How to Choose Between a Platform Bed Frame and a Bunk Bed
A bed is any piece of furniture that is used to rest a person on the floor or a couch and provides a place where one can sleep and relax comfortably. A bed often consists of a mattress, box spring, and a headboard. Beds come in all shapes and sizes and are made from all different types of materials such as wood, metal, or plastic. When purchasing a bed it is important to keep the following items in mind to ensure that you get the right bed for your needs and budget. Here are some tips for buying a bed:
A bed usually comes with a headboard, which is the topmost part of the frame. Headboards are typically either constructed from wood or molded fiberglass. A headboard is also typically attached to the side of the bed frame with some type of fastening system. The style and type of headboard that you select can vary depending on the type of bed that you buy.
A canopy bed usually consists of an elevated frame with a canopy that covers the frame and the legs. The canopy bed usually features built-in drawers, or wall hooks and other features that allow for easy storage. A canopy bed can be an attractive addition to a room because of its simple, clean lines and simple frame that works well with contemporary decor. However, if you purchase a canopy bed without any storage, you may not have a suitable place to store bed linens, which can make cleaning the bed very difficult.
Beds with no headboards are called platform beds. These beds feature a flat bed frame with a center “slat” of wood or metal. Headboards are usually not included on the platform bed. Headboards can work great with this type of bed because they offer additional storage space. A platform bed works great if you like the look of a bed without a headboard, but if you are looking for additional support or added comfort you may want to consider a headboard.
Mattress pads can be purchased to go on the mattress of twin beds so you can avoid stains and other dirt on the bed and in the room. Because twin beds are typically much larger than other traditional beds, it is important to get the proper mattress pad for the size of the bed. You typically do not have enough room to move your legs under the bed with the included mattress pad, and moving your legs under the bed can be quite difficult, especially if you do not have a guest room.
These are three popular types of bed frames. There are other types of bed frames such as metal and wooden frames that can work well with various types of mattresses. The most important thing to remember when shopping for a bed is that you get what you pay for. If you spend a little more money on a bed frame you will generally get a higher quality product. These three bed frames are a great way to save space, add comfort and storage options, and provide adequate support for your spine while you sleep.