Holding up our mattresses and offering us a place to lay our heads at night, a bed frame is one of, if not the most important part of the bedroom.
If you’re in the market for a new bed then here are a few steps to follow when choosing one:
STEP 1: CONSIDER THE MATERIAL
Image shows Columbus wooden bed frame
The first thing which you need to consider is the material which your bed frame is made from.
Wood is often seen as the more traditional choice; perfect for period homes with character or those with simple yet stylish tastes. Metal is a more modern offering which fits seamlessly with urban interiors.
In terms of durability, all bed frames are built to last so you needn’t worry about comparing their longevity. That said however, wooden bed frames are typically more robust, but will respond to changes in temperature and humidity more than metal beds.
You will also want to consider whether your frame uses wooden slates, mesh or any other method to hold up your mattress. This is important for the overall structural integrity of the frame and the comfort you feel at night so it shouldn’t be overlooked.
STEP 2: MEASURE UP
Image shows a metal bed frame
Once you’ve picked your desired material, you need to start thinking about the size. Most bed frames follow standard dimensions so pick the right size bed frame for your room.
Single beds are ideal for children’s bedrooms but if your little one is only just progressing from cot to bed then a small single may be better. Double, kingsize and super kingsize beds are ideal for adult bedrooms and also make good options for guest rooms.
Always measure the room before choosing the size of your new bed and consider how it’ll fit into the space. Here are some questions to help you out:
Will there be enough room to move around the room comfortably?
Will the bed take a central position along a wall or sit snugly within a corner?
Will you have enough room to open and close doors, wardrobes and chest of drawers?
STEP 3: KNOW YOUR STYLE
Image shows Cordoba storage bed frame
Finally, you’ll want to think about the style of bed that you want. Be it an open design that offers usable floor space underneath or an Ottoman storage bed; create a haven that’s perfect for you and your home.
Also consider whether you want a decorated or plain bed frame and whether you want a design with a headboard or with both headboard and footboard. This is really down to personal preference so take the time to browse the different styles on offer.