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Our Guide to Choosing the Best Bed for you

When we're tired after a day packed full of activities, we head up to our bedrooms and go to sleep. Unless you like sleeping on the floor, it's likely that you will have a bed of some description. It's also likely that you will spend a third of your lifetime sleeping in a bed.

But what many people don't realise is that the beds they sleep in don't just let them rest for a few hours. They also help their bodies stay healthy and their minds focused when they wake up! Sleeping on the wrong type of bed can play havoc with your body and ruin your day.

Most people tend to go shopping for a new bed every four to ten years. Are you planning to do that soon? If so, you might feel overwhelmed by the choices and terminology out there. This handy guide will help you choose the best bed for you. Here's what you need to know:

Style is just as important as function

When you go and buy a bed, one thing you will notice is that there are a plethora of different styles on offer. From the bold to the contemporary, there is something to suit everyone's style.

You should make sure that you select a bed that fits in with your bedroom's aesthetics. It should also complement the surrounding furniture and colour schemes used in the bedroom.

Those with bedrooms that are minimalistic and use neutral tones will have more choice. Of course, style is subjective. You may wish to have a fusion of different styles in your bedroom. Whatever you choose, make sure it works with your room.

Size matters

As you can appreciate, the person sleeping next to you needs some space in the bed. It might sound romantic to some, but sleeping next to someone in a single bed isn't comfortable at all! And someone that sleeps alone may find that a Super King sized bed is too big for their needs!

You need to think about the size of bed that is acceptable to both you and your sleeping partner. You'll also need to consider how well your new bed will fit in your bedroom. Newer homes in the UK tend to have smaller rooms. That often means anything bigger than a double bed will be a tight squeeze.

Before you start shopping for a new bed, make sure you take accurate measurements of your bedroom. You'll need to ensure there is room to walk around the bed. Slotting in a bed with access from only one size is not a good idea!

Try out different mattresses before you buy

Aside from aesthetics, an important part of any bed is the mattress. This will be the thing that you spend around eight hours on each evening. It goes without saying your new mattress needs to be both comfortable and supportive.

Some people find that pocket-sprung mattresses with at least 1,000 springs are suitable. While others may prefer memory foam mattresses instead.

Choosing the right mattress is crucial. If you make the wrong choice, you won't have just wasted your money. You'll also never have a good night's sleep!

Consider different bed styles

Some beds have metal frames while others use wooden slats. The former is the most popular option in the UK. With wooden slats, you can select from flat or curved styles.

Don't let the price of a bed dictate what you should buy. It's important you choose the right bed for your individual needs. Yes, you should choose a comfortable mattress. But, the base that it sits on is just as important too.

Do you need storage?

One quick fact about the beds you can buy today is that some offer practical storage choices! Divan beds are a common choice for consumers as you can get them with slide-out draws.

Did you know that you can also buy "storage beds"? In a nutshell, they are beds where you can lift up the base with ease. That's because it's connected to a set of hinges. You then have plenty of storage space with easy access.


Beds that offer storage space are useful in bedrooms where space is at a premium. They're also good for people that have a lot of possessions and little space to store them all!

Make sure you get the best deal

Last, but not least, it's important you get the best value for money when buying a new bed. Stick with retailers that offer guarantees and long warranty periods.

Here at Sueno we go beyond that. We also offer a premium delivery service. Our team of experts will also install your bed in the room of your choice, so you don't have to. Good luck!