When shopping for a new bed, most people tend to focus their time on researching which type of mattress and foundation are best for their specific wants and needs.
Those are important components to any bed purchase, but they aren't the only factors that need to be considered. Purchasing a quality bed frame is just as important as investing in an excellent mattress and foundation, as it has the important job of supporting the mattress while you are on it. A cheaply-made bed frame won't keep your mattress and foundation steady and secure, and it may squeak or shift with even the smallest of movements.
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Let’s look at which types of bed frames are available, so you can choose the one that is best suited for you and your new bed!
Choose the Correct Size of Bed Frame
Fortunately, choosing the correct size of bed frame to match your new mattress doesn't require any guesswork: bed frames are sized just like mattresses and foundations. You can select any of the following options for your mattress, foundation, and bed frame:
- Extra-long twin
- Full-size (also called double or standard)
- California King
Consider the Height of Your Mattress and Foundation
After you have selected the type of mattress and foundation you will purchase, take their heights into consideration when choosing a bed frame. If your mattress and foundation are both tall, a lower bed frame may be a better choice to avoid having to climb in and out of bed with major exertion. On the other hand, if you are purchasing a thinner mattress and/or foundation, you may want to opt for a taller bed frame if you don't like sleeping close to the ground. Additionally, some mattresses aren't usually paired with foundations. As a result, you will need to purchase a higher bed frame to compensate for the loss in height.
Thinking about the height you want your bed to be is an important consideration for comfort and style for the average customer, but for older adults or those with physical limitations, improper bed height can pose a safety risk. Beds that are too low can cause muscle strain when a person gets in and out of bed, and beds that are too high increase the risk of injuries occurring from falls or climbing into bed.
The Disability Rights & Education Fund recommends a total bed height of 20 to 23 inches for seniors or those using wheelchairs and other mobility devices. Ideally, when sitting upright on the bed, your feet should comfortably touch the floor.
Other customers might benefit from an adjustable bed frame.
Contemplate the Aesthetic
A bed frame can not only provide the proper height and stability for your bed, it can also add an element of style to your bedroom. Bed frames now come in several colors and finishes, and you can choose those with stylish elements like contoured side rails and tapered legs. Some bed frames even come with drawers and storage underneath the mattress or bookcases and shelves as a headboard.
Choosing a stylish bed frame can work wonders on transforming the aesthetic of any bedroom.
After researching and choosing a mattress and foundation, it can feel overwhelming to also have to shop for a new bed frame. Fortunately, the sleep experts at Land of Sleep in Sarasota and Venice, Florida can help you pick the right bed frame to suit your needs and style. If you're ready to shop for a new bed frame, call or visit Land of Sleep today!