Saturday, 6 June 2009

Buying Tips For Your Next Bed

Shopping for a bed can certainly be a challenge. Any bed outlet will spoil you for choice with an array of mattresses, types of bed and price ranges. By thinking in advance, talking it through with a partner if appropriate will ensure you have a better idea of your requirements making it easier to find the bed that will suit your circumstances.

There are many bed types to choose from, you could have a metal, wooden or divan style bed. When you are thinking about what might be best for you start with your current bed. What do you like about your existing bed is it nice and firm or is it too soft? Do you like the style or does it possible take up to much room. If you share with a partner is your bed big enough for the two of you, if not consider a larger bed and type of mattress, a traditional style spring mattress can disturb another partner where as there is less movement with a foam mattress.

Like me you may have though the single, double and king sized beds were all the same size however they aren't standardised even though they use the size of name to describe the product. This is especially important if you are buying the bed and mattress from separate suppliers. The height of a bed is important as well, do measure the beds you go to see, a bed that is too high may look out of place with your existing furniture and you may feel strange lying in bed higher than other furniture.

If you have narrowed your choices down to a couple of equally good products think about the after sales service. When can they delivery and if they assemble, as well as the guarantees or warrantees that are provided.

Understandably price factors into your buying decisions however it is best to look at the value rather than price. The cheapest may save you some money initially however is less likely to last as long and offer the comfort and support you want. We spend around 3,000 hours in bed each year so it is worth saving to spend a little more for a great night sleep and be refreshed for the day ahead.

Olivia has 2 years experience writing articles about beds. She also enjoys writing on various other topics.

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