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21 Mar 2016 Bed bases explained

Once you’ve decided on a mattress, now’s the time to think about a base.


Very popular and either have springs for increased comfort or a solid top which provides firmer support. If you need extra storage look out for ones that two or four drawer options or Ottoman storage underneath.


Come in a variety of styles and are often chosen for their aesthetic appeal. Mattress support will be given through either fixed or sprung slats – the latter gives a more cushioned support.

Adjustable bases

Offer many benefits whether it’s for a personal or health benefit. Mattresses are made specially for these so make sure you buy them together.

Bunk beds/ Hideaway beds

These are a popular option for parents and children. They are fun, practical and space saving.


These are an optional extra to give you more choice but often co-ordinate with a divan base.