Since we spend approximately one third of our lives sleeping, buying a new bed is one of the most important decisions we will have to make. Especially as it has a huge impact on our health and wellbeing.
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Buying a bed online is an excellent way to save money and get what you want quickly, but it can be an intimidating experience with worries that you’ll pick the wrong one. So, to help you get started, we’ve put together this quick guide to buying a bed online.
CHOOSE YOUR FRAME
Before you can begin buying a bed online, you must know what sort of bed you want. Research the different frames on offer to find something that suits your needs and home style. Remember to consider different materials (wood, metal, leather) as well as different styles (divan, open frame, Ottoman.)
KNOW THE SIZE
Once you’ve picked the sort of bed that you want, you must consider the size. Beds range from small single to super king size so there is plenty of choice. Consider the dimensions and layout of your bedroom when making your decision and measure the space accurately to avoid buying a bed that simply doesn’t fit.
PICK YOUR MATTRESS
A good bed frame is nothing without a good mattress so make sure you take a look at the range of mattresses on offer to go with your bed.
Orthopaedic mattresses are the best for back support whilst memory foam offers great comfort by moulding to your body and shape. You can also get open spring and pocket spring mattresses for cheaper options that might be better suited to guest bedrooms.
CHECK THE WARRANTY
It is important to thoroughly understand the warranty before purchasing any bed. If it seems to be too good to be true, then it may well be so make sure you give the warranty a thorough read and buy from a reputable retailer like Carpetright to give yourself peace of mind.
Whether you’re buying a complete bed set or just a new mattress, see what other shoppers have to say before you make your final decision. Most websites, including ours, give shoppers the chance to comment and review products and these opinions are invaluable resources for new shoppers. Don’t forget to come back and review the product yourself too!
PLACE YOUR ORDER
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Once you’ve completed all your research and made your decision, it’s time to place your order. Online checkouts are straightforward and easy to use and you simply need to add your chosen product(s) to your basket before entering your personal details and payment information to complete the transaction.
Most banks and building societies have security measures in place to keep your details safe and reputable retailers like us won’t share your details with anyone else so you don’t need to worry about data security.
You’ll usually be sent a confirmation of your order via email as well as updates on its progress but you can also call the customer service line for further help or assistance if you want to double check.