People spend more time on their bed than on any other piece of furniture in their home. It is like a relief and comfort source, and buying a comfortable bed is not that easy. There are many possibilities, designs, and types, so we want to tell you the best tips on how to choose a bed, to have everything clear before buying it.
Pay attention to this practical guide that will help you choose the best one for you and your bedroom.
BEFORE BUYING: MEASURE
We have all dreamed of having an extra large bed, but before buying any size, you must consider the space you have.
In general, a bed should have between 30 and 60 centimeters free all around to circulate freely.
How to measure? A good way is to mark the bed's size on the floor, and for this, you can use masking tape. Do not forget to consider if you are going to keep the bedside tables you have, if you want to add one, or change them for new ones.
- If space is too tight, bedside shelves might be a good idea.
- Another important point is to measure well the doors, corridors, elevators, and any place where the bed has to pass, to ensure that it may reach your room (measure the height and width). We don't want it to get stuck in the stairwell (trust us, it is possible).
LARGE BED: ADVANTAGES OF THE SPLIT BASE
In addition to the measurements, we tell you that the most practical thing is to choose one with a divided base if you want a large bed. Why? Because these bases are easier to move, move, and by being able to separate the base in 2, the bed can enter through smaller spaces.
I WANT A BED: WHICH IS WHICH?
What is the difference between a box spring and a European bed? And between a European bed and an American one? If what you want is to know how to choose a bed, but you do not know the differences between the types of beds available, here we tell you the differences:
These beds are the ones that have a structure, generally made of wood and boards, where a mattress is placed.
They are highly recommended for small spaces because they are very easy to move, and they can also be disassembled. Another advantage is that they have space under the bed, so it is easier to clean and also serves as extra storage.
UPHOLSTERED BOX SPRING
These beds are made up of a base and a mattress. The base of the box springs is made of wood and springs (which can be soft or firm) and is covered with a padded finish. All this allows it to adapt to the body and movement better.
As in the previous case, this bed is made up of a base and a mattress. The difference between the box spring (which, as we saw, has springs in the base) and the American bed is that, in the latter, the base is rigid and has no springs: it is almost like a large drawer, very firm and robust. As it is a harder surface, they are more recommended for people suffering from back pain.
This bed is very similar to the previous one. The difference between the American bed and the European one is that it has legs, which gives it greater height and an extra touch of design. In addition to this, the fact that it is in height will allow you to clean the lower part more easily. Ideal for those allergic to dust.
SPLIT BASE BEDS
As we saw above, this type is about models that have the base divided into two parts. You can find them for different types of those mentioned above, such as box spring, American or European. This model is ideal for those who need a bed for a small space, because it is much easier to move.
They are the beds that fulfill more than one function and are perfect for small spaces , guest rooms, or children's bedrooms. An example? A bed in height that in its base structure has a desk and a dresser, like the one we see in the photo. All in one!
MATTRESSES, DO YOU KNOW WHICH ONE YOU NEED?
When it comes time to choose a mattress, there is something you have to be clear about: the mattress has to adapt to you, not you to the mattress.
- The mattress should always maintain your back's natural curvature, not force it too much or cause you to sink into the mattress.
- Before choosing, you can try it by lying on your back and putting your hand in the gap between the spine's curved part and the mattress. If there is a large space left, the mattress is too hard for you; If you can't even put your hand through that hole, it's too soft.
Another important fact is that it should be between 10 and 15 centimeters longer than the height of the person who is going to use it. For the same, keep in mind that in the market, you can find mattresses of two standard lengths: 190 and 200 cm (perfect for the tallest ones).
On average, a good mattress lasts 10 years. Still, if you wake up tired and with a sore back after a full night's sleep, maybe it's time to start window dressing.
Also, to prolong the life of your mattress, always remember to follow the manufacturer's instructions. Some have to be turned from time to time, and others in which it is not necessary to do anything. Take good care of it, and it will last much longer!
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