Choosing the Right Bed for Your Bedroom

If you are in the market for a new bed to enhance the look of a newly-designed bedroom, there are many options available. Maybe you are choosing a bed around which you will design the bedroom. If so, you have even more choices. In either case, it is important to consider the size of the bedroom and who will be using the bed before making any purchasing decisions. Here is the Bed SOS guide to help!

Size

It is a generally-accepted rule of thumb that the bed should be at least fifteen centimetres longer than the tallest person sleeping on it, so it is a good idea to stick to this as a guide. If the bed is for a child, then a junior bed or single bed is probably sufficient. However, if you are hoping to keep the same bed for a number of years as the child grows, you may want to consider a small double. This will end up an ideal size for a teenager but it will still leave plenty of room for other furniture, obviously depending on the size of the room, of course.

Couples will want a small double as a bare minimum, which is a good choice for homes with limited space or those couples not particularly tall. Nevertheless, for those that require a bit more space, a king size or super king size bed is ideal.

Style

There are so many different styles available when it comes to beds these days. Children’s themed beds are always a popular choice, but remember that children’s tastes do change quite quickly, so while a princess bed may be perfect for your five-year-old, once she reaches the age of seven she may have outgrown it and want something a bit more ‘grown-up’. Many people will choose plain beds for their children that can then be accessorised with the appropriate bedding based on their child’s tastes at any particular time.

For adult beds, there are so many options available. It can be difficult to choose the perfect bed with so many to choose from. Today, beds are made from many different materials. They are available in both modern and contemporary designs and from materials such as wood, metal, leather and fabric. The style you choose will depend on your preference and whether or not you want to co-ordinate the bed with existing furniture or décor.

Added Functionality

If you simply want a bed as a place to sleep, then you do not have to worry about additional functionality. Nonetheless, nowadays a bed can provide so much more than just a place to lay your head. Storage beds have become hugely popular, especially in homes in which space is at a premium. Storage beds often have built-in drawers in the base or come with a special mechanism that allows the mattress to be lifted to reveal storage space beneath.

Cabin beds are another great way to get more from a bed. Cabin beds come with shelves, wardrobes and cupboards underneath. These are high beds that are ideal for children’s bedrooms. The great thing about cabin beds is that they come in a range of styles and with a variety of storage options.

TV beds are also a huge favourite with many homeowners. These fabulous beds have space built into the foot of the bed frame where a flat screen TV can be housed. The bed contains a mechanism that is remote-controlled that will allow the TV to be lifted and lowered as required. This space-saving bed is ideal for those who like to lie in bed at night and watch their favourite movies or box-sets.

Choosing the perfect bed for your bedroom is a matter of taste and requirement but, with so many options available, you are bound to find one that suits.