CHOOSING A BED

We all need our beauty sleep, and the quality of our sleep is greatly influenced by the quality of our bed and mattress.

Whether you like a firm or soft mattress, memory foam or a pocket sprung mattress, an Ottoman or divan bed frame, our buying guide is on hand to give you the information you need to make a good choice for your body shape and sleeping style.

Most people spend one-third of their lives in bed. Some sleep eight hours a day and some also exceed that and you know that’s undeniable, especially on weekends when you don’t have to get up so early. We consume most of our time in bed and we also do a lot of things in it such as sleeping and playing with our kids or just watching TV. We should also care about our beds because a good night’s sleep ensures a good day ahead.

Generally speaking, buying a new bed or mattress is an investment. Why? Because the tendency is that you will use it for the next ten years of your life.

What type of bed should I choose?

BED FRAMES
When shopping for a bed frame make sure you get the right size for your mattress. Take into consideration the size of your room, a big frame can take up a lot of space but give you more room to stretch out. Think about what you want the centrepiece of your room to be when deciding on the size of your frame.
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DIVAN BEDS
Divan beds are an upholstered base. From additional drawers to an end opening ottoman base, divan beds offer a range of storage options to save space in your bedroom. They can also provide extra support whilst you sleep and you can personalise your base by choosing one with fabric to match the theme of your room.
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STORAGE BEDS
Storage base beds are divan beds with additional storage space crafted into the bed. Our beds are all handcrafted in the UK so we can build them to suit your needs. From additional drawers to an end opening ottoman base, storage beds offer a range of storage options to save space in your bedroom.
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HEADBOARDS
Headboards are a popular way to add the finishing touch to a modern stylish bedroom. Not only do they complete the look of your bed, our headboards are handcrafted and upholstered with soft fabric and sumptuous padding to allow you to relax against your headboard when you sit up in bed. Available in a wide range of fabrics and styles.
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Choose your size

Mattress sizes are fairly standardised in the UK. A larger bed will improve your quality of sleep and reduce partner disturbance, when you consider a double bed provides each sleeper with less space than a cot bed mattress, it is clear to see how a larger bed can enhance your sleep.

SMALL SINGLE

75 x 190 cm

SINGLE

90 x 190 cm

SMALL DOUBLE

120 x 190 cm

DOUBLE

135 x 190cm

KING SIZE

150 x 200 cm

SUPER KING

180 x 200cm

What type of Mattress should I choose?

POCKET SPRUNG
Traditionally mattresses were designed with 200-400 springs, these open coil mattresses would move as one unit as you toss and turn, creating a noise that would definitely disturb your partner. Pocket sprung mattresses tend to have a much higher spring count than open coil mattresses, with some of our beds offering up to 6,000 individually nested springs, offering greater support and as pocket springs move independently from one another, they will contour to your body more effectively leaving you feeling comfortable and supported.
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MEMORY FOAM
Memory foam technology provides optimum comfort and support as it shapes to your body contours leaving you feeling well-rested and refreshed when you wake up in the morning.
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LATEX
Latex mattresses are becoming increasingly popular for their extreme comfort and durability. They are also associated with eco-friendly practices and enhanced sleep health. Our latex topped mattresses are designed to keep you cool throughout the night ensuring you wake up refreshed.
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POCKET SPRUNG PILLOW TOP
With all the benefits and support of a pocket spring mattress, the pillow top mattress has an additional top layer that provides sumptuous comfort. Our gel topped pillow-topped mattresses ensure your body is kept cool throughout the night leaving you feeling fresh and well-rested.
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BED BUYING TIPS

"Size really is important – go for the largest size you can fit in your room, Consider your new mattress as an investment in your health and wellbeing. Allow sufficient time to select the bed - you will be sleeping on it for years to come."

Sarah Graham

Sales Consultant

Shop Mattress by price

Mattresses have become so technological – some are even based on research from the US space agency NASA – that they now sometimes go by the name ‘sleep systems’.

The consensus is that a cheap mattress is indeed a false economy – spending, say, less than £200 is almost certainly not going to ensure a good night’s sleep unless you are very young, very light and frequently sleeping somewhere else.

Cheap mattresses also need replacing more often, perhaps as frequently as every two years. Spend a bit extra, say, more than £800, and you should not need to change the mattresses for 10 years, or, in the most luxurious pocket spring cases, spend over £1500 and the mattress could last up to 25 years.

Spend as much as you can afford. The minimum should be about £700 on the mattress and bed base combined. It seems absurd that people will spend £3,000 or £4,000 on a sofa which they sit on for an hour or two some evenings, and much less than £1,000 on a bed where they will spend a crucial eight hours every night. Prioritise your sleep as it is an essential part of living a wholesome life. Once you have fixed the budget, the next priority is looking for the right kind of support.

up to

£300

Even at the entry level Chelsea only offer good quality British made mattresses, Typically, open coil, or lower spring count.

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£300

to

£500

This is where most people pick something to suit them, most mattress types are available & feel great.

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£300

to

£500

If sleep is precious to you, and you notice the difference, consider investing a little extra. It can make a huge difference.

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Shop by comfort rating

Every mattress retailer and brand has slightly different firmness ratings, but at The Chelsea Bed Co., we simplify that into our 4 levels, which we can match to your needs. The right firmness rating depends on your weight, shape and personal preference. After all, some people like the cosy cushioning of a soft mattress while others prefer something firm. To help you make the right decision, all our mattresses are labelled with different firmness ratings.

Soft

Medium

Firm

Extra Firm