Getting a new bed can be really exciting as it can improve your quality of sleep as well as the appearance of your bedroom. However, there are a few things you need to think about before you choose a bed, from size to materials.
Decide On A Bed Size
The first step towards choosing a bed is to decide what size of bed you want. This might be easy if you are replacing an existing bed, know what size it is, and want one exactly the same size, but otherwise, you'll need to get your tape measure out. Measure the space that you can devote to a bed, and if you have a bed already, measure that and figure out what size it is. Remember that you will need space for any drawers and wardrobe doors near your bed to be opened fully. Think about your needs and whether you're happy with your current bed. Bed sizes do differ depending on the country and can be confusing, but Inside Bedroom explains the bed and mattress sizes that are typically available in Australia.
Choose A Material
You should then decide what you want your bed to be made of. If you want a really strong, durable bed, you might pick a heavy metal frame. If your bed is for a spare room or if you will need to move it around a lot, you might choose a light metal frame. For a classic look and a durable feel, you might consider wood. However, there are a lot of woods to choose from with different colours and textures. As How Stuff Works explains, close-grain woods like birch and cherry have a smoother texture, compared to open-grained oak and ash. Some beds also have upholstery in materials like cotton or velvet, so decide if that's something you want in advance.
Think About Your Room's Overall Look
Now that you've got an idea of the size and material you want for your bed, you need to think about the overall vibe of your bedroom. You need to choose a bed that goes with your existing bedroom furniture, as well as one that suits the atmosphere you want to convey. For example, if your bedroom has a clean, minimalist feel, a simple bed with hidden storage might be ideal. However, a wooden four-poster bed would not suit that space at all. Think about the little details – do you want a carved headboard, rounded corners, a gleaming finish? You could make a list of what you are looking for, and then choose a bed that ticks as many boxes as possible.
By taking a little time to think about size, materials, and design, you can easily choose a bed that complements your space and suits your unique needs.