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Dear Clint, What should we look for when shopping for a bed?

It is estimated that the average person spends around 3000 hours a year in bed, so you’ll certainly want to make sure you are purchasing something you love.

Purchasing a bed comes in two steps; the bedframe and the mattress. Depending on your situation, you may just need to upgrade one of those two, or you may want something completely brand-new.


First, decide what size you are looking for; Single, Single Long, King Single, Double, Queen, King or Super King. Bedframes are available in a huge range of styles, materials and sizes, ranging from traditional to modern. You can also purchase bedroom suites which include a bedframe and matching furniture, making it easy to co-ordinate your décor.


At Harvey Norman Bedding Mackay we specialise in Australian made mattresses. A comfortable mattress will help you get a good night’s sleep, so focus on comfort. Firmer or softer is not necessarily better; go for your own preference. Make sure it fits the size bedframe you have. Most importantly, test it out!

There is also the option of adjustable beds, which allow you to raise and lower the top of the bed to a position that suits you. Bunk and loft beds make a great space-saving option, especially for children. Make sure to get pillow and mattress protectors so you can ensure your bed stays hygienic and to protect your investment.

If desired, finish it off with a brand-new pillow, mattress topper for extra comfort and a brand-new set of sheets, and you’re set up for a great night’s sleep.

If you are looking for a new bed but overwhelmed by the choices or are struggling to find a bed perfect for you, drop by and see us at Harvey Norman, we would love to help you out.

Harvey Norman Bedding

a Cnr Heaths Rd & Bruce Hwy, Mackay
p 4951 8800