When it comes to big furniture items in the home, your bed is among the biggest and also among the most important. It’s more than just comfort, it also adds style and personality to your home. Shopping for a new one can be a bit of a challenge thanks to the sheer volume of options at very different price points. Where do you even begin? Here we’ll take a look at some top tips and considerations to use when shopping for a new bed.
Size Should Be the Number One Priority
While there are many considerations to keep in mind, size should be top of the list. If it’s too big, you may not be able to fit it in your bedroom, and if it’s too small, then it may not have the impact you’re looking for, and you may not be as comfortable when sleeping. A good rule of thumb is to purchase a bedframe based on the largest mattress size that will comfortably fit in your room.
Does It Work with Your Existing Décor?
Be sure to also think about the existing décor. If you’re not planning to redecorate the bedroom, then you need to pick a bed that matches the current design. A traditional wood frame bed may seem out of place in your modern and minimalistic room, whereas a metal bed may not suit a bedroom that is meant to be warm, inviting and more classic looking.
Do You Have a Lack of Storage in the Bedroom?
If storage is an issue in your bedroom, why not look for a bed that can address the issue? Among the pros and cons of a divan beds, is the built-in storage that some models can offer. A divan bed can have drawers in the base or even lift completely. Just imagine how that would help you in terms of storage and organisation in the bedroom.
The drawers will be limited in terms of space, but if you purchase a model that lifts at the base, then you have a huge amount of space. This is perfect for storing items you don’t need to access daily, but that may take up a lot of room otherwise.
Know the Different Types of Beds
Speaking of divan beds, while popular, they aren’t the only type of bed there is. It can be helpful to brush up on your knowledge so you know what you’re looking for. Besides divan beds, you can also look at bedsteads, adjustable beds, slatted base beds, sprung slatted bed frames, solid slatted bed frames, or even bunk beds if you’re redesigning a kids’ room.
Budget Is Usually a Factor in Home Upgrades
Finally, there is the budget. Budget often plays a big role in home décor, decorating, and upgrade projects. Settle on a number you feel comfortable with and stick with it. As you shop around, you’ll find things such as the size, material, and quality will all factor into the cost.
These tips and considerations will help you narrow down the options and find the perfect bed for your needs and wants.