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Bed Buying Guides

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We sleep a lot. Seven hours a night. 196 hours per month. 2,352 hours per year.

190,512 hours in a lifetime.

Given how long we'll spend tucked up in it, finding the right bed is essential. At Happy Beds, our bed buying guides cover all of the most important topics from sizes to care and assembly.

How to Choose a Bed

No matter who you are shopping for and what type of bed you want, choosing the right bed comes down to pinpointing exactly what you're looking for. We've categorised our guides below to provide you with more information about each step of choosing a bed.


Bed size guide

Choosing a bed that's too small will restrict the space you have to stretch out while a large bed won't be practical if you don't have the space for it! Check out our bed size guide and make sure you get it just right.

Bed height guide

Bed size goes beyond how much room you have to sleep on. How high your bed is can impact how easily you can get in and out of it. Find out more in our bed height guide

Bed measuring guide

Settled on a size? Now you need to make sure it'll fit into your bedroom. Take a look at our bed measuring guide to find tips for measuring your own room.

Looking for more information on a specific bed size?

Check out our dedicated guides to single beds and king size beds.

Bed Types

You'll have the pick of a wide range of bed types, from simple divan beds with built-in drawers to plush upholstered bed frames, sturdy wooden beds and tech-ready TV beds. Our guides below will help make your decision easier.

Bed buying guides by type

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Popular Questions

Kids Beds

Sleep is so important for children as they grow. Our guides below will help you decide which bed is best for your little one or growing teen, answering some of the most common questions parents have.


Children's bed buying guide

If you're a new parent or are simply looking for some advice, our kids bed buying guide is a great place to start. It covers everything from children's bed sizes to the most suitable bed types by age.


Advice for younger sleepers

Unsure if it's time to upgrade to a toddler bed from a cot? Our guide explains the signs that show it could be time for a change.

Advice for older kids

Time for a grown-up bed? We have all the advice you need to choose a bunk bed, mid-sleeper or high sleeper for an older child.

Bunk beds FAQs

Our bunk bed FAQs are the perfect place to start if you're thinking about buying a bunk bed, covering all the essential information.

Bed Assembly & Care

You've done your research and chosen your new bed but our support doesn't stop there! In this section, you can read all of our assembly and care guides. We'll show you how to set it up and keep it looking great for years to come.


Bed delivery guide

From when to expect your new bed to how to prepare your room for a delivery, our bed delivery guide is packed with information to help make receiving your bed stress-free.

Assembly Guides

Preparing for flat-packed beds and furniture

This guide has plenty of tips for preparing to build a flat-packed bed or furniture.


How to assemble an ottoman bed

Check out the instructions for assembling an ottoman bed and start using your extra storage.

Care Guides

Ready to start shopping?

Discover our range of bed frames, divan beds, and kids beds online today.

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Quick delivery, good quality items. Customer service is great, we were speaking to a lady called Aimee as one of the parts for the bed was faulty. Dealt with it quickly and replacement sent a couple days after the initial enquiry. Thank you
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