what type of bed

What type of bed is perfect for your home?

Your bed is the centrepiece of your room, both when it comes to decor and practicality. It’s the place you start the day and where you finish it, and it should be the item of furniture you design your space around. That’s why what type of bed you choose is so important. While your mattress will ultimately be the key to a great night’s sleep, your bed is what will bring the substance and style to your room. 

Take our quiz to find out exactly what type of bed is perfect for you, and then read on to learn about the best features of some of the many types of beds we offer here at Corcoran’s. 

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Best for fancy fashion

When it comes to bed-buying, our number one tip is to purchase the largest bed that fits your room. There’s no reason for a tiny twin bed in a spacious master bedroom, but at the same time, it doesn’t make sense to cram a super king into a tight spare room. While mattress sizes are uniform across brands and styles, there can be a lot of variation within bed sizes based on the head and footboard. 

What type of bed you choose is determined not only by the space you have but also by the look you’re going for, but if you have plenty of room and want a sophisticated, stately look, a sleigh bed is one of our favourite options. When you picture a sleigh bed you may think of something ultra-traditional, and if that’s what type of bed you’re looking for you can certainly find an elegant option like our Supreme Mahogany bed. But if your style trends toward the contemporary, there are plenty of options for sleigh beds suited for modern aesthetics as well. 

Best for refined relaxation

Some people like to leap out of bed as soon as they wake up in the morning, and don’t hit the hay until their eyes can hardly stay open. As for the rest of us, there’s nothing nicer than hitting the snooze button a few times in the morning or reading in the evening with a cup of tea on the bedside table. If you’re the type who loves to chill in bed while you’re still awake, an upholstered bed is an ideal option. 

Upholstered beds come in many colours, can be traditional or modern, with or without a footboard, and often have tufted details in a variety of patterns. One thing they all have in common is a headboard — fabric covered and often generously padded — that is the perfect seat-back when you’re sitting in bed with a good book or your Netflix account. 

Best for marvelous multifunctionality 

Home offices, guest bedrooms, playrooms, study spaces: the modern home must be able to accommodate all sorts of functions. Unfortunately, we don’t all have houses that are large enough to designate a room for every need. When space is at a premium, what type of bed will slot just as easily into your spare bedroom as it does your zoom meetings? A sofa bed (or daybed), of course! 

Converting from couch to sleeper and back again with ease, a sofa bed is ready to pull double-duty in a multipurpose space. It used to be that sofa beds were the worst of both worlds, neither sumptuous for seating nor comfortable for sleeping, but modern sofa beds offer comfort and style, day and night. Meanwhile, daybeds are a convenient option if you don’t want to worry about changing between two setups, making it ideal for a guest bed for unexpected visitors. 

Best for stylish storage

In your bedrooms that see everyday use, a sofa bed probably isn’t the best option even if it is incredibly convenient. But with a regular bed, you still have plenty of options for space-saving style beyond stuffing your belongings haphazardly beneath your bed frame. When you’re looking for what type of bed will add storage without sacrificing style, opt for an ottoman-style bed that lifts up to reveal spacious interior storage beneath. You’ll have plenty of room to stay organised while maintaining a clean, minimalist look across your bedroom.

Our favourite ottoman beds feature a gas lift mechanism that makes it simple to raise and lower the bed to reveal the storage space underneath, even when the bed is fully made up with a mattress and bedding. While drawers are also a great option for underbed storage, we love the gas-lift ottoman beds for their clean look and open design, great for storing larger items. 

Best for customised comfort

We have a range of beds from traditional to modern, from wood to metal to fabric, from blue to grey to black to white to pink… the list of options for what type of bed you can choose at Corcoran’s goes on and on and on. But sometimes you have very specific requirements in mind as far as colour, underbed storage, and more, and so your dream bed could actually be a combination of elements. That’s where a divan bed comes in. 

With a divan bed, you select your base and headboard separately, so whether you want a two-drawer base with a channel tufted headboard, or a no-drawer burgundy base with a full-height beige headboard, what type of bed you create is up to you. If you don’t want a headboard at all, this is also your best option. And if you’re the type who loves to redecorate, it’s easy to swap out elements and change up the look. 

With hundreds of gorgeous beds in a huge array of styles, you’re sure to find something to suit every preference, requirement, and budget at Corcoran’s. No matter what type of bed you’re looking for, we’re sure to have something that is designed for your sweetest dreams. Shop now online, call into our stores, or get in touch and let our team help you find your perfect bed today. 

Lauren Mateer

Lauren Mateer

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