Who are Dreams?
Dreams is the UK's number one specialist bed retailer with over 40 years of experience in the making.
They are a household name and have over 200 stores sprinkled nationwide. 🤯
But where did Dreams originate?
How did Dreams start?
In 1985, Mike Clare opened the first Dreams bed store in Uxbridge, West London. 🛒
Over the next few decades, Dreams grew into one of the biggest UK bed retailers.
As well as opening more stores nationwide, Dreams built the Dreams Workshop in Oldbury, where they could manufacture their own mattresses, bed bases, and headboards.
In 2021, Dreams beds UK was acquired by the esteemed Tempur-Sealy.
Tempur is known for producing luxury memory foam mattresses at premium prices. 💰
Since changing hands, Dreams has continued to grow its online and in-store business.
- Has over 200 stores nationwide. 🤯
- Has over 18 million website visitors yearly. 💻
- Manufactures almost 300,000 mattresses and 200,000 divan bases and headboards yearly. 👩🔧
Next up in this Dreams beds review, let's take a closer look at the Dreams beds and mattresses selection. 🕵️
Dreams bed frames
Dreams bed frames are undeniably worth checking out and even made it into our rankings of the best bed frames. 🏆
Most Dreams UK beds are very well-made.
This overall quality is likely not surprising given the well-known brand has been operating in the industry for around 40 years.
They also have a seriously impressive range of bed frames on offer. 👏
Just bear in mind that you won't find the same jaw-dropping variety of bedsteads in a Dreams store as you can on their website.
Of course, with so many different frames being made and sold, you're bound to get some lower-quality beds that don't meet the brand's general standards.
So it's always worth checking what customers say in individual Dreams beds reviews.
You'll also find that Dreams beds don't come with a trial or have the longest guarantee, but we'll get into that in more detail in the trial and guarantee section below. 👇
For now, let's see what types of bed frames Dreams sells.
The Dreams bed range includes:
- Dreams storage beds, including Dreams divan beds and ottoman beds.
- Dreams TV beds, tech beds, and gaming beds.
- Dreams adjustable beds.
- Dreams kids beds.
- Dreams sleigh beds.
- Dreams metal beds.
- Dreams wooden beds.
- Dreams leather beds.
But remember that if you're looking for Dreams beds and mattresses, these items are purchased separately (you won't get a mattress with your bed frame).
Before we move onto the Dreams mattress range, let's dive a little deeper into some of the most popular categories of Dreams UK beds. 🏊
Dreams storage beds
Do you ever groan at the sight of items crammed under your bed? 😣
Luckily, Dreams storage beds are a stylish and handy way to keep your bedroom easily organised whether you hate the look of mess or are low on space.
And great news for those with smaller rooms: you can get Dreams single beds with storage, including Dreams single divan beds and ottoman beds.
Let's look at the two most popular types of Dreams storage beds. 👇
Dreams divan beds
Divan beds can typically be bought with no drawers, 2 drawers, or 4 drawers, depending on your storage needs.
They can also be found in various styles and sizes (yes, including Dreams beds single divans). 🎉
Most Dreams divan beds can also be purchased with or without headboards.
Alongside Dreams' own divan beds, customers can find beautiful frames from well-known brands like Silentnight, TheraPur, and many more.
Dreams ottoman beds
Another excellent option for those who want a bed with storage is the range of Dreams ottoman beds.
Dreams ottoman beds also come in a selection of styles, prices, and sizes, with options from Dreams and various other brands.
Ottoman beds are unbeatable when it comes to the amount of storage they offer. 🤯
With ottoman beds, the entire base of the bed acts as a storage chest.
Dreams adjustable beds
Dreams adjustable beds, also called Dreams electric beds, can make a world of difference for those with mobility difficulties, poor circulation, joint pain, or back pain. 👴
An adjustable bed comes with a remote which can be used to lift either end of the mattress to assist with getting in and out of bed.
Dreams adjustable beds come in all sizes and styles, with options made by some of the UK's most reputable brands.
Sleepmotion beds are among the best-rated Dreams adjustable beds. ⭐
Dreams children's beds
Looking for the perfect bed for your little one? 🧒
Dreams kid's beds are a great place to start!
The Dreams kids range includes:
- Dreams storage beds.
- Dreams cabin beds.
- Dreams bunk beds.
- Dreams high and mid sleeper beds.
- Dreams desk beds.
- Dreams toddler beds.
Many of these Dreams kids' beds are designed to help you maximise limited space in your child's room.
Other options, like bunk beds from Dreams, are perfect for children sharing a room.
Other Dreams beds
One of the handy things about the endless Dreams beds selection is that there's something for everyone, whatever your taste, space, or budget.
This selection includes affordable guest beds and stylish tech beds.
For those wondering, tech beds are simply bed frames with technological features built into the frame. 🤔
- Dreams electric beds: These adjustable frames can move and change positions with the flick of a button.
- Dreams TV beds: These have Bluetooth speakers and a TV built into a typically remote-controlled footboard, which can be quietly raised for TV time or lowered for sleep.
- Dreams gaming beds: These frames are similar to the Dreams TV bed range but often also include LED lights, console storage space, and a place to hang headsets.
