7 Tips For Choosing A Bed and Mattress For A New Home

First added 29th October 2021

By Sophia Rimmer

5 min read

Choosing a bed and mattress set for your first home is a new experience - you're bound to need a helping hand. After all, it’s a big investment and you'll want them to last you many years to come. Continue to read on as we share advice on finding the best type of bed and mattress for first-time buyers.

The First Time Buyers Guide to Buying a Bed and Mattress

1. Consider bedroom size

Before moving into your first home, you'll need to know the size of your bedroom. This is so you can shop for a new bed and mattress ready to move in. Your estate agents or landlord may have this information. If not, you can always arrange a visit so you can take measurements.

Next, explore our bed and mattress sizes to find the perfect fit. You'll need to ensure you have enough free floor space to comfortably move around and relax.

2. Consider interior design

If you're moving into a new build, the interior design of your new bedroom may need minimal work. Finding a bed type that matches will be straightforward. However, if you plan on renovating your new home, you'll need to carefully consider what bedroom decor you plan on having and choose a new bed based on this.

For a modern aesthetic choose a strong metal bed frame or a faux leather bed. These stylish designs will compliment contemporary interiors. To create a traditional bedroom style choose a wooden bed, its a timeless classic!

3. Do you need extra storage?

Depending on the size of your first home, you may want to consider a storage bed. These are perfect for small bedrooms, studio apartments, or box bedrooms as they create space by providing a home for all your belongings. There are ottomon and divan styles available that'll help you make the most of your space.

Read more - The Essential Guide to Storage Beds

4. Make sure you have enough room to spread out

Now you're a homeowner, you have control over the size of your bed. Don't limit youself to a single bed in a master bedroom, even if you're living on your own. A 3/4 small double bed, or even a double bed is fantastic in making sure you're comfortable and have enough room to stretch.

For couples, consider a king-size bed or super king if you have a relatively large bedroom. You'll be amazed how much better you sleep together with the addition of space.

5. Choose a bed and mattress as a couple

If you're going to be sharing a bed, then you must choose a type of bed that's going to be comfortable for you both. Sleep is equally as important to both of you. You both need the right level of support and also, space to get a good night's rest.

6. Consider how much support you need

You spend a third of your life asleep so it's important you find the right mattress. To ensure you're comfortable every night, you'll need to consider comfort grades and your sleeping position. The wrong mattress can lead to sore muscles and a bad back, in turn, a lack of sleep.

Our very firm mattresses offer maximum support. They are great for individuals who do suffer from back pain. If you're sharing a bed, make sure you converse with your partner- you need to find a mattress suitable for both of you. For more help and guidance, read the best mattress for back pain.

7. Cost and budget

When you're moving house, budgets may be tight. The costs of moving all add up and it can become very expensive. To support first-time buyers in the moving process, we offer bed and mattress sets to help you save money! All you need to do is consider what type of bed and mattress is suitable. And don't worry, buying a bundle doesn't mean quality is compromised.

Read more - Moving into Your First Home on a Budget

If you need more help as a first-time buyer, visit our bed and mattress buying guides or Snooze Hub. Here, you'll find a range of guides and articles to help you sleep well.


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