I recently did some bed shopping – not something you do very often right?
See, we have decided to put our two kids in the same room so we were doing some bunk bed shopping, sizing up different options and materials (beds are something you want to keep for quite a few years) so we ended up choosing a solid wood, double on the bottom, single on the top set that can also be detached to become two separate beds in the future – score! (Don’t get me started on mattresses…)
But what about us, the dear old parents who rarely get a treat now that we have children? Have you ever heard of a TV Beds?
I have seen them before in action but only on documentaries about Footballers’ homes. They are actually a lot more affordable than I thought – some models are under £500 and you have the option to buy ones that come with the TV but also to use your own (as long as it fits!). Benefits are – not having to screw something in to the wall with a ton of cables hanging all over the place (that’s us currently) or having to place it on a table where it takes up space!
It’s known that the calmer a bedroom is the more relaxing it is and better for sleep. Why have a TV at all in the bedroom? Well for us, we definitely like being able to relax in bed after a long day and just watch a film, or have weekend mornings with the kids watching a cartoon. It’s a real treat to not have to get out of bed sometimes.
So a TV Bed is DEFINITELY something in our future especially at non-footballer prices! The other consideration for us is storage – we are overflowing with ‘stuff’ so underbid built in storage not only looks tidy, it keeps things dust free plus there’s a ton of space for clothing and bedding for example. If you don’t require the storage, a bed frame which is raised makes it easier to hoover or clean underneath (you impressive minimalist you!).
Materials wise, we chose solid wood for the children’s bed in grey which we feel is neutral and should last for many years. Also it’s wood WE CAN CLEAN IT from inevitable messes. I personally though prefer upholstered soft furnished beds which I think are more comfortable and has a warm feel, again in neutral colours.
Again, a bed is something you buy to last 5+ years if not just for environmental reasons.
So what do you look for when buying a new bed?