Join me on a shop snoop around the new Button and Sprung bed showroom located in Fulham. Here you can view the collection of British hand-made upholstered beds, pick out your fabulous fabric headboard and lie down on the superior pocket sprung mattresses. The Button and Sprung showroom is perfect for anyone looking for London bed stores or a London mattress shop.
Button and Sprung Beds and Mattresses
This business is all about simplifying the bed and mattress buying process for the consumer. The company was launched in May 2014 by Adam Black (ex founder and MD of Feather & Black) and Matthew Hardcastle (formerly of eBay and Sofa.com). Adam and Matthew believed that many of the existing bed retailers made the purchase journey overly complicated and expensive. Their vision was to have a market-leading website and one London based showroom for customers to view the products. Because the beds and mattresses are direct from the factory to the consumer and commissions to sales staff are not required, there are no expensive overheads which get passed onto the consumer. Their prices are always extremely competitive, so they don’t need to entice customers with sales or promotions. They’ve done all the hard work making the best mattresses, creating the perfect bed bases and designing lovely headboards. All you have to do is pick out your favourite bed style, decide on the upholstery fabric and settle on a mattress.
Start by choosing your bed size; single, double, king or super king, which are all UK standard sizes. Next, you select the base which can be a bedstead which rests on feet. There are two types of feet available, and the Traditional Turned style or Sharks Tooth. Both styles are made from wood and come in Beech, Oak, Walnut or Ebony. If you don’t want to hoover under the bed, opt for a divan style base instead. If you require storage, go for a two-drawer divan. If you are buying a king-size bed, this also comes as an ottoman where the entire mattress area lifts to reveal masses of storage space underneath. This is well worth considering if you want somewhere to store your bedding and extra clothing.
Poppy Ottoman Bed
Then you have a choice of fifteen different bed headboards which you can combine with any of the bases I’ve mentioned. If you want a simply shaped headboard I recommend you choose the Burdock with clean lines. Classical lovers might prefer the Regency inspired Camelia or the Foxtail. Retro fans will love Campion, which is reminiscent of the sixties with button detailing. Urban dwellers hankering after that loft living look might prefer the Iris. The newest additions are Holly which is very striking, the mid-century modern inspired Daisy and Willow, which has a plush pillow style headboard. I thought the headboard selection was spot on, and there is certainly something to suit different tastes without making it too confusing.
The fun part is choosing your bed frame and headboard upholstery fabric. There are eighty in-house fabrics comprising of good quality linen, brushed cotton, soft wool, plush velvet, crushed velvet and more. These are in some beautiful colours, and my favourites were Blossom in the Velvet Feel, Flint in the Fine Corduroy, Heather in the Broad Weave and Denim Moleskin. You also have the option to select from prominent fabric houses like Linwood, Designers Guild, Romo, J Brown, Andrew Martin and many more.
Bed Upholstery Fabrics
That’s the bed sorted, now for the all-important mattress. Button and Sprung specialise in pocket sprung mattresses only (no memory foam) because they believe these are the best. There are nine different options with different comfort levels which range from 1,800 springs right up to 15,800 springs. These aren’t standard springs either, and they are patented IQ spring which delivers support just where you need it the most. This means that if two people of different sizes sleep in the same bed, they both have equal progressive support. Then you get a layer of mini pocket springs which only their manufacturer has the technology to create. The mattress fillings are all-natural, which include wool, hemp, cotton and flax which are grown in the UK. This attention to detail means you get the best night’s sleep … ever!
Mattress Springs and Fillings
For extra peace of mind, you get a one hundred night’s sleep return policy which is very generous. If you have an unusual sized bed, they can make you a bespoke mattress. Sometimes antique frames or four-poster beds might require something out of the ordinary, in which case, they can accommodate you. Your bed and the mattress are guaranteed for ten years which is excellent.
Button and Sprung Showroom
As some of you might be a little nervous buying a mattress without testing it out, don’t worry because you can always head down to the Fulham showroom. Here you will find two floors showcasing the products. Upstairs you will find the bed section and every type of headboard. You can also browse the fabrics and pick up some samples to take home with you. There is also a little area for children where they can colour in some pictures while you browse the collection.
Showroom Interiors – Mattress Section
Up another flight of stairs and you come to a room with the mattresses. Here you can take your time, lay down on each mattress and get a feel of which one suits you best. It’s a friendly and relaxed place to shop for a bed, and they promise to make you a tea or coffee when you arrive.
Button and Sprung Showroom Information
To find out more about the upholstered beds and pocket sprung go to the Button and Sprung Website. The showroom address is Unit 9A/B Imperial Studios, Imperial Road, Fulham, London SW6 2AG. The nearest stations are Imperial Wharf, Parsons Green and Fulham Broadway. If you are driving, taking the bus or cycling, read the website for further information. The showroom is open Monday to Thursday 10 am until 7 pm, Friday to Saturday 10 am until 6 pm, and Sunday 10 am until 5 pm.
If you do buy a bed or a mattress, it gets delivered by two people within a two-hour slot, and it’s free within a 65-mile radius. They can set up your bed, lug your mattress up the stairs, take away your old mattress and all the packaging … this is all music to my ears having carried my mum’s mattress up the stairs recently, which was a struggle! Happy shopping readers, I hope you find the bed and mattress of your dreams!
Author: Homegirl London. Disclosure: This is a sponsored feature.