Koala Paddington Bed Base Review
The Koala Paddington Bed Base is a good quality, stylish bed base that is remarkably easy to assemble. It comes with the security of a 120 night trial period and a 5 year warranty.
Purchase and delivery
The Koala Paddington Bed Base can be ordered online (through the Koala website) and it will arrive at your door in 4 separate boxes. Koala offers free and fast delivery, Australia-wide.
The delivery system for this bed base included an impressive text message service that offered a number of different delivery days and times. We were instructed to select one or more of these options that best suited us.
The Koala Paddington Bed Base is superbly designed in terms of its assembly. It doesn’t require any tools (Allen keys, screwdrivers, spanners) and the instructions are easy to follow. It should only take 5 – 10 minutes to assemble, but we would still recommend having two people on hand.
Out of all the bed bases we have tested, this was one possibly the easiest to assemble. To get a sense of how simple this process is, check out Koala’s video below:
Once assembled, the Koala Paddington Bed Base oozes plenty of modern style. It should blend into most bedroom decor, and has simple yet trendy appearance.
Stability and practicality
The Koala Paddington Bed Base uses 4 ‘panel slats’ that create an even surface that should suit almost any mattress. The bed base feels stable and can accommodate up to 240 kgs. The headboard feels stable and has soft padding, making it perfect for sitting or reading.
Overall build quality is excellent, and the panel slats should allow for good ventilation. It’s also worth noting that there is a generous 30+ cm (in height) of storage space underneath.
Although the bed base does exceed the dimensions of the mattress, the side supports do have some modest padding, so this should cushion the impact if you bang your shins. Still though, care must be taken if you are not used to this kind of bed base design.
Behind the headboard, is a handy storage shelf to store any spare bedding or to charge your electronic devices.
The finer details
The Koala Paddington Bed Base is well backed with a 120 night trial period and a 5 year warranty.
The Koala Paddington Bed Base is available in 5 sizes (king, queen, double, king single and single) so it should accommodate most sleeping arrangements.
Here are Australia’s standard bed (mattress) sizes in 2021.
The Koala Paddington Bed Base is brilliantly designed, and is easy to assemble. It has a modern, stylish appearance, and feels stable and sturdy.
Bedbuyer’s rating: 4.8 / 5
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Recommended Retail Prices
- Single Bed Base: $999
- King Single Bed Base: $1,199
- Double Bed Base: $1,259
- Queen Bed Base: $1,359
- King Bed Base: $1,499
We offer free 4 hour delivery in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Everywhere else, delivery is still fast and free.
Queen size Weight: 69kg
The bed base that covers all bases
Padded sides means added protection. Plus, made from recycled plastic bottles and sourced from sustainable timber, you can put your head back and sleep with a clear conscience.
Make your bed in minutes
How many other bed bases can be quickly assembled without the need for tools? Fairly certain there’s only one — and we make that one too.
No flimsy slats
Sturdy panel slats once fixed to the bed base provide a solid base for your mattress, for a solid night’s sleep.
Laid back luxury
The perfectly-angled upholstered headboard was made for brekkie in bed and late-night reading. And just behind it, there’s a handy storage shelf for you to stash your pillows and charge your gizmos.
Banging your shins on the bed frame might just be the most painful thing on Earth (besides stepping on Lego). The Paddington Bed Base is designed with cushy upholstered side rails to keep things from going bump in the night.
Comfort with a conscience
Sleeping should be done with a clear conscience. Sourced from recycled polyester, including recycled plastic bottles, the Koala Paddington Bed Base contains 33% REPREVE™ fibre which means more of the good stuff.
The bed base that’s safe to embrace
Stay cosy knowing the Paddington has been tested to our strict standards to ensure VOCs are kept to a minimum.
Extra room down under
Floating well off the floor, the bed base offers plenty of space underneath for storage and easy vacuuming.
67% Polyester, 33% REPREVE® Recycled Polyester
CertiPUR-US® Certified Polyurethane foam support layer with polyurethane comfort layer. Wrapped in Polyester Wadding layer.
Solid Ash, Ash Veneer, MDF & Plywood
Centre Rail & Corner Brackets
Powder coated steel
Feet & Legs
Solid American ash
Country of Origin
Designed by Koala in Sydney, assembled in China.
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