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Decorating a bedroom? Start with the bed!

Whether you use your bedroom as a space to express yourself and indulge in hobbies or as more of a dressing room, you are likely to rely on it as one thing in particular – as a place where you lay your weary head at the end of the day. As a result, the focus of most bedrooms is the bed itself and whether you’re short of space or have room for a super kingsize, your choice of bed can help set the tone for the complete room, as well as your night of rest. If you are buying a bed for the first time it can be difficult to know what you are looking for but there are likely to be some constraints other than price that will help to direct your choice. Here are a five pointers to help get you started:

1) The style of bed you choose can set the décor tone for the whole room, so if you’re strongly attracted to a minimalist Japanese style bed but have fitted traditional wardrobes, you could find yourself a little mix-matched. For inspiration on the latest bedroom trends, take a look at this category from HomeKlondike.

2) The size of bed you choose won’t just impact on how much space you have to move around the room, but if you share a bed it could also affect your sleep quality. One of the most common complaints behind poor sleep is being disturbed by bedfellows, so it may be wise to sacrifice floor space for bed space in the longer term. You also need to factor in the preferences of both parties when purchasing the bed, so bed shop together and cater to the comfort needs of everyone, even if someone has to sacrifice on style preferences.

3) The type of base you choose may be a matter of style preference or one of necessity. Space is built in to many bed designs, so if you decide to opt for a bigger bed at the cost of space, think about choosing a bed with storage underneath to compensate. Storage options include slider storage, drawer storage and ottoman storage, while other types of base include divans, solid bedsteads and bed bunks.

4) The type of mattress you select makes a surprising amount of difference to how your bed feels and everyone has their own preference, so it’s worth trying out a few mattresses in-store or even testing out some friends for a bit of direction. Mattress quality varies hugely too, so be aware you usually get what you pay for whether you opt for a quilted, sprung or memory foam mattress. It can be cheaper to shop online, so consider testing out a few styles then ordering the comfy mattress of your choice online from a specialist like cosymattress.

5) Pillows and toppers are often an afterthought, with duvet covers and pillow cases receiving far more attention. It’s possible to update your duvet and pillow cases inexpensively to give your room a new look, but pillows and toppers should be seen more as investment purchases – aiding your sleep and in the case of toppers, prolonging the life of your mattress and bed.

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