Fancy a new style of bed to go with the change of season? This big ticket purchase might complete your bedroom transformation – but you'll never afford that gorgeous luxury bedding you've been eyeing up if you've over-spent. So how to find the best Black Friday deals? While we've already rounded up the best double beds in our 2018 buyer's guides, you'll want to be sure you've got the best-priced deal this autumn, so buying your bed here on Black Friday (and in the run-up to the big weekend) is your best option because we'll be updating this page DAILY so you can get the very best bargain.
Find all the latest bargains on our deals page, too.
WHEN IS BLACK FRIDAY 2018?
This year's Black Friday is on Friday 23rd November, with sales lasting for about a week or so, and some retailers, such as Amazon, often cutting prices well before. In other words, keep your eyes peeled for great deals from the beginning of November onwards.
Can you get great bed deals on Black Friday?
Yes – lots of deals will last from Black Friday through to Cyber Monday and beyond. For more details on other deals to expect as well as tips and tricks, dos and don'ts and how the money-saving event really works, we've got you covered.
Where should I shop for beds on Black Friday?
With homeware brands ever more attuned to the Black Friday buzz, you can expect big savings from some of our favourite brands.
So, you should be able to buy beds via Amazonand John Lewis among others. Dreams will be jumping in on the action, as will Wayfair, Very and Debenhams to offer deals of the decade. While we can't predict exactly who will be slashing prices on what just yet, why not take a look back in time with us to see what we might expect?
Last year saw homeware haven Habitat slash their prices by 50 per cent during the event, and John Lewis offered big discounts off, selling their Sacha sofa bed with a whopping £450 off. In 2016, Very offered a 50 per cent discount on several of their beds and sofas and Cuckooland also gave 35 per cent off Black Friday buys.
However, sometimes retailers opt out of Black Friday – which is why it's worth checking back here for updates because we'll be monitoring the best deals for you.
Are Black Friday bed savings real?
Yes, but... since many products' prices change frequently, checking the price history of what you're planning to buy on CamelCamelCamel.com or PriceSpy will tell you whether the savings are real or not. These sites show you whether a price is likely to re-occur.
What's more, it's also likely that the bed you're shopping for will be discounted again soon (think Boxing Day sales). Always check, rather than be distracted by the recommended retail price, especially on big ticket home buys.
How we'll help you find the best Black Friday bed deals
Finding the deals is the trickiest part of Black Friday weekend. With so many retailers offering huge savings, it can be difficult to know where to start looking.
The good news? We’ll provide a guide to the best Black Friday bed deals (and, since you ask, on everything for your home, including smart home tech devices, mattresses, storage, furniture, gifts and more). That way, we’ll do the browsing and you can snap up the bargains.
In terms of preparing, we've got you covered on all bases. Take a read of our features to make sure that when the 23rd November rolls around, you know what to expect.
- 10 tips for getting the best Black Friday deals
- How Black Friday really works
- The dos and don'ts of Black Friday
- Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: The best deals and how to get them
- Black Friday deals 2018: the bargains and discounts we expect to see this year
How to buy the best bed at the best price
- The best beds with storage
- The best single beds for solo-sleepers
- 8 of the best double beds
- The best kingsize beds for a royally good sleep
- The best kids' beds for modern homes
- The best bunk beds for kids' rooms
- 5 of the best toddler beds
Best Black Friday mattress deals (to go with the bed)
For those who are looking at buying a mattress this Black Friday, check out the best Black Friday mattress deals. Or, check out our 2018 buyer's guides:
- Best cheap mattresses 2018
- Best mattress for beating back pain 2018
- Best mattresses for side sleepers 2018
- Best mattresses for stomach sleepers 2018
- Best latex mattresses for allergy sufferers 2018
- Best mattresses 2018
- Best mattresses under £1,000
- Best toddler mattresses 2018
Choosing the right size bed?
Before you buy in a rush, desperate to score that brilliant bed deal, check you've got the size right. Its best to allow at least 45cm of free space either side of the bed for enough room to vacuum and change the sheets. Note that divan beds come in same size as standard mattresses, and if you're ordering a bed with drawers underneath for storage, don't forget to allow enough space for them to open. Bedsteads also require more room than divans.
For those who are looking for a bed to sleep two adults sharing, a king size or super king bed will provide a comfier night's sleep than a standard double. Both sleepers should always be able to lie on the bed with their hands behind their heads, elbows out and not touching. The bed should also be 10-15 cm longer than the tallest personal sleeping in it.
Here are the choices:
- Single: 90cm x 190cm
- Small double (often called a queen): 120cm x 190cm
- Double: 135cm x 190cm
- King: 150cm x 200cm
- Super king: 180cm x 200cm
Which bed style to pick?
Consider choosing an adjustable bed if you use it not only to sleep in, but to watch Netflix, catch up on work emails or have a medical condition. With options for raising your head, legs and body, in double versions, each side can be adjusted individually. You will, however, have to purchase a specially made mattress at the same time.
For those who want a storage savvy bed to lay their head, take a browse at storage beds, where both the base and mattress lift to reveal masses of storage within.
How do I know the bed will be comfy?
You should always try before you buy when it comes to a bed. Even if you want to try in store and then purchase online, don't be shy when it comes to testing it out. Stretch out fully on the bed for up to 10 minutes, making sure to change position. After checking the size suits your body, be sure to read reviews online to see others opinions. If the bed is for you and a partner, lie on it together and ensure the bed suits you both before purchasing.
Quick links to the best bed deals
- The best Amazon bed deals
- The best Dreams bed deals
- The best John Lewis bed deals
- The best Wayfair bed deals
- The best Argos bed deals
- The best Very bed deals
- The best Littlewoods bed deals
- The best Overstock bed deals
- The best Dunelm bed deals
- The best Debenhams bed deals
More Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals
- Best Black Friday smart home deals
- Best Black Friday mattress deals
- Best Black Friday sofa deals
- Best Black Friday washing machine deals
- Best Black Friday fridge and freezer deals
- Best Black Friday sofa bed deals
- Best Black Friday bedding deals
- Best Black Friday TV deals