The ultimate accompaniments to a bed

Bed toppers, bed throws and pillows: we’re sure you’ve heard all about how you can continually pile things onto your bed in order to make it a masterpiece. There’s always something new you need to have and sometimes you don’t even know why you own it! It’s easy to get frustrated thinking about all the unnecessary extras you've brought that are now cluttering up your bedroom. However, there's no need to fear as here at Furnitureful we’ve decided to give you a helping hand and highlight all the extras you can buy and whether you really need them or not. So, without further ado let's get into it and help you buy only what you really need.

Some major additions to a bed and what they are

Bed toppers

Bed/mattress toppers are literally that - they go on top of the bed, providing an extra layer. This can be very useful because a lot of mattresses can become worn down and feel rather cold to the touch. With a topper that can be upholstered in a variety of materials, beds can be made to feel a lot more comfortable and contribute to a good night's sleep.

Bed throws

Now, bed throws are smaller than the blankets that probably cover your bed (coming in at about 1m x 1.5m) and are also typically draped at the end of your bed. They are there to provide beautiful aesthetics as well as an extra layer of warmth. They can be there for pets who like to sneak up and sleep with you! For this reason, it's best to invest in a throw that can be easily washed. This won’t be too difficult as it is easy to find throws made in a variety of materials such as cotton, chenille or silk.


Okay, we’re sure you must have heard of pillows (and own plenty) but that doesn’t mean that you know everything about them! With a range to choose from, such as those for pregnant women or those for individuals with back pain, there’s so much that people don't know about. Did you know that those who are side sleepers are recommended to have a thicker cushion than those who are back sleepers? It’s facts like these that highlight how picking a pillow based on causing the optimum spinal alignment and the comfort of the upholstered material used will ensure that you sleep in both comfort and the best of health.   

Mattress pad 

Now, many people might not be aware of what these are and that’s totally okay! Whereas a mattress topper’s greatest function is to make a mattress feel more comfortable, a mattress pad on the other hand is there to protect the mattress from stains and spills. Due to the fact that it can be very difficult to clean a mattress all by itself, a pad can end up being a lifesaver and a much more easy-to-clean alternative. 

Overall, it’s clear to see that beds and mattresses alone can be just too fragile. Without added protection, layered sheeting and easy-to clean materials, many of us would struggle to keep our beds truly free of dirt and grime.

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