How To Stop Your Bed Moving on a Wooden Floor

The last thing you want when you hit the hay is to be sliding across the middle of the bedroom as if the feet of your bed have been replaced with ice skates.

This can be a big problem for those who have wooden floors, particularly if your bed is on wheels.

So, what can you do about it?

Cover the wheels

One of the cheapest and easiest ways to overcome this problem is to cover the wheels or legs of the bed with something that will prevent them from moving.

Consider sticking non-slip pads on the bottom of the feet to create friction between the floor and feet of the bed which will stop any unwanted sliding.

This is a great solution as it is discreet so you can prevent your bed moving without the pads being visible.

If your bed is on wheels, then you can purchase caster cups which go under the wheels and stop them from rolling around all over the place.

Although this solution is less discreet, it’s great for those who move the bed around from time to time—perhaps if you want to hoover underneath the bed itself or you just feel like changing the Feng Shui of the bedroom.

You can simply remove the caster cups and slide the bed around to your heart’s content.

Both the pads and the caster cup will cost you around £10 and are an easy way to prevent your bed becoming a slip-and-slide.

Place a rug under the feet

Another way you can prevent your bed moving around on your wooden or laminated floors is to place a rug underneath the bed or wheels.

The deeper the pile the better as the wheels will sink into the rug like quicksand and be unable to move.

This is likely going to be a more costly solution, but if you are looking to add some extra style to the bedroom than what better way than with a rug that also stops your bed from moving around?

We’re a big fan of rugs or carpet in the bedroom as there’s nothing worse than feeling a cold floor on the sole of your feet early in the morning.

Not only will a thick rug help to stop the bed sliding around, but it will help to warm your feet up before bracing the day ahead.

Attach the headboard to the wall

If you want a solution that is going to stop your bed from running away during the night without changing up the look of the room, consider fixing the headboard to the wall.

If you have an upholstered style headboard then you can use mounting brackets to fix the headboard to the wall securely and discreetly.

These brackets cost around £10 and are as easy to set up as if you were to hang a picture frame on the wall.

Having the headboard fixed to the wall will help to stop your bed sliding on your slippery wood floors as well as reducing the sound of your headboard creaking during any other bedroom activities!

Replace or remove the feet

The cheapest solution to stop the wheels of your bed in their tracks is to simply just remove them.

This is ideal for divan beds without drawers as the feet aren’t completely necessary for the divan to function.

If you do have drawers but don’t use them often, then removing the wheels may be a good temporary solution whilst you wait for wall brackets, feet pads or your new rug to arrive.

For those who purchased a divan with wheels because it seemed like a good idea at the time, but are now regretting this, consider replacing them with castors.

Most divan beds use standard fixings, so you shouldn’t have any issues with just popping the wheels off and screwing some sturdy castors which will help to keep your bed still during the night.

These can be purchased from Amazon and are currently priced between £4-10 for a set of 4.

It’s not always easy to make the right decision when buying a new bed, and it’s not until the bed arrives and has been slept on a few times that these sorts of problems start cropping up.  

But rather than suffer on a bed that feels like sleeping on a ship in an angry storm every time you roll over during the night, our easy and cost-friendly tips will help get you back on track for a peaceful and stationary sleep.