Category: Beds

Pull-out sofa bed in charcoal fabric with the bed fully opened

Are Sofa Beds Comfortable?

Having a sofa that can double up as a bed for overnight guests is convenient. Most sofa beds are suitable for everyday lounging. However, it’s harder to find a comfortable sofa bed mattress; most are designed for occasional use.

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UK Bed Sizes Explained

Choosing the right size bed and mattress is essential, especially if you share a bed with someone.

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What Is A Three Quarter Size Bed?

A three quarter bed or small double bed measures 4′0″ x 6’3″ (120 cm x 190 cm) and is bigger than a single bed but smaller than a double bed.

pink upholstered bed frame with slatted base without mattress

Bed Bases Explained: Everything You Need To Know

There is a wide selection of bed bases, ranging from traditional divans or ottomans with storage to stylish and elegant bed frames. The bed base you choose can affect how your mattress feels and performs. It’s essential to ensure the two are compatible so that the mattress is properly supported.

happy young couple sharing a large bed with their two children

What Is An Emperor Size Bed?

An Emperor bed, typically measures 7 feet square (215 cm x 215 cm). As there is no industry standard for bed sizes, some manufacturers make a slightly smaller version of an Emperor bed measuring 6’6” square (200 cm x 200 cm).

cream ottoman bed frame

Smart Storage: Ottoman Beds Explained

An ottoman bed is a good option if you need extra bedroom space. The base lifts from the end or the side, providing access to one or more hidden compartments underneath for storage.

metal bed and wooden bed side by side

Metal Or Wooden Bed Frames, Which Are Better?

Whether you purchase a metal or wooden bed frame comes down to personal preference. Consider which type of bed is more suited to your lifestyle. It isn’t necessarily the case that one is better than the other. Both types of beds are stylish, durable and provide good support. However, it is important to ensure that the base is compatible with the mattress if you buy both separately.

light wood bed frame and divan bed side by side

Divan Or Bed Frame, Which Is Better?

There is no definitive answer regarding whether a divan or bed frame is better. Some mattresses perform better with divans, others with bed frames.

beige wingback bed with tall buttoned headboard in modern bedroom

What Is An Upholstered Bed?

Upholstered beds can be fully or partially covered in a wide range of soft fabrics, or sometimes even in your own personal choice of material. Combining luxury and functionality, upholstered beds come in various designs that work well in traditional and modern homes.

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