A trendy apartment or designer-conscious living requires contemporary beds. Beds have trends just like any other piece of furniture, and those trends help to shape bedroom fashion as well as following general furnishing trends. Contemporary trends are always being refined but the basic trends remain the same. If you're living in, renting or buying a contemporary house or flat and you're wondering what type of beds to look at, follow this simple guide: Low beds There's a downward trend where bed bases area concerned. Low beds are cool beds, making your room feel spacious and luxurious. You can still get storage underneath these beds, making them practical as well as fashionable. Upholstered beds It's still good to use upholstery - although make sure you get it right. We're not talking flowery divans here, but chic, neutral upholstery in leather, suede and other tactile materials. In addition, get yourself a fabulous headboard that accents or matches other furnishings, bringing your contemporary designs together. Manufacturers are going all-out to tap the lucrative trendy market for beds, so take a good look at all your options before you make your choice. Hi-tech Make the most of the technology that's now being put into the design and manufacture of beds. From mattresses that remember your sleeping position, to beds you can control at the touch of a button, it makes sense to invest in a bed that's as gadget driven as the rest of your life. Style A contemporary design is all about style. Today's beds are crammed with style - from gloriously curved wooden headboards and legs, to stunning customised fabrics and integral storage. Make a thorough investigation of the styles and designs available on the market so that no aspect of the contemporary beds trend is undiscovered. All you have to do then is choose the one that's right for you! Big beds Get the biggest bed you can. Size matters, not only for looks but also for comfort. Sharing a big bed is so much nicer than sharing a cramped one, and think of the possibilities when it comes to bedding and accessories! If you have a great loft space to fill, forget the sofas and go with a superking 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.