Choosing the right bed for your needs is made easy with this ultimate guide.  

After reading it you’ll be able to:

  • Know what you want from a bed
  • Choose a bed based on its construction
  • Select the best type of bed for your needs
  • Realise the advantages of adjustable beds
  • Understand the materials beds are made of
  • Appreciate the benefits of different bed types
  • Identify the size of bed most suitable for you and your bedroom
  • Confidently decide between a divan, Ottoman, and other bed frames
  • Find beds most appropriate for children, teenagers, and guest rooms

Do You Need To Choose A New Bed For Your Room?

We know that choosing a bed can be quite a daunting prospect, especially if you’ve never had to make such a large furniture purchase before. Perhaps you’re looking to upgrade a childhood bed that is now too small? Or buying a new bed for a freshly decorated home? Whatever the reason, our team of friendly and knowledgeable bed experts are here to help you make the right decision. 

To get you started, take a look through this comprehensive buying guide which covers all the different types of bed that we have available. It’ll also help you work out the tension you need, and it has some top expert tips for choosing your next bed. 

With over 50 years of experience, we know beds inside out. Our experts are trained to help you choose the right bed for your particular circumstances. We’re proud to provide our customers with free, impartial advice with their purchase. 


Explaining The Various Types of Beds To Choose From

Firstly, you’ll need to answer the question:

What type of bed is right for me?

Here at Land of Beds, we firmly believe there is a perfect bed for everyone – but that doesn’t mean the same bed is suitable for everyone. There are a number of factors that can change how suitable a bed is for your needs. These include: the size of the room the bed is required in, who’s going to be sleeping on it, and your own personal style choices.

So, let’s go through the different types of bed that are available:

Divan Beds

Divan Beds are made up of a bed base and a mattress. Divan bases are known for having a firm and supportive surface, and they often have tight or sprung edges to provide sturdy support from side to side and top to bottom. 

They typically come with the option of adding drawers for storage on either side. This additional space can be essential for those with smaller room sizes, as it can provide necessary storage for bedding or seasonal clothing. 

Divan beds are usually upholstered and are reasonably simple in design – although you have the option of adding a headboard to give it a more luxurious feel. A divan bed can be a fantastic option for those wanting extra storage and a simple overall design. 

Bed Frames

Bed frames come in all different designs and sizes – they are the perfect way to make a statement with your bedroom furniture. You can choose from ornate metal bed frames, sumptuous upholstered frames, or traditional wooden bed frames. The majority of bed frames are raised above the floor on legs, which gives them a more elegant and high-end look.

Ottoman Beds

An Ottoman bed has a side or foot end opening which lifts from the base to reveal some hidden storage space. Ottoman beds are a wonderful option for those who have limited bedroom storage – the space is readily available to be used for tidying away leftover clutter. This built-in storage doesn’t have any effect on the look or feel of the bed, it is a great option for utilising the floor space with additional storage. 

Adjustable Beds

Do you need some additional support when it comes to getting in and out of bed? An adjustable bed could be the right choice for you. Adjustable beds have a multi-part base and when coupled with a flexible mattress, can be moved together into a wide variety of different seated and reclining positions. They are also most commonly operated by a remote, meaning that they are incredibly easy to control, even for those with mobility issues. 

An adjustable bed isn’t just limited to people who struggle with mobility, they are the ideal solution for sleepers who find themselves in uncomfortable positions at night. A quick click of a button could easily move your bed into a more comfortable and supportive sleeping position for you. 

If you’re thinking an adjustable bed might be for you, take a look at our guide How To Choose The Best Adjustable Bed to learn more.

Children’s Beds

There are many options when it comes to children’s beds. You can choose from a single divan bed, a single bed frame along with a single mattress, or perhaps even a purpose-built child’s bed. Our article How To Create The Best Bedroom For Your Child has more advice in this area.

