How to Measure Up for Custom Size Beds
When you're buying a new bed, it's an exciting time: you just can't wait to get into the new bed and start enjoying the first of many nights of comfortable bliss! While you definitely should be feeling this excitement, it is important to keep a level head so that you can correctly measure up the bedroom, to be certain that the new bed is the perfect fit.;
It may seem obvious but measuring up is crucial and can often be neglected. It's tempting to go for the biggest bed available and, if it doesn't fit properly, it can be a big disappointment and lead to wasted time while the problem is resolved.
In this edition of the Odd Size Beds blog, we'll offer a few tips on that all-important measuring process.
The sizes stated on the website of our mattresses and beds are as precise as they can be. That said, it's wise to allow a couple of extra centimetres when you're measuring the space the bed will be placed in. This is because sizes can differ slightly from those stated because of extra considerations like hand stitching and quilted coverings.
You should consider closely the location your made to measure beds will be placed in. Questions like 'will one side be placed against a wall?' or 'will I need space on both sides?' should be taken into account. Take note that you should allow a minimum of 40cm space on each exposed side of the bed; 60cm is even better. Many of our beds can be supplied with optional storage drawers so, if you choose these, you'll need to allow extra space so that these can be easily pulled out. You should also allow space for other things in your room like furniture and doors.
One of the most common mistakes made when measuring bedrooms is taking the measurement from one wall to another, without including the space taken up by skirting boards. These elements can have a significant effect on exact widths so make sure you measure width along with the floors from one skirting board to another.
It's not just the room itself that needs measuring. The mattress and base components will have to be transported to the room of choice so make sure that any narrow hallways and staircases that need to be traversed are of sufficient size. It's especially important to take any bends in the staircase into account. While a mattress can be bent while transporting to the bedroom, it's crucial to note that the bend cannot exceed 45 degrees or the filling may be irreparably damaged.