Best beds: 6 comfy picks to update your bedroom instantly

Our pick of the best beds are sure to inspire a bit of a bedroom makeover...

Best beds
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Choose a new, and obviously, one of the best beds for your bedroom can inspire a whole new look for your space.  After all the bed is pretty much the focal point of any bedroom so switching it up can totally change the vibe and really quickly too. So if you are stuck as you where to start with a room revamp, we say start with the bed. And 'where do we find the nicest, most stylish, most stunning room transforming beds around?' we hear you ask. Well might we recommend right here, with our pick of the best beds...

We have looked at beds for every look and budget – all incredibly stylish and comfortable, too. From on-trend velvet headboards, to classy four posters, you are sure to find one that suits your needs. 

Keep scrolling for five beds that you'll find hard to resist, then top it with the best mattress for the ultimate, five star sleeping experience. For final styling tips, see our bedroom ideas gallery too. Margot double bed

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1. Margot double bed

The best bed to add some luxury to your bedroom

Size: H102 x W152 x D222cm
Material: Polyester headboard and solid birch legs
Assembly?: Full assembly required
Fits mattress size: Double
Reasons to buy
+Gorgeous stylish design +Good quality, solid headboard 
Reasons to avoid
-Wouldn't be the best for small bedrooms

Looking to add a touch of that luxury, hotel feel to your bedroom? A velvet headboard will do just that, and if you are going with velvet you at least have to consider going with a bang on trend pink. This headboard would be the perfect place to start a new peachy pink colour scheme in your bedroom too. 

Furniture Village Ercol bed

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2. Ercol Teramo Bed Frame

Combining solid oak with subtle detailing, this high quality bed emanates quality

Size: H110cm x W150cm x D204cm
Material: Solid pale oak
Assembly?: Yes
Fits mattress size: Double
Reasons to buy
+ Shaped spindle detailing + Matched grain and colour 
Reasons to avoid
- Spindle headboard rather than slats may not be as comfortable 

While it’s easy for a wooden bed frame to adopt a standard (a.ka) boring appearance, this Ercol offering has made it into our round up of the best beds because it's simple, yes, but still has a stylish retro edge that we love. 

Made from quality light oak with matching grains and textures, this bed emanates quality and superior design. Part of the charm is its shapely spindle headboard, although some people may find they prefer slats rather over thinner bars. There’s also a range of matching furniture to give your room a Scandi-esque appearance.  

Argos four poster bed

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3. Argos Home Blissford Four Poster Double Bed Frame

Want to feel a bit extra while you sleep? This is the best bed for you

Size: H200 x W145 x L200cm
Material: Pine
Assembly?: Self-assembly required
Fits mattress size: Double
Reasons to buy
+Great price for the design+The perfect focal point for a bedroom
Reasons to avoid
-It's tall so check it's going to fit in your room first

Now this bed makes a statement, this would look so lovely with fairy lights around it, maybe a few hanging plants dangling down. It's also a really practical buy too, because there is plenty of space to fit under bed storage in too. You might think at first glance this would be best for a larger bedroom, but we are thinking this would actually be a great piece for a small space – ditch the chest of drawers and just have this bed instead with some pullout drawers underneath. 

Raft Newport bed

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4. Raft Nyack bed

A classic bed with a velvet upholstered headboard – a classic, chic look

Size: H158 x W210 x L150cm
Material: Velvet and wood
Assembly?: No self-assembly required
Fits mattress size: Double
Reasons to buy
+Classic look that won't date+Different upholstery fabric available
Reasons to avoid
-On the pricey side 

If you are after a classic bed that's going to last you forever and can be styled any way you like, this bed from Raft would be a great investment purchase. It's simple and chic and would suit any vibe you want to create in your bedroom, we would personally style it with lots of neutral tones, maybe some wooden accents and oooh a palm or a fiddle leaf fig for a bit of texture.

For more traditional bedroom ideas check out our feature. Alana bed

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5. Alana double bed

The best bed if you are shopping on a budget

Size: H101 x W143 x L206cm
Material: metal
Assembly?: Full assembly required
Fits mattress size: Double
Reasons to buy
+Great price +Easy to assemble
Reasons to avoid
-Some reviewers say the colour of the metal fades

We have raved about the Alana bed from Made before, it's all over Instagram and such a bargain too. Really nice and simple, it comes in gold or copper and just adds the perfect amount of glam without being too... shiny. 

John Lewis bed

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6. John Lewis & Partners Rattan Bed Frame

A fab bed for adding a boho touch to your bedroom

Size: H102.5 x W151.5 x D209.5cm
Material: Rattan
Assembly?: Self-assembly required
Fits mattress size: Double
Reasons to buy
+Band on trend rattan headboard +Will suit lots of styles
Reasons to avoid
-Some reviewers say the self-assembly is a bit of a faff 

Like a boho look in your bedroom? We think this John Lewis bed is the best bed for you. The rattan/cane headboard is really desirable right now and can be mixed with other styles too. There's a black and an oak version, both equally gorgeous but the black makes a bit more of a statement.

How to buy the best bed

Which style should I pick? 

It’s really down to personal preference whether you pick a divan or bedstead, since either can be fitted with the best mattress of your choice. A bedstead makes a dramatic design statement – just imagine a bed upholstered in luxurious jewel-toned velvet or subtle grey linen, giving that boutique-hotel feel in your own bedroom. Or how about elevating your home with the high lines of an elegant four-poster? A divan might be the plainer choice, but these beds can pack a load of bedroom storage within the base and simply adding a statement headboard opens up the design possibilities. If you’re on a budget, upgrading a basic divan this way can give a room a whole new look.

What size bed should I pick?

In an ideal world, allowing at least 45cm of free space either side of the bed leaves enough room to vacuum and change the sheets .For two adults sharing, a king size or a super king bed will always provide a comfier night’s sleep than a standard double bed. Both partners should be able to lie on the bed with hands behind their heads and elbows out, without touching, and the bed should be 10-15cm longer than the tallest person sleeping in it.

Top tips for picking out the best bed:

  • Will your new bed be made to order? Ask about guarantees, delivery charges, and dates. 
  • Try out beds in store but by all means shop around online for the best deal – which will also give you the opportunity to read reviews from other customers. 
  • For upholstered beds, request a fabric sample so you can see the colour and quality at home. 
  • If you need a mattress in a hurry, order one in a box – it’ll be less bulky to get up the stairs and should come with a money-back guarantee if you just can’t get comfy. 

Black Friday bed sales 2020

Black Friday is one of the best days of the year to buy a new bed. A  good bed can be an investment so getting them on sale just makes sense. We can expect to see all our fave brands – Made, John Lewis, Habitat – all to have some great bed sales going on. Don't worry if Black Friday is a tad overwhelming for you, even we, professional sale snakes, can get sale shopping fatigue, we will keep you posted on all the Black Friday bed sales going on. 

If you want to get started early, check out our Black Friday 2020 page for all the live deals plus any deals as they come through. 

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