A guide to choosing the right bed frame

Hint: Add a box spring to the platform bed if you want to raise the height. This is especially useful for senior citizens and those with mobility issues.

Integrated or separate frames?

Indicative of the name, a separate bed frame is a freestanding one that doesn’t feature any decorative elements like a headboard, footboard or side rails. This frame is recommended for those who wish to opt for an upholstered headboard. An integrated frame, on the other hand, comes with a headboard, rails, etc. There are plenty of styles available to choose from, such as classic wood, upholstered and steel.

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What’s the Right Style and Material For You?

Ideally, the frame of your bed should complement the design aesthetics of the entire room. For instance, a clean-lined, no-fuss frame complements the minimalist, contemporary bedroom, while a headboard with ornate or intricate detailing and carving can transform a traditional-style bedroom. You could also go the shabby-chic or distressed route for a more rustic and aged finish.

Some popular styles are:

  • The canopy or four-poster-style bed frame
  • Sleigh frames with a higher headboard and footboard
  • Upholstered frames that are cushioned all over for comfort
  • Mid-century frames with sleek, modern lines and tapered legs

The two preferred material choices for bed frames are solid hardwood and metal. Though both offer durability and quality, bear in mind that shoddy construction with respect to hardware and low-quality joinery may lead to a flimsy frame that can be noisy and won’t hold much weight.

So don’t skimp on the choice of bed frames. Instead, look for support, quality and craftsmanship in the structure. With an eye for detail and meticulous finish, you can find one that will last you years to come and give you the restful sleep you so desire.

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