Your bed is the centrepiece to your bedroom and the most important piece of furniture within it. Beds give us a place to relax and snuggle up but, most importantly, provide us with a place to sleep and restore energy. With so many different beds and bed frames on offer, it can be difficult finding one that suits your needs, décor and budget. Dreams have an extensive range of beds for sale, categorised into different sections for your ease.
Choosing the right bed size
Beds come in various sizes depending on how big your room is or how many people will be sleeping in the room. The standard sizes are single beds, double beds and king beds. For rooms that are particularly strapped for space, or for young children, a small single bed might be a better option. If you want something just a bit bigger than a single bed, you might choose to opt for a small double. Finally, if you want the height of comfort and luxury, a super king bed and mattress will definitely do the trick. Find out more about bed sizes with our bed and mattress size guide. If you’re not sure what size bed will be suitable for the space you have, check out our home measuring guide.
Types of beds
The type of bed you need will depend on many different factors. If you’re on a tight budget, you might decide to look for lower cost options rather than finding one that you fall in love with. You’ll also need to consider your décor style, room requirements and space in the bedroom. If you need more information on the types of beds we stock, have a read of our bed buying guide, or for a brief overview, take a look below.
Most bedrooms need as much extra storage space as they can get. The best storage beds which offer the most extra space are undoubtedly ottoman beds. In these beds, the mattress lifts up from the bottom or the side revealing a useful area beneath for you to store whatever you like. Using the space between the mattress and the floor, which is usually neglected, means you can fit plenty of things inside, freeing up valuable cupboard space elsewhere. Divan beds, on the other hand, have drawers underneath for storage. For more information on this bed type, have a read of our storage bed buying guide.
TV & Tech Beds
If you’re looking for a completely modern bed and love your gadgets, a TV bed will be perfect for you. These have a TV in the foot-end which is raised and lowered using a remote control. Some of these TV beds come with additional storage too. Other tech bed options include sound system beds and smart beds.
There’s nothing quite like kids' beds for inspiring a love for sleep and giving your little one some independence. Expect everything from fun and safe toddler beds through to high sleepers for teens and bunk beds for growing families.
And remember, kids' bedrooms usually need even more storage space than adults due to the number of toys and other things they have, which is why there are loads of space saving beds for kids' and childrens' storage beds available. Cabin beds are ideal for kid’s rooms where space is at a premium as they incorporate drawers, shelves and cupboards beneath the bed. This means you’ll keep your precious floor space without having to compromise on storage. High and mid sleepers are also a good choice for saving space in a kid’s room.
Space Saving and Guest Beds
If you have a smaller bedroom or you’re looking for temporary guest beds, there are plenty of affordable options for you to choose from. Day beds are great options, as they offer a dual functionality with a seating area by day and sleeping area by night. Folding beds are also ideal as they can easily be folded and stored away when not in use, optimising the space you have in the bedroom. For sleepovers, camping, or for a guest, air beds are convenient and comfortable and great for budgets. Sofa beds also make great space saving options for the home. If you’re styling a guest bedroom, check out our tips on making a comfortable guest bedroom.
Perfect for guest bedrooms, for those lacking in space or looking to kit out a dual-purpose, open-plan space, sofa beds offer a range of benefits. Clearly, their ability to save space and double up as both seating area and bed is their greatest asset but they offer more too. With sophisticated styles, types and sizes, and even storage sofa beds to choose from.
Sofa beds come in various sizes, from chair beds, two seater sofa beds, three seaters, and even corner sofa beds. So, whatever space you have, there is a sofa bed to fit. If you’re unsure which sofa bed is right for you, have a look at our guide on choosing your sofa bed.
Adjustable beds are great for those with mobility issues or disabilities. These beds are controlled by a set of buttons which bring the mattress up or down, so you don’t have to struggle to pull yourself up.
Types of bed styles
Our range of bed frames offer a range of various materials to suit your bedroom and your décor. From ornate and crafted to simple and functional bed frame styles, there are lots of frames to choose from. Although style is the main function, lots of bed frames also offer storage, so you don’t have to compromise on one or the other.
Wooden Bed Frames
Wooden bed frames are a timeless and natural design and compliment the style of your room. From a range of bed frame colours and finishes such as sturdy pine, dark oak, white wooden frames and more. This type of bed frame is built for durability and will last for years to come.
Metal Bed Frames
For a clean and classic look, metal bed frames are a traditional material and will suit a range of styles and decors. From white to black frames, these bed frame designs never go out of style. You can choose from a simple frame design or an intricate design since metal bed frames can be moulded into just almost any shape.
Upholstered Bed Frames
An upholstered bed frame adds a touch of style to your bedroom and is perfect for those who value both class and comfort. Available in a range of finishes such as fabric or velvet and colours such as grey, black, silver, and more. There are also plenty of types of fabric bed frames that include storage functions so you can double up on style and space saving.
Leather and Faux Leather Bed Frames
Leather bed frames or faux leather add that extra level of luxury and rich look to any bedroom. This style and material of bed frame offer warmth and substance and can match any style of décor. With dark shades such as brown or black bed frames, you can create a sophisticated statement in the bedroom, and like other bed frames some even offer storage solutions.
Sleigh Bed Frames
To bring the ultimate in elegance and style for larger bedrooms, sleigh bed frames are named for their use of a scrolled headboard and footboard. This creates a luxurious and sturdy frame for your bed and mattress, allowing your bed to really own its centrepiece status. These bed frames come in a variety of finishes such as wooden or upholstered styles, and even come with a bonus perk of storage.
In all of our beds and bed frames, you can expect to find every style and function type to suit every room and budget need. Be sure to consider your current décor and either match your bed frame style or contrast if you fancy mixing it up a little.
Fancy a little more inspiration? Head on over to Inspire Me and keep up with the latest interior trends and décor ideas. If you need any help finding the perfect bed type or style for you, our friendly team of experts at Dreams would be more than happy to help.