Buying a new bed and mattress doesn’t have to be complicated.

If you’re considering buying a new bed and mattress or need some advice about basic mattress care, The Bed Consultant explains everything you need to know. Learn more about The Bed Consultant.

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Headboard Style: What Is A Floor Standing Headboard?

A bed without a headboard can make the bedroom look bland. A floor-standing headboard can transform the look and feel of your bedroom, creating a stunning focal point. Big, bold, and beautiful, these statement headboards will make you feel like you’re sleeping in a five-star hotel.

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How To Make A Firm Mattress Softer

Mattress firmness can affect your overall sleep quality. Pairing your mattress with a softer mattress topper or replacing a solid bed base with a sprung base can help make your mattress feel softer.

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How To Move A Mattress In A Few Easy Steps

When moving a mattress, you need to ensure it is well wrapped. Do not attempt to drag or fold the mattress and make sure it is secure if it is being transported. Your mattress is an investment, so looking after it will keep it in good condition and help to extend its life.

Mattress advice

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Can You Buy A Half And Half Mattress?

A half and half mattress is ideal for sleeping partners of different weights or with different comfort preferences. It allows each partner to have their side of the bed in their preferred firmness, so there’s no need to compromise on sleep.

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How To Dispose Of A Mattress

There are plenty of ways to dispose of a mattress. If you’re buying a new mattress from a retailer, most of them provide a mattress disposal service. You can also donate your old mattress to charities, sell it online or ask your local council to collect it.

Mattress care

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Clean & Fresh: How To Clean A Memory Foam Mattress

Knowing how to clean and maintain a memory foam mattress can help prolong its life and promote a healthy and hygienic sleep environment. You should give your mattress a thorough clean every six months. However, you will need to clean up any spillages straight away to ensure the stain does not set into the mattress.

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How To Break In A New Mattress: Here’s What You Need To Know

Applying gentle pressure to your new mattress can help speed up the breaking in process. Sleeping on your new mattress each night will usually suffice, but you can also try gently crawling over it. It can take at least a month to get used to a new mattress. By then, it should start to feel softer and more comfortable.

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How To Clean A Mattress Like A Pro

Cleaning your mattress creates a healthy and hygienic environment. This keeps your bed fresh and reduces the risk of allergies, which can help you sleep better.