Shopping for a New Bed

Most of us spend around a third of our day in bed, if we get what is said to be the requisite eight hours of sleep, so it’s worth doing your homework before buying a new one. Decent beds are not particularly cheap, so you want to make sure that you get things right. These tips should give you a starting point for getting the best new bed for your money.

1. Size

If you want a bed that is the same size as your present one, measure it carefully and make a note. You may decide that you want a bigger bed than the one you already have; if that’s the case then you should measure your bedroom. This may seem like an obvious task, but you don’t want to end up buying something that’s too large for your space when the excitement of shopping kicks in!

2. Do You Want Extra Storage Space?

Most of us like some extra storage space in the bedroom, especially if the room is not that large. Many beds now have storage space built in, either underneath as part of the base of the bed, or drawers built in at the sides.

3. Do You Want a New Bed for Health Reasons?

If you suffer from back problems then you may want to change your bed and look for something that has a firmer base and mattress.

4. An Affordable Bed

It’s a good to have a clear idea of your price range before you go shopping for a bed. Take a look online and study the ranges offered by different bed manufacturers to see what’s available in your price range.

5. Do Your Research

If you’re going on a shopping trip then take a look in some of the bed and furniture stores to get an idea of what is available, and what you might like.

6. The Internet

When you are buying something as important as a new bed, take a look online, but consider going out to a store to test a few out. You don’t buy a new bed every year so you want to make sure you get one that’s completely right for you.

7. Mattresses

When you need a new mattress, you may need a whole new bed. Mattresses work better when they have a good support system underneath. If the base of your bed isn’t doing its job anymore, then you won’t feel the full benefit of a new mattress.

8. Get a Mattress Protector

Get a mattress protector when you replace your bed. Mattress protectors act as barriers against the dust mites that can cause allergies.

9. Ask Around

Try asking friends and family members if they recommend a certain type of bed or mattress – for example, memory foam – or a specific manufacturer. We stock them all.

10. Enjoy the Process

Don’t make buying a new bed too much of a chore; think of the positive aspects and you’ll probably enjoy the choosing and purchasing process!

Remember if you need any advice on the best bed for you contact the team at TJ Warehouse