METAL BEDS - BUYING GUIDE
For some considerable time metal beds were considered as the cheapest solution for someone who could not afford the more expensive wooden bed. This has now all changed as we are witnessing a full return to metal beds. In the past it was only the rich who could afford the very stylish metal beds but now the new contemporary styles have become no more expensive than wooden beds
The main things you need to consider when selecting the right frame are its durability, its design, the size, height and what it is to be used for. When choosing a bed frame one of the main considerations is that it will fit in with the décor of the bedroom. There are now many contemporary designs whereas in the past there were very few styles to choose from. The modern contemporary Metal bed frames now focuses on style and detail. It can be a stunning centrepiece for your bedroom or a basic piece of furniture just for sleeping on.
Metal Bed frames come in a variety of colours and styles so if you are planning to keep your bed for a number of years then make sure you buy one which will suit any colour scheme. Classic white on black metal bed frames will generally compliment most decors.
Another factor in deciding which type of metal bedstead is the cost. A basic metal frame can cost very little and in general these are mainly used for a child’s bedroom. These can start well below £100.
Having a metal bed frame for children can be very cost effective as they can last well into their teenage years until they decide that they want something a bit more stylish, but if you want the bed frame to be a major feature in the bedroom then the cost will increase depending on how ornate it is. Antique designed brass bed frames can now be obtained at very affordable prices.
When buying a Metal bed it is important that the frame that holds the mattress is suitable. It is all very well having a nice ornate bed but when you try and sleep on it you do not get very good night’s sleep.
Metal bedstead’s usually have a taught wire mesh stretched across to support the mattress. This is usually connected to the bed frame by short very strong springs. so when choosing a Metal bed stead always test the rigidity of the wire mesh support as if it isn’t very strong and rigid it will bow in the middle causing the mattress to dip in the middle. When you lie down you will tend to roll to the middle of the bed and if there are two people sharing the bed it will cause them to roll together towards the centre of the bed.
When choosing a Metal bed frame it is advisable to select a mattress that is most suitable for this particular type of bed. Most companies suggest that it is wise to purchase a mattress at the same time as purchasing the bed and a lot of suppliers supply a mattress specifically designed for the bed chosen.
In conclusion always remember that the main function of any bed is to provide adequate support and comfort for a very good night’s sleep.