Choosing The Best Bed Frames

August 29, 2012  |  bed

Shopping for furniture – whether it’s for a new home or just replacing ones that have worn out over years of use – can be fun.

However, it can also be confusing and time consuming for some. Even if you’re just looking around for a new bed frame, there are still some factors that you should consider. After all, a bed is not really a bed if it does not have a frame, right? The wrong ones can be an eyesore to your bedroom and can have detrimental effects on your sleep. The right bed frame, howeer, will work well with your mattress and your room – proving to be a very wise investment.

 What are the types of bed frames?

Here are some of the most common examples of bed frames in the market:

  • Metal bed frames – These are sturdier and longer lasting than wooden bed frames, so if you’re after something that will last you for a very long time, this is your best bet. Metal bed frames also provide excellent support for heavy individuals, and do not sag under the weight of the mattress and the person. You can choose from adjustable or non-adjustable metal bed frames. However, if you want to purchase metal bed frames, you should choose that are made from heavy-duty steel, because these are believed to provide better support. Choose bed frames that are welded, rather than bolted. This is because bolts can be removed and can get lost over time if you aren’t careful.
  • Wooden bed frames – If the décor of your room is the natural type and you’d rather take wooden bed frames, be sure that you don’t buy the cheap ones. There are plenty of low-quality wood frames that look spectacular, but these can get destroyed easily. Wood frames can eventually give in months or years of usage and can start to creak. This can be very disturbing as you get into bed or move in your sleep in the middle of the night.
  • Shallow base bed frames – These are bed frames that can store stuff (such as toys, books, clothes) underneath the mattress. If you’re short on space and dislike the sight of clutter, this bed is well-suited for you.

Choosing Bed Frames

If you are planning to buy a bed-frame today, here are some things that you should keep in mind:

  • Height. You should also keep in mind the height of the person using the bed, since they will need to fit in the bed comfortably when they sleep. You want a bed that is long enough and wide enough for your mattress, so that the mattress does not jut out or gets propped up at an irregular angle.
  • Weight.  You should also consider the weight of the mattress – or the type of mattress – that you’ll be using. Memory foam mattresses are generally heavier than most, so you should really keep the weight of the mattress in mind so that there will be adequate support. Lighter mattresses require lesser support, so you should always keep this in mind.

Like your mattress, your bedframe of choice can also contritbute to your comfort during sleep. Make sure that you choose one that complements your room and works well with your needs so you can say hello to excellent and sleep-filled nights ahead.