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Beds – planning your space

If you’re looking at beds for a new room, make sure you plan first.

If you’re looking at beds for a new room, make sure you plan first.

You may be redecorating and refurbishing your own bedroom, or fitting out a room that you’ve created by having an extension or loft conversion. Whatever your reason for looking at new beds for your room, you need to make sure you’ve done some basic planning first.

Why can’t I just go shopping for new beds?

You can, but you’re shopping experience will be much easier if you’ve done some preparation beforehand. There are some basic steps you can take that will give you some essential information to help you choose the right bed.

? Room measurements – take measurements of your room, so that you can see what size of bed will fit in. Remember that you will need to allow for walking space around your bed. It often helps to transfer your measurements to a scaled drawing, where you can also note the position of other items of furniture. This will help to prevent the possibility of your bed being too big for the space you have.

? Look at entry to your room – when your bed is delivered, it will usually be taken up to your bedroom for you. You should take a look at the route from your front or back door to your room to see if there may be any problems getting the base and mattress into your room. Most divan bases come in two parts and are easier to manoeuvre, and other bases may be able to break down into smaller parts. Make sure you’ve measured the height and width of your doorways and noted any awkward corners before you try out any beds. When you find one that you like, check the bed’s measurements against your own and talk to the salespeople about delivery conditions.

? Move furniture and arrange flooring – if you are completely redecorating your room, arrange to have your carpet or flooring fitted before your bed is delivered. If you are re-arranging your furniture, then move larger items before your new bed comes so that the delivery people can place and assemble the bed exactly where it needs to go. This reduces the hassle for you.

Bed Next Day sells a range of 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