What else should I consider when buying a new bed?
Choosing a bed frame
While you may have decided to upgrade from a double to a king-size – buying a new king-size mattress to fit using the bed measurements above – the actual bedframe measurement can vary quite significantly, depending on the style you choose.
Sleigh beds for example, often include a sturdy and wide base with a rolled head and footboard, substantially lengthening the bedframe. While upholstered beds tend to be much bigger in width to a classic wooden bedframe, due to the material, detail and padding used.
Therefore, don’t base your final measurements on the UK bed size alone, as these only account for the mattress. We always recommend double checking the dimensions of your new bedframe before buying to ensure it fits comfortably into your space. You’ll want to be able to move about either side and ideally, have room for a small bedside table or chair too.
Think about the space
If you’ve decided on upgrading to a king-size bed and checked to see it fits comfortably in your bedroom, there are a few other points we would suggest considering before you purchase. As we’ve mentioned above, the bed frame can be much bigger than the mattress so it’s also worth thinking about the skirting and door frames in your bedroom.
When the bed is in place, will you still be able to open doors, drawers and windows fully? Plug sockets are another consideration. If these have been measured and put in place to accommodate a double bed, will you still be able to reach them for a plugging in a charger or bedside lamp? If you have high ceilings, this might not be as much of a consideration, but for smaller guest rooms or those with eaves, it’s worth thinking about the height of your headboard, as well as the width and length of your new bed.
Before you decide, one last – and important! – point to consider is access. This applies to the bedframe as much as the mattress. Will you get it comfortably up the stairs and will it be easy to manoeuvre around corners and doorways? Many bedframes will arrive part assembled, but it’s always worth checking, just to be sure.
Buying a new mattress
You don’t have to buy a new mattress with your bed, but many of us like to purchase both items at the same time for convenience.
Our new Pure Natural Mattress Collection, exclusively produced for The Cotswold Company, offers three sumptuous mattress styles to choose from: The Stow, The Dursley and The Malmesbury. Each mattress is expertly handcrafted to order by master mattress artisans here in the UK to ensure every stitch is given with the upmost care and attention. Using traditional mattress making methods alongside modern innovation for the very best in comfort and support.
Filled with exquisite, hand teased British wool from family-run farms in Dartmoor and finished with the purest chemical-free materials, even the hand tied pure wool tufts are unbleached and entirely natural.
It’s a collection we’re incredibly proud of – and one we know you’ll love too.
Which mattress should I choose?
When it comes to our Pure Natural Mattress Collection, it is the loose hand teased Dartmoor wool which gives each mattress their unrivalled comfort and sumptuous feel. As you step up in the collection from The Stow to The Malmesbury, we pack more of this beautiful soft British wool into each mattress, together with additional Comfort Intelligence pocket springs for even more support. For added peace of mind, we also increase our longevity promise if you decide to invest a little more, with a comforting 6, 8 or 10-year guarantee on each mattress option.
The Cotswold Classic Collection is a mattress collection for all the family, with each one handmade here in the UK. Our Classic Collection blends craftsmanship with thoughtfully chosen materials for a comfortable and affordable night’s sleep.