When it comes time to buy your first brand new bed, there are a lot of misconceptions that people have going into it. For one thing, people fail to budget for the mattress. A complete bedroom furniture set never includes the mattress, and this can be a sizeable expense.
If you are buying your first new bed and find yourself struggling to afford a mattress, buying cheap might seem like the way to go. But a cheap mattress could last as little as a year, costing you more in the long run. Additionally, all of those old mattresses go to landfills, as most of them are made with synthetic materials.
Instead of cutting corners on quality, look for ways to get a better deal on your mattress. You should be able to buy a good quality mattress that lasts at least 5 to 8 years at a very reasonable price when you shop at online furniture stores. In addition to lower prices, online furniture stores often offer other perks to save you cash.
Springs, coils, or memory foam?
There are 3 primary types of mattresses – those with springs, those with pocketed coils, and those with memory foam. There are also some mattresses that are a hybrid, offering the support of pocketed coils with the comfort of a memory foam top. But which type of mattress has the best price?
You’ll find mattresses for your budget across all types of mattresses, but quality must also be taken into account. When it comes down to it, a coil mattress is going to be cheaper than a memory foam mattress of comparable quality. Of course, hybrid mattresses fall somewhere in the middle and are often the most comfortable of all types of mattresses.
Look for sale events
There are certain times of the year when mattresses go on sale. Usually, you will find mattresses on sale around back to school season, between July and September. You can also get mattresses on sale during retail holidays like Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend, or Black Friday weekend. Even if the mattresses themselves are not on sale, you can sometimes get a better deal when you buy them with your bedroom set. Sometimes those deals are better than the sale events.
Order your mattress from the same place as your bedroom furniture
Of course, the ideal way to buy a bedroom mattress is from the same company from which you bought your bedroom furniture. There are two main advantages to this. First, you will be able to save on delivery fees. Once you have reached a certain amount, most online furniture stores offer free delivery, and if you get your mattress at the same time its delivery will also be included.
The other big advantage of buying your mattress at the same place as your bed is that you can take advantage of financing opportunities. Many furniture stores, including online furniture retailers, offer financing for orders over a specified amount. If you buy your mattress at the same time, you will likely be able to add it to the total. If you buy the mattress separately, it isn’t a large enough purchase for most furniture stores to bother with financing.