It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the choice of beds.
Whether you’re looking for single beds, double beds or children’s beds, there’s a huge variety of styles and materials to choose from. Here, we give you a basic guide to the types of bed you might see online or in the showroom:
Wrought iron beds
Still very popular both in antique and reproduction versions, wrought iron beds usually come with a headboard and a baseboard, giving the bed an enclosed, solid feeling. You can get painted wrought iron beds for a lighter look, or stick with the original dark colour of the iron. You can also choose from a variety of ironwork styles – from simple columns to ornate patterns.
Usually made from wood, the sleigh bed is so called because its curving lines are fashioned on a sleigh shape. Well-made sleigh beds look gorgeous and, with neutral bedding and coloured throws and cushions, can be dressed to give an utterly luxurious style. Sleigh beds come in a variety of woods so you can be sure you can find something that fits in with your own designs and style.
With a tall column rising from each corner of the bed, often supporting a solid or fabric canopy, the four-poster bed is closely linked with romance and decadence. From simple designs to elaborate carvings and able to show off a wide range of fabrics from voile to velvet, the four-poster is the dream bed for many.
Divan bed bases are usually upholstered and include integrated storage underneath, which makes them extremely popular with those who are looking for space-saving and storage solutions.
Midsleeper and highsleeper beds
Designed primarily for children, these beds take the concept of the bunk bed, replacing the lower bunk with built-in storage, integrated desks and bookshelves, and sofa beds. These are great beds for those who need to use the space they have wisely.
For those who live in studio apartments, loft apartments, or are looking for a space-saving way to provide a guest bed, the wall bed is the perfect solution. Stored upright in a cupboard during the day, wall beds can be let down when needed to provide a comfortable sleeping area.
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.