Different Types of Bed Frames


Authored by Donna Johnson in Furniture
Published on 10-24-2009

If you’re looking to purchase a new bed, you may also want to think about getting a new bed frame at the same time. Even if you’re not changing the size of your current bed, you may find that getting a different type of bed frame can have a large benefit for you and your home.

If you aren’t sure whether you will stay with the same size of bed in the future, you should consider getting an adjustable bed frame. Adjustable bed frames typically will expand from a twin bed size to a full bed size or a queen bed size to a standard king bed size. This will allow you to change your mattress size easily without buying a whole new bed frame.

For temporary bedding solutions, you can buy a pop up trundle bed frame. Such frames pop up to be used when needed for unexpected guests or extra bedding for planned company, and fold down to a height of under 6 inches for easy storage when not in use.

Combination bed frames are also popular. These frames are designed so that you do not need a separate box spring for your bed. The slats built in to such bed frames make it possible to simply place a mattress atop the frame and use it. These bed frames are quite strong, often holding up to 600 pounds of weight.

A bed frame with rollers is a great choice for you if you like to rearrange your furniture often. Bed frames on wheels make moving your bed around the room to different positions much easier. For stability, you should choose a bed frame with casters that lock into place or have brakes that you can set once you’ve positioned your bed where you want it to stay.

Traditional bed frames have a little bit of storage space underneath them, but this space is limited and often requires that you purchase special storage containers that will fit underneath the bed frame. Storage containers designed to go under a traditional bed frame are typically more expensive than other containers, and really don’t offer that much extra storage space due to height constrictions. To gain more storage space under your bed, you can purchase platform bed frames. Platform bed frames are often raised further off the floor than traditional bed frames, and so special storage containers are not needed to fit beneath them. You can also purchase platform bed frames with built-in storage. Such frames are often referred to as platform beds and may have one or more drawers on one or both sides for storage. Some platform beds even have a double row of drawers, one atop the other, for double the total storage space.

Whether you need a bed frame simply to hold your mattress and box spring, for temporary use, or for storage solutions, you can easily find a bed frame for your needs with just a little research. Be sure to shop around for the best price, as prices can vary greatly from store to store. You will get a great night’s sleep on your new bed frame, and save money at the same time.


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