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What is a Panel Bed?


What is a Panel Bed?

Your bed is the focal point of your bedroom. You know you need your bed to be comfortable and supportive, of course, but you always want to like the look of it! If you’re looking to revamp your current bedroom, ensure your mattress is as supported as possible, or are curious about different types of bed options, we encourage you to read on. 

What is a Panel Bed?

A panel bed is any bed frame with a headboard, a base, and two side panels. In other words, a panel bed is a bed with a four-wall frame. Often, they have wooden slats connecting the two side pieces. Because of this sturdy structure, panel beds can hold heavy box springs and thick mattresses better than a traditional bed base alone. This makes them unrivalled when it comes to sturdiness and support. The slatted panels of wood boards do more than simply hold up the foundation. They also increase breathability under the mattress foundation, thereby extending the life of both the mattress and foundation.

We should note, do not take this to mean you can put a mattress directly on the panel bed itself. Even panel beds require a mattress foundation or box spring. Without one, your mattress won’t receive the proper support and will prematurely sag. 

Not only do panel beds have enough height for under-bed storage, but many designs actually come with built-in drawers. As a result, panel beds can be great space savers for small bedrooms

Our Favorite Panel Bed Options

City Mattress has way more than just mattresses! We have everything you need to complete your entire bedroom, including the bed itself. We have dozens upon dozens of new beds and headboards, including many panel beds. These are just some of our favorites:

Sea Winds Trading Islamorada Bed

You don't have to travel to the tropics or Cape Cod to enjoy a relaxed coastal vibe. You simply need the right bedroom furniture! The Islamorada collection features an island-inspired two-tone combination. The gray is a multi-step finish process that lightly distresses the wood creating a beautiful depth of color and texture, complemented by a gently-glazed, lightly distressed white wood. We think it pairs perfectly with the Madison Park Pebble Beach Printed Cotton Sateen 6-Piece Duvet Cover Set.

Sea Winds Trading Monaco Bed

If you're looking to add some vintage charm into your bedroom, look no further than the Monaco bed. The subtle distressing evokes a sense of simplicity and style. If you choose the Bleu color option, it is sure to enhance the character in your bedroom.  

This list is only the beginning! We encourage you to shop our website to see all of our furniture options. If you prefer, you can see many of them in person by visiting your nearest City Mattress location. The New Classic Tamarack Bed listed above is available in our New York and Florida showrooms, as are many others. Let our friendly Sleep Experts know that you’re interested in buying a new panel bed and they’ll help you with your search!