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How to Choose the Right Bed for your Bedroom

Apr 26, 2022 Linsy

Want to get a new bed but unsure of what to buy? Well, there are things that you need to look into when you are getting a new bed. You don’t just go to a shop or a warehouse to grab one. Some would do this and end up getting the wrong bed that is either too big or too small. It might also not fit into your lifestyle and needs. That is why, it is important to have a check list of some points to consider in choosing a bed.

We will be giving you some tips on how you can get the right bed. This is significant because a bed is not just an ordinary furniture. It is something that we would be using for long hours every day when we get to sleep and we need a rest. So, be sure to get a good bed and a good mattress as well. Here are our tips to help you choose the right bed:

1. Know the size of your bedroom.

Of course, this one is necessary. You really need to look at your bedroom so you can determine the size of bed that can fit in it. If your room is too small, then a big bed won’t be advisable since it will not leave any space for going around the room and for other furniture that you will need inside the bedroom. Your bedroom’s size will also help you choose the type of bed to get and the height of the bed and headboard as well. Take note of your bedroom’s size because when you buy a bed, it would look big or small in the area of the store where you’re getting it. To avoid guess work, write down your bedroom’s dimensions on a sheet of paper and bring that with you when you get a bed.

2. Determine your budget

As always, your budget will always matter because without your money, you will not be able to get a bed. Also, your efforts in choosing a bed will be worthless if you don’t even know how much you are actually allocating for one. So, when you choose a bed, see to it that it doesn’t just fit your taste and your bedroom but it has to be within the limits of your budget.

3. Let is coincide with bedroom theme.

Your bed will be the focal point of our bedroom. So, make sure that it will look right inside it. If you’re trying to get a classical bedroom, then get a classic bed with all the carvings paired with a beautiful fabric for the bed coverings. You can look for bedroom designs that can aid you in searching for the right bed that will fit in your interior design concept. You can also ask for assistance from people who sell those beds. For sure, they can give you a good advice since they are experts when it comes to that. But, it is still better that you have an idea of what you really want before you start shopping.

4. Who will use bedroom.

This is also an important thing to look into. If kids will use the bedroom, then you look for beds that are right for their size. There are beds designed for kids. Some of them are even designed with your kid’s favourite cartoon or theme. If you are looking for a bed for a master’s bedroom good for two people, then a queen or king bed would be right. But make sure that a king bed would fit in your bedroom. Do not get a king bed if your bedroom is not that spacious. If you are sleeping alone in a room, a twin-size bed or a queen bed will also be good.

5. Look into the functions of the bed.

Decide if u want to use your bed for other purpose aside from being a comfortable area to sleep on. You might need an underbed storage to keep your things and save space. Or it can also have a sofa connected into it which can be kept when not used. There are so many ways you have achieve a bed with multi-function. You can also get it with built-in nightstands and shelves. You can even have a customized bed that would fit your needs.

6. Choose material used.

Beds are made from different materials. You have to decide if you want it to be wood, brass, stainless steel, bamboo or cane. You can also think if you want it to be with or without a headboard and footboard. Make sure that the bed you will choose will coincide to your interior decoration theme. Like if you want a Zen bedroom, a wooden or bamboo bed will fit in.

7. Look into height of bed.

Some beds are too low while some are high. Low beds are quite hard to clean under it due to its height. High beds are those beds that would require a step stool so you can get into it. Well, look into your condition if you could use this type of bed. Check on bed heights when buying one. You can sit on it to check if it’s not too high or too low for you.

8. Think of space saving beds.

Well, we have actually mentioned this already but if you want to use space saving beds, you can get a bunk bed that allow two persons to use it or a loft bed where you can use the lower part for your work area and other purposes. This type of bed would best suit a small bedroom and for those who would like to get wider available spaces for their bedrooms.

9. Choose bed type.

here are different types of bed. You can choose from air beds, bunk beds, cabin beds, canopy (four poster) beds, divan beds, feather beds, futons beds, hammocks beds, loft beds, Murphy (wall) beds, sleep number bed, sleeping bags, sleigh beds, sofa beds, space saving beds, trundle beds, water beds and platform beds. Choose which bed type would be suitable for your bedroom. Also, don’t forget to do your homework to check on the type of bed you want just to be sure it is the right one.

10. Invest in quality.

Do not just get a bed because of how it looks and how much it is. Make sure that it is of good quality. So, look for a bed that is worth the price and would last for long. You can research for bed brands so you can be guided if they are of good quality.


Reprinted from, by Ronald Bien. 

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