How to buy a bed

How to Buy a Bed

It is recommended that you change your bed in 9 to 12 years, as within this duration of time nearly 75% of the material wears out. But, if something has to last so long, the initial decision to go with a particular variety of bed needs to be given due consideration. You must seek an answer to every question that arises in your mind when purchasing a bed. After all, quality of sleep is crucial to good health and a sound mind. Here at Stitchwood, we offer a variety of beds for everyone, every room, and every need. Read on to discover some basic points to take a note of before you shortlist your dream bed.

Select the right material: Beds come in a variety of styles and are made of different materials. We offer beds constructed out of solid wood and engineered wood. Both type of beds age well and can be suitable for different designs and decors. You can read about the solid wood and engineered wood beds in detail here. Further, solid wood beds are constructed with one huge slab of wood and cannot be dismantled often. So if you move places frequently, an engineered wood bed is a suitable option as it is generally made up of panels which can be easily dismantled and assembled and these are lighter in weight too. One should consider the space and the look one wants when deciding a type of bed. Further, metal beds are also easier to maintain, sturdy, and easy to move around.

Select the right size: When it’s a question of space in a room, size of furniture is the most vital to take care of. Beds come in a variety of sizes. One can get a customized dimension bed made or stick to standard dimensions, which are based on average height of men and women. The standard dimensions for different types of beds are as follows:

  • Single beds: 36” by 75”
  • Bunk beds: 33” by 84”
  • Double beds: 54” by 80”
  • Queen size beds: 60” by 84”
  • King size beds: 76” by 84”

Select the right design: Beds belong to a multitude of style categories, ranging from classic, mid century modern, contemporary to selective themes. Mostly, solid wood beds belong to the classic and mid century modern categories, and in contrast, engineered wood beds are sectioned under the modern or contemporary category. Now there is a determining factor to decide a style of a bed, that is, the head board. Different eras had different shapes and sizes of headboards; curved and intricately designed headboards belonged to the classical styles, whereas headboards with angular design, usually straight and neat lines belong to mid century modern category. With the use of engineered woods, contemporary beds have been given a complete overhaul in terms of storage and looks. Since bed is a central piece in a bedroom, you must keep in mind the kind of ambience and décor you want to implement and also accessorize the room to complement the style of the bed.

Select the right finish: Natural hardwoods and softwoods, and even composite woods are easy to stain and color. Ranging from light tans to deep mahogany finishes, beds are stained and colored to enhance the visibility of wood grain and give a refined appeal to the interiors. Finishes are extremely important when going for an engineered wood bed because a right finish can transform the style of the bed and make it appear more like a solid wood bed. Further, if you prefer patterns rather than plain solid colors, you can go ahead with that as well. Especially when it comes to designing your kids’ room, you can opt for a bed with laminate wood and pick from a variety of colors available with us.