A good quality bed frame will support your mattress, help you get the sleep you need and set the styling tone for your bedroom furniture. The choices are endless – from wood and metal bed frames, to upholstered styles and bed frames with storage. So, to help decide which bed frame is best for you, lets start by considering the basics. Ask yourself how much space do I have for my bed? Think about how much floor space you’re willing to give up – this will help you decide the type of bed frame to opt for. For smaller bedrooms you may want to consider a single bed frame or a small double, whilst for larger bedrooms a super king size offers a spacious sleep experience.
You should also consider how will you get your bed frame home, do you want to collect the frame from in store or order online? Considering this point will help you determine which size bed frame is best – if you’re collecting the bed frame yourself, you may want to consider a slightly smaller option. Of course, it’s important to consider what size your mattress is. Are you planning on using the same mattress for your new bed frame? If so make sure you select a bed frame that will comfortably fit your mattress.
We know it seems like there is a lot to consider, but we’re here to help make sure you make the right choice.
Which type of bed frame is best?
Well, there are a variety of different styles of bed frames to choose from including wooden bed frames, metal bed frames and cosy fabric bed frames. Which bed frame is best will depend heavily on your sense of style, each style of bed frame comes with its own unique benefits.
Wood Bed Frames
Wood bed frames have a natural, rustic appearance which instantly warms a room. Even if the manufacturer uses identical methods to produce their beds, every frame will be unique because of the differences in the wood.
When it comes to durability, solid wood bed frames are sturdy and unlikely to break under pressure or force. Oak frames are popular because they’re resistant to fungal attacks and moisture, while walnut frames are dense, tight-grained, and won’t shrink or warp.
If you want a wooden frame that will suit your bedroom décor now and, in the future, pine is a good choice, thanks to its neutral tone. As it’s so fast-growing, it’s more cost effective than other woods, too.
Top tip: Bored of your bed? Sand, stain or paint your wood bed frame to give it an entirely new look.
Metal Bed Frames
Metal bed frames are the kings of versatility. Whether you want contemporary or classic, simple or elegant; metal bed frames can work in most bedroom schemes, as there are so many different styles to choose from.
If you want a bed frame that’ll go the distance, metal is about as tough as you can get. Generally, metal bed frames are cheaper than wood, so you’ll be left with more money to put towards a quality mattress, and metal won’t be damaged by insects or mould, so will stay looking great for years to come.
Fabric Bed Frames
Fabric bed frames come in a variety of styles, colours and materials to add a sense of warmth to your bedroom. Add a touch of luxury with a leather or faux leather bed frame. While real leather makes a great statement, it’ll need some TLC to make sure it lasts as long as a metal or wood bed frame. Faux leather offers the same look but is easier to clean and maintain.
When it comes to comfort, upholstered bed frames are great at creating a cosy and soft bedroom environment. Underneath the material they usually have a wooden frame, so are durable too.
If you enjoy an early night and a lie-in and want a fabric style with hidden extras, look into the benefits of a TV bed frame. They have enough space in the footboard to store a flat screen TV, while hidden speakers create a cinematic experience from the comfort of your own bed. Or, if you’re short on bedroom storage, ottoman bed frames help you make the most of your under-bed space. The base lifts away from the frame, giving you access to the lined storage area underneath. Perfect for stowing extra bedding or towels.
Which type of bed frame is best for my mattress?
If you’re buying a bed frame to go with a mattress you already own there are a few things to consider. The main thing is making sure your new bed is the same size as your mattress. Measure up your mattress before browsing our collection of bed frames to make sure your mattress will be a snug fit. You should also consider whether it’s time to grab a new mattress. How can you tell if you need a new mattress? Inspect your mattress for any cracks or tears, this will give you an indication of how hygienic your mattress is. Plus, it’s good to check for any sagging in the mattress – your mattress should provide a soft and even surface in order to give your body dynamic support throughout the night.
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