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Caring for your new bed

Your new bed from Furniture Village is more than a beautiful piece of furniture. It’s an investment in your health and wellbeing.  Care for it well and you’ll enjoy a great nights sleep for many years to come.

On Delivery

  • Once your new bed is in place and all the packaging removed, let it air for a while before putting on your mattress protector and bed linen.
  • If you’re placing a new mattress on an old bed, the base should be strong and sound to get maximum benefit from your mattress.
  • Read the manufacturer’s care guides and any labels attached. Most give guidance on the materials and support systems in your bed.
  • Don’t worry if your new bed feels a little strange at first. It takes time for your body to adjust to a new level of support and comfort. You’ll soon be enjoying a more relaxed sleep.

Day to day care

  • Use a mattress protector to help avoid stains and reduce dust.
  • Turn down your bedding each morning to air your mattress.
  • When changing your bedding, brush your mattress with a soft brush rather than your vacuum cleaner.
  • Treat stains and spills immediately. Don’t use detergent or a hard brush, as you might damage the material or stitching.
  • Avoid standing or jumping on your mattress or sitting on the edge of your bed for long periods. You could damage the springs.
  • Most manufacturers recommend you turn your mattress every fortnight for the first six months.  Check the advice that comes with your mattress.
  • Settling of the fillings is quite normal. Turning your mattress will help keep the filling supportive.
  • If you have invested in our five-year protection warranty, make sure you receive your policy documents within 28 days of delivery of your new bed. In the event of an accident such as a spill, tear, rip, or burn, contact Valspar immediately.

Caring for bed frames, pillows and storage

  • Check all bolts, screws, legs and castors regularly to make sure they haven’t loosened.
  • If you have a bedstead with a mattress, use a mattress pad over the wooden slats to reduce wear on the mattress cover.
  • Plump your pillows regularly to keep them soft and comfortable.
  • Change your pillows every three years or so. When you do, you’ll notice the difference!
  • Storage drawers in divan beds are designed to carry lightweight items such as pillows, duvets, and linen. Try to avoid storing heavier items like books or toys.

Bed Buying Guide

You spend around a third of your life asleep. An old or uncomfortable bed won’t give you the restful sleep you need to lead a happy, healthy life.

So if your bed is more than 10 years old, you regularly wake through the night or you sleep on your front, it’s probably time to buy a new one.

How to Choose your New Bed

Choosing your new bed is an investment in your wellbeing. Spend as much as you can afford to – the more expensive the bed, the more support and comfort it can offer.

The best way to choose a new bed is to try out a few at your nearest furniture store. Sit on them, lie on them and ask our expert advisors to explain all their benefits. If you sleep with a partner, make sure you try the beds together.

There’s a simple test to see whether a bed is right for you.  Lying on your back, slip your hand between the base of your spine and the mattress. If it’s difficult to do, the mattress is probably too soft.

If your hand moves easily, the mattress is probably too hard. You should ideally be able to move your hand with just a little resistance.

Your bed options

Furniture Village offer a vast range of beds, including all the world’s best bed brands. Whatever level of comfort, luxury, quality, style and value you’re looking for, we can help.

Divan Beds
Divan beds are made up of a base and mattress, which combine to give the best support and comfort.

Adjustable Beds
Electrically adjustable beds are easy to operate and can be maneuvered into any position.

Headboards
Headboards are an optional extra, but they can add the finishing touch to your bedroom.

Storage Options
Depending on the bed you want, there are a number of options available, all of which offer valuable storage space. (diagram)

Guest Beds
For those short of space but needing an extra bed, a single divan with a pull-out bed underneath is a great solution.

Bedsteads
Most bedsteads support a mattress on solid timber slats fixed to a frame; some come with a metal frame support and integrated sprung wooden slats.

Bed Surrounds
Bed surrounds give the look of a bedstead with the divan of your choice in the middle. There are no slats or other support for a mattress.

Your mattress options

Choosing the right mattress is vital. It will make the difference between a good and bad nights sleep.

Here are all the mattress types you have to choose from:

Mattresses with Springs

Open Coil
This is the most basic and simple spring system. Rows of springs are joined with a spiral wire, running top to bottom. Open coil often gives a firmer feel.

Pocket Sprung
Here, each spring is housed in separate fabric pockets. This mattress fits the sleeper’s shape, for ultimate comfort and support.

Springless Mattresses

There are three main types of springless mattress:

Talalay Latex
Produced from an elastic material that moulds to the body’s curves.

Visco-Elastic
From Tempur, these mattresses contain a special foam-like material that reacts to heat and pressure. That means less pressure on the body, better support and a more restful sleep.

Polyurethane Foams
A low-cost option. The density of the foam will dictate how it feels and lasts.

Fillings
Fillings protect you from the springs in the mattress. There are various choices of fillings. Our bed experts will help you choose the right one for you.

Firmness
Lower priced mattresses are produced in standard tension, whilst more expensive options have a choice of soft, medium or firm tensions.

If you sleep with a partner and both find different tensions comfortable, we can create a mattress with different tensions on each side. 

Pillows and Protectors
While your new bed supports your body, your new pillow gives comfort and support to your neck and head. We offer all kinds of traditional feather and fibre pillows, each with different support, comfort and anti allergy benefits.

We also offer mattress protectors, mattress pads for bedsteads, and mattress toppers (quilted tops used beneath the bottom sheet for an extra layer of comfort).