Choosing the Right Bed Frame and Foundation

Getting a good night’s sleep depends on more than just the mattress—your bed frame and foundation play an important role too. The right foundation can offer the support and stability your mattress needs to keep you comfortable and healthy. But with so many different frames available, finding the right one can be difficult. In this article, we’ll explore what makes a great bed frame and some tips to help you choose the best one for your sleeping style and needs.

The type of bed you use will depend on your personal preferences and needs, such as how much space you have, if you want to store clothing or other items underneath your bed, and whether you need to accommodate a box spring inner-sprung base or a wood slatted platform. A good foundation is crucial to a comfortable and stable mattress, as it will provide support and alignment for your spine and keep your body properly supported while you sleep.

Bed frames are also available in a variety of sizes, from infant-sized bassinets and cribs to twin and full size beds for single sleepers. Queen and king size beds are designed to comfortably accommodate two people. Most bed frames are elevated off the floor, allowing you to place storage bins or shelves underneath the bed to keep clutter out of sight and out of mind. Keeping your bed off the ground will also make it more difficult for bed bugs or dust mites to infest your mattress, and can make cleaning it easier.

Wood is a common choice for bed frames because it’s sturdy and durable, and can be stained or painted to match your bedroom decor. It’s also easy to clean and can withstand a lot of wear and tear over the years. Metal bed frames are another popular option because they’re lightweight and strong, and can look sleek and modern. They can also come in different finishes to complement your bedroom’s style, from classic chrome and silver to vintage wrought iron.

Other bed materials include foam latex, which has a similar feel to memory foam but is more resilient and offers superior pressure relief. Foam latex is made by aerating a sap-like substance to create air bubbles, and is an environmentally friendly material.

If you want a mattress that’s firm and supportive with minimal sinkage, Brooklyn Bedding’s memory foam mattress is a great option. Its soft and medium models have a layer of gel-infused memory foam that conforms closely to your body, while its extra firm model uses VariFlex foam instead of memory foam for more responsive support. The mattress also has a thick layer of pocketed coils to generate more bounce than other types of foam mattresses. It’s available in three sizes—twin, twin XL, and queen—and comes with a 120-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty.