Having a good night’s sleep is one of the best feelings in the world, and if you choose the right bed, a peaceful nights rest is guaranteed.

When it comes to buying new bedroom furniture in Sydney, it’s a significant investment and one you want to get right. You want your new furniture not only to look good but feel good too. In general, beds should be updated at least once every ten years, so you need to choose a new bed that is well built, comfortable and stylish.

When it comes to choosing a new bed the first step is to decide if you want it to blend into your existing bedroom furniture or you want it to be the stand out feature of the room.

Bed Heads – while upholstered bed heads are also increasing in popularity, fabric bead heads also a popular choice such as leather or velvet. Bold silhouettes and bed heads with simple lines are always a winner when you simply can’t make up your mind. If you want to make an impact, a low-slung bed with a dramatic bedhead is impressive without dominating the room.

Bed Frames – today there are a lot of bed frames that sit on narrow feet and are lower to the ground, available with extras such as reading lights, charging stations and even under-bed storage.

Bed Frame Storage – bed manufacturers understand that homeowners love storage solutions, giving you the option of beds with drawers built into the base or lift-up sections that allow for storage for people who may need it.

Choose a Bed that Fits Your Lifestyle – when it comes to the bed think about style and functionality. If you like to sit up in bed watching TV or reading an upholstered bedhead provides comfort, while a timber frame adds warmth to a room without the use of fabrics.

What is a Good Bed Frame? – a solid frame such as galvanised steel will be less vulnerable to wear and tear. Hardwood is durable but opt for solid timber over veneer and make sure the joints are well constructed. Slats should be spaced closely together, the further apart they are the less supportive the bed will be.

Finding the right mattress

1. Always ensure that your hips, back, shoulders and legs are well supported.

2. A good quality mattress is designed to last between seven and ten years, so always choose a mattress that comes with a 10-year warranty.

3. If you can, lay on the mattress – in store – for at least 15 minutes. If you have a partner test the mattress with him or her and lay in your normal sleeping position.

4. A mattress topper or protector is a great investment, it can add another layer of comfort while extending the life of the mattress and protecting the fabric.

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