Bed Frame Buying Guide
Your bed frame and mattress need to work together as a team, so it's important to remember that choosing the right frame is essential. Read our bed frame buying guide to help you make the right decision.
Sleep Comfortably in Style
It's important to remember that choosing the right frame is also essential as your frame and mattress need to work together as a team.
Your mattress needs proper support and adequate air flow in order to support you. Better sleep = better health, so selecting a frame that complements your mattress is vital.
The Sleep Council A to Z guide states that for optimum comfort and support, beds should be replaced every seven to ten years, but consumers should start looking for signs of wear and tear after five.
A frame that squeaks or rattles when you roll over is a clear indication that it is poorly made or that it has weakened over time. This is one of the main reasons for disturbances in the night which leads to a rough start to your day.
Warren Evans offers over 30 different styles of frame all handmade from FSC-certified solid wood and available in a variety of attractive colours. All beds are built to last, have a low environmental impact and are backed by our 10-year guarantee.
For small rooms consider our space-saving range (the width of the mattress is the width of the frame which saves you 9cm). Avoid using frames with large headboards or footboards, it tends to consume the room making it look smaller than it is.
If you have a large room consider a bold, statement frame with a stronger finish as a smaller, simple frame may look lost in a generous space.
Darker coloured frames tend to command a room making it look much smaller; where as lighter coloured frames will give the impression of extra space.
For a room with a large amount of natural light select a strong wood finish - the light will accentuate the beauty of the wood to make your new bed frame the focal feature in your room.
The Low, Deco, Eden, Studio, Platform, Oriental, and Japanese bed frames are specifically designed for loft conversions or rooms with low eaves. If low ceilings aren't a problem have a look at our Sunday, Siesta, Borneo and Cannes bed frames which all have high headboards and will command a greater presence in your room.
We recommend our Shaker, Mozart or Cottage frames, with their conventional styling and clean lines, for customers with a love for traditional decor.
Space restrictions lead to storage issues: most of our bed frames are made to facilitate underbed storage boxes, which eliminate the need for an extra cabinet. If you need more space under your bed we can increase the height of the bed for you.
Different types of frames
Everyone's taste and sense of style is different and each individual bedroom requires a frame that will complement it and you. Our range includes the original wooden, space-saving wooden or upholstered and children's frames.
These beds are solid, classic and timeless; all beautiful additions to any room. Before buying one of our hand-crafted wooden beds please make sure you measure up and confirm the space you have available - our traditional beds are larger than the mattress size by approx 9cm width and 11.5cm length (except for the Sunday and Siesta frames which are 15cm wider and longer). The Venice and Verona are 8cm wider and 23cm longer than the mattress.
For small bedrooms with restrictions on space, the clean lines of our modern space-saving range will help you maximise the area that you have with style. With the option of wooden or upholstered frames - where the width of the frame is the same as that of the mattress - the only thing you have to account for is 11.5cm to be added to the length of your mattress due to the headboard.
Sleep is essential, especially for kids, to help boost energy levels and the immune system. Specially made for the little people in your life, Warren Evans offers all the popular adult beds in children's sizes and the very popular bunk bed completes the range.
Taking care of your wooden bed frame goes far beyond simply cleaning and dusting. Wood reacts to environmental changes such as light, temperature and moisture. It's therefore advisable to keep the bed out of direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time because the ultra-violet rays can be damaging to the wood stain. Also both humidity and temperature can have adverse effects on your bed whether it's stained or not. Excess heat can cause the wood to shrink and will eventually split from lack of moisture; on the other hand, too much moisture can cause your frame to swell and the stain will begin to peel.
Avoid over exposure to sunlight as ultra-violet light can bleach at an alarming rate and can also cause degeneration of some fibres. Be sure to vacuum the headboard on a regular basis to remove any grit that may have accumulated because this can cause abrasion. For spills and stains, blot as soon as possible and apply a clean white towel or similar, folded into a pad and placed in close contact with the spot to draw the spillage from the fabric and padding. Buying a good fabric cleaner is also recommended.
Warren Evans Benefits
Traditional mortise and tenon joints ensure a long life for your bed
Our beds are made from real wood which makes your frame longer lasting
10-year guarantee on all beds (excluding divans)
Sourced from well-managed forests and FSC certified
Suitable for all types of mattresses; wide wood slats mean the mattress breathes more easily. This helps avoid a build up of heat and moisture, helps repel dust mites, resulting in a better night sleep