Beds and bed frames
can transform your bedroom into an elegant, serene space and provide support while you sleep. They come in several styles and can work for every bedroom in your home.
Types of Beds
Think of your room size and decor as you consider the following types of beds and bed frames
• Upholstered Bed.
An upholstered bed
has a headboard, footboard and rails that are covered with fabric. You can sometimes remove the fabric to wash it. These beds provide a soft backdrop for pillows and bedding. A tufted style
contains foam padding and dimpled features. The tufts provide an added depth to the look.
• Sleigh Bed.
Styled after an old-fashioned sled, these beds are typically made of wood and have a footboard and a high headboard. Sleigh beds
can take up quite a bit of space, so consider the dimensions of your room carefully before making your selection.
A stylish daybed can work as a seating option during the day and a bed at night, making it perfect for guest rooms and dens. Most feature one twin-sized mattress, but some actually have a trundle, providing room for an additional guest. Typically, these beds are metal, although more modern choices feature fabric or wood.
• Platform Bed.
A platform bed
does not have a headboard or footboard. The frame has wood or metal slats that support your mattress so no box spring is needed. Platform beds are low in profile but some may feature underbed storage drawers.
• Adjustable Bed.
With a compatible mattress, an adjustable bed base lets you raise or lower your upper body and/or legs. These motorized frames are controlled by a remote and may help relieve back pain and snoring.
Consider the size of your room and your ideal mattress
size before you select your bed type. Most of these options will fit twin, queen and king-sized beds. A large bed frame can make your room feel smaller than it is. Make sure you have ample space for styles such as a canopy bed
or sleigh bed. For tight spaces, choose a simple metal bed frame
so you don’t overwhelm the room.