Beds are not just for sleeping
You’d think the most important thing about choosing a bed is its comfort factor. Think again. These days we need our furniture to work hard for its place in a room and when space is at a premium even our beds need to be multi-functional.
Staff at the Dreams store at the Shield Retail Centre in Filton can help you think out of the box and consider beds that offer solutions to your storage, style and space problems.
Popping into the north Bristol store in person means you can try big brand and Dreams beds out for yourself and see at first-hand how each of the designs might fit into your bedroom scheme. And with a full range of bedroom furniture on display, you can also pick out a wardrobe, chest of drawers or bedside cabinet to compliment your chosen style.
A divan base with built in drawers will give you secret storage without taking up any extra space. Use the drawers in a kid’s room for clothes or toys or give overnight visitors in the guest room extra space to store their belongings when they come to stay.
For the ultimate in under-bed storage, choose an ottoman style bed. They come in leather, faux leather, wood or fabric and have a contemporary edge that sets them apart. And as if that wasn’t enough, the base lifts up to reveal a cavernous storage area for duvets and bed linen, off-duty suitcases or out-of-season clothing.
Children are often given the smallest room in the house and yet they seem to need the most space. Younger children have toys galore and older teens need enough uncluttered space to be able to do their homework in peace. Bunk beds could be the answer. We all know what a boon a one up, one down can be if you’ve got siblings sharing a room, but modern bunk beds make sky-high sleeping a viable space saving solution. Choose one of many imaginative designs that include a practical working area in the space below or a nook for chests of drawers. You can even incorporate playtime into bedtime with a fairy house underneath and a slide in place of a ladder.
If you love having friends and family come to stay, you’ll want to offer them a comfortable night’s sleep. Kipping on the sofa or on the floor in a sleeping bag is fine when you’re young and happy to rough it, but most of us prefer to wake up refreshed from a good night’s sleep. Sofa beds are the obvious solution, but consider foldaway guest beds that are easy to store and easy to set up. Or look at the range of under-beds including the innovative lift and lock full length bed that rises to the same height as the main bed giving the option of two singles or a double.