How to Choose a New Bed

A Guide to Buying a Bed

The team at The Mattress Warehouse understands that choosing the right bed is important. Your health and wellness depend on the right choice of bed. Our team is familiar with the latest advanced sleep technology and can guide you in narrowing your purchase decision.

All bed sizes available

We offer single beds, three-quarter beds, double beds, queen beds and king size beds for sale. We even offer specialised beds, like the extra length and adjustable beds.

Trust the team at The Mattress Warehouse to help you select the most important piece of furniture you will own. Our knowledge and expertise are backed up with professional service and prices to suit your budget, as well as excellent after-sales support. Visit a branch near you or contact us for tips about choosing the right bed.

What to do when buying a new bed?

Choosing the right mattress and base is the difference between a good night’s sleep and a bad one. There are a few things you can do to help you make the right choice when you want to buy a bed.

1. Do your research

Mattress technology and design are so advanced these days that you have a wide choice to choose from. Unfortunately, it can also be a bit overwhelming. Everyone is different and there is a mattress to suit your individual needs. You just need to invest in a bit of time to find the right one. Find out what types of mattresses are on the market that are ergonomically designed for your particular sleep style.

2. Try out your mattress

Don’t be shy! Take your time in the shop: lie down, toss and turn, bounce up and down. Don’t just sit on the edge of the bed; nestle in for a good 10 minutes or more. Get a good feel for the mattress. And, if you ordered your bed online, you can do exactly the same thing at home. The Mattress Warehouse has a great return policy if you’re not fully satisfied.

3. Find out about the return policy

Before you make a final decision, ask about the shop’s return policy and, if it includes a money-back guarantee or exchange. You should have at least seven days grace to sleep in the bed at home and be able to return or exchange it if you’re not happy. The Mattress Warehouse has a 100-day comfort trial (Ts & Cs apply).

4. Check the warranty

A good mattress should come with a 10-year warranty. This should be either a full-replacement warranty or non-prorated warranty. It covers manufacturing defaults only.

5. Choose a specialist store

Avoid going the budget route by buying a bed from a shop that sells a number of different household items. A bed is a sizeable investment so you should trust an expert with your comfort and good health.

6. Don’t choose price over quality

Your health and wellness are dependent on getting on a good night’s sleep. Money saved now may cost in the long run when your cheap bed begin to deteriorate very quickly. Rather keep an eye out for bed specials on well-known brands at The Mattress Warehouse. We suggest saving up for a good bed because it’s an investment in your health.

The easy way to buy a bed: let us help you

Make a list of all of your sleep needs, such as your height, weight and sleeping position. Consider the room where the bed will be placed and whether it’s intended for a guest room or the master bedroom. What’s the size of the bedroom? Take some measurements if you’re not sure.

Once you have a good idea of what you need you can shop online or have a conversation with one of our expert salespeople. To help you narrow down your search, the salesperson will likely ask you the following questions:

1. What size bed do you want?

Measure the space in the room where the new bed will be installed. Does the room offer sufficient space for the type of bed you want? Furthermore, will you be sharing this bed with your partner or is it intended for a single person?

2. How much do you want to spend?

Buying a bed is a long-term investment as most quality beds can last you a lifetime. Did you know that we spend a third of our lives in bed? Determine your maximum budget at the outset and then we can give you some options in your price range. The Mattress Warehouse always has amazing bed and mattress specials for major household brands. Do not hesitate to try out more expensive beds before you decide to settle for something cheaper.

3. What are your sleep needs?

Durability, appropriate support and comfort. You need a bed that is guaranteed to make you look forward to bedtime so that you wake up with renewed energy. Take advantage of modern mattress technology. Different types of beds suit different sleeping positions. Some beds are better suited for side or stomach sleepers. In addition to which – are you a light or heavy sleeper? We have products designed to minimise motion so you won’t be disturbed by a restless partner.

4. How firm do you like your mattress?

Like most things in life, taste and preference differ. Keep in mind that, if you’re going to be sharing a bed as you need to include your partner’s comfort. If you’re unsure what type of firmness you need, check-out our mattress firmness guide or speak to a salesperson about your options.

5. Do you need a base set as well?

A good bed frame should typically last longer than a mattress provided that it is made well. So, you may only need a new mattress, provided that you are not changing the size of your bed. But keep in mind that your new mattress may contrast unpleasantly against an old bed frame.

A final word

Do not be penny wise and pound foolish when investing in your bed. It will be with you for a long time. The Mattress Warehouse stocks a wide selection of bedroom furniture and accessories. We offer free, nationwide delivery. Simply shop online and we’ll deliver to your door. Contact us for more information. We look forward to helping you have pleasant dreams.