The bedroom is the most personal and intimate room in the house: it is your sanctuary, a haven for relaxation and unwinding after a long day. It is therefore important that you make it as inviting as possible.
One way to do this is by decorating the room with stylish furniture, starting with the humble bed. Spoiler alert, but we're 100% convinced that you should buy separate a bed frame that is durable while keeping with your own personal style, and pairing it with a mattress tailored to the way you sleep.
So why should you avoid the ensemble? Well, not only is there much to be said for picking the mattress that is right for you, but we also think that it’s worth spending the effort to find the perfect bed frame. Here’s why.
BED FRAMES ARE FASHIONABLE
From dining room chairs and tables to beds and bedside cabinets, timber furniture never goes out of fashion. It also complements almost any style of home. For example, a timber bed frame will enhance the ambience of your bedroom because its natural tones radiate warmth. They’re available in many styles: sophisticated, ornate, classic, country, contemporary, or rustic. And they can be either stained or painted.
Or you could go for a fabric bed, which is an increasingly popular way to add beauty and charm to the bedroom. Whether you prefer a classic style or something more lavish and extravagant, a fabric bed provides a timeless foundation upon which you can decorate your bedroom.
BED FRAMES ARE DURABLE
A timber bed frame is solid and sturdy, and reclaimed timber bed frames—such as the Tuscan, shown below—are designed to take the knocks and dings which are an inevitable part of family life. As they already have knots and nail holes, anything else just adds to their character! With proper care, a timber bed frame can last a lifetime.
BED FRAMES ARE COMFORTABLE
Fabric or timber bed frames, as well as the linen we choose for them, add to the cosiness of a bedroom. A well-chosen bed frame allows a mattress to breathe, providing comfort and relaxation as well as being beneficial to your health. Opting for an ensemble will rob you of these benefits. For a great night’s sleep every night, select a quality timber or fabric bed frame and a slat mattress to suit your sleeping preferences—soft, medium, or firm.
BED FRAMES ARE EASY TO MAINTAIN
Have you ever tried to vacuum or broom underneath an ensemble properly? It’s super hard! Rid yourself of that difficulty—and those allergy- and asthma-inducing particles—by getting a bed frame instead. A bed frame is also easy to maintain on housework day: for timber bed frames, a quick dust and occasional polish; and for fabric ones, a gentle vacuum with the brush attachment.
BED FRAMES ARE VERSATILE
A timber bed frame has higher legs than an ensemble which allows for plenty of useful under-the-bed storage space. Alternatively, you could go for a fabric bed like the Bianca, which comes fully equipped with storage drawers. Two birds with one stone, y'know?
BED FRAMES CAN OFFER A WAY TO REDUCE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Most timber bed frames at 1825 interiors are made from reclaimed timber. Ever conscious of our environmental footprint, our reclaimed timber beds spent their previous life as an old shipping pallet. Can't get much more characterful than that!
So, you can see why we think that buying mattresses and bed frames separately is the way to go. That extra level of choice will really help your bedroom be as comfortable and cosy as possible whilst exuding charm and good taste.