When picking a bed frame, what characteristics should you be looking for? There are several kinds of bed frames available, and each different from the other on the basis of certain features, such as, the material, the construction, the price, the life span, the size, the weight, and how cumbersome or easy the installation is.
The most popular bed frames are wood bed frames and metal bed frames. Bed frames with head, foot, and side rails made of wood or metal surround your mattress such that every corner of the mattress is supported. Bed frames might also include slats which run along the length and breadth of the bed frame, thus giving your mattress some extra support.
In this post, we are going to be discussing the type of bed frames based on the material used. The chief types that will be included are metal bed frames, wood bed frames, woven bed frames, and brass bed frames.
Bed types based on frames
- Metal bed frames
Metal frames are popular and don’t cost you a fortune. They are lighter than wood bed frames. It is easy for you to move these beds around, which makes them convenient in case you are shifting homes. However, they lack the glamour and the luxurious feel of wooden bed frames.
Metal bed frames can support all types of sleepers. Whether you tend to sleep on your stomach, your sides, your back, or are someone who changes sleep positions throughout the night, this bed frame will accommodate your sleeping style.
Metal bed frames are usually paired with spring mattresses.
- Wood bed frames
The oldest material used for furniture is wood. To give your bedroom the ultimate regal look, you should definitely pick a wooden bed frame.
These can be country, vintage, rustic, etc. depending on the style you prefer. You can go for wooden bed frames with different finishes as well.
Since they are easy to carve, you can have wooden beds frames with shelves. If you go for two shelves on the base of the bed (that is, under the mattress), you can use that space for all your bedding material, such as extra pillows, blankets, duvets, comforters, bed sheets, etc.
If there are shelves along the headboard of the bed, then you can use that space to store your books that you can read before dozing off.
Wooden beds are usually expensive, but a rare mix of inexpensive and gorgeous design are the Indian Rosewood bed frames.
Wakefit, the sleep solutions company, has recently launched a series of Sheesham wood beds which have variants with and without storage. These beds are simple, elegant and cost effective.
A wooden bed frame gives these mattresses the support they need in order to provide optimal firmness to the sleeper. The highlight of getting a wood bed frame is its durability. Both a wooden bed and a memory foam mattress accommodate all sorts of sleepers – head sleepers, stomach sleepers, side sleepers, and mixed sleepers.
- Woven bed frames
The fanciest bed frames available in the market, the woven bed frames are also called wicker bed frames. These are ideal for people who like old-fashioned, vintage bed frames.
However, people generally use these for outdoor furniture, since they are more likely to go for wooden bed frames that have vintage aesthetics and yet are durable.
Woven bed frames are lightweight. They are made using natural plant based material, which makes them hypoallergenic. However, they may also be made with plastic.
- Brass bed frames
If you are looking for something that is lightweight and yet sturdy, then a brass bed frame might be the right choice for you.
These are available in the market in various styles. You might go for one without a headboard and footboard, to create an illusion of space in your room. However, do not store things under the bed as it will give your room a very untidy look and might also affect your sleep.
What bed frame are you using currently?