Considering we spend up to 1/3 of our day in our beds, it’s important that, when you are buying a bed, you give it the time and careful consideration that it deserves. A bed is made up of three main components – the bed frame, the mattress and the bedding. Here is the ultimate guide to buying the right bed for you.
1. The bed frame
There are many different types and styles of bed frames to choose from and your choice will depend on the style of your bedroom and your own personal preference. There are wooden beds, leather beds, metal frames beds and much, much more. Your budget will also play a part as larger, heavier bed frames will cost a good deal more. You will also have to choose what size of bed frame you want with the general sizes being single, double, queen size and king size.
2. The mattress
There are also a number of mattresses to choose from, which can leave you a little overwhelmed if you don’t know what to look out for. There are firm mattress, soft mattress, orthopaedic mattress, memory foam mattress and pillow top mattress to name just a few. To help you choose the right mattress, the best thing to do is to test each one out there and spend about 5 or so minutes on each one so that you can gauge how your body is responding to the different settings.
3. The bedding
When it comes to buying bedding, you should aim to buy the best bedding that you can afford as it’s not something you should really skimp on. For sheets and pillow cases, thread count is important – the higher the thread count, the softer and luxurious the material. For quilts, you should match your duvet size to the bed frame size. So, if you have a king size bed, opt for a king size quilt or king size doona as they are sometimes referred to.
Once you have the right combination of these three important components, then you are surely onto a winner and your quality of sleep will improve tenfold!