Tips on Buying a Platform Bed


Platform beds turn out to be really popular among customers these days. Similar to the standard beds, they come in the standard sizes to suit the end-users' needs. The sizes include twin, full, queen and king. Having your platform bed that perfectly matches your bedroom furniture set and the room decor will definitely add a modern fresh look to your bedroom.

What are platform beds?

Unlike the traditional beds which use standard box springs and a mattress, the bed use wooden or metal slats as the firm base to hold the mattress only. As they use slats for the base, this provides firm supports no matter what type of mattress it uses which does provide great benefit to people who experience back problems from sleeping on a sagging mattress.


When talking about the materials used to construct the bed, platform beds can be made from wood, metal or even plastic. Wooden beds give the warmth and pleasant looks while metal ones provide industrial feels. In general, metal beds are more durable than the wooden counterparts and the price tends to be lower than the wooden ones.


A twin bed is the smallest size, which is perfect for sleeping one person or for homes that have small rooms. But if you need more sleeping space, a queen size bed is recommended as it is wider and longer than the twin. For couples or those who need an extra sleeping space, a king size is your best option but for tall people you may need to consider buying a California size instead as it is four niches longer but narrower than the king size.

Platform beds with storage

For those who have rooms with limited space or want to save room space, a platform bed with storage is the one you need to look at. It is suitable for those who want to store away unused belongings or off-season clothes in order to keep the rooms tidy and organized. This type of bed comes with a drawer or several drawers under the frame creating more storage capacities. If you have a deep budget and want to give your bedroom that classic look, it is highly recommended that you buy one that is made from hardwood, such as mahogany, cherry, maple, or oak.


The cost pretty much depends on the size and the material that is used. Of course, twin size beds cost less than the king size ones, while the hardwood bed costs higher than the softwood because its durability. Among all beds, the metal beds range lower on the price list. In general, the price of a twin size bed ranges somewhere between $ 200 and $ 700, while a king-size one can cost $ 2,000 or more.

Platform beds are available in nearly any style, color, fabric and wood imaginable, having a platform bed in your room can add an air of elegance and style to any room. Hopefully, this buyer's guide can help you to make the right choice for your next purchase.


Source by Korn W

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