Looking for a new bed or mattress? When buying a bed you should know there are different sizes and styles of furniture to choose from, as well as different mattresses. Before going shopping for a bed, consider some of these helpful tips.
Know what size mattress you want.
Mattresses come in set sizes. For a single person, twin or full mattresses are fine. For two people you should consider a queen or a king bed. Remember, the larger the mattress size, the more expensive it will be. Also consider the size of the room, as you won't only need a king mattress, but a king size bed frame and headboard. Ideally, while you want your bed to be the centerpiece of your room, you don't want it to be so overwhelming that nothing else fits inside.
Different mattresses have different supports
Most mattresses are made out of springs and foam, but they have different level of support. The best way to test if a mattress works for you is to lay on it.
Choose a bed style for you.
Some people like to sleep low to the ground, and like the platform style furniture. If two children sleep in the same room twin bunk beds are a popular option. If you consider yourself too grown up for bunk beds, but enjoy sleeping up high, a loft bed is an option. Plus, loft bed frames can save a lot of space.
Beds can help with storage options.
If you are living in a studio apartment, then buying a convertible sofa bed can save you room. Some platform beds are available with drawers underneath for storage. If you have small children who like to sleep with you, consider trundle beds. During the day this bed slides underneath the main bed, and can be pulled out during the night for children.