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We all know that beds are massively important – after all, we spend something like a third of our lives in them – but how many people know the difference between a divan and a bed frame? Ever since the early days of make-shift bedding, people have made all kinds of innovations for sleeping technologies, from innovations in mattress materials to novel bed frame designs.
But in the wake of all these advancements, there’s a lot of jargon floating around, and since asking for “the wooden one” isn’t your best strategy, we wanted to equip you with the knowledge you need to hunt down the ideal bed. From single bedframes to the double Divan bed base, there’s so much variety in materials, designs and functionality that it can seem overwhelming, so let’s start from the beginning.
What is a Bed
If you’re looking for a new bed, then you may be overwhelmed by all the options, from basic futons to elaborate bed frames. But while there are hundreds of designs to choose from, why do so many beds have boards at the head and feet of the bed?
These seemingly unnecessary additions to bed frames keep cropping up in bedrooms the world over from basic footboards to super king sized headboards. To an outsider, they may seem like an unnecessary addition to bed frames, but surely their long-lasting appeal is also based on a practical aspect, right?
What is the point of a headboard on a bed?
In addition to adding style and personality to your bed, headboards protect your walls from abrasion caused by the bedframe butting or rubbing against it. Thanks to headboards, you can move your bed right
Box springs are a type of bed base which typically consist of a wooden frame fitted with springs and upholstered in fabric to provide improved support compared to traditional bed frames. Unlike traditional bed frames, box springs help support your mattress evenly, preventing your mattress from sagging or deforming.
Whether you have an older spring mattress or a brand-new mattress in a box, you could benefit from the added support of a box spring on your bed. While not all beds need a box spring, they add extra height and support to your mattress, making them ideal for those with reduced mobility or people using stiff, unsupportive bed frames.
What Do Box Springs Do?
Box springs are the ideal way to support your mattress and keep it in shape, as they absorb extra vibrations and disperse
Shopping for furniture is such a double-edged sword – thinking about reinventing your room is exciting, but measuring everything and fussing over deliveries is a drag. All this is doubly true for your bedroom, as your choice of bed frame can make or break the décor of the whole room.
There are a huge array of bed frames available – from modernist steel to traditional wooden bed frames in the UK – but most designs offer very little versatility. In contrast, modern adjustable bed frames can be raised or lowered for improved comfort and accessibility, making them especially useful for people with reduced mobility.
What is an Adjustable Base (Bed Frame)?
Adjustable beds vary greatly in technical complexity and functionality, ranging from basic models that can be moved
There are so many types of mattresses to choose from that it can be challenging to choose the right one for your needs. And when you finally find the perfect mattress, it might not fit on your bed, whether you’re using a bed frame or box spring.
In this article, we’ll be discussing the main differences between box springs and modern bed frames UK so that you can pick the right mattress for your needs and sleep tight. While many people use the terms interchangeably, there are significant differences between bed frames and box springs…
What Is a Platform Bed?
A platform bed is a kind of bed frame that offers support to all types of mattresses without the need for a
While there are many rooms in our homes that we work hard to decorate and personalise, one room stands apart from the others in how often it is overlooked: The guest bedroom. Even if you’re the most gracious host in the world, your guest bedroom is probably smaller and plainer than the main bedroom in your home, and who can blame you?
Most people don’t have the time or energy to decorate the guest bedroom since it probably isn’t being used most nights. But if you’re tired of your guests sleeping in a poorly decorated or uncomfortable space, read on to learn our tips and tricks to revitalise any bedroom:
What should every guest bedroom have?
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of interior decorating, let’s cover the guest bedroom basics: Even the most spartan spare room should ha
Hotels around the world pride themselves on style and comfort, from premium suites at the Hilton in London to boutique bed and breakfasts in the Cotswold’s, so why not style your home after a hotel? Whether you’re dying to get back to the soft bedspread or love the lighting at the last hotel you stayed in, there are plenty of reasons to decorate your bedroom like a hotel suite and a variety of easy ways to do it.
Sure, you may not be able to build a full-scale replica of a Hyatt or a Hilton in your bedroom, but you can give your room a hotel theme with a few small tweaks. Here are some tips and tricks for making your bedroom look like a hotel suite, so you can look forward to your next trip in style:
How to Create a Hotel-Style Bedroom
While everyone dreams of getting away to a luxurious hotel, tha
The pesky gap between your mattress and headboard can cause a lot of disturbance and discomfort after you lose your pillows for the umpteenth time. If you’ve ever had to get up in the middle of the night just to reclaim pillows that were stuck in the gap, you know just how annoying these disruptions to a good night’s sleep are.
On top of that, these gaps can be a health hazard to your children, as they might get their necks or legs stuck inside these gaps with dire consequences. Whether these gaps are due to a small mattress on a large bedframe or adjustment issues, we will help you plug the gap and have a good night’s sleep in this article.
The gap between Mattress and Headboard
The gap between a mattress and a headboard is not always a design flaw, as a small gap makes it easier for you to ch
Multipurpose furniture, such as sofa beds, can be unique and beneficial in many ways, offering the style of a sofa and the functionality of a bed in one piece of furniture. While sofa beds are a great solution for people who don’t have the room for a separate guest bed, bad examples can be uncomfortable and impractical, offering the worst of both worlds.
In order to give your guests the best night’s sleep possible, you should try and include mod cons and accessories (such as a bedroom bench) to make their stay comfortable and cosy. However, if your sofa bed isn’t the best, there are some solutions you can try…
Making a sofa bed comfortable:
If your sofa bed is uncomfortable, don’t turn away your next visitors just yet – we have several tips to help you make that hybrid
Here at sleepexpress.co.uk, we have a huge range of bed frame solutions we feel can meet the design and durability needs of our customers. We know that there are those customers who will see the start of bedroom design being very much linked to the architecture of a new bed frame. That bed frame will set the tone of the whole room. We also know that our customers demand a comfortable, good night's sleep, and with that in mind we are constantly striving to ensure the best construction and comfort. Oh, and the best in design for your bedroom sanctuary.
This article will look at a range of budget bed frame options that are great value and most importantly will help to set the look and feel of your whole sleeping area.
So let's have a look at some of the best value budget bed frames we have in stock, so you can make the choices you need for your existing bedroom,