When you walk into a bedroom, what is the first thing you look at? You will probably notice the bed. After all, that's what the room is named after, so it makes sense it's the center of attention. That means when you are purchasing a bed for a bedroom in your home, you need to keep in mind it's going to be the focal point.
First, decide what style bed you want in your room. If you already have a decor style in mind, you may have already narrowed down your options. You don’t want a modern bed in a rustic bedroom and visa versa. If you have not set a decor style, your bed can be the starting piece. Shop around and see what's out there. Your bed should be a place that you look forward to going to at the end of the day to relax.
If you like the idea of a romantic get away, you may want to look for a four poster canopy bed as your centerpiece. Going for a country theme? A wrought iron bed frame may be what you need. Maybe you want a waterbed or a murphy bed. There are more bed frames available, you just need to begin looking.
Next, you need to know what size bed is appropriate for the bedroom you are going to put it in. While you may want to have a king size bed that doesn’t mean your bedroom is big enough. You want to have the most comfortable sleeping area you can. If you have a partner, you may want to have a little extra space if one of you moves around when you sleep. Try not to overwhelm your bedroom. You should measure your bedroom before ever considering what size bed to have. Make sure that you account for the space you need to be able to move around the bed. Also check the space you need to get in and out of the closet, bedroom, and en-suite bathroom.
Quality is important in a bed. While you may change out mattresses over the years, unless your decor style changes, your bed frame will be with you for some time. It is a piece of furniture you want to make sure will still be around. It's worth the extra expenditure up front to make sure it has the quality and durability to be with you years down the road.