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Beds – antique vs. modern

Should you choose antique beds over modern ones?

Should you choose antique beds over modern ones?

Do antique beds have any advantages over modern beds, or do contemporary beds give you better value for money?

If you are thinking about changing your bed, you should take a look at all the beds available on the market – from antique French beds to ultra-modern leather bases. Why? Because the more you look at and the more comparisons you make, the more informed you are when it comes to making your final choice.

The advantage of antique beds

There’s something special about owning a piece of antique furniture. Constructed by traditional methods and with a style that defines the period it’s from, your antique bed will be a real focal point and can set the style for the rest of your room. There is a wide range of antique beds available on the market – many from specialist dealers – so you can choose anything from a plain wooden base to an elaborately-carved four poster. The quality of craftsmanship involved in the original construction means that the beds are well made and will last, and also contribute to the financial advantages of owning an antique bed – it will retain or increase its value as long as you look after it, which means you can sell it on at a later date if you want to.

The advantage of modern beds

Modern beds can be bought for considerably less money than antique beds. When you consider that you also need to buy a good mattress, the cost of the bed is important, and you do need to make sure that you can buy a bed that’s within your budget. Modern beds come in a wide range of styles, sizes and finishes, giving you greater scope when it comes to designing your room and ensuring your comfort. Whereas many antique beds are shorter and narrower than we’re used to, modern beds come in sizes up to superking, giving you and your partner all the space you need for a good night’s sleep. In addition, finance options and discounts are available on modern beds, giving you the flexibility you need when you’re buying a new bed.

Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional and contemporary single, double, king and superking beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, www.mattressnextday.co.uk and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.

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Lewis Robinson