So you’re ready to buy a new bed; here are all of the factors you need to consider to make sure you find the best bed for you:
1. Bed size
Not only will you need to choose the bed size that offers the right amount of sleep space for you, but you’ll also need to consider the size of your bedroom. After all, a super king bed will be great for stretching out but far from ideal if you can only fit a single bed in your room!
At Happy Beds, our range contains a range of bed sizes, so there is something for everyone. We have small single and single beds ideal for kids or smaller spaces. Small double beds offer a little more room to stretch while still helping save on space in a smaller bedroom or guest room. For adults who like their space, you can explore double beds or king size bed frames. Our biggest bed option is the super king size - perfect for those who like a true touch of luxury.
2. Bed base
You’ll also need to think about what kind of bed base you need. The bed base supports your mattress and plays a part in the comfort you feel every night, so it’s essential to get it right! There are three main types:
- Solid slats
- Sprung slats
- Divan base
Solid slats are timber or sometimes metal bars fixed horizontally across your bed frame. They are sturdy and have very little give, so they can make your mattress feel firmer. Because the slats are spaced (usually with a 7.5-9cm gap between them), this bed base aids air circulation to keep you cooler during the night.
Like solid slats, sprung slats have more give in them as they are slightly curved upwards. This bed base can react better to your movements during the night and improve your mattress's lifespan.
Platform top divan beds feature a solid bed base, while a spring divan base offers greater cushioning thanks to its built-in springs. The former may make your mattress feel firmer, while the latter can help it feel softer.
3. Bed style
Bed frames come in various materials and colours, from wood and metal to fabric or leather. Whether you’re looking for a bed frame to blend in with your existing decor or a bold bed that can make a statement, we have you covered.
If you're looking for something neutral, wooden beds are a timeless option. They’re particularly great if you often change your decor, but don’t want to have to change your bed frame to keep it matching.
While also neutral, metal beds are often seen as a more contemporary style, especially if you choose one with a sleek silver finish. However, a black metal bed or one with a rustic finish can also work well in more traditional rooms.
If you want to make more of a style statement, explore upholstered and velvet beds in bold colours. Sumptuous upholstery in rich colours and even modern neutrals is an easy way to add glamour to your room, creating that sought-after luxury hotel feel.
Each comes with a different required care level - we'd recommend exploring our material care guides for more detailed information. You can be confident they'll match no matter what bedroom décor you go for.
4. Bed features
As well as size and style, you’ll need to consider what you need from your bed frame in terms of functionality. For example, do you need the space-saving properties of a bed with built-in storage? Would a high bed that’s easier to get in and out of suit you best? Is your perfect Sunday morning spent lounging in bed watching your favourite TV shows?
We'd recommend pinning down your main priorities, whether aesthetics, space-saving abilities, practicality or longevity, and going from there. You can filter our bed frames using the filter functions on this page to narrow down your choices and find the best option for you.