Tips to consider when buying your bed


If you want to ensure that you are always able to enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep and rise feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead, it’s vital that you choose the perfect bed for your individual needs.


With so many things to consider and a number of different options to choose from, it can often be difficult to know where to start when it comes to choosing a bed that will allow you to sleep, dream and relax in optimum comfort for years to come.


After all, did you know that we spend a third of our life in bed? Good sleep is essential for good health, and good sleep often requires a well-suited bed. 


We’ve created a helpful guide outlining everything you need to know about buying the perfect bed. Within this guide, we will cover everything from comfort and size through to support options and price.



Should comfort be a priority?


Although many people choose a bed based on its aesthetic appeal and how it will fit into the existing décor of your bedroom, the comfort of your bed should be your biggest priority.


And you will be pleased to hear that it is possible to find a sleeping solution that offers both style and comfort in equal measures.


With this in mind, when it comes to choosing the perfect bed, it certainly pays to try before you buy! So, make sure that you lie on your bed before you buy it to make sure that it is big enough and that it can support your weight and build.  After all, the wrong bed can cause a whole host of problems including lack of sleep, bad backs and sore muscles, so it’s vital that you spend the time choosing the right bed for you.


It’s also worth remembering that it’s not a case of one-size fits all when it comes to choosing the perfect bed! Everyone is different when it comes to the comfort and support they need.



What will the bed’s function be?


This might seem like a silly question, but when it comes to choosing the perfect bed, it’s also important that you consider what you will actually use your bed for, aside from sleeping of course!


For example, many of us not only sleep in our beds, but we also rest, relax, read or even watch TV! With this in mind, you might want to opt for a bed with a headboard so that you can enjoy your bed propped up, or if you have little ones who are prone to jumping into your bed during the night, you should consider opting for a bigger bed.


So, think about what your bed will be used for and how often you will use it.


Are you getting the support you need?


If you suffer from back problems, or a disturbed sleeping pattern due to restfulness, the problem may lie with your bed.


For example, beds come in all shapes and sizes, and each type of bed offers different levels of support. Slat and spring beds tend to offer much more back support than other options, and you can also find plenty of adjustable beds which are a great option for creating a comfortable sleeping solution that works for you.



Your mattress matters


Your choice of mattress should also be a top priority, especially when it comes to ensuring that your bed is able to accommodate your comfort and support requirements. After all, there is no point choosing a bed that matches your comfort needs, if your mattress is not up to scratch, as both need to work together.


There’s lots of different mattress options to choose from however, as a general rule of thumb, spring mattresses tend to be best suited to spring beds and foam mattresses tend to be best suited to slat beds.


Always opt for a mattress that comes with a manufacturer’s guarantee and remember, you should be changing your mattress every 8 years!


Does size matter?


Of course! When it comes to choosing the perfect bed, it’s vital that it is big enough for you and your partner to sleep, dream, relax and nap in the optimum comfort.


But that’s not all… the overall size of your bedroom should also be taken into account, as you don’t want your bed to dominate the space you are working with, overpowering the room and leaving you with no storage space.


And remember a room that is enclosed, busy and cluttered is hardly relaxing!


Look at your bed as a long-term investment


When it comes to choosing the perfect bed, you should view it as a long-term investment and make sure that it will serve you well for years to come.


With this in mind, you should not only make sure that it suits the demands of your lifestyle in terms of comfort and durability, but that it also offers timeless aesthetics.


Beds come in all shapes and sizes, and there’s a lot to think about when it comes to choosing the perfect one.


Here at the Headboard Workshop, we provide a great choice of high quality sleeping solutions that are not only super comfortable but are also available in a fantastic range of traditional and contemporary designs.


Our friendly, helpful and experienced team is always on hand to ensure that you are able to access the advice you need to choose the perfect bed! For us, we want you to dream, sleep and relax in the optimum comfort, every day of the week.


All of our beds have been carefully selected with comfort, quality and long lasting performance in mind! After all, with the majority of us spending half our lifetime asleep, it’s vital that your bed is able to accommodate the demands that often come hand in hand with everyday life.