A good quality mattress may be essential to a good night’s sleep, but don’t underestimate the importance of your bed frame!
A bed frame keeps your mattress from getting dirty and makes it easier for you to get in and out of bed. You’ll also be exposed to more dust, bacteria, and allergens if you leave your mattress directly on the floor, making it harder for you to sleep easy.
In addition to these practical concerns, a stylish bed frame is a delightful addition to your room, especially if it features an attractive headboard and footboard.
If you are looking for a sturdy new bed frame for your home, we’ve assembled some helpful tips to assist you with finding the perfect frame for your mattress and bedroom.
How to Select a Bed Frame
If you aren’t purchasing your bed frame and mattress as a set, you will need to check to ensure that the frame you’re buying is the right size for your mattress. Generally speaking, it should be easy to match your frame with the corresponding mattress size (e.g. twin. full, queen, king, etc.). There can be slight size differences between manufacturers, however, which might prevent your mattress or box spring from fitting snuggly. This can cause the box spring or mattress to shift and possibly slip off the bed frame’s rails, so double check that you are buying the correct size before making a purchase.
Panel Bed or Platform Bed
A panel bed is the most basic style of bed frame. They feature two side panels and typically a headboard and footboard. Some panel beds might have additional slats, but a box spring or some other form of foundation is needed to support the mattress.
A Platform bed, meanwhile, features a built-in foundation. Platform beds are sturdier than panel beds and are a simpler option, since you don’t need to worry about buying a box spring, however they can be more difficult to move.
Both options have their pros and cons. So, whether you want to go with a classic panel bed or a more modern platform bed will depend on your individual needs and budget.
The kinds of materials you want for your bed frame will depend largely on your budget and what kind of frame you are looking for. Particleboard is the most economical option and has the advantage of being lightweight, but it’s not as durable as other materials. Wood looks lovely and is much tougher than particle board, making it a favourite material for bed frames. It has the disadvantage of being on the heavier side, however. Metal bed frames offer a good middle ground; they are sturdy and supportive and can be quite versatile, coming in all kinds of styles and price ranges.
If you struggle with keeping your bedroom organized or finding enough storage in your small living space, consider buying a bed frame with built-in storage bins. A storage bed frame can be a handy way to store clothes, sheets and other items when space is limited.
The final thing to consider when choosing your bed frame is the style. You’ll want to look for a frame that will match your existing furniture in terms of color and materials. There are also a variety of options when it comes to the look of your bed frame. Do you favour a minimalistic style? Or do you want to add some glamour to your bedroom with a plush headboard? There are options available to suite all tastes, so select a bedframe that reflects your personal preferences.
Browse NovaBeds selection of bed frames and bed sets and discover the perfect bed that will allow you to rest in style and comfort. We ship across Canada and have options to fit any budget. Let us help you get a great night’s sleep!
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