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Top tips for buying a four-poster bed

Top tips for buying a four-poster bed

Four poster beds have four vertical columns, one in each corner, that usually support a tester or upper panel. These two features often allow curtains to be pulled around the bed to create a cosy and luxurious feel.

Known as ‘the bed of kings’ dating back to the 16th century, where they were originally created for practical reasons. Unlike today, the 16th century didn’t have central heating, so four-poster beds with curtains were used to keep the old out at night, ensuring whoever is in the bed keeps toasty at night!

Four-poster beds are often large, and therefore they suit bigger bedrooms more than anything. Because of this, four-poster beds were usually found in homes with rich people that had big rooms.

But moving onto the 21st century, four-poster beds have had a massive make-over. Unless you are looking for an old 16th-century style, most poster beds are now sleek and sophisticated.

What are the benefits of a four poster bed?

Privacy – Four-poster beds are perfect if you have a big family and have the issue of people coming into your room unannounced. They make for the perfect balance of allowing people to come into your room, but keep your bed private, especially if you are in it and asleep!

Protection – Four-poster beds are a great way to feel protected, even if you feel safe in your home, there’s something about me wrapped up under the covers surrounded by curtains that makes you feel cocooned from the outside world. These types of beds are also great in the summer when fly’s make their way inside.

Decorative – A four-poster bed can make an instant statement and is a great way to add personality to a room if you’re struggling with ideas. If you go for an older-looking four-poster bed, they could come with decorative designs that also add some elegance to space.

Warmth – Four-poster beds were originally made for keeping the warmth in, so if you live in an older house where doors and windows often let cold air through, a four-poster bed could be the perfect solution for winter nights. And when Summer comes around, you can simply take the curtains down and enjoy the cool nights.

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Top tips on how to stop a wooden bed from squeaking

Top tips on how to stop a wooden bed from squeaking

1. Buy a new mattress

If your investigations found your spring mattress to be the guilty party, we’re afraid the diagnosis is pretty bleak. Unfortunately, a creaking mattress means that your once trusty sleeping station has come to the end of its natural life. But it’s not all doom and gloom – in fact, it’s the perfect excuse for you to treat yourself to a new one! Visit our website to browse the stock we have available.

2. Tighten up loose fittings, joints and bolts

Did your creak test report findings of loose nuts and bolts? If so, it’s time to arm yourself with allen keys, screwdrivers and spanners to get your wooden bed frame tightened up! We would also recommend adding washers to your bed’s loose fittings if you don’t have them already, as this can sometimes help to hold joints together more solidly.

3. Apply some wax to the noisy area

If you’re still plagued by creaking after tightening up any loose bolts, applying some wax to lubricate the area could be just the ticket. WD40 or other specialist products of the same ilk should do the trick – all you need to do is simply apply the wax to the affected area to see whether that solves your unpleasant noise issues.

4. Sort your slats out

Broken slats? There’s a simple solution for that – replace them. Just take great care in ensuring you buy the right size to suit your wooden bed frame. Measure, measure and measure again!

5. Level any uneven flooring

If you’ve exhausted all of our tips above, chances are that another squeak-related issue could be the problem, such as uneven flooring in your bedroom. The best way to check for this is to crack out the spirit level from your toolbox and wedge a small piece of plywood or other piece of material under the rickety corner of your bed to level the playing field.

6. Buy a new wooden bed

The quickest and most reliable fix of all? Treat yourself to a brand new bed frame! At M6 Beds, we have a wide range of beds to choose from!

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How to arrange bedroom furniture

How to arrange bedroom furniture

Does bedroom furniture have to match?

When it comes to your chosen level of uniformity, it’s all about personal preference. If you fancy yourself as an interior designer, mixing and matching furniture can be a fun way to flex your creativity as you cultivate the ultimate bedroom. On the flip side, a matching set can provide a very pleasing symmetrical aesthetic to give your bedroom a sharp and balanced feel. Want to see a furniture set in action? Check out what we have to offer on our website.

How to fit furniture in a small bedroom?

If your bedroom is on the smaller side, that doesn’t mean you can’t curate the ultimate safe haven. It just means you’ll have to get smart with furniture placement, maximise storage solutions and focus on what is truly essential to retain your precious floorspace! If you’re pushed for space, you could opt for one of our fabulous Ottoman beds for underbid storage.

And what about irregular shaped bedrooms?

Not all bedrooms come in perfect rectangular setups, just like us humans they can come in all shapes and sizes! All you have to do is embrace the unique nooks and crannies your space has to offer. Deploying some bookshelves or floor-to-ceiling storage can be a greatly innovative way of getting the most out of your irregularly shaped space, or it could be that mapping out your furniture helps to break up different sections of your bedroom. Experiment with your space to find what optimises your floorspace and works for you.

Contact us today and we’d love to help you!

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