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Beds

CHOOSING A BED

WHAT TYPE DO I NEED?

We sell several types of beds:

Bed frames

More decorative than divan bases, bed frames or bedsteads have static slats (for firm support) or sprung slats (more responsive) to support the mattress.

 

bed frame

Divan bases

A divan base supports the mattress and significantly affects your sleeping surface.

Choose from 3 divan base types:

  • Solid top / platform edge

Upholstered top with no springs, giving the mattress a very firm surface to rest on. The mattress springs can only compress, so as well as feeling firmer, the benefits of a pocket sprung mattress will be reduced.

  • Sprung edge

A complete open coil or pocket spring unit that's fully sprung, right to the edge. Mattress and base springs mould to the body and increase mattress durability.

  • True edge

Features a complete unit of shallow pocket springs on top of a foam layer, which is enclosed by a wooden box frame. This allows the springs in the mattress to open as well as compress, for a softer feel than a solid-top base.

Tip: We recommend buying or replacing your divan base and mattress at the same time - the two are made to work together - and a divan base will affect how your mattress feels and performs.

divan base

Storage beds

These beds feature wheeled drawers or a hydraulic base that can be lifted even with a mattress on it – perfect for storing bed linen and duvets.

storage bed

Inflatable beds

Inflatable beds are comfortable and easily stored when not in use, making them great for guests.

inflatable bed

Children’s beds

We have a variety of children's beds: bunk beds can be taken apart to make two singles, while mid-sleepers and flexibel cabin beds add storage. We also sell child safety-compliant bed frames.

Tip: Check the mattress depths for bunk beds and trundles, as for safety reasons most require a thinner mattress.

Stompa children's bed range

Sofa beds

A bed in a box or chair bed makes small spaces more flexible - perfect if you don’t have a spare bedroom, but would like to have guests to stay. A corner sofa bed with drawers also offers additional storage options.

sofa bed

Customised bedsteads & headboards

Make a unique style statement in your bedroom with our collection of customised bedsteads and headboards, available when you buy in our shops.

Choose from one of our 3 beautiful bedstead designs, and upholster it from a selection of 50 fabrics in 3 price ranges.

Or, make a simple divan something very special with a customised upholstered headboard. All designs are available in double, kingsize and super kingsize.

Find out more in our shops.

Customised headboard

BED SIZES

Small single
W75 x L190cm
Single
W90 x L190cm
Small double
W120 x L190cm
Double
W135 x L190cm
Kingsize
W150 x L200cm
Super kingsize
W180 x L200cm

USEFUL THINGS TO CONSIDER

Whatever type of bed you choose, here are some useful features to consider.

Space

One of the most common sleeping issues is not having enough space, so invest in as large a size as possible according to your budget and the space available in your home – the bigger the better.

Price

A good bed doesn’t have to cost the earth, but remember how important a good night’s sleep is for your health and wellbeing. Decide which features are most important to you and keep those in mind when testing out options, so you get the most for your money.

Sleep elements

Your bed, mattress and pillows all work in conjunction to offer support, so try out all elements together. Whatever type of bed you're buying, remember to try it with the same, or similar mattress, to the one it will eventually accompany.

We sell different mattress types:

  • Open spring
  • Pocket spring
  • Memory foam

See our mattress buying guide

Tip

A bed or mattress is an investment and determines your quality of sleep, so take the time to lie on a number of options before committing to that final purchase. Lie for a few minutes on each surface, moving through various positions and finding your natural sleeping pose.

bedroom

ORDERING YOUR BED

Next day delivery from
 £19.95

All our beds and mattresses can be delivered for free, some within 3 days depending on your postcode. If you need it in a hurry, you can pay for next day delivery, or a 2 or 4-hour delivery slot

How to pay (Interest Free Credit)

Interest Free Credit is available for purchases of £1,000 or more, so you can spread the cost. 0% representative APR, subject to status, terms and conditions apply

BED AND MATTRESS SERVICES

For £24.95, when we deliver your new mattress or divan we can collect your old one and dispose of it responsibly.

For £29, we can assemble your bedstead in situ. We'll remove and dispose of all packaging for your bedstead responsibly, but can't offer disposal of your old one (only mattresses and divans as above).

We can only offer the disposal or assembly services when your new mattress, divan or bedstead is being delivered by our green van crew, and not by our suppliers or third-party couriers.

There are some other terms and conditions attached to these services, so please check these below.

BED GUARANTEES

The frames of all John Lewis & Partners sofa beds come with a 10-year guarantee.

All John Lewis & Partners-branded adult mattresses and divan bases are guaranteed
for 7 years from the date of purchase (2 years for selected mattresses from House by John Lewis & Partners).