Types of beds and bases available
When it comes to choosing the perfect mattress, you also need to choose the perfect base to go with it. The base is an important choice as it’s not only a major factor in the comfort of your bed, but it will also completely transform the look of your bedroom. Whether you’re looking for a statement piece or something with a lot of functionality, beds and bases come in all different designs, shapes and sizes.
With the bed usually acting as the main focal point in a bedroom, it’s important to find something that is suited to your taste, lifestyle, and needs. Searching for the perfect bed base can seem complicated, but once you establish all the differences between the types available, it’s easier than you initially think.
The divan is one of the most popular choices for a mattress base and they sit about an inch or two from the floor. A divan can be purchased in a huge range of different colours and finishes to match all decors and they are extremely functional. With drawers to store bedding or any other bedroom items, a divan bed removes the worry of mess accumulating under the bed and keeps everything tucked away in an organised and orderly fashion.
A bedstead is essentially a different type of framework or platform that your mattress sits on. Bedsteads come in a vast range of materials including fabric, leather, metal, and wood, so it’s easy to find on that fits in with the style your bedroom requires. This type of frame will provide the base as well as the headboard and sometimes a footboard all in one.
An ottoman base is extremely practical and is great if you have a smaller bedroom, or if you just need some extra storage space. They offer the maximum amount of storage space available in the base of the bed by featuring a lifting lid, allowing you to manage your storage under the mattress.
We offer a vast range of single beds and bases with something to suit everyone. With a mix of divans, bedsteads, and ottomans, we pride ourselves on offering high quality and robust single beds, providing both style and comfort. The Single Iona Bed has a solid mattress support platform and, with a luxurious scrolled headboard and the option of a footboard, it allows you to make it suited to your personal needs. With a huge selection of fabrics available across all of our beds and bases, we’re sure there will be something to suit your tastes and décor choices. With everything from velvet, leather and house linen, even down to the colour and shape of the feet.
Small doubles are great for a more compact space but still offer enough room for two people to comfortably sleep. Our small double upholstered beds come in a range of designs offering divan, bedstead and ottoman options to suit all lifestyle needs. As a small double is usually found in a smaller bedroom, the Jersey Divan Base is ideal as it features extremely handy storage drawers for storing bedding, cushions or general bedroom items. With a many high-quality fabrics options to choose from and between black or chrome glides, there will be something to suit all decorative tastes.
Our double beds come in a range of different designs and styles whether you want a complete bedstead, or something great for storage like a divan or an ottoman. The Double Guernsey Bed Base is simple yet effective and allows you to create and design your bed to match your tastes. Select one of our many fabrics alongside the shape and colour of the feet, before deciding on the type of headboard you would like to pair it with, to create either a traditional or modern design.
Sleep like a king in any of our upholstered beds or bases and add your own unique touch by choosing from our huge selection of fabrics - or even use your own! The Kingsize Lismore Bed is ideal if you want to create a luxurious statement and make heads turn. With beautiful deep buttoning on the headboard and the option of tapered or turned shaped legs it can appear both traditional and contemporary. For an extra statement, you can even swap the fabric buttons for stunning Swarovski crystals.
We’re confident you will find a super king bed that will reflect your personality and style whether you prefer a more traditional shape and feel or something sleek and modern. The Super King Mull Bed offers a chic and sophisticated look with piping detail and shallow buttoning. This bedstead is available in a huge range of fabrics and can be made with an optional high buttoned footboard. The buttoning and piping can be added in a different colour, either slightly lighter or darker for a subtle contrast, or a bolder colour to pick out a theme in your bedroom.
We’re aware the term Emperor varies in size in the industry, so we offer both 6ft 6ins (200cm) and 7ft (213.4cm). You can confirm the exact sizes of your mattress with use before we begin creating your bed or base. The Emperor Caldey Bed is beautifully simple yet sophisticated and features a curved top with subtle shoulders. This bedstead can be offered in a huge range of fabrics from a textured weave to faux wool, and can be fitted with tapered or turned feet at the footend.
Now that you know all the different types of beds and bases available, and what the benefits of the different types are, your bed base decision will be easier than ever before. If you want to chat regarding the requirements of your bed, the fabrics available and fitting options, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team! We’d love to help you.