There's nothing nicer than a beautifully-made piece of furniture. Although it may not be the industry it once was, real furniture craftsmanship is still alive and well. New designers and builders are producing exciting new styles for beds and bedroom furniture that allow us to indulge our love for wood, metal and other materials. Whether it's in the design or the manufacture, a well-crafted bed takes care of many of our basic needs: ? Comfort - no matter how trendy a bed may look, it still needs to be comfortable. That means that it needs to be sturdy, well-proportioned, easy to get in and out of and with a well-made, supportive base. Whether beds have solid bases or slatted ones, they must be strong enough to support the mattress, ensuring long nights of quality sleep for the owner. ? Practicality - a bed that's impossible to put together, or impractical to deliver won't last very long, either in the eyes of the consumer or of the retailer. The bed must be designed so that it can be assembled by professionals, or by the customer, with the right tools and the best instructions. In today's market, it's also important that beds can perform more than one function, which is why many designers and makers include integrated storage in their designs. ? Style - style is important because no matter how often retailers tell customers to choose primarily on comfort, a large percentage of the decision to buy comes down to what the bed looks like. A well-made, stylish bed will always be a best-seller. ? Expense - if you were to have a custom-made bed, you could expect to pay a lot of money. Fortunately, the quality of the beds made by most suppliers is excellent, so you don't have to use a month's salary to afford one. Online retailers offer discounts that you will find hard to beat in high street stores, so you can easily get a quality crafted bed for the money you have. 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.