeping to a regular daily routine will maintain your mental focus and keep your body clock in sync. Don’t be tempted to hit the snooze button just because you do not have to physically go to work. Have a morning shower, dress for work and have a balanced breakfast like you would on a ‘normal’ day.

2. Before your working day begins or during a mid-morning break get some natural light, whether this is a brisk walk or 10 minutes in the garden with a cup of tea. Natural light is still effective on cloudy or grey days and helps us to reset our internal body clock.

3. Make sure you put boundaries in place and try to keep to your working hours as much as possible. Try not to be available ‘all the time’ such as checking emails or working too close to bedtime as this could impact the time you fall asleep.

4. Create a designated area for working (if possible) and commit to using it only during working hours. Try not to make this space your bedroom, as working from your bed is not good for posture or productivity.

5. Take regular breaks every hour to stretch your legs and get a change of scenery.

6. Working from home can have effects on your mental health, which in turn can have an impact on your sleep. While you may miss the office or factory floor banter, there are platforms such as Skype that will help you stay connected, plus you can see and speak to your colleagues.

7. Stay hydrated by making sure you regularly have a drink. Try keeping a bottle of water on your desk and use time making a brew for a break from your computer.

8. Finally, avoid stocking up on caffeine during the afternoon when you hit the post-lunch dip. Although caffeine affects us all differently, give yourself enough time between your last caffeine intake and bedtime so it doesn’t interfere with your sleep. If you start feeling lethargic in the afternoon, spend 10 minutes outside or put on some of your favourite songs to lift your mood.

Considering a New Bed? Get in Touch Today

If you are looking to treat yourself to a new bed, look no further than UK Bed Store.

Please contact us today if you have any questions about our range of mattresses and bed frames.

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Essential Sleeping Tips with UK Bed Store

Here at UK Bed Store, we offer a fantastic range of beds and mattresses to help you get the best night’s sleep possible.

As the Dalia Lama once said,
“Sleep is the best meditation.”

If you are struggling with either waking up in the night or just not getting enough sleep which leads to fatigue during the day, why not read some of our essential sleeping tips below.

Six Tips for Creating Perfect Bedroom for Sleep

1. Forget About Work – The purpose of your bedroom is to relax, so try to keep any reminders of work in another room.
2. Serene Space – The more pleasing environment, the better night’s sleep you will get. If you are thinking of re-decorating, then consider soothing colours such as blue or putting tranquil pictures around the room.
3. De-Clutter – Having clutter everywhere will destroy any relaxing vibe in your bedroom. You could choose one of our divan beds which are a perfect storage solution for clutter.
4. Keep the Noise Down – Even in sleep we still process background noises, so leaving a TV on standby or your phone on will only act as distractions to sleep. Creating an environment where there is minimal noise will help switch your mind off ready for sleep.
5. A Comfortable Bed – Having a comfortable bed is a must but also carefully choose your sheets, pillows and mattress will create the most relaxing sleep space.
6. Make Your Bed Every day – According to a survey from the National Sleep Foundation, those who make their beds every day generally slept better than those who don’t.

Get the Bedroom of Your Dreams with UK Bed Store

UK Bed Store have been providing the finest bed frames, mattresses and bedroom furniture plus we work with renowned brands like Silentnight, Birlea and Serene Furnishings.

If you’d like to know more about our product range, please get in touch today and speak to our team of specialists or come and pay our showroom in Staffordshire a visit.