A young woman unpacks her Koala SE Mattress and slides it onto her new Balmain bed base
Comfier Sleep by Alex Irving 4 minutes

Better-than-basic beds: budget-friendly and bloody brilliant

Get the scoop on shopping for a not-so-basic bed

So you’re looking for a basic bed? One that won’t break the bank but still provides the support you need for years of blissful slumber. Hint: we’ve created a mattress just for you. 

The best budget-friendly mattress can really deliver the goods. Let’s dive into the world of affordable mattresses and find out why some mattresses are more expensive than others. And how you can keep costs down while still enjoying a great night’s sleep. Grab a cuppa, kick back, and let’s get to it.

Basic bed stuff: why we all need a good bed and mattress

When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, a bedroom with a well-built bed and good quality mattress is where it’s at. And we all know good sleep is the first step to feeling your best – physically and mentally. So let’s check out what you should be looking for when shopping for a basic bed.

🛏️ Start with a solid foundation

A sturdy bed frame is the backbone of a restful sleep. It gives you stability and support, with zero creaks or squeaks disrupting your slumber. It has you max relaxing and drifting off into dreamland. Our bed bases are more supportive than your best mate and are super easy to assemble with no tools needed.

🛏️ Always have a decent mattress

A good mattress is not just a place to lay your head. It’s there to support your entire body while you sleep. A quality mattress keeps your spine aligned and properly supports your back and neck. This alignment is crucial to reducing the chance you’ll wake up with aches and pains. 

An old or unsupportive mattress can sink, trap body heat and make you sweat. A decent mattress is designed to keep you cool throughout the night, giving you uninterrupted and restful sleep.

🛏️ Avoid the bounces

Sleeping with a tosser? If you’re sharing your bed with a partner, you know how annoying it can be when their movements mess with your slumber. A high-quality mattress that eliminates the bounce effect is a must if you want to sleep soundly side by side. Our awesome Zero Disturbance® tech will keep you sleeping like a baby no matter what your partner’s up to.

The science-y stuff behind mattresses

So why do some mattresses come with a higher price tag? Hint: it’s all about the technology. 

Premium mattresses are usually made from advanced materials and designed to optimise comfort and support. From memory foam to pocket springs, these features cater to all kinds of sleep needs and preferences. The investment in these technologies is what makes some mattresses more expensive. But at Koala we want sleepers on all budgets to benefit from our tech, which is why every Koala mattress has some nifty multi-layer ergonomic support and Kloudcell® technology.

A Koala SE Mattress with bedding and Koala bedframe in a large bedroom with white walls and rug
We’ve packed a lot of tech and support into the Koala SE mattress

Looking for the best budget-friendly mattress? Look no further

Having a tight budget when shopping for a mattress doesn’t have to mean skimping on quality. Say hello to the Koala SE mattress – the perfect blend of affordability and comfort. We like to call it our champagne quality on a beer-budget mattress. Expect all the functionality and support you’d find in any Koala mattress at a more affordable price. 

Curious about how we make this magic happen? Alexandra Owen, Director of Product Design at Koala, has the answers: “Our direct-to-consumer model allows us to be agile and do things differently. Because we design from scratch, we are able to decide where and how we invest money into a product, ensuring it’s in the right places. “Our team of designers, engineers and product managers will spend 1 to 2 years working on new technology to bring better performance to our customers.”

Are mattresses in a box any good? Ours are!

Here at Koala, we like to keep things easy-peasy for you – which is why our mattresses come in a box. Our clever machines compress them for hassle-free shipping and delivery to your doorstep – so you can get the comfiest sleep ever pronto.

It might take 72 hours for the mattress to fluff up to its full glory but, don’t worry, you can jump on it right away. The best bit? We’ll give you 120 nights to decide if you really love your new bed. If you don’t, we’ll sort you out with our hassle-free returns. We reckon it’ll take only one night for you to fall in love, though.

So, if you’ve been searching for cheap beds online with free delivery, we say you’ve stumbled on the right place. Though, at Koala, we do like to say ‘affordable’ rather than ‘cheap’ (there’s a difference y’know). And we prefer budget-friendly, snuggly or epic-ly comfy. Packed with the latest technology no matter the price, we’ve got you covered. 

Fuss-free comfort

Buying a mattress and bed is a big commitment, but you gotta sleep on something, right? Need a few bits and pieces for the bedroom? We’ve made it easy to bundle and save

We’ve said it before, and it’s worth saying again: a good mattress is a worthy investment. So, if you’re on the hunt for a budget-friendly option that doesn’t skimp on quality, the Koala SE mattress has got your back (literally!). 

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