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Top 4 Most Popular Types of Bed Frames


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We all need a good night’s sleep, and that’s why it’s important to have the right bed frame. Of course, there are many different bed frames, but which is suitable for you? Here are four of the most popular types of bed frames, along with some information about each type. With this information, you can choose the perfect bed frame for your needs!

What Is a Bed Frame?

A bed frame is the foundation of a bed, upon which a mattress and box spring (if needed) are placed. It typically consists of a headboard, footboard, rails and legs. However, differing configurations exist. Bed frames come in various materials, including wood, metal and upholstered fabric. There are also several different bed frames, such as platform beds, canopy beds and sleigh beds. Ultimately, the bed frame you choose should be based on your personal preferences and the overall style of your bedroom.

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Why Do You Need a Bed Frame?

While a bed frame may seem like a simple piece of furniture, it plays a vital role in your mattress’s overall comfort, support and lifespan. In 2016, Americans reported replacing their mattresses approximately every eight and a half years. A good quality bed frame can extend your mattress’s life by providing stability and preventing sagging. 

In addition, bed frames can add a touch of style to your bedroom. From sleek and modern to rustic and traditional, there is a bed frame to suit any décor. And, with so many different materials and styles to choose from, you can easily find a bed frame that reflects your personal taste.

Most Popular Bed Frames

Now that you know why you need a bed frame and what factors to consider when choosing one, it’s time to take a closer look at the different bed frames trending in popularity today.

1) Platform Beds

At the top of our list are platform bed frames. This bed frame consists of a raised, flat surface upon which a mattress can be placed. Some may include slats that run horizontally across the frame to provide additional support for the mattress, while others may be solid. 

Platform beds typically have a clean, simple design and are available in various materials, including wood, metal and upholstered fabric, and may or may not include a headboard or footboard. Their low profile makes them a good choice for smaller bedrooms, and they can easily be dressed up or down to suit your personal taste.

One of the main benefits of platform beds is that they offer excellent support to mattresses, preventing them from sagging over time, generally without needing a box spring. Additionally, platform beds tend to be very sturdy and durable, making them a good investment for your bedroom.

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2) Metal Bed Frames

Coming in second on our list are metal bed frames. They’re a popular choice for many consumers due to their durability, affordability and simple design. They typically consist of rails along the sides, crossbars across the middle and legs supporting the frame. In addition, there is usually the option to attach a headboard and/or footboard to the frame. This means you can easily customize the look to suit your changing personal tastes without investing in a new bed frame.

Like platform beds, metal bed frames offer good support for mattresses, helping to prevent sagging and prolonging their lifespan. Additionally, they’re typically effortless to set up and take down, which is ideal if you move frequently.

We like metal bed frames for their simplicity and weight-bearing capacity. In addition, they can accommodate various mattress types and sizes and are generally hidden from view, so they won’t interfere with your bedroom’s décor. And if you’re wondering “Do I need a box spring with a bed frame like this?,” the answer is yes. Metal bed frames work best when used in conjunction with a box spring.

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3) Upholstered Bed Frames

Ranking third on our list is upholstered bed frames. These bed frames have been upholstered in fabric, giving them a soft, plush look and feel. They can be more expensive than other bed frames, depending on the materials used (leather being the priciest). Still, they can add a touch of luxury to your bedroom. A beautifully upholstered, large headboard is its own work of art.

Upholstered bed frames typically come with a headboard and may or may not include a footboard. Most come with upholstered side rails as well. One of the main benefits of an upholstered bed frame is that it can make spending time in your bed a more comfortable experience without the need for additional pillows or blankets. Additionally, upholstered bed frames come in so many different textile choices and colors that it’s easy to find one that suits your personal style.

4) Storage Bed Frames

If you’re looking for a bed frame that will help you maximize your bedroom’s storage potential, then number four on our list — the storage bed frame — is an excellent option. These bed frames have built-in storage features, such as drawers or cubbies, which can store clothes, linens, shoes or other items. 

Storage bed frames are available in a variety of materials and sizes. They tend to be most prevalent in children’s rooms for storing toys and clothes but can also be a good option for adults. These bed frames can accommodate various mattresses and may use wooden slats or require a boxspring for support.

While storage bed frames are a great way to make the most of your bedroom’s space, they can be more expensive than other bed frames due to the additional materials and labor required to construct them. But they’re definitely worth considering if you live in a smaller space or simply want a bed frame that does double duty as storage.

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Final Thoughts on Bed Frames

While this isn’t a complete list of bed frame options available, they’re certainly the most popular. And there’s a bed frame style out there to suit any need or taste. So whether you’re looking for a bed frame that’s simple and functional or one that makes a statement, we hope this article has helped you narrow down your choices.