Updated: Mar 17
What do you generally do when you have to buy a bed? Go to a furniture store and choose the one which attracts your eyes the most? Well, wait for a moment! This attractive bed can prove a blunder, so you need to ponder over a few points before you go for the purchase:
What is the Size of the Bedroom?
Take a measuring tape and check the size of your bedroom. For small (7’*10’) and very small (6’*6”) bedrooms go for a daybed, trundle bed, or a bunker bed and medium-size (10’*10’) bedrooms, one can choose a queen size bed; whereas, for a large (13’*13) bedrooms, a king-size bed (6’*6’) will be suitable.
What is Your Budget?
Think about how much you can spend? Whenever you go for the purchase, ask them to show the beds which come under your budget, it will be very easy for you to choose one. You can choose a sleeping loft, open frame, or slat bed, these are less expensive in comparison to others.
(This bed, though less expensive, looks perfect for the space.)
Try to Choose One which Goes with Other Furniture in the Room
As you are changing a bed not the whole furniture, try to choose one which matches with the existing furniture items in the bedroom. Otherwise, it will look odd.
Who is Going to Use the Bedroom?
After knowing the size, think about the requirements of members who are going to use it. A couple can choose a queen size bed but if 2-3 siblings are sharing a bedroom, then one should either go for a bunk bed or a trundle bed. If a child sleeps with parents, in this case, a king-size bed will be better. If it is the bedroom of a young boy and girl, you can even go for a twin-size bed or a single bed.
Which Headboard to Choose?
Headboards are a crucial part of a bed, so try to choose one wisely for your bed. For example, if a toddler is going to spend most of the time on the bed while playing and watching T.V, go for a tufted headboard, it will be safer for them, because they can hurt themselves with a wooden or a metal headboard. So choose a headboard which you feel will be comfortable for the person who is going to use the bed.
Do You Need Storage?
Beds come with and without storage. Choose according to your need. If storage is not required, avoid buying beds with storage as they are bulkier.
Choose a Right Mattress
The most important part of a bed is a mattress, so choose a comfortable one with your bed. Sleeping on an old and uncomfortable mattress can cause discomfort.
These were few points which you should keep in mind when going to buy a new bed. I hope these can make a real difference to your next purchase.