How To Buy A Perfect Mattress

Since buying a mattress is not a frequent task, many people find it difficult and frequently search for tips. There are indeed a few points that need to be kept in mind while buying a mattress.

Budget – The first and foremost is the budget. You need to decide how much you want to spend on buying a mattress. Once you set the budget, it would greatly narrow down the search options. Size of bed – The next thing is to find the perfect size of the bed for which you want to purchase a new mattress. As the size of the bed can differ with a wide variety of king, queen or divan beds; it is very important to determine the exact size of the bed before buying a mattress. Type of mattress – The next on the checklist is the type of the mattress, hard or soft. Currently, there are two types of mattresses available – firm and soft. The soft mattress is definitely much more comfortable than the hard one. However, if you have back pain problems, then I would recommend buying a firm mattress.

They provide better support for your back. The best deal – Once you have the basic idea of which type of mattress you are looking for, the next thing to do is to find the best deal in the market. You may search in your neighbourhood supermarket stores for available deals or directly contact the retailer stating your requirement. You can compare the prices offered by various retailers and stores, and then decide from where to purchase the mattress. There are some special discount schemes such as free pillows or bed covers offered at various places. So search around for the best deal before you buy a mattress.

Getting To Know Futon Beds Better

If you are among those people who believe that futon beds are intended for broke college students, it’s time to change your views. Futon beds have undergone a phenomenal change in recent times. Today, they are no longer cheap beds found in student dorms; futon beds now adorn living rooms across the world. With numerous advantages of being comfortable, affordable and featuring a couch and bed in a single piece of furniture, futon beds are definitely a great investment.

Futons have always been a popular furniture choice in dorm rooms and small apartments since this bed can easily be converted from a couch to a bed. Being able to use it as a couch and a bed obviously saves you a good amount since you do not have to purchase two separate pieces of furniture.

In addition, the unique design of these beds makes it unbelievably easy to convert them from a bed to a couch and vice versa. Unlike traditional sofa beds that are quite bulky, futon beds are light weight. That means you can easily move them around to create the space you need.

You may still wonder how comfortable futon beds really are. The cheap varieties of futon beds – like the $30 piece you buy for the kids – may not score well in terms of comfort. However, if you are seriously considering a futon bed as your main bed, you get to choose from ones made of high-quality materials. Although good quality futon beds feature higher price tags, it is worth it in the long run.

So you see, futon beds are not just for the broke; they are great for your family as well. The next time you plan to purchase a new bed, do visit a furniture store near you and check out the amazing varieties and designs of futon beds available. And try out the bed to make sure it is comfortable enough for you.

Evolution Of Beds

Sleep has been an essential part of life ever since living beings were created. The most important requirement for sleeping is a comfortable place. In the ancient times, the pre-historic living beings used as their beds whatever soft natural material that they could lay their hands on. They would lay these materials on the ground and sleep on them. However, gradually, they felt the need to raise the bed above the ground so that they could escape the bothersome pests and dirt. Ancient records show that people started making wooden legs with wooden pieces to connect the legs. Across these pieces they would make a network of rope so that they could get some comfortable spring action.

The Egyptian civilisation took the process of evolution forward by making high bedsteads and to climb the bed they made steps. They used to have pillows and curtains hanging around the bed. The elite of the Egyptian society had their beds made of wood and gilded with gold. The next innovation took place when they started using head-rests which were made with either stone, metal or wood and were semi-cylindrical in shape. Later on, artisans were employed to decorate the beds with gold, silver or ivory inlays. The Persians and the Greek added to the modernization of the bed with further improvements and decorations. They added a board at the head and laced bands of hide on it and placed skins on top. Silver, bronze and ivory veneering was also used to decorate the bedsteads.

The Romans made different types of beds for different purposes such as the chamber bed, the marriage bed, the table bed, the study bed and the bed for carrying the dead. Throughout the medieval ages and up to the modern times, the designs of beds kept changing in tune with the needs of the times ranging from large to small, heavy to light, and completely enclosed or partially enclosed with curtains.

Choosing the Right Size of Bed

It may not seem like it, but choosing the right size of bed for your body is actually very important to getting a good night’s sleep. On one hand, choosing a bed that is too small, one in which you will be uncomfortable will lead to poor rest. On the other hand, choosing a bed that is to large will lead to you tossing and turning all night which will also lead to poor rest. For this reason it is very important to choose the right size of bed.

How tall are you?

The first thing you need to consider when choosing the correct bed size is your height. Ideally you want a bed that when you lay flat on your back gives you around 1 meter in total space including head and foot room. While this is ideal, you can get away with a bit more and a bit less room.

How wide are you?

When it comes to the width of the bed you should be able to lay flat on your back with your arms resting at your sides loosely and still have room to move your arms. Again this is not an exact estimate, you just want to make sure that you have enough room to move comfortably while sleeping. Without having so much room you roll off the bed.

Do you sleep alone?

While the truth is that most of us get the best rest when we are able to sleep alone, many of us do not. If you share your bed with another person, you want to make sure it is big enough to accommodate both of you when resting flat on your back. However, not only do you want to make sure you have enough room for yourself, you also want to make sure your partner has enough room and there is some space between you. While the romantic image is of people holding one another close throughout the night, most of us want some space while we are sleeping. In the end it may seem like a small consideration, but making sure your bed is the right size will help to insure you get a good night’s rest.

Choosing the Right Headboard

For some people, a bed is just not truly complete without a head board. However, while they may feel they really need a headboard, they may not know the first thing about choosing the right one for their bed. We are not talking about the right size; we are talking about the right look. If you are one of those people, this article is for you.

Material choices

Honestly, the first thing to do while deciding what headboard you are going to put with your bed is, choose the material. While almost any material known to man can be made into a headboard, most people choose the common ones – wood, metal, and sometimes plastic. What you want to consider is how the material will look when compared against the rest of the room. If you use a lot of warm colors, then wood is the obvious choice, for neutral colors, plastic should fit in nicely, and for cold or dark colors, metal is probably what will work best.


Once you know the material you want for your headboard, the next step is deciding the kind of design you want. Here you really want to match as close as you can to the theme of the room. If you have a lot of decorations then you will probably want a very decorative headboard. If you have a more simple room you will want a simpler headboard.


For some people a headboard is also a great place to put their favorite books. For others, it can be a way to have a beloved plant always nearby. Then of course there is always the ‘purely decorative’. Whatever your taste, there is likely to be a head board that works for it. In the end, a headboard is a very important part of any bed. So do yourself a favor and take some time in choosing the right one. After all, you will probably be looking at it for a fairly long time.