Knowing how to choose and decorate your bed isn’t as easy as you may think. When you intend to purchase a new bed for your home, keep in mind that this is the first thing you’ll see when entering a bedroom. It makes or breaks the space. Reason enough to follow those 3 simple tips on how to choose the right bed.
Right size bed for the bedroom
Before hitting the shops, have a look at your bedroom size first. As a rule of thumb, the larger the bedroom the larger the bed can be. If your space is small, you might not be able to set up a king size bed, even if this is what you really want. Also, factor in sufficient walking space around the bed.
Find the right mattress size for your bedroom design
In Australia, you have the choice of 7 standard mattress sizes that are commonly available.
The Single mattress measuring 915mm x 1880mm is ideal for children and teens. It also comes as a Long Single with a length of 2030mm. When space is at a premium, you might consider a King Single (1070mm x 2030mm) that is ideal for growing children, teenagers and mature single sleepers.
For couples, the Double Bed is the cosiest size you can go (1370mm x 1880mm). However, the more spacious Queen Size (1530mm x 2030mm) is the bed size most commonly sold.
Becoming more and more popular because of its generous sleep area is the King Size Bed (1830 mm x 2030 mm) that is topped in size only by the Super King with its spacious 2030mm x 2030mm.
Bedhead as focal point of bedroom
If you want a style statement that adds character, a bedhead is a must. Coming in metal, upholstered or timber, the type of board you pick depends on the overall design of your bedroom and your personal taste. Have a look at some style inspirations, such as Art Deco, Scandinavian or English Country. Or you might wish to opt for a striking black-and-white colour scheme.
Bedhead dimensions for your bedroom design
Choose a bedhead that is wider than your bed to accommodate for the additional width of bedspreads and doonas. When you are unsure about the height, 1400mm is often used but is based on the look you want to achieve.
What bedspread best to use
When it comes to the fabrics for your bedroom, such as curtains or upholstery, go a bit calmer on the colours and patterns so that they don’t overpower the bedspread. Generally, the bedspread is supposed to be the most dominant, most eye-catching fabric in the room. This way you elegantly guide the visitor’s eye to your bed first and then around the entire room to take it all in. Have a look at our step-by-step guide on how to successfully decorate your bedroom.