Your Guide to buying a bed

Time to invest in a new bed? There are all sorts of things to consider – from style to practicality, and making the most of your space. Let us guide you through the process and help you find the perfect bed.

The size of bed you choose all depends on whether you plan to share your bed and how much available space you have in your 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 wider and longer than a traditional double. It can offer a couple more room generally during the night, and avoids the one sleeper disturbing the other through continuous mattress movement.

Take a look at our handy measurement guide* to get the right fit for you:

Single

Approx.
3' x 6'3" (90cm x 190cm)

Double

Approx.
4'6" x 6'3" (120cm x 190cm)

King

Approx.
5' x 6'6" (150cm x 200cm)

Super King

Approx.
6' x 6'6" (180cm x 200cm)

Emperor

Approx.
6'10" x 6'6" (200cm x 200cm)

 
Small Single 2'6" 2'6" x 6'3" 75cm x 190cm
Single 3' 3' x 6'3" 90cm x 190cm
Small Double 4' 4' x 6'3" 120cm x 190cm
Double 4'6" 4'6" x 6'3" 135cm x 190cm
King 5' 5' x 6'6" 150cm x 200cm
Super King 6' 6' x 6'6" 180cm x 200cm
Emperor 6'10 6'6 x 6'6" 200cm x 200cm
Please note measurements shown here are to be used as a guide only. Exact dimensions may vary.

The type of bed that will suit you best will be based on a number of factors individual to you. Let us help by exlaining the different types of bed.

Divans

Divans act as bases for mattresses and either have springs – which allow the mattress to adapt to the body's contours – or a platform top, which provides firmer support for a great night’s sleep.

A divan is useful if you're tight on space as most are available with drawers to provide additional storage.


Bedsteads

Bedsteads are more decorative and will provide a definite classic or contemporary look to your bedroom. A bedstead will give more cushioned support and is the standard on most of our beds.

Bedsteads are great for adding a bit of style to your bedroom.


Storage Beds

Storage beds feature built-in drawers that free up valuable space in other parts of the bedroom. Another space-saving feature is Ottoman storage. Storage is revealed by opening the top of the bed with an easy-to-operate mechanism.

Storage beds are great for people who need extra storage options for their bedroom.


Guest & Folding Beds

Guest and folding beds provide flexible solutions for overnight and last minute guests. They can also work well as children's beds for those with limited space in their children's bedroom.

Guest & Folding beds are useful if you often have company but don’t have a spare bedroom.

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.

Upholstered Beds

Add an individual and luxurious touch to your home with one of our beautiful upholstered beds. Whether it’s one of our standard fabrics, or a truly bespoke material (even one you have found elsewhere!) chosen to marry with your interiors – we can offer something to suit your individual tastes. The bed frame options are also endless, with smart buttoning and stud detailing setting each style apart. We can make any upholstered bed, in any size and any fabric!


Wooden Beds

Needing just the occasional polish with a duster, wooden bed are very practical. Choose from a wide range of beautiful woods including ash, birch, oak and rubberwood. Most styles create a timeless look and can last a lifetime. As well as our natural wooden bed ranges, we also feature a number of painted wooden beds; creating a softer look than can be accessorised in many different ways.


Metal Beds

Adding a feminine touch, the traditional metal bed also manages to introduce a light and airy feel to a bedroom. A big bedroom can take both a head and foot board although a metal bed with a low end is also available if you don’t want the bed to dominate the space. Either way, our metal beds all come with a sprung slat construction on which the mattress sits for ultimate comfort.


Children’s Beds

Try to choose a bed your child can grow into, while thinking about fun and practicality. Our range have been created with children in mind and are tested to EN747 British Standards for children’s furniture.

Handy tips for buying your bed

Try before you buy. We always recommend that you visit one of our shops to try out a bed before ordering. 

Take your time. You’ll have your bed for many years to come so take the time to make sure it’s the right one for you.

Consider a larger bed. You spend up to a third of your life in bed, you’ll appreciate the extra room!

Why not come and see your perfect bed up close in one of our stores?

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