If you're looking at new beds, you could be overwhelmed by the choice of frames and bases. There?s certainly no shortage of beds on the market - if you're currently shopping for a new bed, you'll be spoiled for choice. The bed you choose needs to fulfil several criteria, including: ? Cost - choose a bed frame or base that fits into your budget. When you decide how much you can afford to spend, remember that you will need to buy a base and a mattress - and that you should buy the best mattress you can. No matter how beautiful the bed looks, if you can't afford it, don't buy it. ? Construction - buy the best-made bed you can. The more solid the construction, the longer your bed will last. If you are trying beds in the showroom, take a look at the joints and test it for sturdiness. ? Comfort - different bed frames and bases provide different levels of comfort. Beds like wrought iron bedsteads often have wooden slatted bases, which may not support your mattress properly. Ask for advice on the type of supports available if you are considering buying a bedstead. Divan bases are designed to support a wide range of mattresses through their solid base construction. Divans are also used to provide additional storage underneath the base, and this shouldn't compromise your comfort. ? Design - does the bed fit in with your room? If you're planning a traditional room, do you want a leather bed frame - or would a painted wrought iron bedstead be better? If you want to create a minimalist, contemporary room, think about basic wooden frames that are low to the ground, or dark wood bases with modern headboards. ? Assembly - will you need to build the bed's base yourself or put the frame together? If so, you may need help on the day of delivery, and you will also need to check that you have all the relevant tools and instructions. Talk to your bed supplier or salesperson before you buy to confirm whether your base will be built up for you or whether you need to do it yourself. Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional 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.