While more expensive than your average Dreams UK bed frame, these tech beds are a great match for tech wizards. 🧙
Many of our favourite sleep specialists have limited bed frames, ideal if you're indecisive but not so great if you want something more unique.
Luckily, it’s Dreams to the rescue! 🦸
Whether you want timeless elegance, simple rustic, funky modern, or bold classic, there's a Dreams bed frame for you.
Dreams Workshop and Dream Team
Dreams has 2 of its own brand labels.
Let’s get into these brands in a little more detail. 👇
The Dreams Workshop manufactures over 200,000 mattresses a year.
All Dreams Workshop mattresses are produced in the UK in the Dreams Oldbury factory, which was opened in 2003. 🪡
They manufacture bed frames, mattresses and headboards sourced from the highest quality materials.
The Dream Team is the official sleep partner of Team GB and the Paralympics GB.
Including bestselling mattresses, the Dream Team range combines the latest sleep technology and expert construction. 💖
The Dream Team Gold Range is a special collection of mattresses that features the best British craftsmanship.
As a general rule, the Dream Team range can be more expensive that the Workshop mattresses.
But both the Dream Team and Dreams Workshop mattresses have positive reviews, all over 4 stars. ⭐
Dreams bed and mattress sizes
Dreams beds and mattresses are available in most standard UK sizes.
The Dreams mattress range includes:
- Dreams small single mattresses - 75 x 190 cm (2’6” x 6’3”).
- Dreams single mattresses - 90 x 190 cm (3’ x 6’3”).
- Dreams small double mattresses - 120 x 190 cm (4' x 6'3").
- Dreams double mattresses - 135 x 190 cm (4’6” x 6’3”).
- Dreams king-size mattresses - 150 x 200 cm (5’ x 6’6”).
- Dreams super king-size mattresses - 180 x 200 cm (6' x 6'6").
Currently, you can't buy European-size mattresses from Dreams.
Still, it's great to see this variety of UK sizes, as not all sleep brands stock such a range: small double mattresses tend to be harder to find. 🔍
Of course, you'll also find the corresponding bed sizes at Dreams. 👇
The Dreams bed range includes:
- Dreams small single beds.
- Dreams single beds.
- Dreams small double beds (also called Dreams 4ft beds).
- Dreams double beds.
- Dreams king-size beds.
- Dreams super king beds.
As expected, bed frames usually measure slightly larger to ensure the mattress fits.
So Dreams king-size beds will be slightly longer and wider than Dreams mattresses of king sizes.
As well as adult beds, there are the Dreams children's beds, toddler beds, and (a limited range of) cot beds and mattresses. 👶
Dreams beds sales
High-quality mattresses tend to cost more, and it can be challenging to determine just how much to spend for a good night’s sleep.
Expensive luxury mattresses can seem excessive to some. 🤨
But we spend a third of our life in bed, so a great mattress is something you shouldn’t cheap out on.
Having said that, not everyone can afford to spend a small fortune on a mattress.
So, what can be done?
Dreams beds sale UK
Fortunately, there are frequent Dreams beds sales and promotions.
These help make their luxury products much more affordable. 🏷️
And the Dreams website even makes browsing these deals a dream.
Customers can simply hop onto the Sale & Offers tab to browse Dreams sale beds and Dreams ex-display beds.
With as much as 50% off Dreams mattresses and beds, you can buy a high-quality quality product at a fraction of the cost. 🥳
Dreams also offers student discounts.
You can get an extra 10% off with Dreams beds discount codes from the Student Beans platform, which you can sign up for free.
Dreams beds delivery
So, how does the delivery process work at Dreams?
Dreams provide free delivery on all UK orders with no minimum spend. 🚚
Delivery slots are available from Monday to Saturday.
However, Saturday deliveries and re-deliveries will be charged a fee.
Before your delivery, you'll be given a 2-hour time slot. ⏲️
Dreams beds have a white glove delivery service, meaning two men will deliver your products to your room of choice.
The downside is that delivery times are fairly long compared to online brands that offer next-day delivery.
Most Dreams mattress deliveries take around 2 weeks, but some take much longer.
This vastly differs from Ergoflex, which offers free next-day delivery on their mattresses. 👏
Do dreams take away your old mattress?
Dreams also offer a recycling service when you place an order. ♻️
The items that Dreams recycles include:
- Dreams mattresses.
- Dreams bed frames & divan bases.
- Dreams sofa beds.
- Dreams headboards.
- Dreams TV beds.
Recycling costs vary depending on the size of the mattress and the product itself.
If you choose to use the Dreams recycling service, you'll need to prepare your items for collection. 🚚
You'll be given or sent a recycling bag to wrap mattresses before delivery.
Alternatively, you'll need to disassemble your bed frame if you're having this collected and recycled.
You can see full instructions on the Dreams website.
Dreams beds assembly service
Dreams can also assemble different products to make the delivery process even easier.
Prices for assembly vary depending on the size of the item and complexity of the assembly process. 🛠️
The Dreams assembly service is ideal if you're worried about building the frame alone.
And more great news: they also take away all the packaging to be recycled, saving you an extra job!
Customers have 14 days to return items if they aren't happy.
Currently, items can only be returned if they are unused and unopened. 📦
Customers must contact customer services to arrange the return of larger items like mattresses and bed frames.
A refund will only be issued once items have been returned, and customers can expect to pay a collection fee.