Most modern beds consist of a soft, cushioned mattress on a bed frame, with the mattress resting either on a solid base, often wood slats, or a sprung base. Many beds include a box spring inner-sprung base, a large mattress-sized box containing wood and springs that provide additional support and suspension for the mattress.
Tips on Buying y0ur new bed
- Getting the best type of Bed
Looking for a space-saving bed with storage to put in a smaller bedroom, or a stylish four-poster bed? Your bed is likely to be the most prominent piece of furniture in your bedroom, so choose a bed type that fits with the style and size of the room.
- Measure your space
|Bed Type||Metric Measurements (cm)||Imperial Measurements|
|Single Bed size||92 cm x 187 cm||3’0″ x 6’2″ (36″ x 74″)|
|Single Extra Long size||92 cm x 203 cm||3’0″ x 6’8″ (36″ x 80″)|
|King Single size||106 cm x 203 cm||3’6″ x 6’8″ (42″ x 80″)|
|Double Size||137 cm x 187 cm||4’6″ x 6’2″ (54″x 74″)|
|Queen Size||153 cm x 203 cm||5’0″ x 6’8″ (60″x 80″)|
|King Size||183 cm x 203 cm||6’0″ x 6’8″ (72″ x 80″)|
|Super King Size||203ccm x 203 cm||6’8″ x 6’8″ (80″ x 80″)|
How much space do you have? Decide how large or small a bed you’d like – or can fit – in your bedroom. Measure your bedroom if you’re moving into a new home, allowing ample space at either side of where the bed will fit to accommodate bedside tables or other furniture.
- Get the right mattress
Choosing the right mattress is crucial to ensure you get a long-lasting bed that gives you a comfortable night’s sleep while properly supporting your body. Contrary to popular opinion, a mattress doesn’t have to be firm to be good for you. As long as it has a good supporting structure, the amount of padding on top is down to personal preference.