What To Consider When Buying A Bed Frame?
When buying a bed frame, you should consider the following factors.
The size of your room and the other items in it determine the size of the bed frame you should buy. Ensure that whichever bed frame size you choose leaves at least half a meter of space between the bed and wall or any other item in the room. The room should not look or feel too cramped.
2. Material and Style:
Bed frames come in different styles like contemporary, minimalist, traditional etc., and these styles determine the type of materials the bed frame is constructed with. For example, a minimalist bed frame will only have a metal or wooden frame without any additions of fabric, velvet or leather. All these materials have different maintenance requirements, and you should consider this when buying a bed frame.
The slats of a bed frame are a make-or-break factor as their type and quality determine the comfort level and durability of the bed frame. There are two types of slats – sprung and flat slats. Sprung slats have a slightly curved structure that adjusts to the pressure applied and provide firm support. Flat slats are cheaper than sprung flats, but good quality ones support the mattress and weight just as well.
4. Support System:
Bed frames come with two types of support systems – box spring and platform. A box spring is an extra-support bed base between the mattress and the bed frame. It is shock-absorbent and raises the level of the mattress, but not all mattresses are compatible with a box spring. A platform frame is one where the mattress is directly placed on the wooden slats. This is compatible with a wider range of mattresses.
A bed should be easy to get in and out of. You should not have to jump up to climb or struggle to get off. So, consider your height and the height of the mattress and bed frame combined when choosing the bed frame with the right clearance (height of the base from the ground) for you.
Decide on a budget when you go bed-shopping and stick to it. Be practical about the amount you are going to spend on your bed. While you might have fallen in love with a luxurious bed base, it might also set you back by $5000 when you have other furniture to buy for your house. Remember that there is nothing wrong with setting a financial limit.
Check the packaging dimensions of the bed frame you are buying to ensure it can be easily carried up the stairs and assembled in the room. This is especially important if you have a narrow stairway or doorway.