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mattress 14/03/2022

British Beds Direct Mattresses: Who We Are And What We Do

We like to say that bedtime is something we’re experts in. For over 15 years, we’ve been designing and creating stylish and comfortable beds, divans, headboards and mattresses from our family-run workshop in West Bromwich. Our handmade British memory foam mattresses are guaranteed to last for years. We know that beds, headboards, or mattresses are big investments, and it’s why we offer a five-year warranty on all our products, with some specific mattresses even having 10-year guarantees. What is a memory foam mattress? Memory foam mattresses combine layers of material... Read More


Direct from expert bed-makers in Britain: How we make our divan beds

You might have guessed by our name that we love beds, and specialise in custom, high-quality beds that are made in Britain by our expert craftspeople. But did you know we have been making beds from our family-run workshop in West Bromwich since 2005? By now, we’re so proficient at making custom divan beds that we could do it in our sleep… well, maybe in our dreams. The point is, we put a lot of care into each and every bed we make – because we want it to be... Read More


What is a divan bed?

We’ve all been there. You’re ready to treat yourself to a new bed, but now that you’ve started looking you’re completely confused over which bed is your type. Are you a divan, an ottoman, or a handmade bedstead kinda person? At BBD we know how important it is that you get your bed right, but we also believe that shopping for a new one should be fun and problem-free. That’s why if you’re completely bed-faffled, we’ve made you an easy-to-read Bed Buying Guide. If your beady eye is on a... Read More


What makes an orthopaedic mattress?

If you suffer each morning with back pain, it could be time for a new mattress. But which mattress is best for your aching joints? The term ‘orthopaedic mattress’ is widely used across the bed and mattress industry (we use it ourselves!), but perhaps you aren’t aware that this covers many mattress types? Which mattress is best for you is a personal decision based on your sleeping habits, body type and where your pain is usually focused.  A mattress that has your back In past decades, a firm mattress was... Read More


6 ways to make a statement with your bed

When it comes to personal space, your bedroom is the main event and the encore; a private, cosy haven that invites you to relax and dream. Naturally, such an important place in your home deserves the star treatment, so when you’re picking out the attributes of your ideal bed, why not make a statement with it?   You don’t necessarily need an interior designer to create a showstopper of a bedroom. Read on for some easy ways to elevate your bed space; you’ll feel like a king or queen each time... Read More


Keeping It Local – The Perks of Buying British

You may have noticed that here at British Beds Direct, we are all about lovely products made on home soil. Since 2005 we have been hand-making beds from our family-run workshop in West Bromwich, and without continued local support, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Thanks to our customers believing in homegrown craftsmanship, we are still here; lovingly upholstering our high-quality beds that are both beautiful and built to last. There are plenty of good reasons to buy furniture made in Britain rather than overseas. Read on to discover... Read More


Wind down, sleep well: 9 tips for a peaceful night’s sleep

Is there anything better than a blissfully undisturbed sleep? At British Beds Direct, we are a tiny bit biased… but no. We wholeheartedly believe in the power of sleep. Getting a regular amount of shut-eye is so important for our overall health – it improves our concentration, reduces stress levels and boosts our energy throughout the day. But still, over a third of UK adults struggle to get to sleep every night. Are you one of them? Read on to discover our top tips for getting a peaceful night’s sleep... Read More


Sleep easy: 8 signs it’s time to buy a new mattress

We all need a bit of extra support these days – but nothing supports us more than the humble mattress. After all, we put so much trust in our bed to keep us calm and comfortable, and it holds us up night after night. This is why it’s so essential to our sleep health that we get our mattress right. So if you’re finding yourself tossing and turning, wishing for a few nights of peaceful, uninterrupted sleep, it may be as simple as asking yourself, ‘Do I need a new... Read More


Single, Double, King: What size bed should I choose?

When you’re looking to buy a lovely new bed, which size to choose is one of the most important things to consider. Should you pick a standard double or small double? Is a single too small, or a super king too big? You don’t want to spend time fretting over size – there are fabrics, headboards and gorgeous duvet sets to choose! So we’ve taken the hard work out of this essential step by demystifying the process, step-by-step. Read on for some questions to ask yourself when choosing the size... Read More


Make your bedroom bigger: how to create space in a small bedroom

Scratching your head over a small bedroom? A small room can be somewhat of a puzzle when it comes to furnishing and decorating, but it needn’t be difficult to get it just right. With a few easy adjustments, small rooms can feel stylish, cosy and perfectly organised – the ideal elements for a great night’s sleep. Read on for our easy tips to create space in a small room. 1. Brighten things up with lights and mirrors. Mirrors are a secret weapon when it comes to a small room –... Read More