Choosing the right bed can be a daunting task. When it comes to choosing the right bed for your home, there are a few key factors which need to be addressed before you part with your hard earned cash. These key factors are outlined below:
The style of a bed is important. It’s no good putting a state of the art TV bed in a bedroom if the décor is more suited to a traditional bed frame – it would look like an alien had landed. Faux leather or real leather beds are perfect for modern bedrooms, whereas metal beds are perfect for contemporary bedroom décor. Wooden beds a perfect choice for a child’s room, or for any guest room – whereas luxurious ornate wooden beds are ideal for any Shabby chic bedroom.
Depending on if the bed you are choosing is for a guest room or a main bedroom depends on which material would be most suited. Price wise, it would be crazy to put an expensive genuine leather bed in a child’s bedroom. Although real leather beds are durable, they are still easy to scratch or tear – therefore a child who likes to climb around on their bed is probably more likely to tear, scuff or scratch a leather or faux leather bed.
Faux leather beds are a cheaper alternative to genuine leather beds. Although faux leather beds don’t have that real leather smell to them, they have the exact same appearance and are just as hard wearing.
Divan beds are usually available in a wide range of material options. Recently we purchased our very own first divan bed, and we were able to upgrade the material to a thicker, more durable material. Bearing in mind we have a kitten, leather and faux leather beds were not a wise option in our case.
Metal beds are usually very reasonable in price. Some high end metal beds are great for a main bedroom, these are usually made constructed from brass or nickel, and feature very attractive ornate designs. Children’s metal beds are usually quite cheap and often come in child-like designs, such as football themed or princess themed beds. Metal beds are possibly the cheapest option available for any bedroom. Metal beds are hard wearing, but not as hard wearing as wooden beds – as metal beds can sometimes have give and thin hollow tubing which can become bent if mistreated.
Wooden Beds are the most durable of beds. Wooden beds are available in a variety of wood materials, such as solid oak, hardwood and pine etc. Wooden beds are usually available in a small range of colours, which include pine, oak or white finish. Natural wooden beds are usually finished in a wax finish. Wooden beds are a great choice for children’s bedrooms, as they are the most durable of all beds. Most children’s bunk beds are constructed from wood, as wood is tough and not easily bendable (other than the slats if ‘jumped’ on). Solid wooden beds can be fairly expensive, but they are worth every penny. Some wooden beds are available with carved detailing, perfect for any traditional bedrooms. White wooden beds are usually found in guest rooms, as they look clean and modern.
Many beds are designed to be functional, ie they have storage underneath or the added bonus of a spare bed underneath, or even a desk area underneath. Nowadays you can even buy a bed which houses your flat screen TV.
Price factor can be the determining factor of which bed you choose. We suggest shopping around for the latest deals. Most good bedroom furniture retailers have an all year sale on, offering you great savings all year round. Bed SOS is just one example of a competitive bedroom furniture retailer, devoted to offering you the best possible savings.
Don’t just settle for the cheapest of cheap when it comes to purchasing your bed. Evaluate what material the bed is constructed from, and summarise what the best possible buy is available to you. Using the above tips may help you choose the right bed for your home.