Three Things to Consider Before Buying a New Bed Frame or Platform

Does this frame make your bed look good? It should!

master bedroom
Bedtime has never been better.Pixabay

A bed frame doesn’t just elevate a mattress—it elevates the entire bedroom. So whether your style is more mid century wooden platform, ornate wrought iron canopy or classic brass daybed, here are three things to consider before you buy a bed frame.

Zinus Shalini Upholstered Platform Bed / Mattress Foundation / Wood Slat Support / No Box Spring Needed / Easy Assembly, Queen
Elegant frame and base with gorgeous stitching and button tufting.Zinus Shalini

The bed is usually the largest piece of furniture in a bedroom, so it quickly becomes a focal point. Whether that bed makes a room feel comfortable or claustrophobic is all a matter of proportion. If you have a smaller room, consider a sleeker, more minimal bed frame with a low headboard. Dramatic four-poster, sleigh or canopy bed styles work best in larger rooms.

Zinus Shawn 14 Inch Metal SmartBase Bed Frame / Platform Bed Frame / No Box Spring Needed / Sturdy Steel Frame / Underbed Storage, Queen
One-and-done mattress support with minimal assembly.Zinus

Looking to maximize every inch of your bedroom? Keep under-bed storage options in mind. Many platform bed frames offer at least a foot of space between the bottom of the frame and the floor, making it perfect for storing luggage, seasonal clothing and other rarely-used items. Some bed frames even have built-in drawers! Just remember to make your mom proud and keep things tidy.

Classic Brands Comfort Upholstered Adjustable Bed Base with Massage, Wireless Remote, Three Leg Heights, and USB Ports-Ergonomic, Queen, Black
High-tech programmable settings for maximum comfort.Classic Brands

You’ll also want to consider your mattress—and if yours is more than 10 years old, you’re due for a replacement, anyway. If you use a box spring to elevate and preserve the life of your mattress, you’ll need a bed frame that can accommodate it. If you don’t have or want to use a box spring, a platform bed frame is a supportive and attractive option for whatever kind of mattress you have.

Also Consider:

AmazonBasics Foldable, 14" Metal Platform Bed Frame with Tool-Free Assembly, No Box Spring Needed - Full
No tools required; just unpack and unfold.AmazonBasics
Mellow Naturalista Classic 12-Inch Solid Wood Platform Bed | Wooden Slats, No Box Spring Needed, Easy Assembly | Queen, Natural Pine
Sold frame with a high weight limit and sturdy construction.Mellow