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Checklist: What You Need to Pay Attention to When Buying a Bed
When buying a bed, it’s not just the look that’s important, but also the function. Components such as the bedstead and the slatted frame are available in different varieties and allow you to create a bed that fits your individual needs. Stylight is here to tell you exactly what you need to look out for when buying a bed.
Bedstead: These are the types of beds you need to know:
- Wooden Beds: With a large, stable wooden bed are always a solid choice. If you care about environmental issues, it’s important to know that these beds are made of renewable materials and sealed with environmentally friendly waxes and oils.
- Upholstered Beds: frames covered with fabric or leather and an upholstered headboard These are perfect for reading comfortably in bed. Don’t forget to choose a bed with a removable and washable cover.
- Box Spring Beds: comprised of bedstead, mattress, and topper
- Futon Bed: originally from Japan, comprised of a mattress that lies on a low wooden frame The mattress is filled with cotton fibers and easy to roll up and store.
Bed Sizes: Here’s how to find the perfect size for you
The size of the bedstead is determined by the size of the mattress. This can range from 90×200 cm for a single bed to 200x200cm for a double bed.
- Tip: Don’t forget to add the width of the bedstead to the measurement of the mattress size.
- Length: As a general rule, the length of the bed should be about 20 cm longer than your height.
- Height: A standard height is between 40 and 50 cm. A height of 50-60 cm is generally considered a comfort heigh or a height for seniors.
Slatted Frame: The Most Important Function
Your back muscles are best able to recuperate at night when they are relaxed. For this reasion, your bedspread and slatted frame should be coordinated. Generally, all mattress fit on all slatted frames, but you should pay attention to the following things:
- Slat Roll: This is a lightweight option that is good as a base. It’s made of plywood and sometimes pre-drilled so that it can be screwed directly into the bed frame.
- Slatted Frame: Slatted frames are great for the back because their light, fleixble plywood slats in a fixed frame support any reclining position.
- Adjustable Slatted Frames: The head and foot areas of these frames are able to be adjusted either by hand or electronically. Latex and foam mattresses are best for these types of frames. The optimal spacing between slats is 4 to 5 cm.
For a bed, what’s most important is that it is comfortable and provides a restful night’s sleep. If you’ve found the right size, the perfect slat frame, and a style that works for you, sweet dreams are a guarantee.