Shopping for a Bed for Your Bedroom

Designing and decorating your bedroom is very easy, as long as you choose a good bed or mattress that can be worked with. It is the centerpiece of the whole room because of its sheer size and how it is positioned in the room. Needless to say, if you are shopping for a bed or a new mattress, it should not only look good but it should also have good performance. If you think about it, the bed is the one piece of furniture that we spend the most time in so if buying a new one, I personally recommend that you go all out and don’t skimp on your budget. However, don’t just buy the most expensive one, buy the one that offers the most value for your hard earned cash.

Choosing the type of mattress

If this is your first time buying a mattress, you will realize that it is not as straightforward as choosing a brand or model and buying it. It is more complicated if you want to get the best out of your money and a lot of research will have to be done. The first of which is learning about the different mattress types and how they differ from one another. Each type of mattress has its own advantages and disadvantages and you just have to choose which ones work best for you.

There are two general types of mattresses; spring and spring-less. Spring mattresses are the traditional innerspring mattress and there are different types of spring systems that can be used. The most popular of which is the pocketed coil spring system. As for spring-less, memory foams, latex, air beds and pretty much any mattress that doesn’t have a spring core. In this guide, we will focus on the three most popular and most commonly used mattresses.


Innerspring is just as its name suggests, a mattress that has a spring in its core. The support layer of the mattress is made of hundreds of springs and the comfort layer is made of various materials such as regular foam, memory foam, latex, specialty foam and more. This is a very popular type of mattress and even though it is considered old, it is still one of the best selling type of mattresses.

One of the biggest advantages of an innerspring or spring mattress is its price relative to memory foam and latex. It is cheaper especially when it comes to the high end models/products. It is one of the most popular type of mattresses so there are a lot of options to choose from and for every budget range, there are great offers that are definitely worth the money. For more info about the best innerspring mattresses and innerspring mattress reviews, go to Mattress Reviews HQ.

Memory Foam

Memory foam is the most popular type of mattress right now because it has a lot of features that can truly improve your sleep. It is a springless mattress with a standard foam at its core and memory foam in the comfort layer. Memory foam is a fairly new technology and the company that made it popular is Tempur-pedic.

The biggest advantage of memory foam over other mattress types is its ability to conform to your body while you are sleeping. Think of it like your body is enveloped in foam as you sleep. This is very comfortable and it can really help improve your sleep.

The biggest drawback however, is the retention of heat. As your body is enveloped in foam, heat is trapped and making it warm. Fortunately, there are newer types of memory foam that improves upon this. These newer memory foams don’t eliminate the heat entirely but it does improve the temperature as you sleep.


Latex is the most uncommon mattress type that you can find among the three. However, personally, I think this is the best type of mattress because it is the most durable and I find it to be the most comfortable. I am not really a fan of the sinking effect of memory foam and the accompanying heat that comes with it. With latex, the comfort is just right. It conforms to the body but it won’t envelope it, resulting in heat.

It also relieves pressure due to how it contours to your body, just like memory foam. Another advantage of latex is that it is naturally hypoallergenic and mites and microbe resistant. The biggest drawback is its price. I’m talking about an all latex mattress because there are two types; all latex and hybrid latex. All latex has latex in the entire mattress while hybrids either have a latex support with a different comfort layer or latex comfort layer with a different foam in the support layer. I don’t see the point in buying a hybrid as it negates one of the advantages of latex which is durability and longevity.

As I was saying, all latex mattresses are very expensive. You should expect to pay at least $1,500 for a decent all latex mattress and the price goes up even further for the good ones.

This will be a series on how to buy a mattress so stay tuned for part two.