Our bed buying guide
Sleep provides one of the most restorative aspects in our lives. Sleep in an ill-fitting bed or on an unsuitable mattress and you could be setting yourself up for health problems in the future. So, choosing the right bed is one of the most important decisions you can make for your wellbeing. Find the perfect bed for you with Feather and Black's bed buyers guide:
Deciding on the right bed size for you
The size of bed you choose will depend on whether you plan to share a bed with another person and how much available space you have in the bedroom. For two people there is, of course, the traditional double, but if you have the space, do measure out a King size or bigger still, a Super King, both of which are bigger in the width and length than a traditional double. It can offer a couple more room generally during the night, and avoids the one sleeper disturbing the other through mattress movement.
Finding the right style bed for your home
The look, style and size of your home will determine the style of bed you are looking for. Whilst you want it to feel very personal to you and your choice can reflect this with the materials you choose, there are a few considerations to help you decide on the best possible style for you.
Needing just the occasional polish with a duster, wooden bed frames are very practical. Choose from a wide range of beautiful woods including cherry, ash, birch, oak and walnut. Most styles create a timeless look and can last a lifetime.
Adding a feminine touch, the iron bed also manages to introduce a light and airy feel to a bedroom. A big bedroom can take both a head and tail board although an iron bed with a low end is also available if you don’t want the bed to dominate the space. Either way, iron beds have a sprung slat construction on which the mattress sits.
This is a style of bed that can really add an individual and luxurious touch to your home with the fabric upholstered to a wooden frame chosen to marry with your interiors - it’s the bespoke approach to introducing a new bed into your home. The options are endless with smart buttoning and stud detailing setting each style apart. Upholstered furniture does require a little more care on a day-to-day basis.
If space is limited, built-in storage drawers set into the base of a bed make the ideal place to store any number of items. A divan bed provides this space and can be covered with a valance in situ, or left as is.
It’s important for children’s beds to impart a sense of style and fun into a bedroom, but do try to choose a bed a child can grow into, otherwise a child’s bedroom can become an expensive business.
The perfect bed solution ….
FOR GUEST BEDS
Not every home can afford a spare room with a guest bed used only occasionally. The Guest Divan is a single divan with a second bed stored underneath which folds out into two singles or a double divan. For a more glamorous idea, Evie Day Bed is a clever, double-use option, folding out into a double bed and when not in use provides extra, elegant seating.