The Modern Mom
June 20, 2013
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No bedroom is complete without a bed. After all, you can’t spell bedroom without bed! Furthermore, did you know that we spend 1/3 of our time on our beds each day, which means that we spend 1/3 of our lives in bed sleeping? Purchasing a bed is a critical decision, so it’s not one that should be made lightly. For making the best choice, be sure you think a few key things over before entering a mattress store such as Bed & Mattress Palace.

Evaluating Your Needs

First of all, consider what you want to get out of a bed. Do you want a single twin for yourself or do you want something roomier to accommodate you and your sleeping partner? Also think about how large your room is. You’ll want the bed to fit in nicely with the room’s dimensions and other furniture. A bed that is too large can throw off balance and become more of a burden than a blessing. Make measurements accordingly so you can decide on the best size for a bed. As for another consideration, assess what your health needs are. Some folks have spinal or weight issues and need a bed that will alleviate such problems. The right kind of mattress can accomplish that goal. Last, review your finances. Mattresses are typically $500 to $1,000, sometimes over $2,000 for luxury mattresses. Decide which price is worth it to you before making a selection.

Important Features

Remember the important factors and features a bed may have. Box springs make a big impact on how high off the ground a mattress is. A box spring is generally 6 to 9 inches high. You’ll need a new box spring only when your mattress size has changed or your former box spring is falling apart. Consider buying a split box spring since the 2-piece set is easier to transport and set up. When assessing your mattress, determine the coil count. The more coils, the more durable the mattress is. Look for high counts, preferably past 1,000. Sit and lie on the mattress to test its bounce. As for the padding at the top, remember that a thick layer will be more costly but it will allow the mattress to last longer. Last, if you’re concerned about the bed frame, remember that you can simply pick one that matches your mattress’s measurements and would look attractive in your room. For ideas of what to purchase, visit Bed & Mattress Palace or another similar store.

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