Contrary to popular belief, not all bed frames are created equal. This is because when it comes to buying bed frames, you need to consider the size, the material, the structure, and more. Before you buy a bed frame, you should know that a bed frame is not always necessary.
However, if you want the process of getting in and out of bed to be more comfortable, then you’ll definitely want to get a new bed frame. By choosing the right frame, you won’t have to struggle to climb up into your bed and you won’t have difficulty getting out of bed either. One of the most important factors you’ll need to consider for your next bed frame is the size, so let’s start there.
Matching The Size Of Your Mattress With Your Bed Frame
There’s nothing worse than buying a bed frame only to find that it’s the wrong size for your mattress. If it’s too small, your mattress simply won’t fit, and if the frame is too large, your mattress might fall right through the middle of it. You could always buy a mattress that goes with your bed frame, but this can get very costly very quickly.
More than that, you might already love your mattress and not want a new one. So, you’ll need to determine what kind of mattress you have to determine the right bed frame size. Is it a queen or a king or a twin? More likely than not, you remember what size your mattress is.
However, if you don’t remember, you’ll have to bring out the old tape measure and measure the mattress yourself. Most mattresses (as well as bed frames) come in standard lengths, but there are some special mattresses such as a twin XL that may differ from those lengths. It is important to note if your mattress differs from standard lengths because you will need to be more attentive when choosing a bed frame that fits well.
For example, a twin mattress is usually 38 by 75 inches. On the other hand, a queen tends to be 60 by 80 inches. Once you find the measurements of your mattress, don’t think that you can go shopping for bed frames just yet.
Instead, you’ll next need to consider the size of your bedroom as well as the type of bed frame you want.
Measuring Your Bedroom And Determining Your Bed Frame Type
Many people love the idea of having large, plush beds in their bedrooms. However, what many people don’t think of is having a bed that’s so big that it makes a bedroom feel cramped and claustrophobic. This could easily happen to you if you don’t consider how your mattress and bedframe might fit into your room.
Home décor experts often recommend that you leave around two to three feet of space on all sides of your bed. Otherwise, when you get out of bed, you’ll find yourself running into walls and furniture. This, of course, would not be a great way to start your day.
More than that, allowing for more space around your bed will make your bedroom feel more spacious as well. To determine how much space your bed will take up, you will not only need to measure your mattress but your bed frame as well. This is because the bed frame will stick out from the mattress by a couple of inches.
If your bed has a headboard, you should also consider the space it takes up as well. Once that’s done, you’ll want to consider what type of bed frame you want. Choosing the right type is important for the support of your mattress.
Without proper support, your mattress will sag. For that reason, your mattress’s lifespan might not be as long as it should be. A platform bed frame already comes with plenty of support which means there is no need for a box spring.
A platform bed is best if you don’t want extra pieces of furniture in your home. On the other hand, a traditional bed frame will require a box spring for support. When it comes to installing bed frames, both types should be quite easy.
Keep Your Bed Frame Budget In Mind
When considering the different sizes, types, and designs for bed frames, it can be easy to forget about your bed frame budget. Everyone knows that mattresses on their own can be quite expensive. For that reason, you shouldn’t be too eager to spend huge amounts of money on a bed frame.
After all, you won’t be sleeping on the bed frame itself and it can only do so much for the quality of your sleep. That doesn’t mean that you should be too frugal with your bed frame budget either. Some poor-quality bed frames can make your nights very uncomfortable.
Instead, you should look for the middle ground. Without spending too much money, try to find a bed frame with a style that you like. You should also keep the height of the bed frame in mind. The wrong height can make it very difficult to get in and out of bed, especially if you have any mobility issues.
The material of the bed frame is also important. Some frames are made of wood while others are made of metal or other materials. By making the right bed frame choice for your budget, you won’t have to feel guilty about the money you spent.
Your Guide To Buying Bed Frames
If you were unsure how to go about buying bed frames before, you now know all the major tips and tricks. From considering the size of your mattress to keeping your bed frame budget in mind, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the perfect bed frame for you.