As a family business, we know first-hand that children’s bedrooms are often on the smaller size, which is why we stock a variety of beds that have been designed with space saving in mind. Bunk beds are a fantastic choice for siblings, although a mid-sleeper is a better fit for those looking for a desk or extra storage. Check out our guide How To Choose The Best Bed For Your Child to learn more.

Choosing A Bed Based On Size

The best bed size for you will depend heavily on the size of the bedroom and who is going to be sleeping on the bed. Here is a rundown of our popular UK sizes, along with some expert recommendations for who they’re ideally suitable for. 

Single Beds

A single bed is best known for being the original one-person bed – they can provide enough sleeping space for a single adult or a child. 

Bed Expert Recommendation: Single beds are brilliant for smaller rooms and are a good choice for a child or teenagers’ bedroom. They’re even great for smaller guest rooms. 

Small Double Beds

If you struggle for space, a small double bed could be the answer. A small double is the perfect compromise for those wanting to fit two people in a smaller room without using up too much of the floor space. 

Bed Expert Recommendation: Best suited for guest rooms, teenager’s bedrooms and smaller bedrooms. 

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Double Beds

This is the most popular bed size in the UK. A double bed can comfortably fit two adults and they don’t require a bedroom with a lot of floor space. 

Bed Expert Recommendation: Double beds can fit nicely in average sized bedrooms and they easily sleep two adults, so if you have the space then they are highly recommended.

King Size Beds

A king size bed is perfect for those who need a bit of extra room in bed, or those who find they disturb their partner by tossing and turning a lot. 

Bed Expert Recommendation: Best suited to larger bedrooms, and for couples or individuals who like having a lot of space for stretching out. 

Super King Size Beds

A super king size bed ensures that both partners have got plenty of room to stretch out and sleep soundly. 

Bed Expert Recommendation: Super king size beds are best suited for extra-large bedrooms, where space isn’t at a premium. 

Choosing A Bed Based On Construction Materials

Fabric / Upholstered Beds

Want to add a little bit of glamour to your bedroom? Upholstered bed frames are a wonderful way to introduce a cosy and inviting bedroom environment. 

Metal Frame Beds

Metal bed frames are a great choice for those looking to make a statement in their bedroom. Whether you want to opt for a classic design or perhaps even a more contemporary look – metal bed frames are a great finish to your décor. 

Wooden Frame Beds

Wooden bed frames offer a sense of traditional style. You can choose from high-end classic oak or a more modern design. Wooden frames are a timeless option that boast versatility. 

Decided which type of bedframe is to your tastes? Then turn your attention to what type of mattress you’ll need and consider if you can add a headboard.

FAQ

Can you send me fabric swatches?

Yes, we can send out fabric swatches to help you feel confident in your purchase – we understand how important it is to match colours for interior design!

Is it possible to buy a bed for larger sleepers?

It is, read our guide on How To Choose The Best Bed For Heavier People for further information.

Measure Up Before Choosing Your Bed

In order to create your new sleep haven, you must first measure the space to see what you can actually fit in your bedroom. Be sure to do this accurately – we want to make sure that your delivery is the start of a great night’s sleep, not the beginning of a space related headache. 

It isn’t the most ideal sleeping arrangement, but if you’re living in a particularly small space, then give some consideration to choosing a sofa bed instead.

Need Help Choosing The Best Bed For You?

Deciding on the best bed frame for your needs is dependent on many factors.

  • What construction do you prefer?
  • How much space do you have?
  • Which room is it for?

There is no need to lose sleep over trying to choose the right bed. Our bed experts at Land of Beds pride themselves on their specialist knowledge and ability to guide you to the bed that’s just right for you.

Our customer-first policy means we listen and give good, independent advice based on the needs of the individual. By pairing consumers up with ethically sourced, affordable, quality products, we provide as many people as possible with a great night’s sleep. 

If you would like help being connected with your ideal bed, feel free to get in touch with us on 01928 242829