Choosing the Perfect Bedstead

It’s not only your mattress and pillows that are so important for a good night’s sleep, the bedstead you choose may also be a contributor. It is both a practical and a style feature in your bedroom, so it’s important you get it right!

Let’s talk practically first, because it’s all well and good having a beautiful intricate frame, but if you’re tossing and turning all night, will it really be worth it?

This being said, there are elements of the type of bedstead or bed base you choose that may impact the quality of your sleep. Here are some of the things you should consider when bed shopping:


The size of your bed can determine how well you sleep, if you share a bed and your partner tends to move around a lot, you may want to opt for a wider bed, so they don’t end up hogging the whole bed! Alternatively, if one of you is tall, a longer bed will benefit you, so nobody’s legs are hanging off the end.

It’s also important to consider size and how it will fit into your bedroom, a tiny cramped room will not benefit from a huge king-sized bedstead, so make sure to bear this in mind.


The height of the bedstead you choose is important. A high bed frame can add a sense of grandeur to a room and enhance the floor space, whilst a lower bedstead is considered more relaxing and zen.

A lower bed might also not be as suitable if you like to watch TV for example, you might find yourself craning your neck a lot, so it’s important to consider the activities you’ll be doing to determine the right height for you.


The material you opt for on your bedstead can completely transform the look of your bedroom. A black leather bedstead for example, won’t quite look as in place with a pastel coloured room as a wooden bedstead.

If you’re all about being unique and clashing then of course the choice is yours, but if you’re a fan of a cohesive and atmospheric bedroom, make sure to match your items for your desired effect.

Choose your material wisely as it may also have an impact on the way you sleep and how much time you spend in your bed. If you like to relax and read a book in bed before drifting off, you may want to steer clear of a metal frame and head more towards a wooden bed. After all, comfort is key to getting a good night sleep so take this into consideration!


Some bedsteads give you the option of including extra storage.

This could either be in the form of an ottoman that lifts up to show a single storage compartment, drawers that slot into the space underneath the mattress or a headboard with shelves built into the side.

Choosing a bed with storage options can really help in maximising the space you already have available and really suit smaller bedrooms.

To shop our extensive range of bedsteads at Exmouth Bed and Pine Centre, take a look here

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