How to Buy a Bed Frame
A bed frame isn’t just a place for your mattress to call home.
A stylish bed frame can be the focal point of your bedroom decor and add potential storage space.
The following tips will help you choose the perfect frame for your bed that will look great for years to come.
Check the Size of the Mattress
If you already have a mattress you love, choosing a new bed frame becomes a bit easier. If you have a 4'6" Double mattress, you want a 4'6" double bed frame. If you have a 5'0" King Size mattress, you want to look at 5'0" King Size frames.
Make sure you know whether your double mattress is a 4'6" or an 4'0" (120cm) as they are different, a bed frame that fits one may not fit the other.
If you’re buying your bed set from scratch, consider how much room you have for a bed and what bed size makes you feel most comfortable.
Measure the Size of the Room
A bed is usually the largest piece of furniture in any bedroom, and a large bed can easily overpower a small room.
Place your mattress on the floor to get a sense of its size, or use pillows or masking tape to approximate it.
If you find that you already feel cramped, opt for a metal or wooden bed frame to maximize the usable space in your bedroom. Divan beds with drawers and Ottomans are a great space saving solution
Consider the Height and Bulkiness of the Bed
If you desire a more elaborate bed frame, such as a tall upholstered headboard aim your tape measure toward the ceiling. A tall bed frame requires a high ceiling, as even a large bedroom can start to feel cramped. Do a little extra measuring as well if you prefer a bulky bed frame such as a sleigh bed or a bed frame-headboard combination.
Bear in mind that you might have to disassemble and reassemble larger beds to get them through a bedroom door, and make sure that’s possible with your chosen frame.
Match Your Own Decorating Style
Because the bed is the focal point of any bedroom, choosing the right style is paramount. If you want to create a warm, welcoming, comfortable feel, you may want to opt for a wooden bed frame, piling up quilts and pillows to set a cozy mood. Those who prefer a sleek, modern look should choose a bed frame of metal or wood with clean, minimalist lines. Once you’ve figured out what styles might fit in your bedroom, take a look at various models, including upholstered bed frames, sleigh beds, wrought-iron beds, and brass beds to find what suits you best.
Double Up for Guest Rooms and Kids’ Rooms
When furnishing a kid’s room or a guest room, you have even more options.
Consider a daybed for the guest room so you can use the space as a home office or crafting room when you don’t have guests. A bed with a trundle works well for both overnight guests and kids’ sleepovers, and bunk beds are another handy, space-saving option for kids.
If you still can’t decide on a shape, size, and finish for your bed frame, Contact our team today on