Where will you go to buy your mattress?
So, you've decided to buy a new mattress, but you don't know where to start - do you go to a specialist showroom where you can try out the mattress, do you choose a department store or high street retailer where beds are just part of their overall offering, or do you go online, where the prices are almost certainly lower?
It's a difficult choice to make, but the fact is that you can use all three of these retail channels to make sure you get the best bed for you. All these retailers have something to offer you and, by approaching your purchase in the right way, you can make it as hassle-free as possible.
Specialist mattress stores
A specialist showroom is often the first stop for many people who are looking for a new mattress. With thousands of square feet of floor space, these retailers are able to showcase a massive range of beds and mattresses, giving you the opportunity to see exactly what's available and, more importantly, to try everything out. It's really important that you're sure you're happy with the support and comfort that's offered by a mattress before you buy it and a specialist store is the ideal place to go to test out a range of mattresses.
High street shops
Department stores and other high street chains have home furnishing departments which often includes beds and mattresses. The range here will be limited in comparison with the specialist retailer, but you may find a bed stead that fits in with your design ideas and you might also find that the mattress that goes with it is comfortable for you.
Online mattress retailers
The growth in online shopping means that anything you can find on the high street or the retail park you can find online. Online retailers like MattressNextDay offer a wide range of mattresses, often at the best prices. There are no expensive showrooms or salespeople to pay for, and so there's no need to add anything to the price of the mattress - in fact you can usually get a reduction in price online if you shop around. The savings achieved by selling online are often passed directly to the customer, so once you know which mattress you want, it makes sense to look for it online so that you can be sure you're paying the best price for it.