Rest Easy: How to Find the Perfect Bed Frame
Your bed is where you close your day each night, and where you get plenty of restorative sleep, making it one of the most important pieces of furniture in your home. Mattresses play a big role when it comes to bedtime comfort, but your bedframe shows your style. Consider these helpful suggestions when choosing a new bedframe.
TYPES OF BED FRAMES
From low-profile platforms to efficient storage beds and tall four-posters, each frame style brings its own character and aesthetic to your bedroom. Examining the different types of bedframes and comparing what they have to offer makes it easier to start narrowing down your options.
Platform beds have a simple, modern style. These beds are low to the ground and support the mattress without a box spring on a flat platform. Platform beds don’t typically have a headboard or a footboard, though you can add these pieces separately.
LOW-POSTER AND FOUR-POSTER
These bed frame styles have posts extending up from their four corners – low-post beds have short posts, and four-posters have tall posts. The effect can be simple or dramatic depending on post height, with low-post beds harmonizing well with your other pieces and tall four-posters serving as gorgeous focal points.
These bed frames offer integrated storage systems, though the exact type you find can differ across different models. Some storage beds have shelving built into their headboards for books and other smaller items, while others have built-in drawers in their bases for storing bed linens or out-of-season clothing.
Upholstered bed frames are covered with fabric from their headboards to their feet. From leather and velvet to cotton canvas and linen, you can select from a variety of different fabrics for an upholstered bed frame.