12 Beds That Will Change Your Night’s Sleep

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Did you know that a poor bed can cause you to lose up to an hour of sleep each night? You may not even notice the connection between your old mattress and sleep deprivation.

You may also want to buy a new one if you are looking for a change in the look of your bedroom or are moving into a new home. There are many options available in beautiful materials, including wood, fabric and metal.

The majority of beds reviewed have sprung-slats. These are made of flexible wood and can adjust to your body’s weight. Fixed slats are also available, which provide more support.

Be sure to factor in the height of your Chesterfield bed frame by Hugo & Sons (some frames are quite tall, some can be unnervingly high), and the depth and thickness of your mattress when making calculations. A supportive headboard is a must if you love to read before bed.

We’ve tested the very best in style, comfort, and value for money. There’s something for everyone on this list. Two people of different sizes, shapes and ages slept on the beds for at least one week.

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Brook + Wilde, the truth

The bed is made to order and comes in five woollen colors, including the Shetland Navy. The solid, carved beech legs are a favorite feature. We also love the comfortable headboard that can be used as a support. It is perfectly angled and extremely well cushioned. It’s a great pairing, and the family-run business makes outstanding mattresses and bedding.

The bed frame is constructed from powder-coated steel and has a pre-assembled, spring-slatted base. The delivery and assembly are included and the customer service is unsurpassed.

Wilson Grey fabric ottoman storage beds

A hidden storage ottoman-style bed can be a lifesaver in small spaces and homes with limited cupboard space. The ottoman-style bed is available in cream or grey and has large storage areas. It also features gas-powered pistons which make it easy to reach even with a heavy mattress. The statement headboard features diamond upholstery and the sprung-slatted foundation helps you get the most out of your mattress. It was easy to assemble.

Eve the bed frame with button back

Eve is most well-known for its durable and comfortable mattress. But, its modern beds are equally great. The two combine to make a perfect match. This button-backed, velvet-look, Scandi-look frame is our favorite. It comes in either a rich navy or soft gray. It is easy to assemble and appears a lot more expensive than it really is. The velvet is water-resistant and easy to clean. You can adjust the tension of your bed to meet your requirements thanks to the adjustable slats. They’ll pick it up from your bedroom if you want to return it, which we doubt.

Ikea malm

This bed is among the most affordable and versatile we have ever seen. The slatted bed frame is available in six colors. You can also make it an ottoman-style bed by adding a gas piston and spring system. This makes it easy to open and close quickly and safely. You can also buy it with four drawers (PS50 each, Ikea.com), which you can add later. You can purchase a soft cover (PS120 Ikea.com). You can also find matching pieces in the Malm range such as a chest, dresser, wardrobe, desk, and more.

John Lewis & Partners padma-parquet bed frame

Parquet flooring is not just for floors. John Lewis & Partners has created this amazing solid acacia bed in grey or oak (the latter is FSC certified), with a parquet headboard. This headboard allows for good back support and a comfortable position while you are up. You will feel more comfortable with the sprung slats. Don’t forget the other options, including the two-drawer bedside tables and tallboy.

French Bedroom Company French grey painted rattan bed

Oh l’elegance! This hand-carved, vintage-inspired beauty will make you half expecting to wake up to huge shutters and beautiful views of lavender fields. This bed is a statement piece that will last through the ages, even as other trends change. We love the grand height of the footboard and headboard, as well as the double-layered rattan. The base is made of flat mahogany-slats. It doesn’t matter if you match it with other furniture, because nobody will be looking at any other items in the room anyway.

Atlas black bedstead

While most Bedknobs or Broomsticks-style bedknobs are expensive, this one is a bargain-basement model. It has a vintage look and can be matched with any decor. It is available in cream, or our favorite, black. The brass-look details and sprung slatted bases make it a great choice. Although it is not as strong as traditional iron, it is very sturdy. It was easy to put together and took us two minutes.

Made alana

This simple, yet elegant metallic bed is our favorite. We love its industrial style. The bed is available in copper or brushed brass, and features a headboard inspired by a hospital bed. This headboard will suit a contemporary interior. Frame has sprung steel slats, and the support of two central supports adds strength. Although it might seem that there is nothing more comfortable than a headboard to rest your head on, the headboard is angled so that you can place a few pillows behind you for the perfect reading position. The Made range includes other pieces, including mirrors of different sizes.

Feather and Black aubrey bed

Feather & Black offers a range of exquisite beds at the luxury end. This bed is part of the weathered oak collection, which also includes matching bedroom furniture such as a tallboy and bedside table, as well as lots more from the “sienna” range. It’s made from natural materials responsibly sourced. It’s simple, clean, yet elegant and plush. The headboard is softly covered in linen and gives it a wood-look without sacrificing comfort. It can be easily inserted into smaller bedrooms thanks to its sprung-slatted bottom and low foot end.

Porlock swoon

This is a beautiful example of upholstered beds. This made-to-order porlock frame for a bed combines soft, clean lines with Art Deco touches. The headboard is the main feature, but we love the tapered legs made of timber and capped with brass. It is luxurious and comfortable and made of sprung plywood slats. There are four leg options so that you can match it with your interior design.

Silentnight Bloomsbury Storage Bed Frame

This space-saving bed offers great hidden storage and flexibility. You have two choices: a half ottoman/half drawers, or four drawers. The pull-outs were easy to use and spacious when we tried them. The base’s padded divan is extremely durable and supports the entire bed. It is both large and trendy, with a well-padded headboard. You can choose from five different textures, and it comes with shiny chrome finishing touches.

Loaf pillow talkinger bed

Loaf’s sofas are relaxing. But their beds will make you feel even more relaxed. This model’s ultra-squishy headboard is an absolute pleasure to rest on. The French seam and upholstered base with low cupped wooden legs make it feel cozy and homey. It looks equally at home in a cottage with low beams as it does in a high-end flat. The bed is comfortable and well-padded. You can match it with your decor in one of 144 fabrics. The base is slightly springy and has birch slats. It’s easy to assemble, and delivery will be free.

The verdict: Two beds

We instantly fell in love with the aesthetics of Brook + Wilde’s the verity, which lends itself to a contemporary bedroom as well as it would a country-cottage-style boudoir. It’s one the most comfortable beds that we have ever slept in.

The Wilson grey fabric ottoman storage mattress is also worth a mention. It’s a great bed that’s both practical and stylish.


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