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Buying a Bed? Ask Yourself These Questions First

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Let’s start with asking a question to ourselves — do you reach out to a designer to get simple things done? Not always, right? Especially when you have a task in hand that you know you can handle on your own. For example: buying a bed for your space. You can buy a bed on your own if you’ve done the groundwork. So how do you know if your bed frame will fit into your room or if you want something more?

So to help you out with all that confusion we have compiled a checklist to ensure you pick the right bed for any room.

 #1 Which room is the bed intended for?

Starting with the right intentions is a must when you are shopping for a bed. The first question that should be on the tip of your head should be — which room is the bed going to be in? If it is the master bedroom, a king size or queen size bed will be needed. If you’re a bachelor sharing the premises with another roommate you’ll want to consider two single beds. For the kids’ room, you have options from cots to bunk beds. But for a guest room, a simple twin bed or single bed depending on the room size will do.

 #2 What size fits?

For an average Indian, a Queen size bed (5X6.5 feet) fits fine. If the person is taller than 6 feet, then a King size bed (6.3X6.7 feet) is required. For kids, a single bed or a bunk bed is ideal. The bunk bed can be customised as per the room size as well. A single bed is usually 3 feet wide and 6.2 feet long making it a good option for singles and the guest room. If you have a nursery, you might want to consider buying a cot as well.

If you’ve already purchased a mattress, you might want to consider its size as well before you make a purchase.

#3 The Material & Quality

You can choose from solid wood like teak wood, mango wood or Sheesham to engineered wood like plywood, MDF and so on when it comes to the materials involved. However, you’ll want to test the quality to ensure it stands the test of time. Solid wood furniture can last longer but is prone to termites as well. Processed wood here can provide a respite from the pests to a certain extent. Check the warranties and clauses before you purchase any bed.

 #4 Headboard or not?

A headboard stands for stability and balance, according to Feng Shui. It also serves some practical purposes. For instance, when you want to rest your back or sit up in bed reading or doing the crossword puzzle; then the headboard will come in handy. Many homes, however, now take up padded wall panelling just behind the bed which can double up as a headboard. In these cases, a bed with a headboard wouldn’t be necessary. So it all boils down to your taste here.

 #5 What’s my budget?

While your choices are ample, you might want to consider your finances while buying a bed. Solid wood beds are more expensive compared to the engineered materials. The same goes for a king size bed vs a single bed. Not just this, if you’re opting for storage, a hydraulic system is relatively on the higher end compared to drawers. Consider your options carefully before investing in a bed.

We hope this guide helps you find a perfect bed for your room. If you want more details, leave us a comment or email us.



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