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Buyers Guide How to Buy a Bed & Headboard

Not sure whether to go for a Bedstead or Divan? Continue reading to find what's best for you.

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Everything you need to know before buying a bed

Beds are sometimes sold separately to mattresses. If you are replacing the bed and headboard and not the mattress, this buyer’s guide is essential for you.

Firstly, make sure the bed and mattress fit correctly, or this will affect your sleep quality for the worse.

If you are replacing your mattress and you’ve had a slatted bed or a divan for 10 years or more, you might want to consider replacing the bed too with the mattress as they don’t usually last longer than this. We recommend that to save time and money by replacing them together.

Types of beds

There are a few different types of bed frames, read below to decide which one is perfect for your needs.

Bentley Designs Bed frame Bedstead at Gardiner Haskins Showroom.

Slats and frames

Simple framed beds are usually the cheaper option. You also have the added advantage of having an accessible storage area underneath for suitcases or for Tupperware. You can have wooden beds or more stylish upholstered beds.

Divans are an excellent storage solution and choose from a huge range of upholstery options.

Divan

Divans are the standard bed choice because of their comfort, function and aesthetic. These beds are made of wood, but the beauty of them is that you can choose from a huge array of upholstery fabric and colours to compliment the style and colour of your bedroom.

Divans are also known for their smart storage. Instead of having ‘under-the-bed’ storage space you have stylish draws to store linen, shoes and more.

Ottoman beds offer an alternative storage solution.

Ottoman

Ottomans are an alternative storage method. Lift the entire mattress up that is resting on a lid to reveal a large area of storage protected from dust.

bath one Castor Feet

bath one Glider Feet

Feet

Some bed feet can be flat, and some can have wheels, but both can damage your floor from scratching or leave a dent in carpets. Make sure you buy protector pads or cups to save your floor.

Headboards

Choosing a headboard is dependent on style choice and personal preference. You can find them in a huge array of styles, from traditional to modern and in a huge variety of different fabrics. Choose a traditional strutted or full-depth headboard. GOt large with a Euro-wide headboard that exceeds the bed width for a feature piece.

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